1. Get high! Take a gondola ride at the TeleferiQo on a clear day.
Go from 9678 to 13297 feet in 10 minutes. The view of Quito and surrounding volcanoes will literally take your breath away. If you feel adventurous enough, hire a guide to hike the Rucu Pichincha (15413 feet). It’s important to follow the trails, so you don’t step over the highland vegetation, a fragile ecosystem regardless of its looks.