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Venture out from the hustle and bustle of the Capital into its tranquil outskirts. From horseback riding to hiking and camping out, Quito's surrounding areas offer plenty of respite for the bogged down and weary traveler that's tired of the big city life and looking for an excursion out into nature.

Other Activity pages in Near Quito that may be of interest: Things To See and Do in Tumbaco, Guayllabamba Activities, Papallacta Activities, Cumbayá Activities and Pululahua Volcanic Crater Activities.

25 Oct 2013

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Thermal Hot Springs

The hot springs are the main attraction at Papallacta. Just behind the Termas de Papallacta hotel and spa (which has its own, private hot...

Spa/Hot Springs
Papallacta, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Hiking in Papallacta

Papallacta, located approximately 60 kilometers east of Quito, is best known for its magnificent volcanic hot springs. Nevertheless, there is a...

Papallacta, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Green Horse Ranch

Green Horse Ranch

Green Horse Ranch is located at the bottom of a volcanic crater just outside of Quito. The ranch specializes in trail rides throughout the Western...

Horseback Riding
Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Aldea Puma Sacha

Aldea Puma Sacha

An ecological paradise in the middle of the cloud forest, wonderful waterfalls and hike trips to enjoy the mountain and the river. You can stay in...

Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Museo de Sitio Intiñan

Museo de Sitio Intiñan

Just 200 meters (656 ft) north of the Mitad del Mundo monument you will...

Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Pichincha Volcanoes

Pichincha Volcanoes

PICHINCHA VOLCANOES Two volcanoes are located about 10 kilometers (6 mi) west of Quito — Guagua and Rucu Pichincha, 4,776...

Hiking, National Park
Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

CochasquĂ­ Archeological Site

CochasquĂ­ is one of the most important archeological sites in northern Ecuador. It was built by the Cara people between 1000 and 500 years ago,...

Guayllabamba, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Parque Jerusalem

Parque Jerusalem (Jerusalén) lies within a protected dry forest (Bosque Protector Jerusalén)–the only such area in Ecuador's highlands–in...

Horseback Riding
Guayllabamba, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Ride Andes

Ride Andes is a respectable agency that deals in organizing horseback-riding tours around the outskirts of Quito. Their tours vary in length and...

Horseback Riding
Pululahua Volcanic Crater, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador


Head out across the Ecuador's stunning landscapes atop a horseback with Equitours, and your experience is sure to be an incredibly pleasant one....

Horseback Riding
Pululahua Volcanic Crater, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Freedom Bike Rental & Motorcycle Tours

Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental is a full-service mountain bike, motor scooter and motorcycle rental shop located in the La Mariscal Neighborhood of...

Other Activity
Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Hiking Cerro Ilalo

IlalĂł is a long-extinct and deeply eroded volcano located next to the Quito suburb of Tumbaco. IlalĂł splits this valley in two: Valle de Los...

Tumbaco, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

La Esquina & The Reservoir

A five-minute walk from the plaza towards “los reservorios” (the reservoir) will bring you to another appealing collection of stores anchored...

Cumbayá, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Quito Zoo

Guayllabamba is 25 minutes north of Quito, and is the home to the Quito Zoo. The zoo has a great showcase of Ecuadorian animals such as the Andean...

City Park
Guayllabamba, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Horseback Riding Around Quito

If your legs just aren’t up for a massive hike or trek, another great way to enjoy the stunning scenery just outside of Quito is from the back...

Horseback Riding
Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador
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