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Quito Walking Tour
Activities in Quito

Quito Walking Tour

  • English English
  • 6 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Did you know that Quito was the first city to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Get to know it on this tour of its main attractions, and be seduced by its beauty.

Quito Walking Tour

Having picked you up at your hotel, we'll make our way to the historic centre of Quito on board a private vehicle.

Our first stop will be the Panecillo Viewpoint, where we'll enjoy some spectacular views more than 10,000 feet (3000 metres) above sea level, admiring the Virgen de Quito statue, 150 feet (45 metres) tall.

Following our route, we'll visit one of the most traditional markets in Quito, the Mercado San Francisco. Here you'll be able to see for yourselves the charm, tradition and tastes of the Ecuadorian capital, which passes from generation to generation through the melting pot of the market. Here you'll have the chance to try it for yourselves, with some delicious fruit juices from the capital.

Having left the market, we'll head to the Church of San Francisco, a gem of colonial architecture. Next, we'll pass through its surroundings and head into a traditional shop to learn all about the secrets of cacao, Equador's most popular product, with a sweet and velvety chocolate tasting.

The tour continues taking in the Iglesia de la Compañía, which stands out for its mixture of colonial and baroque architectural styles, and one of the most important and ornate religious sites in Equador. Then we'll visit the Plaza Grande and Basílica del Voto Nacional, a testament to the varied architectural heritage of the city, with its distinctive neo-gothic style.

Next, we'll head to the La Casa del Alabado museum, travelling back through Equador's past with a complete collection of pre-hispanic art and Ecuadorian archaeology. Then we'll make a stop to try some delicious desserts in the San Agustin Ice Cream Shop - the oldest café in the city.

The guided tour continues through the traditional Calle de La Ronda, where the cultural and traditional mix in markets, colonial buildings and artisanal workshops which maintain their Equatorian essence.

At the end of the tour, you'll have the option to continue enjoying the historic centre of Quito on your own, or head back to the hotels by public transport.

Price

Adults Children under 3 years old
US$ 70
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 70
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information

Duration

6 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking tour guide.

Entrance to La Compañía Church.

Entrance to the Casa del Alabado Museum.

Typical Ecuadorian lunch.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Quito).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.

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