What do you think of when someone tells you that they are traveling in Ecuador? You probably think of a lot of wildlife and the Galapagos island, right? Well, Ecuador is so much more than that as I learned it first hand when I arrived in Quito.
Located along the rolling foothills of the Andes, Quito is a city full of well-preserved historical treasures with dozens of churches for us to explore. Due to the fact that it is surrounded by volcanos, there are plenty of interesting hikes we can do as well.
Within this backpacking guide, I will recommend you 7 things you must not miss when you are in Quito. Follow along and let's explore this surprisingly beautiful capital city of Ecuador together.