Part of Quito from the road as we head towards Otavalo.
Quito, officially known as San Francisco de Quito is the capital of Ecuador. It is the first city in the world that was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In 2008, it celebrated 30 years of being part of the list of World Heritage sites.
After La Paz in Bolivia, Quito is the second highest capital city in the world at 9,350 feet. After Guayaquil, Quito is the second most populated city in Ecuador. Quito is encircled by Andes volcanoes, nestled in the Guayllabamba river basin. The surrounding snow capped volcanoes, especially the Pichincha volcano standing tall at 15,715 feet, add a natural touch to its beauty.