Quito, Ecuador’s capital, sits above the clouds at 2850masl. It was originally built on the foundations of an ancient Incan city and sits on the Pichincha Volcano slopes. The locals know it as the “Carita de Dios”, undeniably so for its renowned and historical treasures, making it a World Heritage Site in 1978. Viewing Quito from above on the Teleferico gives a bird’s eye view, while the Panecillo in the center of the city gives a unique perspective at all angles. Here, you can see many churches known for their exceptional architecture worldwide, captivating history and legends, and remarkable examples of the Baroque School of Quito, commonly known as the “Escuela Quiteña”. ost Incan City of Machu Picchu, one of the 7 World Wonders.