Tag: Quito


Cumbayá – the wealthy east of Quito

art in the park of cumbaya

Cumbayá – the wealthy east of Quito MARIA The typical Ecuador – in Quito you can experience this best in the historical old town. Because in the Centro Histórico street vendors do their business. Indigenous people perform their dances and you can have lunch in the colourful, crooked colonial-style houses for two dollars. But Quito […]

Volcán Ilalo: easy day hike close to Quito

A mysterious view with clouds rolling in

Volcán Ilaló: easy day hike close to Quito Angela The city of Quito has a truly unique location. Not only it has an altitude of 2.850 meters and is very close to the equator: the city is also surrounded by 14 volcanoes. This ensures endless possibilities for spectacular hikes, at just a short distance from […]

A trip from Quito to Patate

Patate Trip from Quito

A Trip from Quito to Patate SOLEQMASTER What do you do in Quito when you’re cold? My mother-in-law is quite “friolenta” – that she feels cold is a permanent condition, so to speak! When she once again complained about the cold in Quito, we decided to take her on a trip to the warmth. Only […]

Christmas at Refugio de los Sueños

Social project ecuador

https://soleq.travel/wp-content/uploads/refugio-de-los-sueños-blog.mp4 Christmas at Refugio de los Sueños SOLEQMASTER Since many years SOLEQ.travel has been supporting the day care center Refugio de los Sueños (“Refuge of Dreams”), a social project for neglected and socially disadvantaged children in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. This year 120 children and 15 Ecuadorian and international helpers attended the Christmas celebration. […]

Between the Clouds – Yanacocha Reserve

inside the Yanacocha reserve you can find a big variety of hummingsbirds.

If you thought you’d already seen everything in Quito and believed that there were no new places to go, well, you are wrong! There exists a magical place full of beautiful landscapes with spectacular flora and fauna, hidden among the clouds. And the most important thing is, it is only an hour away. This paradisiac […]

Quito foundation celebrations – Fiestas de Quito 2018

In the parades the different cultures of Quito are represented.

Although I have lived in Ecuador for three years I never made it to the Fiestas de Quito, the celebrations of the foundation of the city. So this year I was really looking forward to it and was curious how it would be like. We already wrote an article about these famous festivities, their history […]

Parks and Squares – The green lungs of Quito

Parks and squares are the green lungs of quito

The capital of Ecuador is, with around 2.6 million inhabitants, the second largest city in the country. The traffic is immense, as many people move daily to work, to buy or to sell and back home. Especially in south-north direction – in the morning – and in north-south direction – in the evening – the […]

Carolina Park – a park of five worlds

The Carolina Park is surroundet by important Avenues.

The beautiful metropolitan capital city of Ecuador holds a little place in order to escape the busy office and finance life of the Quiteños: the Carolina Park. Today I would like to explain what makes this place and its surroundings one of the most important squares in the city. Located on the main commercial and […]

Fiesta de la Luz – Quito’s Old Town shows its most colorful side

The fiesta de la luz illuminates the old town of Quito in different colors.

Last week starting on August 9th to August 13th Quito lightened up for the second edition of the Fiesta De La Luz (festival of light). Of course the SOLEQ.Travel team didn’t want to miss the opportunity to attend this amazing event. Therefore last Wednesday we went to Quito’s old town to see what it was […]

The First Call for Independence

The ecuadorian independence is celebrated every 10th of august

On August 10, 1809 Quito was the place of the first revolt against Spain in Latin America. A group of criollos (people of Spanish descent but born in the South American colonies) declared their independence from the Spanish. They formed an independent government junta and signed a document which confirmed the rebellion. To understand what […]

Ecuadorian Dances

Ecuador has many traditional dances.

Ever since I was little, I have always loved to dance. When I was a teenager I danced especially Standard, Hip Hop and Jazz. When I finally knew that I will go to Ecuador, I was willing to learn the Ecuadorian dances and traditional music. The dances range from dances with West-African and European roots […]

Our favorite museums in Ecuador

The capilla del hombre is an interesting museum in Quito.

You can find many different museums in Ecuador. From tiny community-run exhibitions to pompous art museums of the so-called Quito school, there is a museum for every taste. The staff of SOLEQ.travel ranked their favorite museums in Ecuador. Unfortunately the National Museum with the famous Gold Room is currently closed for renovation, which is why […]

Quito’s Amazonas Avenue

The Ejido Park is a recreational area at one end of the Amazonas Avenue.

History of the Amazonas Avenue Before the 19th century, what today is  the Amazonas Avenue were ample green areas that were used to cultivate Andean crops. With the population and businesses growing, wealthy families started moving to the areas north of the city center and the sector of the Amazonas Avenue was developed for housing. […]

A visit to our social project

Soleq.travel supports the social project Refugio de los Sueños

As is a SOLEQ.travel tradition, I was able to visit our social project – the Refugio de los Sueños – last week with some of my colleagues. This way I was able to see where the money goes that we donate to the foundation – every one of our clients automatically contributes $10. Recently we […]

Hiking in the Andes of Ecuador

The teleferico of Quito takes you up the Andes and you have amazing views over the city.

Thinking about Ecuador the first thing that comes to your mind might be the Galapagos Islands or the Amazon. But at the same time it is also a perfect destination for hikers. In the Andes of Ecuador you find numerous mountains and volcanoes you can climb, suitable not only for professionals but also for beginners […]

Sports in Ecuador

In Ecuador there exist many options for sports.

aLL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPORTs IN ecuador Concerning Sports in Ecuador, there is a lot to say about. Haske tells us about his experiences in Quito. “Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved watching and participating in sports. Several times per week I used to play soccer with my friends […]

Holidays: Christmas and New Year’s in Quito

Christmas time in Ecuador is also green.

Christmas in Quito After a hopefully successful year for all of you, it is time to find a relaxing end of 2015. Here in Quito we have our own traditions concerning holidays. The “Quiteños” – citizens of Quito – already at the beginning of December take time for their families, ceremonies and traditions. At this […]

Festivities of Quito

In december the Fiestas of Quito are celebrated.

The festivities of San Francisco de Quito are celebrated to remember the foundation of the city. It was on December 6 in the year 1534 that Quito was founded by Sebastian de Benalcazar, in the same place where it is today. In August of the same year, a city was already founded near Colta Lagoon […]

Dayana’s Family on Tour in Quito

The Yaku Water museum in Quito is really worth a visit

Sunday, the day for resting, and 18th of May, International Museum Day, a beautiful morning in Quito. Which museum should we pick to visit? We decide on Yaku. What is Yaku? Yaku is a word from the indigenous Kichwa language which means “water.” We leave for the city center and drive towards the El Placer […]