Day 1 – March 12: Denver-Quito
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FLIGHT TO QUITO:
Our flight from Denver, Colorado to Quito, Ecuador (Continental Airlines) departed Denver at 11:00am (Mountain Time), and we landed in Quito at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) with one stop in Houston. The first flight was about 3 hours, and the second flight was about 5 hours.
ARRIVAL IN QUITO:
We had a driver waiting for us at the airport to take us to our hotel. It was very nice not having to negotiate with the barrage of taxi drivers at the airport, but you should be able to get a taxi to central Quito for about $5 one-way (negotiate the price before getting in the taxi).
Keep your luggage tags for your checked luggage because they check those after customs!
Quito is 2850m (over 9000 feet), so it’s best not to plan too much for the first day or two….
For the plane ride, I wore comfortable (long pants and long-sleeve shirt) with my fleece jacket (doubles as a pillow) and easy-on hiking shoes. It was warm in Quito, but these clothes were still comfortable.
We got some food in the airports along the way, and the international flight served a sandwich.