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Moon Quito

Bethany Pitts

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Ecuador expat-turned-local Bethany Pitts reveals the top experiences and local favourites of Ecuador's capital city in this full-colour, first edition guide

Quito is at once a vibrant young city and a traditional Sierra town, steeped in ancient culture and tucked between misty mountain peaks. Get to know both sides of this beautiful city with Moon Quito.

*Explore the City: Navigate by district or by activity with colour-coded maps, or follow a guided walk through Quito's most interesting neighbourhoods
*See the Sights: Stroll the cobblestone streets of Quito's Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site!) and bask in the gilded glow of la Compania church. Hike through cloud forests, spot Andean bears at a wildlife reserve, or climb the rugged Pichincha Volcano. Learn about the history of Ecuador's indigenous people at museums of pre-Colombian art and witness Guayasamin's masterpiece at the Capilla del Hombre
*Get a Taste of the City: Eat with the locals at one of Quito's markets or savour innovative takes on traditional Ecuadorian cuisine
*Bars and Nightlife: Linger at a cafe, dance the night away at the trendiest clubs, or bar-hop through la Mariscal
*Expert Advice: Experience Quito like an insider with tips from local Bethany Pitts on where to eat, where to stay, and how to get around, including advice on supporting local businesses and respectfully engaging with the culture
*Itineraries and Day Trips: Spend a day or a full week in Quito, and explore nearby Calderon, Guayllabamba, Mindo, and more
*Full-Colour Photos and Detailed Maps
*Handy Tools: Background on the landscape, climate, and history, health and safety information, a Spanish phrasebook, volunteer opportunities, and travel tips for families with kids, seniors, travellers with disabilities, and LGBTQ travellers

With Moon Quito's practical tips and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring more of South America? Check out Moon Chile or Moon Galapagos Islands.

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