Historic buildings, Incan ruins, modern museums, adventure activities and world class dining are just a few of the options available in and around the city of Quito.
(PRWEB) October 05, 2012
Goway Travel, the specialist Latin America travel company, is shedding light on Quito, the capital of Ecuador, and once the shared capital of the Inca Empire.
“Too many people use Quito as an overnight stopover before journeys to the Galapagos Islands, not realizing this UNESCO designated city has so much to offer.” commented Don Forster, General Manager of Goway’s specialist Latin America division.
“Historic buildings, Incan ruins, modern museums, adventure activities and world class dining are just a few of the options available in and around the city of Quito. The city continues to grow and improve its infrastructure, including the opening of a new international airport in February of 2013.” continues Forster.
Founded by a group of Spanish settlers in 1534 and named after the original inhabitants the Quitu; modern day Quito is a mix of ancient indigenous cultures, Inca heritage, Spanish colonial influences and 21st Century modernization, which makes it fascinating destination for any trip to Equador. Quito was recently nominated for the NEW 7 WONDERS CITIES contest.
Quito, as the American Capital of Culture (IBOCC 2011), also chose its own Top 7 – Chimbacalle Train Station – La Compania de Jesus – Plaza de San Francisco – Basilica del Voto Nacional – Plaza de Independencia – Church of the Virgen del Quinche and Virgen del Panecillo.
Dining in Quito is memorable with offerings of traditional Ecuadorean Cuisine, as well as high end restaurants located on the sides of volcanoes with stunning views over the city. Quito’s night life is abundant, as are the more sophisticated choices of museums and galleries including the Guayasamin Art Gallery and the La Capilla del Hombre (Chapel of Man) where the art of Oswaldo Guayasamín is exposed. Quito has accommodations choices that include luxury hotels, hostels, renovated colonial buildings, haciendas and eco lodges.
Goway offers many Quito travel options such as: Quito Side trip to Devil’s Nose Railway, 2 days, Quito Side trip to Otavalo Market Experience, 2 days, Quito Stop Over, 3 days, Colonial Quito and Cuenca, 8 days, Mashpi Jungle Lodge, 3 & 4 days, and Unique Dining Quito, 1 day.
Goway’s Latin America department is staffed by experts, who only sell Latin America, and Goway offers a comprehensive travel planner prominently featuring all of Goway’s Latin America travel options. To order your copy of the LATIN AMERICA Travel Planner please call 1-877-469 2934, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.goway.com/quito