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  • Historic Quito and Craft Beer Tour

    1. Historic Quito and Craft Beer Tour

    First enjoy a visit to the historic center, the largest and best preserved in South America, in a replica trolley, learn how these circulated in Quito in the last century. Visit to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where you will be able to climb up to its high domes, and later move towards the Panecillo viewpoint. This iconic place in the city, is renowned for its beauty, near by there is also a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city which is full of history. Enjoy a walk to the Plaza Grande, historical and political center of the city, where you will pass by innumerable attractions including: the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañía church. Then experience the traditional La Ronda n...

  • Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World

    2. 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: Urban Legends of Quito by Night

    3. Quito: Urban Legends of Quito by Night

    Start your Quito night tour in the northern part of the city and travel through the most important commercial areas where most of the hotels are located. Explore aboard a replica of the trams used in the city in the last century. Head to the historic center to gaze at the illuminated churches and main tourist attractions. Discover some of the city's unique landscapes (tickets not included). Then, continue to Mirador del Panecillo (entrance included) for a beautiful view of colonial and modern day Quito. During the tour, you will get to know the people who live in this city better, and begin to recognize their way of speaking and thinking. During your visit to the city, your guide will tell you all about the historic urban legends that are a part of the traditional and cultural heritage of the people of Quito.

    The tour at night had a very different perspective than that during the day. Many sites and buildings are lite up enhancing their beauty. A lot of interesting information was provided.

  • Quito Tour, Teleferico & Pichincha Volcano Horseback Ride

    4. Quito Tour, Teleferico & Pichincha Volcano Horseback Ride

    You will begin your tour with a pick-up from your hotel. The tour will then continue from Basilica Church, where you will make a brief stop next to San Juan Mirador from where you will have a beautiful view of the colonial center of Quito.  After walking through the colonial streets, you will then stop at the Independence Plaza to admire the cathedral and the Government Palace. You will also visit La Ronda Street, the Company Church, Santo Domingo Church, Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church, which was built during the 17th century.  After visiting the historical sights, you'll go to the Teleférico. This is one of the best ways to enjoy the city with views of the beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains and Quito, the capital. From a point at more than 13,000 feet (4000 meters), you will enjoy magnificent views, as well as a horseback riding tour which will last between 2 to 3-hour...

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

    5. 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.

  • From Quito: 4-Day Nature & Culture Tour

    6. From Quito: 4-Day Nature & Culture Tour

    Start your four-day Quito adventure with a visit to the Cotopaxi National Park where you can walk around Limpiopungo Lake and enjoy the scenery of one of the highest and most active volcanoes in Ecuador. The next day, explore the charming city of Baños to enjoy the famous Avenida de las Cascadas. Visit the Pailon del Diablo waterfall where you can try what’s known as the “swing at the end of the world.” Start the next day with a ride on an Ecuadorian train and enjoy the beautiful Andean landscape along the way. Travel south to Ingapirca, the most important archaeological complex in Ecuador, where you will learn about the Cañari and Incan cultures. Overnight in Cuenca, known as one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador, which you can continue to explore the next day with a visit to the historic center, and Cajas National Park or Gualaceo and Chordeleg.

  • Quito City tour + Pululahua Crater

    7. 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: 1914 Original Trolley City Tour

    8. Quito: 1914 Original Trolley City Tour

    Visit the historic center of Quito, the largest and best preserved in South America, in one of the local supplier's original trolleys, which are a replica of the trams that circulated in Quito in the last century. Visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where you make a brief stop for an explanation of its facade, before later heading towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty. Here you will find a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", and you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Later, continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city and full of history. From here, you walk to the Plaza Grande, the historical and political center of the city, surrounded by innumerable attractions including: the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Archbishop's Palace, and the La Compañía chu...

    We had a great city tour today with our guide Daniel who was knowledgeable and very accommodating. The trolley car is fun, and has large windows. The tour was a great overview of Quito.

  • Quito: City Tour, Teleferico & Pichincha Volcano Hike

    9. Quito: City Tour, Teleferico & Pichincha Volcano Hike

    Departing from your Quito hotel, you'll embark on a journey that will let you discover some of Quito's top attractions. First, visit Panecillo Hill which allows for panoramic views of the city. Don't forget to bring your camera. The tour will then continue on to the Basilica Church, and to the San Juan Mirador from where you'll have a beautiful sight of Quito's colonial center.  Stroll through the colonial streets and get a glimpse at the old city's top attractions including Independence Plaza, the cathedral and the Government Palace. You'll also visit La Ronda Street, the Company Church, Santo Domingo Church, Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church. After visiting the historical site, head to Teleferico, Quito's famous cable car. This is one of the best ways to enjoy the city with views of beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains and of the city itself. From a point at more than 4,100...

    Thank you Diego. You told us a lot about the vegetation on Pichincha. The view was amazing. The City Tour was realy interesting, history, churches...

  • Quito City: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

    10. Quito City: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Enjoy a 4-hour tour of Quito City. Visit Panecillo Hill and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Continue to the impressive Basilica del Voto Nacional and the "San Juan Mirador,” where you can take in the Colonial center of Quito. After walking through the colonial streets, stop at the Plaza de la Independencia ("Independence Plaza") to admire the cathedral and the Carondelet Palace, the seat of the government. Visit Ronda Street, the Compañía de Jesús church, Santo Domingo Church, La Iglesia de El Sagrario and the Church and Convent of St. Francis, which was built during the 17th century.  Finally, return to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Quito

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 35 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

We had a great city tour today with our guide Daniel who was knowledgeable and very accommodating. The trolley car is fun, and has large windows. The tour was a great overview of Quito.

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.

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