|Combo meal at McDonalds||$5.50|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$2.25|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.25|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$400.00|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$5.50|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.00|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$90.00|
With cheap flights to Quito, you'll be able to check out a true phenomenon, and the first city in the world that was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, back in 1978. Come and see the city's remarkable old town, with numerous plazas, churches and colonial houses, which are some of the beautiful and well preserved examples of colonial architecture in South America. You can also visit waterfalls, nature reserves and even get to travel to the equator.
Explore Old Town with cheap tickets to Quito, a place with tons of historic colonial architecture to take in. Start off at the Basilica del Voto National, Quinto's largest church, built in the gothic style, with some absolutely brilliant stained glass work. The church has lovely gargoyles that feature native species such as peacocks and jaguars. For a nominal fee you can climb the winding staircase to the church tower, to see a lovely panoramic view of Quito. It's well worth the expense!
With cheap flights to Quinto, you will be able to see the oldest church in Quito, the Monastery of San Francisco, dating back to 1536. The church compound has a lovely church inside and out, with a wonderful carved wood and gold leaf interior. It also has a fascinating art museum, with excellent examples of artwork from the 1600's and 1700's. Also be sure to check out the church courtyard and the catacombs (aka crypts) in the basement of the church. Scary!
Be sure to head to La Mariscal to get a view of the equator, as well as the Equatorial Memorial which is actually 100 meters off from where the equator's line actually is. The monument is interesting though, because it's where they originally believed the equator to be, although they were off. Order your airline tickets to Quito, and experience visiting the exact center of the earth at the equator, conveniently located in a city as historically fascinating as Quito!
If you're looking to go to the trendy area of town to eat, shop, drink and relax, then be sure to pay a visit to La Mariscal, which the locals also lovingly refer to as "Gringolandia." It's where most of the Western tourists congregate and go out so if you'd like to experience a bit of Western hospitality, this is your best bet. When you order cheap flights to Quito, you can choose to visit La Mariscal, or just stay in the more authentic colonial sections of town.
Want to see some beautiful examples of colonial houses? You can do all that with flights to Quito, and a trip to the La Ronda or the Juan de Dios Morals neighborhoods. The neighborhoods themselves welcome tourists, and also have a number of street vendors selling souvenirs.
Want to get out a bit in nature and see a beautiful waterfall? Visit the San Rafael Waterfall and check it out if you'd like to take a day trip drive away from Quito. Get in touch with nature, stop, catch your breath and cross the Andes to get to this striking waterfall.
Want to explore a bit of Ecuador on the 'longest train in all of Latin America'? You can do so on the Tren Ecuador, a train that travels through the countryside and lets you explore the picturesque Ecuadorian landscape, while reaching your preferred destination. Take a few hour train trip for the experience, or do it to better travel to the coastal areas and the areas near the Andes.
Did you know that Flighthub offers the cheapest flights to Quito and hotels in Quito? No matter if you want to explore the equator or just stick to the historical, colonial area of Old Town, there's no wrong way to explore Quito, Ecuador!