Full Day Tour to Quito Old District and Mitad del Mundo
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Stop At: Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), Gabriel Garcia Moreno Entre Chile y Espejo, Quito 170150 Ecuador
It is the principal and central public square of Quito, Ecuador. This is the central square of the city and one of the symbols of the executive power of the nation. Its main feature is the monument to the independence heroes of August 10, 1809, date remembered as the First Cry of Independence of the Royal Audience of Quito from spanish monarchy.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: El Panecillo, Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150 Ecuador
This is the most famous postcard of Quito! It is a symbol of the people religiosity and faith. Even though the statue made of almost 7.000 pieces of aluminum was set in 1975, the origin of this representation is in a 1734 sculpture made by Bernardo de Legarda, one of the most famous Colonial artists from Quito!
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, Crater Volcan Pululahua mirador de Pululahua, Calacali 170154 Ecuador
Pululahua is a Quichua word that means “cloud of water” or fog. It is a collapsed volcano with great biodiversity and unique geological formations. It is due to this uniqueness that it was declared a geobotanical reserve.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Intinan Museum, Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180 Ecuador
A few hundred meters north of the entrance to the main Mitad del Mundo complex, this amusing museum has meandering outdoor exhibits of astronomical geography and explanations of the importance of Ecuador’s geographical location.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco), Quito Ecuador
The Church and Convent of San Francisco form part of the City of Quito World Heritage Site, the first site ever inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1978. It is the oldest and most significant religious site in Ecuador. The vast complex includes 13 cloisters, three churches, a plaza, more than 3,500 works of religious art, and a library holding thousands of books and historic documents.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Basilica del Voto Nacional, Carchi 122 y Venezuela., Quito 170150 Ecuador
is a Roman Catholic church located in the historic center of Quito, Ecuador. It is the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Certified English/Spanish speaking guide
- Private transportation
- Hotel pick up / drop off
- All activities described in the program
- Entrance fee to La Compañia Church and Inti Ñan Museum
- Entry/Admission - Intinan Museum
- Entrance fees as specified in the program
- Food and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Entry/Admission - San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Great way to see Quito highlights and the Equator. Our guide Oscar was fabulous. Knowledgeable. Sensitive to our needs. Not rushed
Our tour was excellent! Our tour guide was absolutely wonderful and informative. She even got us in a certain area to see the Old Town from above. Love the equator tour as well.
Excellent tour. Great guide. Highly recommend.
We had this with Latin Adventures. Alfonso, our tour guide, drove me and my wife a private tour to places like the Quito Virgin, and the Cathedrals in downtown Quito. Since this happened on a Sunday, the Feast of Three Kings in Catholic church, we were able to catch a parade that showcased the richness of the Ecuadorian culture. A visit to the real Mitad del Mundo highlighted our trip. It was a perfect day to have this tour. Amazing trip!
This is NOT our first Viator all day tour. However this was our first time in South America. We booked this particular tour because it had everything we wanted, as well as the flexibility of a personal guide and schedule. We we not dissapointed! Our guide Francisco picked us up at our hotel in the heart of the old city early, and we packed the day full including some off tour goodies, like visiting the Olga Fisch shop and museum, and having an excellent lunch while on the way there. He spent all day with us, and dropped us that evening at our next hotel near the airport, as we had a flight out the next morning to the Galapagos. Francisco found us some wonderful vantage points of the old city from some rooftops we NEVER would have found on our own! Really appreciated this service, and the ability to book reliable and high quality tours ahead of time from anywhere in the world is truly wonderful.
This tour was amazing! We got to see many exciting sights and my tour guide personalized part of the tour for us so everyone got to visit the areas of Quito that they wanted to see. It was over and beyond my expectations.
Felt rushed the whole day. Weren't taken into the Middle of the World Monument had to take pictures from outside although we went into the official site next door. Was told we had to pay an extra 50 US because of the location of our hotel and we weren't told until we were already driving back to the hotel at the end of the day. What choice did we have at that point? None. We would have been better off just taking a taxi to the monument and later to central Quito, and going at our own pace throughout the day.
Amazing tour, great guide, a highlight of our stay in Ecuador!
Amazing private tour. Santiago was our guide and we saw a bit of everything. We also got to go on the cable car to a beautiful lookout. We switched around the tour a bit since we had already seen a good amount of old town Quito. Our guide was fun, attentive, and the sights we saw were amazing. It was nice doing a private tour so we could go where we wanted, eat what we wanted, and see what we wanted. I recommend it.