Welcome to Quito

A capital city high in the Andes, Quito is dramatically situated, hemmed in by mountain peaks whose greenery is concealed by gray afternoon mist. Modern apartment buildings and modest concrete homes creep partway up their slopes and busy commercial thoroughfares lined with shops and choked with traffic turn into subdued neighborhoods on Sundays. Warm and relaxed, traditional Ecuadorian Sierra culture – overflowing... Read More

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$44 Transfers & Ground Transport

Quito Arrival Transfers

When you land at Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport, your driver will meet you outside the customs area and escort you to your shared minivan. Then, sit back and relax on the drive to your Quito hotel. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight arrival details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to your driver.

$65 Shopping & Fashion

Otavalo Marketplace with Optional Lunch

Depart from Quito through the Pan-American North Highway until arriving to Cayambe, where the passengers will have the opportunity to taste the delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker or bread baked in a clay oven (greatly paired with local cheese or caramel sauce).  Afterwards, we will make a brief stop at “Miralago”, to admire a wonderful view of Lago San Pablo, amazing views. The tour then continues to Otavalo where Otavaleños (natives) set up a market in which a bartering manner of shopping is taken place. The market hosts a variety of different handcrafted items.Passengers may choose between staying longer in Otavalo or go to visit to the leather shops at Cotacachi. On the way to Cotacachi, we will visit a traditional workshop of Andean instruments "Ñanda Mañachi" located in Peguche and then reach Iluman,  land of shamans and healers, where we will have the opportunity to witness an ancestral indigenous ritual by a Shaman.In Cotacachi you have enough time to visit the village, the shops of leather goods and free time for lunch. Return to Quito picking up passengers in Otavalo.

$33 Tours & Sightseeing

Half Day Quito City Tour

You’ll be picked up at your Quito hotel in the morning to begin your city tour. Take a panoramic drive through the financial neighborhood of Quito and La Mariscal. Take some time to stroll through the colonial streets and visit Independence Plaza, the Presidential Palace and Government's Palace. You’ll also visit several churches including La Basilica Church and San Francisco Church, built in the 17th century. Finally, head to the most famous hill in Quito, Panecillo Mirador, where you'll notice the contrast between colonial and modern Quito.Your guide will provide commentary on the sites you see throughout your tour. Afterward, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

$44 Transfers & Ground Transport

Quito Departure Transfers

When your time in Quito is over, your professional driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Mariscal Sucre International Airport. You'll travel by shared minivan and enjoy comfortable, reliable and convenient transportation. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to your driver.

$104 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Quito Culinary Tour and Cooking Class

Experience the flavors and culture of Quito on this food tour! Meet your knowledgeable culinary guide and visit a food market to browse for fresh fruits and vegetables. Then, head to one of the oldest bakeries in Quito. See how traditional Ecuadorian quesadillas are made and sample the finished product while learning about Quito's food culture from your guide.Next, travel through backstreets to the southern part of Quito and admire the city’s historical architecture as you make your way to a local Quito home to test out your cooking skills during an Ecuadorian cooking class! Learn how to make authentic tamales and empanadas. Your expert chef will teach you how to perfect these authentic dishes before you get to taste these popular Ecuadorian dishes.

$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

Explore the historic district of Quito and enjoy authentic Ecuadorian foods on this full-day tour! Begin your adventure on the cobblestone streets of Old Town Quito with your expert guide. Browse the central market, where you'll see a variety of goods including roses, exotic fruits and local vegetables.Then, follow your guide to the heart of Old Town -- Independence Plaza. Walk around the plaza while admiring the impressive Independence Monument, the Archbishop's Palace and the Government Palace. Learn about the significance of these buildings from your guide as you walk through the plaza.Next, stop for lunch at a traditional Ecuadorian restaurant. From there, head to the Monastery of San Francisco. This large, ancient building takes up two city blocks and is a must-see attraction. Tour the chapel and convent while hearing stories and legends of the impressive building from your guide. Visit at a small, family-run factory that specializes in candle making.