Sometimes known as the first UNESCO World Heritage City, Quito is also the capital city of Ecuador. Between two mountain ranges, this city has three zones: Old City, North and South sides. Old City is a gateway to museums, heritage, history, architecture and of course flavors. North and South sides are likely to be isolated by tourists unless it is near the airport in the northern district.
You can equip yourself with some simple Spanish, you can also book a car hire in advance to get along in Quito. It is a wonderful way to drive closer to cultures and activities. Although you rent a car in Quito, you can get down from the car, pass by some shops and walk on the streets. Hire a car in Quito to allow you to have a convenient access to some far places or for further travel such as to Sangolqui, Machachi, Cayambe, Otavalo and Cotacachi.
Go to Quito Visitors’ Bureau first. Let’s grab some maps and leaflets to guide you along this journey. They are located in a few places, such as in the airport, museums and old town. After that, start your journey right now as there are more attractions than your expectation. Its colonial and republican architecture, which ranges from late 1500’s to 1800’s, resides mostly in the Old Town. Walking in between buildings is a way of relaxing yourselves. Plaza Grande is a square in town that always becomes the tourists’ top choice. Take or plan a historic walking tour, you would be amazed by their heritage and history. It would be a great summary of this city.
During Easter’s Day or Christmas, silence is a strange word for Quito residents. They throw out a mass celebration to bring fun and joy to everyone. You should try their fresh seafood and delicious pork cuisines. Plaza El Quinde is highly recommended to become your dining choice. Some authentic Ecuadorian dishes should be told such as Churrasco, Tripa Mishqui, Tallarin and so on. Furthermore, artisan markets in Otavalo or Mariscal are where you could grab something valuable to be a precious memoir. Sweaters or scarves are quite often bought due to their beauty by skillful weavers. Probably, you will be one of them too.
Car rental in Quito, surprisingly, comes with some great deals. They are not costly as what you have in mind. Hence, budget travelers can also afford it up to their requirements. Price never compromises quality. That is what you do not have to worry about, although you book online. They are just kind to offer an easy and convenient method to ease your early preparation before travel.
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