Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Sightseeing Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Quito

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Enjoy a full-day city tour in Quito to know more about the  largest historical center in South America, with some of the most beautiful churches and buildings! Later,  visit the famous Middle of the World monument, known as Mitad del Mundo where you will experiment in your own the phenomena of the Equator Line!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), Quito, Pichincha ProvinceIt is the principal and central public square of Quito, Ecuador. This is the central square of the city and one of the symbols of the executive power of the nation. Its main feature is the monument to the independence heroes of August 10, 1809, date remembered as the First Cry of Independence of the Royal Audience of Quito from spanish monarchy. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: El Panecillo, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceThis is the most famous postcard of Quito! It is a symbol of the people religiosity and faith. Even though the statue made of almost 7.000 pieces of aluminum was set in 1975, the origin of this representation is in a 1734 sculpture made by Bernardo de Legarda, one of the most famous Colonial artists from Quito!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, Calacali, Pichincha ProvincePululahua is a Quichua word that means “cloud of water” or fog. It is a collapsed volcano with great biodiversity and unique geological formations. It is due to this uniqueness that it was declared a geobotanical reserve.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Intinan Museum, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceA few hundred meters north of the entrance to the main Mitad del Mundo complex, this amusing museum has meandering outdoor exhibits of astronomical geography and explanations of the importance of Ecuador’s geographical location.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco), Quito, Pichincha ProvinceThe Church and Convent of San Francisco form part of the City of Quito World Heritage Site, the first site ever inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1978. It is the oldest and most significant religious site in Ecuador. The vast complex includes 13 cloisters, three churches, a plaza, more than 3,500 works of religious art, and a library holding thousands of books and historic documents.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Basilica del Voto Nacional, Quito, Pichincha Province is a Roman Catholic church located in the historic center of Quito, Ecuador. It is the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas.Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Certified English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Hotel pick up / drop off
  • All activities described in the program
  • Entry/Admission - Intinan Museum

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees as specified in the program
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Entry/Admission - San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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