QUITO AND MITAD DEL MUNDO

COME AND ENJOY A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN A DAY OF LANDSCAPE THROUGH THE CITY OF QUITO AND MITAD DEL MUNDO

ABOUT THIS TOUR: 

Departing from the meeting point, you will discover the highlights of the city with a professional guide. Stroll along Avenida Gran Colombia to the monumental Basilica of the National Vow and admire its imposing neo-Gothic facade. Continue to Plaza de la Independencia, in the colonial center of the city, and visit the impressive white cathedral and government palace. Admire the golden altars of the sumptuous Jesuit church of La Compañía de Jesús, as well as the church of San Francisco, which dates back to the 16th century. Climb El Panecillo hill to admire the statue of the Virgin Mary and the panoramic view of the city. Next, visit the Middle of the World City to learn more about the equator at the Intiñán Solar Museum. Admire representations of colonial architecture and visit the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres.

DEPARTURES: SUNDAY, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 08:30 AM. 

HIGHLIGHTS OF TOUR:

  • Modern Quito
  • Down town Of Quito
  • Basílica del Voto Nacional
  • Panecillo Viewpoint
  • Plaza de San Francisco
  • Plaza Grande
  • Government Palace
  • La Compañía Church
  • La Ronda Street
  • Monument of the Middle of The World
  • Middle of The World City and Site Museum

ITINERARY

We will visit the Historic down town of Quito, the largest and best preserved in South America, in one of our original trolleys, which are a replica of the trams that circulated in Quito in the last century.

Visit to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where we will make a brief stop for an explanation of its facade, to later move towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty, and where is a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Later we will continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city and full of history, from where we will walk to the Plaza Grande, historical and political center of the city, surrounded by innumerable attractions including: the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañía church.

We will finish our tour meeting the traditional La Ronda neighborhood, in whose romantic setting we can find workshops where our visitors will learn with a group of authentic artisans, how their works are elaborated, and trades of yesteryear that keep alive the cultural traditions of this charming city, in this emblematic street you will have the opportunity to visit an ice cream shop where you can find very traditional flavors of Ecuador, as well as a visit to one of the artisan workshops: panamá hats or joinery or tinwork or products made from honey bee. (Entrance to churches are not included).

After lunch (Not Included), we go to the "Middle of the World City", where you can see the monument that divides the northern hemisphere from the southern hemisphere of the planet. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line that divides the world and it is a must-see place for those who visit Quito. Includes entrance to the Middle of the World complex ,where you can live experiences that defy the laws of physics and occur only in this part of the world. After visiting this privileged place and registering it in your passport, you will always see Ecuador and the Middle of the World in a different way.

PRICE PER PERSON:

TYPE OF TOUR PRICE PER PERSON
SHARING BASIS $60 USD

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INCLUDED: 

  • Pick up from assigned hotel
  • Shared basis touristic transportation during the tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Tasting of traditional ice creams
  • Demonstration and talk about spinning tops and/or toquilla straw hats
  • Entrance fee to Mitad del Mundo

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to unspecified museums
  • Gratuities and Personal expenses

GALLERY