Luxury holidays in Quito

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When to go

The altitude keeps temperatures to a pleasant low 20s centigrade all year round. Winter is cooler and dry, and runs from June to September. Summer is from December to March and brings a few showers.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Mariscal Sucre International Airport ( is an hour’s drive from the centre of town. There are direct flights from Miami (American Airlines), Atlanta (Delta), Madrid (Iberia), Amsterdam (KLM) and several South American airlines.
  • Trains

    Following a $280 million investment, Ecuador’s train network ( has risen from the near dead, with a cross-Andean service that takes in spectacular scenery (and has some very pretty steam trains).
  • Automobiles

    A car is not required, or particularly easy to manoeuvre around these narrow, cobbled streets. The old town is great to cover on foot.
  • Taxis

    Licensed taxis can be hailed from the street, or book in advance with