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8-Day Tour of Quito and Galapagos Islands

8-Day Tour of Quito and Galapagos Islands
8 days
USD 2550.00
Enjoy the amazing Galapagos Islands with an spectacular experience watching giant tortoise, iguanas and blue footed boobies with the company of a friendly and experience tour guide. <br>In Quito you will be able to experience the largest colonial city of South America.

5-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour

5-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour
5 days
USD 938.00
In this 5-day program you will experience the highlights of the Galapagos Islands, you stay at budget hotels at Lobo de Mar in Santa Cruz and Tintoreras in Isabela. You will receive transportation, accommodation in a double room, all meals during the trip (Ecuadorian menu), and a bilingual naturalist guide, who will take you through the tour. If you are a single traveler it is possible to join the group tour and to stay in a private room upon a single charge.

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Quito Airport (UIO) Information

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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, also referred to as Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Sucre Airport or simply Quito Airport, is situated in Tababela parish, 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of central Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador. The new Quito airport, opened in 2013, is named after Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of Ecuadorian independence.

Quito Airport served 6,010,00 passengers in 2013, making it the busiest airport in Ecuador, ane one of the busiest in South America.

Airlines that fly to 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


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

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016