The city of San Francisco de Quito is home to more than 2 million “quiteños” and is surrounded by many active volcanoes like Cotopaxi, Cayambe and Pululahua.

The closest one (less than 10 km in a straight line from the city center) is the stratovolcanoe Pichincha, with it’s active crater Guagua (child) Pichincha, sent a cloud of ashes to Quito on a sunny day in 1999 (see picture).

Quito is the capital of Ecuador, and has many attractions which wait for your visit