Quito, just south of the equator at 9,350 ft. and with a population of 1.5 million, lies at the foot of the Pinincha volcano in the gently sloping Central Valley of northern Ecuador. The Central Valley separates two major mountain ranges (cordilleras) of the Ecuadorian Andes and is known as the Avenue of the Volcanoes.

Looking at a portion of Quito from our hotel

Looking northeast from the back of the hotel

Looking northwest from the hotel

Andy took a picture of me taking of picture of Quito to the west from an area on the hill Loma Lumbisi

Quito high rises on the plateau

Quito from the Loma Lumbisi

From Loma Lumbisi

The Loma Lumbisi hill from the hotel

Back in Quito having our farewell dinner on our last night.
(l to r) Eva, Andy, Joey, me, Jim.