Old Town and El Panecillo Hill in Quito, Ecuador
© Karol Kozlowski/plainpictur
Towering over Quito. Old Town Quito, Ecuador
If Ecuador's capital city Quito wasn't high enough for you at 9,350ft (2,850m) above sea level, you can elevate your experience even further with a journey up El Panecillo.
Translated to English, El Panecillo means The Dinner Roll. Rising 600ft (183m) above the old city centre, this rotund volcanic hill offers perhaps the best possible panoramic views of Quito. Although, our viewpoint here, looking south through Quito's vast valley, makes for a nice twilight shot, too.