Category: Ecuador

The hashtag #WheninQuito has not quite caught on in social media channels yet, but one of the places that is "high" on that list should be Al Teleferico. Imagine a city center at 2800m (9200 ft) above sea level, surrounded by steep hills, jutting mountains, and active strata volcanos. Of course the most logical attraction would be a cable car that takes you above the city to offer you a perspective is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Already another 300m (1000 ft)

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Depending on your acclimatization to the altitude, you may or may not notice that Cuenca is quite the high city. At about 8,200 feet of elevation, this UNESCO World Heritage site is just 1000 ft of elevation lower than the capital city of Quito to the North. Cuenca is surrounded by mountains, but it is not a vertical city that is actually built INTO the mountains like Quito. This means there are far fewer observation points because the mountains are actually quite far away.

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