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  • Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World

    1. Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World

    Begin by a visit to one of South America's best preserved historic city centers. Go to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where you can climb up its high domes. Move towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty and giant statue of the Winged Virgin - here you can admire a beautiful landscape of both colonial and modern Quito (entrance to churches not included). Continue on to the traditional La Ronda neighborhood. In this romantic setting you can find workshops where you can learn from a group of authentic artisans how their work is done. See historic trades that keep alive the cultural traditions of this charming city. Stop at Zona Rosa for approximately an hour and a half to have some free time for lunch (not included). You will then go to the Middle of the World City, where you can see the monument that divides the northern and southern h...

    Very inexpensive and easy way to learn about Quito. Our tour guide was friendly and informative. It was easy to book through the site and the built in GPS system in the app was extremely helpful to find the meeting point.

  • Quito: City Highlights and Food Tour

    2. Quito: City Highlights and Food Tour

    Explore Quito, the oldest capital in South America, from all of its angles. Get to know the main historical plazas, buildings, churches and parks. Admire downtown's colonial architecture with its mix of 19th century and modern style buildings. Get away from the main sites and explore lesser-known gems, like the main flea market in town, where you'll understand another side of every day local life. Explore a top food market, while eating traditional Ecuadorian cuisine favoured by the locals. Finish the journey sampling some of the best chocolate and coffee from the hands of a top chocolatier.

  • Quito: Full-Day Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Tour

    3. Quito: Full-Day Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Tour

    Board the Quito Tour Bus on Avenida Naciones Unidas in the heart of Quito, and then depart the city in the early afternoon. Journey to the Geobotanical Reserve of the Pululahua Crater at the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo complex. Visit the new Beer Museum, see a miniature model that celebrates the architectural beauty of the Historic Center of Quito and more. Finally, you will visit the Agave Museum where you will have a tasting of this ancestral drink. Return to the start point in the evening.

    I always wanted to go to the centre of the earth and I am glad that I have accomplished this.

  • Quito: Old Town and Middle of the World Tour.

    4. Quito: Old Town and Middle of the World Tour.

    From your hotel, the tour starts with a visit to the old town visiting Plaza Grande, and La Compañia de Jesús, San Francisco and La Basilica Churches. You then continue onto Panecillo Hill, a magnificent viewpoint overlooking the city. Leaving the old town, head to the cable car Teleférico, traveling to 4,200 meters above sea level to view all of Quito. Following a 45-minute drive, you will find yourself in the middle of the world, visiting the equator line monument and Intiñan museum. Another 45-minute will have you back at your hotel. The tour itinerary is very flexible and lunch could be provided in either the middle of the world or in the old town.

    Excellant knowledge of destination. Spoke very good English. Only does private tours Very flexible to client requests and pickup times.We can recommend Gustavo without reservation.

  • Mitad del Mundo Half Day Tour from Quito

    5. Mitad del Mundo Half Day Tour from Quito

    Twenty minutes from the northwest of Quito you will find this amazing “Middle of the World” experience. You will visit the current equatorial line and straddle the two hemispheres. In addition you’ll have a chance to participate in several experiments on Intiñan Museum (such as watching water go down a drain in a different direction only inches away from either side of the equator, or balancing an egg on a nail, or using an ancient sun dial, etc…) In The Middle of the World city´s complex, you will be able to visit a fascinating ethnographic museum that gives a great overview of the many distinct cultures of this small country. You will also enjoy of the amazing landscape in Pululahua inhabited crater just 5 minutes from the latitude zero inside of the Pululahua Geo-botanical Reserve.

    Really interesting and comprehensive tour that took in both equator lines and a volcanic crater.

  • Mindo-Ziplining, Equator Museum and Chocolate Factory

    6. Mindo-Ziplining, Equator Museum and Chocolate Factory

    Mindo is a mountain area watershed or landmark located at the western side of the Ecuadorian Andes, where two of the most bio-diverse ecoregions in the world meet, the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes. This private tour is recommended for all types of adventurous travelers. Below you’ll find the standard itinerary. As this is a private tour you can modify it to your own preferences. You can choose between a chocolate tour in Mindo, tubing in the river (cold water!), a butterfly tour, a tour at the Inti Nan museum and much more! Hotel pickup and drop-off is included. All hours are approximate, except for the starting time. 7:00 AM Pickup at the hotel in Quito and start driving to Mindo 9:30 AM Coffee and delicious brownie at chocolate factory Quetzal (chocolate tour optional) 11:00 AM Canopy tour (10 lines) 1:00 PM Lunch at a local restaurant 4:00 PM Visit to the Intiñan museum,...

  • Quito: Family Walking Tour

    7. Quito: Family Walking Tour

    Experience a rewarding adventure with your family on this exclusive walking tour. Listen to a local professional guide explain the many famous cultural and architectural sites of Quito. Stroll through the city center with your family on this two-hour tour at an easy pace. Have fun learning about Quito’s fascinating history and hearing stories that both the adults and kids are sure to enjoy.

  • Quito City tour + Pululahua Crater

    8. Quito City tour + Pululahua Crater

    This one-day cultural tour takes you to the highlights of the historical centre of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The city of Quito is also listed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. It was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and  stands at an altitude of 2,850 meters. In the morning visit Quito’s highlights, including the Panecillo, the Basilica and the San Fransisco church. Stroll through the lovely streets and Plazas of the old town. After, have a local lunch “almuerzo” in the Mariscal area. Then drive for approximately 45 minutes to visit the Intiñan Equator Museum, located 200 meters from the Middle of the World Monument, and after that, you will have time to go to the Pululahua’s Crater. *If you would like to visit the monument of the Middle of the World, you can do it instead of visiting the Intiñan Museum. Please let us know in advance.

  • Quito: Guided Street Art Tour with a Craft Beer

    9. Quito: Guided Street Art Tour with a Craft Beer

    Join in on an off-the-beaten-path walking tour with a focus on urban artistic expression. The journey begins with a visit to a public school surrounded by street art murals. Discover hidden parks and plazas, the perfect environment for local and foreign artists to express themselves for everyone to see. Pick up insights into the context, techniques, and meaning of these wonderful multi-style pieces that make Quito one of Latin America's best spots for street art lovers. Finish the afternoon with a local craft beer in a bar that is not only a fantastic place for drinks, but also one that continues the artistic theme of the tour. Choose between a private and shared tour with either hotel or meeting point pickup.

  • Quito City Tour & Capilla del Hombre Art Museum

    10. Quito City Tour & Capilla del Hombre Art Museum

    This full-day tour includes a visit to The Panecillo Hill for a panoramic view of the city. The tour will then continue from the Basilica Church, where you will make a brief stop and next, onto the “San Juan Mirador” from where you will have a beautiful view of The Colonial Centre of Quito.   After walking through the colonial streets, stop at the Independence Plaza to admire the Cathedral and the Government’s Palace. Furthermore, visit La Ronda Street, The Company Church, Santo Domingo´s Church, The Sagrario´s Church and San Francisco´s Church, which was built during the 17th century. In the afternoon, visit the fascinating Capilla Del Hombre Museum which was built by local artist Guayasamin as a tribute to humankind and the art-work on display depicting the historic suffering and struggle of Latin America’s poor indigenous population.

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What people are saying about Quito

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 44 reviews

It was absolutely worth it! The guide was super friendly and did a great job, he always tried to fulfill every single wish of the customers :) I would definitely recommend it, especially when you consider the low price!

Gustavo was an excellent guide. He is a Native Ecuadorian and knew everything about the City and Country. It was an immense please to spend the day with him and give him our highest recommendation

Excellant knowledge of destination. Spoke very good English. Only does private tours Very flexible to client requests and pickup times.We can recommend Gustavo without reservation.

Really interesting and comprehensive tour that took in both equator lines and a volcanic crater.

it was excellent! got to see a lot, cant beat it for the price