Quito’s cable car, a passport to the clouds
For travellers ready to take on new experiences, Quito’s cable car is a portal to a natural paradise in the Ecuadorian Andes. From its starting point located at 2,950 metres above sea level, this wonderful means of transport is one of the highest cable cars in the world and offers a gentle ascent up to the heights, reaching a maximum altitude of 4,100 metres. The trip offers breathtaking panoramic views of Quito’s majestic beauty, as well as the impressive volcanoes that surround the city.
This natural treasure is more than just incredible panoramic views. It also offers the opportunity to explore the Área de Intervención Especial y Recuperación Pichincha – Atacazo (Pichincha – Atacazo Special Intervention and Recuperation Area), covering more than 23,400 hectares, home to a moorland ecosystem with wild fauna and typical Andean flora. This is a privileged area thanks to its natural resources and water fountains that provide this vital resource to Quito.
Quito’s cable car is an experience suitable for all. The most adventurous visitors can enjoy activities such as hiking and mountain biking, always accompanied by a guide. It is open all year round and easily accessed from the city centre, making it an exciting tourism experience, whatever the season.