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Quito: Street Food Essentials

Quito: Street Food Essentials

After years of research we’ve carefully selected the best street food stands in Quito in the most unexpected and hole in the wall locations. This tour prizes taste over aesthetic or price and is sure to make you craving the recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. You’ll try exotic fruits and juices, seafood delicacies and the best local bites, made with fresh ingredients. We will finish the journey with a top chocolate, coffee and cocktail tasting. In addition to getting a real taste of Quito, you will explore the city’s back streets, downtown’s flea market and cool off beaten path architecture, street art and more. We will wander through the parts of Quito that are home to the locals that dwell here and we will eat the food that natives have been enjoying for decades. By the time the tour is finished, you will understand the magic that makes our town one of the tastiest cities in Latin America, while feeling the impact that street food has on how we have built our culture.

Quito: City Highlights and Food Walking Tour

Quito: City Highlights and Food Walking Tour

Explore Quito, the oldest capital in South America, from all of its angles. Admire downtown's colonial architecture with its mix of 16th century and modern style buildings. Get away from the main sites and explore lesser-known gems, like the main flea market in town, where you'll understand another side of every day local life. Eat at our 4 favorite street food stands, explore local food markets and spot amazing street art. Finish the journey sampling some of the best chocolate and a cocktail or coffee.

Quito and Middle of the World City Full-Day Tour

Quito and Middle of the World City Full-Day Tour

Following morning pick-up from your hotel in Quito, get to know the highlights of the city with a professional guide. Journey down Gran Colombia Avenue to the monumental Basilica del Voto Nacional and admire its impressive neo-Gothic façade. Continue to Plaza de la Independencia in the colonial heart of the city center and visit the striking white cathedral and Government Palace. Admire the gold altars of the ornate Jesuit church of La Compañía de Jesús, along with the 16th-century Church of San Francisco. Journey up El Panecillo hill to see a statue of the Virgin Mary and get panoramic city views. Next, visit the Middle of the World City to learn more about the equator at the Intiñan Solar Museum. Look at representations of the colonial era architecture and visit the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres.

Gastronomic and Cultural Walking Tour of Quito with Tastings

Gastronomic and Cultural Walking Tour of Quito with Tastings

First when you meet your guide, will give you some recommendations and your adventure will begin there, the points you will visit are: • Basilica of the National Vow (exterior), largest neo-Gothic church in Latin America, with its very striking gargoyles • “Camilo Egas” Art Museum, and learn about the indigenous people • Ñucanchi Shop, shopping time with Ecuadorian liquor tasting • Tasting of Canelazo, traditional Quito drink; with or without alcohol you decide • Archbishop's Palace, where we will taste the famous Mistelas, ice cream, and unique sweets. • Plaza Grande, Cathedral, Government Palace, where you will learn about the history of the city and the country • Visit the traditional García Moreno street or Seven Crosses, the most touristy street in the historic center • The Church of the Company of Jesus (outside) or also called the golden church • Former Central Bank of Ecuador (outside), we will talk about why we use dollars? • Place to eat Quito's famous empanadas • Plaza de San Francisco de Quito and its church, you will learn about its history as the origin of craft beer in South America • Tasting of Ecuadorian chocolate while we enjoy the panoramic view of the San Francisco de Quito church. Don't think twice and get to know the city of Quito in a unique and spectacular way... Chulla vida...!! (Yolo) 😄

Quito: Indigenous Culture + Old Town

Quito: Indigenous Culture + Old Town

1. Basilica of the National Vow Discover the Basilica church, its history and general characteristics, in addition to delving into its pre-Columbian history. 2. Craft store Learn about the crafts of one of the most representative stores in the capital and taste the city's typical ancestral snacks. 3. Visiting a Museum Discover the pre-Hispanic presence that inhabited Quito in pre-Hispanic times in a very special museum of pre-Columbian art. 4. Plaza Grande Walk through the central square of the city and observe daily life and the coexistence of the different cultures that pass through the streets. 5. Plaza de San Francisco Observe one of the largest architectural monuments in the city, the Plaza de San Francisco, learn about the syncretism of its architecture and the indigenous cultural features of the surroundings.

Quito City: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Quito City: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a 4-hour tour of Quito City. Visit Panecillo Hill and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Continue to the impressive Basilica del Voto Nacional and the "San Juan Mirador,” where you can take in the Colonial center of Quito. After walking through the colonial streets, stop at the Plaza de la Independencia ("Independence Plaza") to admire the cathedral and the Carondelet Palace, the seat of the government. Visit Ronda Street, the Compañía de Jesús church, Santo Domingo Church, La Iglesia de El Sagrario and the Church and Convent of St. Francis, which was built during the 17th century.  Finally, return to your hotel.

Quito City Tour and Equator Line

Quito City Tour and Equator Line

Explore a neo-Gothic Catholic church in Quito, built in 1884 .Its towers offer stunning city views, and it houses the National Pantheon of Heads of State, catacombs, chapels, and the Oblate convent. Enjoy the Historic square in the heart of Quito. Enjoy A Jesuit Catholic temple in Latin America with a volcanic stone facade and a gold leaf interior. Ascend to the Panecillo Hill to encounter "The Panecillo’s Virgin," a towering 41-meter sculpture that grants breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Explore the Ruco Pichincha volcano on a 15-minute cable car ride to enjoy a panoramic view of Quito, go hiking, mountain climbing. Discover the Museo Inti Ñan Museum: Explore Ecuador's indigenous history and celestial knowledge in an interactive museum.

Quito: City Sightseeing Guided Night Walking Tour

Quito: City Sightseeing Guided Night Walking Tour

This excursion takes from two and a half to three hours. Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 p.m. to start a short evening drive along Quito's most interesting sites, like The Church and Square of San Blas, founded in 1568; the Sucre Theatre, an exceptional building of the 19th century; the Convent of El Carmen Bajo and many other architectonic jewels! You will do a wonderful full walk along the main streets, plus quick stops in the most beautiful spots of Quito's colonial town, in order to see the incredible structures, buildings, monasteries, churches and squares lighted up by the moonlight and splendid colours! This is the best and safest opportunity to enjoy the lovely atmosphere of Quito at night. It is also possible to visit the charming neighbourhood of La Ronda where we can try one the most famous home-made-cocktails of the sierra region called “Canelazo”, which is a mixture of a hot cinnamon tea, passion fruit juice and a few drops of a safe local “moon shine”. After your unforgettable walk, you will drive up to the top of "El Panecillo" hill, which is located at 3.200 meters above sea level (10,000 ft), to appreciate the beautiful contrast of colourful lights on the squares and avenues, distributed in the irregular topography of the city. On the way back to the hotel you will stop in front of the Basilica de Quito, an extraordinary church built with neo-gothic style! You will be back in your hotel approximately at 9:30 p.m.

Quito Auténtico y Milenario

Quito Auténtico y Milenario

Our meeting point will be in Garcia Moreno Park, where one of our guides will be waiting for you, this is diagonal to the public parking lot on Venezuela Street. You can recognize us by our Munay Travel Rollup. 1 Exterior visit Basilica of the National Vote You will get to know the most emblematic and neo-Gothic church in Quito, characterized by its architecture, its ornamental details, history and the mystery that its construction entails. 2 Free entrance Warmi Shop You will enjoy an unparalleled experience where you will be part of our culture, history and dance one of our traditional and ancestral dances from the Amazon region. 3 Street of seven crosses and Exterior of the church of Santa Barbara. 4 "Casa del Higo" - Heritage House. We will visit one of the first houses built in the old town currently considered a heritage house. 5 Aleli artisan bread Tasting of the best sourdough bread in Quito, handmade for decades. 6 Exterior visit Archbishop's Palacem - Quito Sweet shop. For sweet lovers, here we will enjoy the different varieties of traditional Quito sweets. You will also learn the history of this beautiful palace and its architecture. 7 Exterior visit Big square Historical review Legends Current events Better known as the Plaza de la Independencia or main square, where you will learn the history surrounding the independence of Ecuador. And its most relevant points that make it up. 8 Free entrance Church of El Sagrario Architecture Bulkhead Located on the street of the seven crosses. This beautiful chapel of religious origin has fascinating architecture and different representations of the Quito baroque. 9 Exterior visit Church of the Company of Jesus We will visit the La Compañia church, one of the most beautiful and perfect in Latin America, the pinnacle of Ecuadorian baroque. It is also called "Solomon's Temple of South America" and Considered the golden church 10 Central Bank of Ecuador - Quito Metro Appreciation of ancient Quito and modern Quito. Design and architecture. 11 San Francisco church and square. Here you will learn about the history and architecture of San Francisco. We will also learn curious facts such as the most popular legend in Quito and the creation of the first artisanal beer. 12 Ecuadorian chocolate tasting. We will taste the best chocolate in Ecuador where we will recharge our energy to continue with our tour. 13 Exterior visit Queen bow and old hospital of quito. We will visit two important points that separate social classes and access to resources in the city of Quito, which marks a historical milestone. 14 24 de Mayo Boulevard and Morales Street (LA RONDA). Curious and historical facts about La Ronda Street. Visit to the museum "Casa de las Artes 999 La Ronda" Finally We will live the experience of how to handle an old loom where different garments from the Andean region of our country are made in Peguche Handicrafst.

Quito: Old Town Walking Tour with Chocolate Tasting

Quito: Old Town Walking Tour with Chocolate Tasting

Explore the Old Town of Quito on a guided walking tour. See why the Old Town of Quito was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Visit the most important squares, churches, and landmarks, and try some local food and drinks. Meet your guide and set off on a walking tour of the Old Town of Quito. Admire the city's magnificent architecture and learn about its history. Visit the most important squares, see the most important churches, and try some local food and drinks. Try some Ecuadorian chocolate, some sweets representative of Quito, and the most famous beverage of the city. Have fun and dance with your guide.

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(14 reviews)

I really enjoyed the food, full of different flavours. Our guide was explaining every detail. It was a tour full of fruits, drinks, snacks, soups and even art and a lot of information about Ecuador. The lady in purple jacket is highly recommended. Greating from Holanda!

I love how Santi was knowledgeable and devotedly passionate he was to his community and culture. The food stop he brought us to were amazing. Off the beaten path and so authentic to the Ecuadorian culture. 10/10 can’t recommend enough.

Absolutely wonderful! We were so impressed with Malena! She was so knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions with a beautiful smile! Simply can't go wrong!

Great! Santi was amazing. His knowledge of the city was great I learned so much. The food was phenomenal as well! Would recommend this tour to everyone!

Rasu was very nice, available and informative. I enjoyed the tour very much. Strongly recommended!