One might think that the 2,800+ meters above sea level that is Quito would be high enough. But oh... no...! In a city surrounded by towering peaks, it only made sense for them to build a high-speed alpine lift to one of the nearby summits: enter the Quito Teleferico. The quick 8 minute ride rockets you up to just over 4,000 meters above sea level. Although the top remains rather undeveloped, there is no doubting the views are spectacular. For those wanting a bit of a challenge, trail lead up the side of the semi-active Pichinicha volcano (4,784 m). Whether just chilling at the cafe sipping a coca-leaf tea, or hiking up the side of the volcano, the Quito Teleferico is definitely breathtaking.