Quito Sightseeing Tour with Middle of the World and Cable Car

Day Trips & Excursions in Quito

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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 Step right in the middle of the world visiting the Equatorial Monument. Catch a great 360 sight of Quito from the famous Teleferico Cabe Car and enjoy an amazing hike through one of the trails in Cruz Loma.
 An early pick up form your hotel (8h00 approximately) to take a ride through Occidental Av. to the embarking point of TeleferiQ Cable Car parking lot (2950 m.A.S.L) to mount up on our teleferico car. You will ride up 4050 m. high to land on the Pichincha ladders, aka. Cruz Loma. The chilly wind and the lovely landscape is ideal for a small hike o optional horse ride on the area. This site offers an outstanding panoramic view of almost the whole Quito City and the volcanoes that shield her (a open sky day provide view of Antisana, Cotopaxi and Cayambe  and up to 13 volcanoes and summits around Quito). You will then ride to the northern part of the city towards Middle of the World Site. On the small Mitad del Mundo citadel you will visit the Middle of the World Monument, built in honor to the French Scientific Expedition (XVIII century) that tried to define the location of the equator for the first time. Afterwards, you will visit the Inti Ñan Museum, a scientific and cultural museum located in the real location of the Equator Line. We will hit the road again heading back to the city to step into the past wondering around Quito Historical Center. The trip takes a brake here for lunch, your guide will give you some great options to introduce you to a bit of the Andean cuisine (lunch not included).     Continue the 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. Afterwards, and if timing allows, enjoy an amazing 360- degree view from Panecillo Hill before riding back to your hotel of stay in Quito.

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 Mitad del Mundo Citadel, Intiñan Museum, Telferico Cable Car (7 USD pp) and some churches in the Historical Center
  • Cost of extra activities not listed
  • Tips & Gratuities (optional)