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SOUTH AMERICA : ECUADOR : QUITO

Quito is the capital of Ecuador and, surrounded by volcanic peaks, features one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Recognised for its breathtaking beauty and cultural significance, UNESCO honoured Quito by naming its historic centre as the first-ever World Heritage Site. Book your holiday package to Quito with Direct Flights today.

Quito, Ecuador

     

Quito is the capital of Ecuador and, surrounded by volcanic peaks, features one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Located on the slopes of the Andean volcano Pichincha at an elevation of more than 2800 m, Quito is the second-highest capital city in the world, surpassed only by La Paz, Bolivia. Recognising its breathtaking beauty and cultural significance, UNESCO honoured Quito by naming its historic centre as the first-ever World Heritage Site. In short, Quito is Ecuador's crown jewel. Book your discount holiday package to Quito today with Direct Flights and get started on your Quito holiday!        
       
The city's historic centre pays splendid homage to Ecuador's colonial past as well as the region's indigenous culture, with street vendors and shops amidst narrow streets and grand buildings. Home to more than 40 churches and chapels, 16 convents and monasteries, 17 plazas, 12 museums and dozens of courtyards, Quito's historic centre is the largest in the Americas and the location of countless artistic, cultural and historic treasures. But the heart of Quito’s "new town," the colourful Mariscal Sucre, is a different world with its mixture of modern hotels, high-rise buildings, trendy cafés and restaurants serving diverse cuisines.       
       
Visitors on cheap Quito travel packages usually spend time exploring the city's gorgeous colonial architecture, peaceful plazas and stunning number of churches, but Quito offers much more. Regular flights to Quito arrive at its nearby international airport from many cities, including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Houston, Madrid, Miami, New York, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Bogotá, Lima, Medellín, Cali, Panama City, Punta Cana, Santiago de Chile, and San Jose, so discount travel to Quito is easy and readily available. Direct Flights arranges cheap holidays to Quito departing from just about anywhere in the world, including Australia, the United Kingdom and many other countries. The travel packages offered by Direct Flights include cheap flights to Quito, accommodation in Quito and car hire if you wish.        
       
Your Quito travel itinerary might begin with the stunning La Compañía de Jesús church, the most important religious colonial building left by the Spanish in Quito and probably the most beautiful in the Western Hemisphere. Its unforgettable splendour includes 7 tonnes of dazzling gold leaf that covers every inch of its interior. The Museo de la Ciudad is housed in another colonial building and is dedicated to Quito's social history from pre-Columbian times to the 19th century. The compelling art of Oswaldo Guayasamín, along with his personal collection of archaeological pieces from pre-Hispanic through the colonial era, are showcased at the Guayasamín Museum. Ecuador's most renowned museum is the Museo del Banco Central, with pre-Columbian and colonial gold items. And the Teatro Sucre, Quito’s most elegant theatre, is the country’s leading venue for the performing arts, including concerts, ballet and opera among its offerings. See all this and more when you combine cheap flights to Quito with cheap accommodation in Quito to form a discount holiday package in Quito, Ecuador.        
       
Just outside Quito, Teleferico, the world's second-highest cable car, carries visitors up the side of the Pichincha volcano to an altitude of 4,000 meters. The top provides views of the entire city as well as several volcanoes on clear days. And your accommodation in Quito also can be used as a base from which to explore the surrounding region: the province of Imbabura and its beautiful mountains and lakes; Mindo and its rainforests, waterfalls and unique wildlife; and Papallacta and its spas with thermal waters.       
       
What more could you ask for? Quito is one of the most splendid cities in South America. So stop by the Direct Flights web site and check out what we can do for you. You'll be surprised by how fast and easy it can be to arrange discount travel to Quito, and by how much money you can save. Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, is waiting to help you travel to Quito.
       
       
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