Cotopaxi Express: Beren & Team Tour Quito and the Equator

Posted by: Jake Beren, Ben Liken | February 01, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador

Great first day on the ground here in Quito. After a leisurely breakfast here at our hotel, we met up with our trusty city tour guide Jorge and hit the streets. Touring the Basilica and Old Town districts and paying the Virgin of Quito a visit, we got a pretty good set of views this morning. The afternoon took us to the Equator where we marveled at how easy it is to jump from one hemisphere to another and tested which way the water spins (or doesn’t) in the North and South.

Now it’s time to rest before getting an early-ish start and exploring Rucu Pinchincha, an extinct volcano accessed by a Teleferico from town.

Buenes noches,

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Panoramic view of Quito. Photo: Jake Beren The team having dinner in Quito. Photo: Jake Beren

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