Boasting a couple earthly oddities, Quito, Ecuador, is a must-visit for travelers looking for a mix of a modern metropolis and historical hamlet. At 9,350 feet above sea level, Quito is the highest capital on Earth and right at its geographic center. In Quito, you can straddle the equator, channeling the natural energies of the Middle of the World with one foot in each hemisphere. Book your airfare to Quito and maybe even secure a hotel near Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) today to experience this unique South American tourist destination.
Flights into Quito land at the newly-constructed UIO, located 11 miles east of downtown. After you fly in on your plane, get ready to explore the city! Quito vacation bundles are a great way to save on your trip. Pick up your rental car right in front of the international arrival doors. If you didn’t rent a car, just outside the exit doors on the arrival level, you can catch a cab downtown; or, you can hop on a shuttle bus (leaving every 30 minutes) or a public bus right outside of the arrivals public hall. Whatever mode of transportation you choose, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Center, Old Town Historical Center’s narrow streets, quaint shops, European-architecture churches, and open plazas are calling your name. If a faster pace is in order, head to La Mariscal—or Gringolandia as it is affectionately called--for its modern boutiques, hip nightclubs, and fascinating museums.
So what are you going to do in Quito? Pack your hiking boots for the misty forests and national parks of the Andes. Learn how to balance an egg on a nail and find out what the Coriolis Effect is at the Equator. Whatever’s on your bucket list, let Travelocity find you a great deal on cheap flights to Quito today.
Airfares offered on Fridays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2019. Purchasing your airfares on a Monday or Tuesday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2019 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.
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