We yearned for a fresh escape out of Quito, the smoggy capital of Ecuador. We planned a little day trip to the surrounding mountains to get a closer look at the Pichincha volcano and admire the city from above.
Ecuador’s capital Quito lies high on the mountainside up to almost 3000 meters from sea level. The altitude can leave you breathless on first days so better take it easy and not plan anything too rough.
This former volcano is nowadays known as a great day trip destination and for its beautiful crystal clear lake.