Half-Day Quito City Tour visiting Historical Center and Panecillo

Day Trips & Excursions in Ecuador

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• Visit the idyllic Quito Colonia City (Independence Plaza, The Cathedra, Plaza San Francisco). • Step into South America’s best example of Spanish Baroque architecture church, La Compañia De Jesus • Catch a great 360 sight of Quito from the Virgen del Panecillo viewpoint (depends on time). • Get acquainted with Quito’s culinary delicacies during this classic-style Quito City Tour
An early pick up form your hotel (9h00 approximately) to take a ride to a tour in the UNESCO World Patrimony Old Town Quito, step into the beautiful colonial churches and submerge into its history and classic art. A rich colonial legacy with European and pre-Spanish roots fill the old city. You will start by visiting San Francisco Square and Church, the Independence Square and the main Cathedral, Presidential Palace Building, and one of the best examples of the baroque movement in South America, the iconic La Compañía de Jesus church. Most of the religious buildings here date 500 years old – it will dazzle your senses. The bizarre mixture of two worldviews (Incan religion and European Catholicism) is beautifly reflected on the Colonial City. Afterwards, enjoy an amazing 360- degree view from Panecillo Hill before riding back to your hotel of stay in Quito.* The activities and timing will depend on your preferences *  

What’s included

  • Pick up and Drop off at your hotel in Quito (hotels within the urban perimeter ONLY)
  • Bilingual Guide during the tour

What’s not included

  • Meals
  • Hotel in Quito
  • Entrances Fee to some churches in the Historical Center
  • Cost of extra activities not listed
  • Tips & Gratuities (optional)