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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2016
taxi from Terminal Quitumbe to Cento Historico  (3 Answers)

How long is the taxi ride (late afternoon traffic) and what should I expect to pay?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2016
Quito to Cuenca  (2 Answers)

Would like to go by bus in 1 direction but have read horror stories about dangers, cleanliness of bathrooms or lack thereof, no break stops on a 10 hour trip, etc. The picture has not been pretty but this info may be old. I am not a 1st class flyer but do need certain comforts. Can someone update me on this means of travel.....which bus line is the best, etc. I value the responses I have received in the past so look forward to any info one can provide. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 02, 2016
Alpaca Goods  (2 Answers)

Does anyone have some general idea as to what alpaca goods will cost in Ecuador or Peru in US Dolars?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2016
Bus and taxi at International Airport in Quito  (5 Answers)

I see that there is Aeroservicios (shuttle) outside terminal building for $8 per trip

How about taxi, how much for a taxi ride to the center of Quito?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2016
short of breath  (5 Answers)

i am short of breath,is it ok to go there


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2015
Suspenders  (1 Answer)

Where can I buy suspenders in Quito?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2015
Taxi from the airport to downtown Quito  (2 Answers)

I would like to know if anyone has a taxi friend that could pick me up at the new airport Sucre this thursday because I will be alone and I do not feel safe to take any taxi driver, and my flight from Canada is arriving at 11pm. Thank you very much Louise


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2015
Ecuador in May?  (3 Answers)

I am planning a trip to Ecuador for May 2016. As of now, we (active retired couple) plan Quito, 5 day Amazon tour, travel south to Cuenca, fly back to Quito. Is May before the tourist season? I am looking for options for travel between Quito and Cuenta. The Tren Crucero tours are not within our budget. Are there other rail options or are car rentals and driving a possibility?
Thanks,
Lynne


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2015
advice for researching travel/accomodation to Ecuador  (4 Answers)

We are just starting research into planning a 3 wk trip to Ecuador (either Quito, Cuena or both- not sure yet) I'd like a modestly priced apartment, so any advice on the best website to search apartments or suites would be appreciated. Also we'll be flying from either Vancouver, BC or Seattle, WA - any tips on booking flights? Dates we are looking at are late December for 3 weeks. I am not even sure of the weather there at that time ;) Any referral for starting this research would be great!

Thanks, Lisa


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 12, 2015
Private Transfer service from Quito´s Airport  (3 Answers)

I gonna arrive at Quito´s airport at 23:00 approximately the next week, I don want to take a taxi or a public bus, can someone advise me a private service to contact them? reliable guys please...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2015
clothing to pack for quito september/october  (2 Answers)

l will be travelling to quito september 18th to 28th September then travelling to galapogos islands for a further 6 days stopping in los angeles on the way home. on th 7th October.
What clothing to pack?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2015
One month in acuador  (2 Answers)

I be going to acuador and galabacos island in February and I am into nature and scenery I like to walk but not alot.. can anyone give me some sort of iternary pls.. much appreciated. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2015
Purchase waterproof jacket  (6 Answers)

Where's the best place to buy a cheap waterproof jacket. My son has been had his rucksack stolen


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 20, 2015
La Florista area  (2 Answers)

Am planning a week in September and found a great apartment in La Florista area. The owner says it is an artsy area with lots for fun resturants, cafes, etc. If you know Quito would you stay in this area? I don't need to be in the heart of activity (too old for that) but do like to have the area be interesting. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2015
taxi from airport.  (5 Answers)

I am arriving at Quito airport at 23:20 so will me round midnight before I clear customs etc. can anyone help re getting a taxi to the city as I believe the airport is a fair distant away from the city. Can you give me an idea of cost. Also is it fairly safe to use the taxi as I am a female travelling on my own.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2014
Is 1 day enough?  (29 Answers)

I am exploring the possibility of Ecuador for 2015/16. (I was on the mainland in the 80s briefly when I went to the Galapagos). Is 1 day enough to explore the main historical sites of Quito? Being in the US, flights arrive late at night and the city would be the 2nd day of any itinerary. Total days I am thinking about 8 or 9.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2014
buying panama hat in old town quito  (2 Answers)

Hi there - I am in Quito for 3 days of work and no time to see anything! we do have a dinner tomorrow in old town and I hope to have a bit of time to try and buy a panama hat...any ideas where if I want a good one / willing to spend $100? thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 21, 2014
What neighboorhood to stay in Quito ? Safe ?  (15 Answers)

hello everyone !
I will be spending 3 nights in Quito very soon. I am looking for an area where it is mainly safe (I read a lot of stories and must say it stresses me a little).
I was planning to take an AirBnB but cannot seem to locate the right areas that would be :
- Safe
- Close to main attraction and transportation
- But not too noisy also
I cannot figure out whether it is better to be close to Plazza grande or Parque El Ejido ? Is it beter in Mariscal (is this just north to Parque El Ejido) or the historic area (close to Plazza Grande).

Or am I just getting it all wrong ? :-)
thanks so much for your answers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2014
Taxi fare in Quito, Ecuador  (1 Answer)

Could anyone tell me a aproaximate cost of taxi to go from Bus terminal to Avenida Cristobal Colon at Baca Ortize. Roughly 9 kM (according to google map). Are we talking about $5 or something like $35. Appreciate the info. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2014
Where to stay and what to do for a 3 night stay before Galapagos  (12 Answers)

We're going to be flying into Quito in the evening on a Thursday so we will have Friday and Saturday to visit Quito, then we will fly to the Galapagos on Sunday. I've got two places reserved in the centro historico, the San Francisco was not available so I have the Mia Leticia and the Casa El Eden reserved and will probably opt for the Casa El Eden

We're not real late night people so the lack of bars doesn't bother me but are there places to eat in the centro historico? Or should we expect to have to take taxis to eat out? Any good places for Ecuadorian cuisine either in the centro historico or elsewhere since taxis appear to be inexpensive?

It sounds like there is about a day's worth of sightseeing in the centro historic, what should we do with day 2? Should we wait to see if the altitude is a problem? Thursday will be pretty much an all day affair to get there from Chicago (transfer Miami) and that will be draining. If we wanted to go somewhere on the 2nd day, would we be able to arrange something while down there?

Money, the currency is USD so will I be OK bringing some cash, an ATM card and a credit card? The hotel takes Visa, the cruise is already paid for so it'd be for meals, taxis, etc. I assume also that the taxi from the airport will have to be paid with cash and I've seen prices in the $25-35 range.

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2014
Yellow Fever Certificate  (3 Answers)

We are flying from Lima to Quito after a 13 day holiday in Peru. We do not have Yellow Fever Certificates. Is that a problem or not?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2014
Arriving to Quito airport by night  (6 Answers)

Hello!
Flights from Montreal to Quito seem to only arrive late at night. What should I do? Is it safe? Is it possible to sleep a couple hours at the airport? Are there hostales close to the airport? Etc.
Thank you!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2013
furnished apartment for a month

I am looking for an apartment in Quito for a month beginning December 22? I like quiet, peaceful, clean, safe, and cheap. All help will be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2013
Romantic Dinner at Quito - Ecuador.  (8 Answers)

Hello all; I am planning to visit Quito and Manta - Ecuador for two weeks and would like to know more about the top tourism destinations and some info about restaurants for a romantic dinner. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2013
Where to Find Molasses  (2 Answers)

Anyone know where to find "Melaza" in Quito? I've asked at Supermaxi but they told me to look at where they sell animal feed. In English it is Molasses, and I want some to make recipes that originate from home but can't find it anywhere. Help please!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 01, 2013
Tour Guide

Can anyone recommend a tour guide/company ? My husband and I will have 1 1/2 days in Quito in March of 2014 and would like to see as much as possible. Also recommendations for a good hotel in Quito for just two nights. Thank yu


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2013
Vegan Restaurant in Quito (Ecuador)  (2 Answers)

Hi Guys,

Has anyone been recently in Quito and knows of a vegan restaurant(S) ?
I'll appreciate your help !

Thx,
Sharon


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2013
Low cost hotels  (2 Answers)

I would like to know of some quality but lower cost hotels in Quito.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 02, 2013
How to get from Quito to Lima in 8/9 days  (2 Answers)

My tour from the Galápagos Islands ends on 21st cot and I have to be in Lima for flight on 30th oct am. Anybody now the best way to utilize the time and get down there, e.g stops to make, transportation for me to take? Any help would be great!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 18, 2013
Quito to San Clemente with lots of luggage  (1 Answer)

Hello, my wife and I along with our 2 children need to get from Quito to San Clemente. The main issue is that we have 7 large suitcases each weighing 50lbs plus 4 small backpacks. I was planning to rent a van or SUV but they charge $500 for 2 days!!! Anyone have a better suggestion?
Thanks,
Stephen



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