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  • Quito: 2.5-Hour City Bus Tour

    1. Quito: 2.5-Hour City Bus Tour

    Embark on a fun and relaxing tour experience as you explore Quito on a double-decker bus. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations and enjoy informative commentary from an audio guide along the way. The itinerary includes the highlights of Quito, including its historic city center, the largest in South America. Stop at Panecillo Hill, and enjoy panoramic views from the most important lookout in Quito. Enjoy a memorable ride through the city and take great photos from the top of the bus.

    our guide was amazing. so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Ecuador and it’s people

  • Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World

    2. Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World

    Begin by a visit to one of South America's best preserved historic city centers. Go to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where you can climb up its high domes. Move towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty and giant statue of the Winged Virgin - here you can admire a beautiful landscape of both colonial and modern Quito (entrance to churches not included). Continue on to the traditional La Ronda neighborhood. In this romantic setting you can find workshops where you can learn from a group of authentic artisans how their work is done. See historic trades that keep alive the cultural traditions of this charming city. Stop at Zona Rosa for approximately an hour and a half to have some free time for lunch (not included). You will then go to the Middle of the World City, where you can see the monument that divides the northern and southern h...

    Very inexpensive and easy way to learn about Quito. Our tour guide was friendly and informative. It was easy to book through the site and the built in GPS system in the app was extremely helpful to find the meeting point.

  • Quito: Historic Day and Night Tour

    3. Quito: Historic Day and Night Tour

    During the course of this tour, you'll get to know the people and places of Quito, as your guide explains to you the cultural heritage of the city. You'll travel in a historic tram, similar to those that could be found in Quito in the 20th century. Firstly, you'll visit the historic centre of Quito, one of the largest and best-preserved sites in South America. Then, make your way to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, making a brief stop during which you'll be able to climb it's high domes. Following this, you'll head to the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city where a statue of the Winged Virgin is located. Take some time to admire the beautiful landscape of Quito. Then, you'll continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, a place full of history. The historical and political centre of the city is to be found at the Plaza Grande, which is surrounded by innumerable attractions...

  • Quito: City Highlights and Food Tour

    4. Quito: City Highlights and Food Tour

    Explore Quito, the oldest capital in South America, from all of its angles. Get to know the main historical plazas, buildings, churches and parks. Admire downtown's colonial architecture with its mix of 19th 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. Explore a top food market, while eating traditional Ecuadorian cuisine favoured by the locals. Finish the journey sampling some of the best chocolate and coffee from the hands of a top chocolatier.

  • Quito: Middle of the World Tour with Tickets

    5. Quito: Middle of the World Tour with Tickets

    Begin your 3-hour tour in the northern part of Quito and head up to the middle of the city. This is where you will find the monument that stands on the line that divides the northern and the southern hemispheres. The Equatorial Monument was built during the 17th century when the precise dividing line between the hemispheres was defined by a French expeditionary team.

    Heidi our guide was fabulous! Excellent tour, just as advertised. Diego drove us safely to and from the equator. Great experience, not difficulties or problem. Taking the Grey Line was the best way to go.

  • Quito Discovery Walking Tour

    6. Quito Discovery Walking Tour

    Meet your guide at Plaza de San Blas located in the Old Town to begin your cultural tour into the city’s historical heart. Experience the sights, smells, and flavors of this sky-high capital as the day comes to life. Start this 4-hour adventure on the cobblestone streets of the city to visit: the Mercado Central, a vibrant and colorful market to immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere; follow your guide past stalls bursting with exotic fruits and fresh vegetables and discover sizzling local dishes. You will also visit the Independence Plaza, home to the Independence Monument, Government Palace, and the Archbishop’s Palace. Stop to absorb the colonial charm of the La Compañía de Jesús, a Jesuit church boasting an elaborate façade made entirely out of volcanic stone, and an interior rich in gold leaf. Next, adventure to the legendary San Francisco Catholic Church to explore convents ...

  • Quito: Family Walking Tour

    7. Quito: Family Walking Tour

    Experience a rewarding adventure with your family on this exclusive walking tour. Listen to a local professional guide explain the many famous cultural and architectural sites of Quito. Stroll through the city center with your family on this two-hour tour at an easy pace. Have fun learning about Quito’s fascinating history and hearing stories that both the adults and kids are sure to enjoy.

  • Quito City Tour & Capilla del Hombre Art Museum

    8. Quito City Tour & Capilla del Hombre Art Museum

    This full-day tour includes a visit to The Panecillo Hill for a panoramic view of the city. The tour will then continue from the Basilica Church, where you will make a brief stop and next, onto the “San Juan Mirador” from where you will have a beautiful view of The Colonial Centre of Quito.   After walking through the colonial streets, stop at the Independence Plaza to admire the Cathedral and the Government’s Palace. Furthermore, visit La Ronda Street, The Company Church, Santo Domingo´s Church, The Sagrario´s Church and San Francisco´s Church, which was built during the 17th century. In the afternoon, visit the fascinating Capilla Del Hombre Museum which was built by local artist Guayasamin as a tribute to humankind and the art-work on display depicting the historic suffering and struggle of Latin America’s poor indigenous population.

  • From Quito: 3-Day Mitad del Mundo, Teleferico & Mindo

    9. From Quito: 3-Day Mitad del Mundo, Teleferico & Mindo

    Day 1: Enjoy a reception at Quito Airport and then check-in at your hotel. You will start the tour early and head to the historical center of the first city to named as a UNESCO Prime Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Follow the Avenue Gran Colombia through to the Church of the Basilica of the National Vow to Independence Square through to the colonial streets on this cathedral walking tour. You will also see the Government Palace and Archbishop, the Church of the Society of Jesus and the Church of San Francisco built in the 16th Century. Later, arrive at the Mirador del Panecillo, where you'll find a sculpture of the Virgin Mary and can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Continue north on one of the expressways that will lead you directly to the Intiñan Museum, where you will experience and feel like you are in the middle of the world. Then head tow...

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What people are saying about Pichincha

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 44 reviews

It was absolutely worth it! The guide was super friendly and did a great job, he always tried to fulfill every single wish of the customers :) I would definitely recommend it, especially when you consider the low price!

Heidi our guide was fabulous! Excellent tour, just as advertised. Diego drove us safely to and from the equator. Great experience, not difficulties or problem. Taking the Grey Line was the best way to go.

our guide was amazing. so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Ecuador and it’s people

it was excellent! got to see a lot, cant beat it for the price

A great way to learn about and explore the old city.