Hiking
Trip Style
6 Hours approx
Duration
Quito
Location
Full-Day Trip
Trip Type

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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).
Entrances Fee.
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 PalaceEl 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. 

USEFUL INFO FOR YOUR QUITO CITY TOUR DAY TOUR

Climate:
Quito hosts a very variable climate. We highly recommended that travelers take a small back pack to carry all needed.

Money: 
We recommend you bring small bills to pay for the entrances and tips.

What to bring:
Sun block for sunny days.
A rain coat – Quito is quite in unpredictable
Refillable bottle of water
Camera

Clothing Suggestions:
A warm jacket (dress in layers)
A light raincoat, just in case
Hat – Sunglasses
Good walking shoes

Tipping:
Please, feel free to tip your local guides and drivers if you are glad with their services. Even if not compulsory, tipping is cosidered a gesture of gratitude to the people taking care of you during your trip. We recommend you consider this expense when planning your budget for this tour.

Quito City Tour

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 2, 2016

We had a fantastic guided tour of Quito with Guillermo and Sara at a very reasonable cost
We were collected from the hotel at 7pm and returned at 6-30pm having seem many of the sights of Quito The guide was very knowledgeable and fitted in all the places that we asked to go to
I would highly recommend Nature Galapagos

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