Quito's latest attraction, the Teleferiqo is so new that it doesn't yet feature in many guidebooks. Starting from the base of the Pichincha Volcano the small cable cars will transport you to nearly 14,000 feet where you can truly look out on the roof of the world. Allow a good time to do the trip, as the are queues in the day (you can circumvent them by paying a higher rate), and many things to see and do at the entertainment complex at the base.
At the top there is a range of restaurants to suit all tastes and you can walk on up to the crater of the volcano. Just remember that it is very high (you will be breathless and need to have acclimatised to Quito's altitude first) and despite Quito being on the equator, the altitude means it can be quite cold - bring a warm jumper and jacket.
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