- Visit the idyllic Quito Colonia City (Independence Plaza, The Cathedra, Plaza San Francisco)
- Step into South America’s best example of Spanish Baroque architecture church, La Compañia De Jesus
- Step right in the middle of the world visiting the Equatorial Monument.
- Catch a great 360 sight of Quito from the Virgen del Panecillo.
- Get acquainted with Quito’s culinary delicacies during this classic-style Quito City Tour
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Hotel or Hostal of you accommodation (Quito)|
|RETURN LOCATION||Hotel or Hostal of you accommodation (Quito)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Around 08:30 AM|
|DURATION||6 Hours Approximately|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket, sunscreen, camera.|
|INCLUDED|| Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation – pick up/ drop off at hotel.
|NOT INCLUDED|| Meals (unless specified).
Cost of extra activities not listed.
Hotel in Quito (we can arrange your hotel accommodation if need.
Tips & Gratuities (optional)
Quito City Tour & Equatorial Monument short description.
Visit the Old town Quito, step into the beautiful colonial churches and submerge into its history and classic art. Step into the past wondering around Quito Historical Center. Enjoy an amazing 360- degree view from Panecillo Hill. Move northern from the urban city towards the Middle of the World. Don’t forget to take that classic shot on the Equator Line!
Quito colonial legacy holds a rich mixture European and pre-Spanish art, no wonder why UNESCO named it World Patrimony. The plazas, baroque architecture and its more than thirty colonial churches – most of them dating 500 years old – will dazzle your senses.
Start the trip form your hotel of stay in Quito and ride towards the Middle of the World site. On the small citadel, visit the Middle of the World Monument, built in honor to the French Scientific Expedition (XVIII century) that tried to define the location of the equator for the first time. Afterwards, visit the Inti Ñan Museum, a scientific and cultural museum located in the real location of the Equator Line
The trip takes a brake here for lunch, your guide will give you some great options to introduce you to a bit of the Andean cuisine (lunch not included).
Continue exploring the city and its Historical Center. Take a walk at San Francisco Square and Church, the Independence Square and the main Cathedral, Presidential Palace, El Sagrario Church, and one of the best examples of the baroque movement in South America, the iconic church La Compañía de Jesus. The Gold leaf covered temple, the meticulous façade and the perfectly carved wooden door amuses its visitors every time.
The bizarre mixture of two worldviews (Incan religion and European Catholicism) is beautifly reflected on the Colonial City. After this enriching historic visit, take a ride to Virgen del Panecillo Hill and catch a 360 degree view of the city.
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