Lastminute.com reviewer James says, "Weather was good as always, though if you travel outside of Quito the time of the year will affect your opportunities. October, November is best for east Andes (Banos etc. ) as cloud cover is lowest so will have best views. If you want strong sun, winter is the best time, but if you struggle with the heat go when it is overcast around June/July. Food is delicious though very samey, when first arriving in Quito take the opportunity to eat at non-ecuadorian restaurants, because those opportunities will lessen as you explore further afield.
Teleferico is brilliant, as is the basilica. If going further afield, go to Mindo and Puyo. Banos is somewhat overrated.
De-stressing tips: Bird-watching, the best place in the world for it.
Sightseeing places: Sumak Kawsay In Stu is one of the most amazing experiences. Views of snow capped volcanoes from the rainforest. Teleferico is amazing for views, as is Quilotoa.
Romantic experience: On our anniversary we went on an artisanal chocolate tour, experiencing all the smells and tastes of the production of chocolate.
Parent's experience: Dad found the birdwatcher incredible, and would regularly get up at the crack of dawn to sit in the garden watching the birds. We identified over 40+ in our short time there.
I liked: Spending time in the wildlife."