SAHIC South America 2019 will take place in Quito, Ecuador.

Venue hotel will be announced soon.


About Quito, Ecuador

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: US Dollar

  • Local Time: GMT –5

  • IMPORTANT - Vaccines:

The yellow fever vaccine is mandatory for those travelers coming from any country where this disease is considered endemic. (Argentina – Bolivia – Brasil – Colombia – Ecuador – Guayana Francesa – Guyana – Panamá –Paraguay – Perú – Surinam – Trinidad and Tobago – Venezuela)

  • Documents to enter Ecuador:

Countries that need visa to enter Ecuador: Afganistán, Bangladesh, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal y Somalia. Every person must carry their current passport. Countries from Andean community (Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia y Perú and associated countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay y Paraguay) will be able to travel carrying their DNI

  • Electricity: 110v. Flat two-leg sockets

  • Height: 2800 meters above sea level

  • Tourist Attractions

    -Historical Center: The Historic Center of Quito is the best preserved and one of the most important in Latin America. Named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, it is composed of approximately 130 monumental buildings, but the most impressive thing is that the Historic Center can be explored on foot.

-Middle of the World City: The place has a planetarium, an ethnographic museum, a pavilion dedicated to the French geodesic mission, whose work was recognized by local authorities in the equatorial monument Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, more than 30 meters high. In addition, there are spaces dedicated to recurring artistic and musical events in the area.

-El Panecillo: One of the icons that represent the city of Quito, admired from afar, is shaped like a bagel or muffin. The Panecillo is located at 3,000 meters high, on top of this hill stands the statue of Our Lady of Quito also called Virgen de Legarda. This statue that was raised in phases and ended in 1975. You can visit the interior where there is a viewpoint and a photo library with the different phases of its construction

-Pululahua Volcano: It is located above an active volcano that is why it has great mineral wealth and therefore its lands are very fertile.

-Tourist places near the city of Quito:

- The cloud forest of Mindo.

- The Cotopaxi National Park.

- The indigenous market of Otavalo and its lagoons.

- The water of Quilotoa.

- The Hot Springs of Papallacta