One of the most popular attractions of the capital is the cable car, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city on board a cabin. Located in the eastern part of the Pichincha volcano, it is a walk that you can not miss.

The Quito cable car is one of the highest cable cars in the world rising from an initial height of 3,117 m to 3,945 m and reaches the top of Cruz Loma at the top of the east side of the Pichincha volcano. It is the highest cable car in South America.

It was built in 2005 as one of the largest and most visited attractions of the capital. It is located in the western part of the city, just on West Av. There is how to arrive by private car, bus or taxi.

From the main entrance and the parking lots you have to ascend approximately 10 minutes to get to the ticket office. Depending on the day and time, the queue can be long or short, especially if it is a matter of weekends or holidays.

The cable car prices are: $ 4.50 for adults, $ 3 for children and $ 2.25 for seniors. The cost for the Express and foreigners row is $ 7.50. It is important to carry the ID or passport (in case of foreigners) to be able to purchase tickets.

The cable car was built to be a large commercial empire with restaurants, coffee shops, commercial stores, an amusement park and more. Unfortunately this empire did not last long and establishments were closing little by little, since sales did not supply enough.

In the upper part where the booths arrive you can find a few coffee shops with offers of hot chocolate and coffee, empanadas, humitas and more. Additionally, there is a souvenir shop for tourists who wish to take away some souvenir.

The Vulcano Park amusement park is still running at the bottom of the cable car right next to the main entrance. The Vulcano has electronic games, video games, online sports, dexterity, virtual simulators with cutting edge technology, mechanical and recreational attractions, where the roller coaster stands out.

Likewise, pilots can feel for a moment having fun on the go kart track. The entrance to the park is free and the games have a cost from $ 0.35 ctvs. onwards.

The cable car service hours are from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. It is advisable to be warm because the more you go up, the lower the temperature and in case of foreign tourists it is also recommended to take some candy that can help you in case you get altitude sickness.