Park Ejido is home to Quito’s weekend markets, but a day ... More trip to Otavalo is more than worth the effort, as artisans, weavers and other vendors sell their wares seven days a week. Smaller markets are also held in nearby towns such as Guangaje and Zumbagua.
A number of activities are on offer in the surrounding mountains, catering to all tastes. The more relaxing include bathing in the natural springs of Papallucta, or taking in archaeological sites such as the pre-Incan pyramids at Rumicucho and Pambamarca and the burial mounds at Haienda Zuleta, while active types can participate in horseback riding, mountain biking, white-water rafting, or, most exciting of all, paragliding from the volcanic peak of nearby Pichincha.
Quito’s Old Centre was constructed by the Spanish on the site of the ancient Inca city, and ... More was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Strolling through the winding streets lined with colonial architecture, it is easy to be transported back in time to when these plazas were the sites of some of the most famous battles in Ecuador’s history. The city today is divided into a number of different areas, known as sectores, including the Old Centre, Guapulo, La Foresta, and the charming tourist area of the Mariscal.
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