Trip Style
6 Hours approx
Quito Cable Car Tour
Trip Type


  • Drive to Teleférico Quito Cable Car, one of the world’s highest aerial lift.
  • Elevate from the foothills of Volcán Pichincha to 4,050 meters, or 13,300 feet in 8 min  (saves a lot of time!)
  • Catch a breathtaking sight of Quito City and the Andean landscape (an open-sky day provides a great view of Antisana, Cotopaxi and Cayambe and up to 13 volcanoes and summits around Quito).
  • Enjoy an amazing hike through one of the trails around Cruz Loma.
  • After a morning at the Teleferico Quito, drive to the Equatorial Monument and explore the Middle of the World!

DEPARTURE LOCATION Hotel or Hostal of you accommodation (Quito)
RETURN LOCATION Hotel or Hostal of you accommodation (Quito)
DURATION  6 Hours Approximately
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket, sunscreen, camera.
INCLUDED Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation – pick up/ drop off at hotel.
NOT INCLUDED Meals (unless specified).
Entrances Fees.
Cost of extra activities not listed.
Hotel in Quito (we can arrange your hotel accommodation if need)
Tips & Gratuities (optional)

Quito Cable Car Tour short description.

Travel through the Occidental Avenue towards the embarking point of Teleferico Cable Car. Ride 4050m high and land on Cruz Loma to enjoy an outstanding view of the city and the volcanoes surrounding it.

Hike on the surrounding areas or enjoy a horse ride. On the afternoon, we will move on to the Middle of the World site. The embarking spot for the modern “TeleferiQ” Cable Car is right at the feet of Mount Pichincha.

After pick up at hotel, we ride through Occidental Av. to the embarking point of TeleferiQ parking lot (2950 m.A.S.L) to mount up on our teleferico car. We will then ride up 4050 m. high to land on the Pichincha ladders, aka. Cruz Loma.

The chilly wind and the lovely landscape is ideal for a small hike o optional horse ride on the area. This site offers an outstanding panoramic view of almost the whole Quito City and the volcanoes that shield her (a open sky day provide view of  Antisana, Cotopaxi and Cayambe  and up to 13 volcanoes and summits around Quito).

After this, we continue driving 15 Km. north from Quito towards the Middle of the World site. On the small citadel, we will visit the Middle of the World Monument, built in honor to the French Scientific Expedition (XVIII century) that tried defined the location of the equator for the first time.

Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to visit the Inti Ñan Museum, a scientific and cultural museum located in the actual place where the Equator Line crosses. We will then hit the road again to Volcan Pululahua view point before heading back to the city.


Altitude Conditions & Climate (IMPORTANT)
Please note that you will ride from an altitude of 2,904 meters above the paramo of Volcan Pichincha’s eastern flanks (parking lot) up to Cruz Loma Viewpoint, at a height of 4,100 meters in 8-10 minutes. You might experience some headache and lack of breath. This tips might be useful.

  • Whatch your step when disembarking from the cable car.
  • Your body uses more water at high altitudes – so stay well hydrated.
  • Take always a candy with you (sugar source)

Quito hosts a very variable climate. We highly recommended that travelers take a small back pack to carry all needed.

We recommend you bring small bills to pay for the entrances and tips.

What to bring:
Sun block for sunny days.
A rain coat – Quito is quite in unpredictable
Refillable bottle of water

Clothing Suggestions:
A warm jacket (dress in layers)
A light raincoat, just in case
Hat – Sunglasses
Good walking shoes

Please, feel free to tip your local guides and drivers if you are glad with their services. Even if not compulsory, tipping is cosidered a gesture of gratitude to the people taking care of you during your trip. We recommend you consider this expense when planning your budget for this tour.

Quito Cable Car Tour
Quito Cable Car
Quito Cable Car

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