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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Daily Tour Buses in Quito. March 2012.

Since December 1st, 2011, Quito has double-decker tour buses for around-town tours. Every day at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. you can buy tickets and board the bus.  Here is where you do it - go to Centro Commercial Inaquito (corner of street Amazonas and Nacional Unidas). Turn your back on Amazonas and walk on Nacional Unidas toward Shyris. There is a bus stop there (before Shyris) and next to it - little red bus kiosk where you can buy tickets to the Quito tour bus and board it there as well.

Ticket cost $12 for adults, $6 for kids, seniors, and disabled.  Duration of route is two hours and 45 minutes. You can get on and off to check points of interest

Paradas (stops)

I Parada Boulevard Naciones Unidas (LB -good point to board bus)
II Parada Jardín Botánico - parqueadero de La carolina
III Parada Mariscal - sobre Av. Amazonas y Calama.
IV Parada El Ejido - sobre Av. Amazonas y Av. Patria, frente al hotel Hilton Colón
V Parada Centro de Arte Contemporáneo - ubicado en el barrio de San Juan
VI Parada La Basílica - calle Matovelle (LB - out to check Basilica)
VII Parada La Compañía - frente a centro comercial Amador (LB - out to check Compania and Old town in general)
VIII Parada Panecillo (LB  -out to check Panecillo)
IX Parada Av. 24 de mayo - calles Venezuela y Loja
X Parada Plaza Grande
XI Parada Parque García Moreno - calle Vargas.
XII Teleférico – en la Av. Occidental  (LB - out to check Teleferico)

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