Founded in 1534 on the ruins of an ancient Inca city, Quito is the capital of Ecuador.
Quito is roughly divided into two parts, the Old City and the New City.
El Trole or the trolley follows a line down through the heart of Quito. Take note that there is no tradition of waiting for people to disembark before people board, so this may take some getting used to.
Avoid travelling up El Panecillo on foot; use a taxi even during the day. The Old City, Mariscal Sucre, all parks among other areas can be unsafe at night so taxis are advised for even short distances.