Quito
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Express Transfer: Mariscal Sucre Airport to Quito

1. Express Transfer: Mariscal Sucre Airport to Quito

Transfer from Mariscal Sucre International Airport to downtown Quito with an express transfer service. The service operates every 60 minutes, traveling from the airport to select hotels. Those hotels include: Sheraton, Dann Carlton, Howard Johnson, JW Marriott, Holiday, Nu House, Hilton Colon, Mercure Alameda, Reina Isabel, Swissotel, and Radisson. The new airport is in an area north of the city called Tababela and the transfer time between the airport and downtown is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Passengers who have arrived at the same time will share a 10-passenger van as transportation.

Quito Discovery Walking Tour

2. 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 and a monastery, then walk down through Rocafuerte Street, which in the Seventeen Century was known as “the long Street to the hill”. Explore La Ronda, one of the most picturesque cobblestone streets in Old District of Quito. Following your guide’s recommendations and try flavors that you’re not likely to find back home — like colaciones, empanadas etc... Enjoy a shot of "Canelazo" using your newly learned phrases to greet locals or stop in a chocolatería to taste and have a full explanation of the whole process of making chocolate. Your guide is happy to provide assistance in getting back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Quito

For the same price as a taxi or Uber, they pick you up at the gate with a name sign and drop you off at your door in a large, new car with a super friendly driver. You’d be crazy not to take this option!! They also do Quito>Airport — you just need to WhatsApp them ahead to arrange the pick up address. Totally recommend.

Taking this transfer option really was a good choice! Mateo was at the airport, waiting for us with a sign. Everything went smooth, he gave us good tips on our way to the city on what to visit, where to eat, how to stay safe etc. Totally recommend it!

Excellent ! - Worked out great. What was not good was the booking as such because I could not enter the flight arrival date or any other information. However, the booking could be adjusted later thanks to GetYouGuide's good chat service.

I was greeted warmly at the airport and after a short conversation my taxi was ready. Despite the high volume of traffic, I was safely dropped off at the hotel after about 90 minutes. Clear 5 star rating ...

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