Jardin Botanico de Quito, Quito

#17 of 89 in Outdoors in Quito
Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem
Survey the huge variety of native Ecuadorian and Andean plant life on display at Jardin Botanico de Quito, where you'll get a sense of Ecuador's standing as the world's most biodiverse country by size. Stroll along the walking trails through 1.8 hectares (4.5 acres) of wetland areas, moorland plants, and cloud forest. Don't miss the onsite orchidarium, with over 1,200 species of orchid. To visit Jardin Botanico de Quito on your trip to Quito, use our Quito online trip itinerary builder.
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  • I was here with to friends and we had a stunning time. So many plants and birds. and insects, ... . It was our second full day in the country and gave us a good impression of what to expect of the...  more »
  • A great off-the-beaten-path destination. Amazing cacti (seriously!). Well worth an hour visit if you have the time.  more »
  • Totally worth it! Kids loved the place. Only downside: the park keeps a few cats as "pets": one of which killed a large colorful bird right in front of our kids (there are many exotic birds freely visiting the parc) They were a bit shocked.
  • The Quito Botanical Garden is rich on plants from all over the Andes. Espacially the Orchids are exploding in forms and colours. If you are in Quito, the botanical garden is a must visit.

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