New York – December 8, 2012 – National Geographic Traveler named the city of Quito one of the top destinations to visit in 2013 in its current issue. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Quito’s historic center with its many museums, countless churches and other historic sites is located in the center of the world at latitude 0. In addition, Quito’s diverse landscape provides its visitors with the opportunity to be adventurous and take nature walks, practice bird watching, hike, mountain bike and other adventure and ecological activities.
Other popular attractions are the Cable Car ride over Quito, the Middle of the World Monument, the Avenue of the Volcanoes, rose farms, and the famous Otavalo market.
Set to begin service in June 2013, Ecuador’s Luxury Train will travel from the breathtaking Andes south to the Pacific Coast over the course of a 280 miles journey for 4 days and 3 nights. Powered by steam and diesel locomotives, the four coach train will have the capacity for 54 passengers in luxurious sofas surrounding tables. The itinerary includes visits to the Cotopaxi National Park, Chimborazo Volcano, Nariz del Diablo, Cloud forest, colonial churches along with traditional lodging and authentic Ecuadorian cuisine options.
Every Saturday, Quito’s Patrimonial Nights offer a variety of cultural and entertainment activities in the biggest and best conserved Historical downtown area in the Americas. There are puppet shows, theater productions, art exhibitions, and concerts scheduled.
A gateway to Ecuador’s four diverse regions –Amazon, Andes, Pacific Coast and Galapagos Islands – Quito’s additional new projects include a new airport, improvement to the city’s connectivity, new subway system, and new convention centers.
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