through the city of Quito, is not an excessively
complicated task. An efficient taxi service (all the units count
with taximeters), a quiet trolleybus (that crosses the city from
pole to pole) and the tens of buses (that appear from everywhere),
facilitate the task of the traveller.
Now, if you
do not want to use the units of public transport, you can contact
the travel agencies that offer efficient services of City tours,
at quite reasonable prices; or you can also rent a vehicle.
For the excursions
outside the city, a similar situation appears. You will have to
choose between doing it on your own or to trust on a travel agency.
If you choose
the first option, you will have to do the following thing. In
order to go to La Mitad del Mundo, go to the America avenue (in
the new city) and wait for the buses that go to this attractive
place (read the sign located in the front window of the vehicle).
If the destiny
is Otavalo, the departure point will be the terrestrial terminal
(located in Villa Flora) place in which you will approach the
bus, that will take you to the famous Indigenous market.
terminal, also will be the departure point for your excursion
to Cotopaxi. In this case, the most recommendable thing is to
transfer first to Machachi (one hour from Quito)
and rent in the square, a light truck that transfers you to the
entrance of the National Park.