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Quito is listed among the top 20 travel destinations in 2013

Quito, Ecuador’s capital has been awarded by National Geographic, December 2012/January 2013 issue, as one of the 20 Top Places to Visit during 2013.

This special recognition was received by Luz Elena Coloma representative of the Quito Tourism Chamber, during the opening of the II Sustainable Tourism Exchange, being held in Quito and organized by Rainforest Alliance. National Geographic, through Ardelina Carpente, stated that for this recognition there were a variety of issues to be analyzed, such as: culture, sustainability, history, and the capability of merging the past with the actual Quito. For these reasons Ecuador’s main city was designated as one of the top 20 travel destinations in 2013.

National Geographic representative also mentioned that this well prestige magazine, felt very proud to guarantee Quito, as a must visit city during next year, and her expectation that this article will help improve the amount of visitors to this glorious city.



Thanks to its colonial architecture in the old town, a steady improving infrastructure, amazing natural environment in its surroundings, rich history and geographical situation, “San Francisco de Quito”, has always been an ideal destination for tourists all over the world.

Now, the historical city is trying to reduce the impact of pollution by promoting recycling, the use of public transportation, and bicycles instead of cars. This way Quito will always be as magical, clean and eco-friendly as it always has been.



San Jorge Eco-Lodges & Botanical Reserves,a tour operator in Ecuador is very proud to be a part of this positive development. With our experience we offer city tours in Quito and participate in preserving this beautiful city and its nearby vulnerable environment. By choosing us you also have the possibility to get in contact with locals and to learn about their daily lives and their culture.

Discover the must-see city Quito by making your reservation at San Jorge Eco-Lodges today!

San Jorge offers the Old Colonial Quito City tour exploring the Capital of Ecuador, which is considered part of the Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO.  Learn about the colonial art in the churches, history, archaeology and folklore in the museums.  Our guide will provide complete information of the baroque colonial art, including the Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Santo Domingo, La Merced, La Compania & Penecillo.  Includes lunch at typical restaurant in Quito.   Also, visit our reservation page for information and additional cultural tour options that may be added to your programe.