7 Awesome Things to Do in Quito, Ecuador Ecuador is not just the Galápagos! There is so much more to explore in this biodiverse country, and it’s quite cheap too. ($0.25 bus rides, anyone?) Don’t skip out on Quito quickly either. Located 2,850 meters above sea level, Quito is the highest capital city in the world. Sunny days, cool nights and jaw-dropping mountainous surroundings make this city worth a stop.