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Any Quito advice?

We are flying through Quito on our way to Galapagos in a couple of weeks. Because of covid testing requirements, we chose to leave several days early to leave some time for testing return times/repeat testing etc. So now I am scrambling a little last minute to make sure we are occupied and have a general itinerary. I don't think we can plan to do a hike like Cotopaxi shelter because we won't have enough time to acclimate to the altitude.

Our itinerary as of now but that we can change is:

Day in Quito 1pm. Travel to hotel and just chill

Day 2 : Trip from Papallacta(our hotel) to Antisana Ecological Reserve. Short hikes and Condor viewing

Day 3. Papallacta to various spots including Panecillo and Teleférico and Equator (2 museums there)

I know many people have suggested on trip advisor to visit the churches and old town area of Quito but with a 12 year old in tow who will have NO interest is this a must see (even wirh bored tween) ? Is there anything we are missing?

We will be going pretty hard once we get to Galapagos so am happy to have a chill mainland experience. But would welcome any thoughts on "must do's" while in Quito.


Posted: 04/07/2021 at 11:21PM


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