Quito hop-on / hop-off bus

This item appears on page 76 of the November 2013 issue.

Quito Tour Bus (phone 2435 458 or 2458 010), the city’s first double-decker tourist bus service, allows passengers to hop on and off at 12 bus stops throughout the city. 

The 3-hour ride, departing daily from Ave. Naciones Unidas every hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., covers all the major attractions in the north and center of the city. 

A one-day ticket, available at the Tourism Information Office at Foch Square and a number of other locations in Quito, costs $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, disabled travelers and children (those under 5 are free).