600km, 10 hours drive from PermaTree
Quito, formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 9,350 feet, 2,800 meters above sea level. It is the highest official capital city in the world. The historic center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas, and is undoubtedly one of the cities main tourist attractions. Quito, along with Kraków, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978. A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as “Mitad del Mundo” (the middle of the world). Quito is an excellent city in which to learn Spanish before heading off to other places in South America.
Quito has a lot to offer. Parks and sightseeing, church, cathedrals and buildings. But the historic center is a real beauty a must see. “Wok to Walk” we had the best take away food and in the Park La Carolina enjoy the green or visit the botanical garden there.