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Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet

Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet
3 hours
USD 92.99
See the renowned National Folkloric Jacchigua Ballet, whose costumes and choreographed dances tell the story of Ecuador's people. At the National Theater in Quito, you'll enjoy three hours of entertainment as 90 talented dancers and musicians – wearing colorful hats, ponchos, shawls and skirts – demonstrate their ancestral traditions and customs from several Andean regions of Ecuador.

2-Day Markets Tour from Quito: Otavalo and Cotacachi

2-Day Markets Tour from Quito: Otavalo and Cotacachi
2 days
USD 415.99
Explore the indigenous craft markets and small towns of the Northern Andes, surrounded by forested hills and volcanoes, on this guided 2-day tour from Quito. Enjoy some tasty 'bizochos' in Cayambe and visit San Pablo Lake. You'll admire the woolen textiles in Otavalo and get a chance to shop for leather goods in Cotacachi. On this coach tour, enjoy comfortable transport along the Pan-American Highway as your guide enlightens you about the fascinating terrain.

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Quito International Airport

Where is Quito Airport?  

Quito has one of the best-preserved historic centres in the Americas, and it was the 2nd UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites ever declared (the 1st was Krakow). 

Quito's city limits come within 1 kilometre (0.62 mile) of the equator, or "la mitad del mundo" (the middle of the world); downtown Quito is just 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of zero latitude. Ecuador is Spanish for equator, and, yes, there is a marker you can visit.

Quito International Airport (IATA: UIO, ICAO: SEQU), officially Mariscal Sucre International Airport or Mariscal Sucre Airport, often simply referred to as Quito Airport, serves Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador. It is named after Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of Ecuadorian independence.

Quito Airport was recently moved to a new location, and opened on February 20, 2013. The new Quito Airport is situated 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of central Quito, in the Tababela parish.

With the move, Quito gives up its fame as having one of the most dangerous airports in the world (the "old Quito Airport" was located in the middle of the city, and surrounded by mountains).

Quito Airport served 8,956,022 passengers in 2011, making it the busiest airport in Ecuador, ane one of the busiest in South America.

Airlines that fly to the new Quito Airport include AeroGal, American Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, KLM, Lacsa, LAN Airlines, SAEREO, TACA Airlines, TAME and United Airlines.

There are flights to Quito Airport from Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Colombia, Curaçao, Caracas, Esmeraldas, Havana, Houston, Lima, Madrid, Medellin, Miami, Montego Bay, Panama City, São Paulo, San Cristóbal, San Salvador, Santiago de Chile and Varadero, among many others.

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Be aware that due to traffic and roads, the travel time between Quito and Quito Airport takes 60-90 minutes, possibly more. Locals recommend you allow 2 hours. Combined with a recommended check-in time of 3 hours for international flights, that's 5 hours. 


Quito Airport services include:

  • Duty free shopping
  • Internet cafes
  • Left luggage facilities
  • Tourist information

Additional Quito Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 12 Sep 2015