The Best of Quito
Let us show you the best of Quito on this full-day group tour.
We will meet you at 8 AM at your hotel for a day of exploring Quito and its surroundings.
Once the group is complete, we will leave to find Pululahua, this dormant volcano is one of two volcanoes worldwide that actually houses a complete village in its crater! After enjoying the views into the valley created by the latest eruption (about 2.200 years ago) we continue our way to Inti Nan. This ethnic folklore museum can be found right on the Equator and not only is it home to a great exposition of the various indigenous groups living in Ecuador, but it is also the place to get involved in some experiments said only to be possible right on the Equator like balancing an egg on a nail (!).
Going further south and back to Quito we will stop at the Teleferico, a cable car takes up on the volcano Pichincha and we will go from approximately 3.045 meters (9.990 ft.) to 4.100 meters (13.123 ft.) in about 8 – 20 minutes. This is, especially on a clear day, an excellent opportunity to see the whole of Quito, a city build in a valley and around 80 km. (or 50 miles) long. Even better though is the view of the “Avenue of Volcanoes”. Be prepared to see for instance Cotopaxi, Antisana, Chimborazo, Imbabura, Cotacachi, Ruminahui, Corazon, and many more!
We will make a stop for lunch (not included but for $10 per person extra it can be arranged) before heading to the colonial city center. As the first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic center has much to offer from cobblestone streets to impressive churches and plazas. Our walking tour of the city center begins in La Ronda with its charming houses and many workshops. Via Plaza de San Francisco with the convent built-in 1535, we walk towards Compania de Jesus ( the Golden Church). This church is renowned for its abundant use of leave gold, over 7 tons is used on the inside to decorate the church! Close by we will find Plaza de la Independencia with the Archbishop’s Palace as well as the Presidential Palace. The walking tour ends at the Basilica, a neo-gothic structure based on the Notre Dame in Paris.
WHAT YOU GET
- Bilingual guide
- Entrance fee
- Teleferico (Cable Car) $8.50
- Inti Nan $5
- Compania de Jesus (Golden Church) $5
- Lunch (for $10 per person)
- Anything not mentioned
As we go to various climate zones on this tour we advise you to bring some layers of clothing as well as:
- Comfortable walking shoes
RATES & BOOKING
Please give us a call +17073403778 / +593995255781 / Send us a text message by WhatsApp or send us a message firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservations to know about availability and price for your reservation.
Scheduled tour bookings are not confirmed until payment is received ( by Credit card, Paypal, or wire transfer bank*).
In any event, Tour Guide Ecuador strongly advises you to take out travel insurance. It’s well worth the peace of mind.
We always suggest a call, email, or text the day before your tour to ensure all your details are as they should be. It is not obligatory, but it helps.
If confirmed standard departure tour bookings are canceled the following fees apply:
More than 7 days in advance – 10% of the original fee.
3-7 days in advance – 50% of tour cost.
Within 72 hours of commencement – refunds will not be available.
If changes are made more than 6 days before the original booking there is no charge. The rebooked date must be within 2 months.
- Destination:Ecuador, Quito
- DURATION:Full day