My first visit to Quito was as a student years ago, as the first and last destination on my volunteer trip in Ecuador, and to this day, I maintain an amazing impression of the city. While, at that time, I could not explore Quito as thoroughly as I would have liked, I still saw it as a vibrant and charming city.

But Quito can also be overwhelming. Especially if it’s your first time visiting Ecuador, or even South America. You may be asking yourself how much you’re supposed to tip. Or how you’ll get from place to place.