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Tour Dates: Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Day 1 - Sunday: Transfer airport / Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 - Monday: Breakfast at hotel. Excursion Quito, Culture & Flavors
Route that starts in the northern part of the city by the commercial, banking and hotel area of Modern Quito.
Visit the Plaza Foch, known as the “Zona Rosa” of the city, where you can explore, feel and taste a world of flavors and sensations in a tasting of artisan chocolate, cocoa Fine Aroma, accompanied by a cup of hot chocolate.
Following this we will move to the Casa Museo Guayasamin, Ecuador's most important artist of the modern era, and know the great value of the artistic heritage assets that this artist left the country.
Ending this unforgettable evening, we will visit to the traditional and historic neighborhood Guápulo where we will walk its quaint cobbled streets and its incomparable landscape overlooking the valleys surrounding the city. You can taste a traditional canelazo quiteño in one of the bohemian-style cafes that characterize this picturesque area; and we will get to admire the church of Guápulo, and old colonial building monastery.
Day 3 – Tuesday: Breakfast at hotel. Northern and south Hemisphere Experience.
In the afternoon, we will start at the northern part of the city heading up to the “Middle of the World City” (entrance is included) where the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere will be observed. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. You can enjoy, for an additional cost, the different experiments situated in the middle of the world.
Day 4 – Wednesday: Breakfast at hotel. Unique Traditions Of Quito.
We will board our original Trolley bus, a replica of the tram that circulated Quito last century, to reach the historic center, where we will make our first stop at the Mercado San Francisco, one of the oldest in the city, which keeps the charm, tradition and good taste of the typical markets, inherited from generation to generation; here you will be able to see the use of traditional Andean herbal medicine, and taste some freshly squeezed juices from a variety of fruit.
Then we visit the museum Casa del Alabado (admission included), dedicated to Pre-Columbian Art and Ecuadorian Archeology. We continue walking towards La Compañia Church (admission included), recognized for its adornments and golden altars. We will then reach the Plaza Grande, also known as Independence Square, surrounded by important traditional buildings of the city such as the Archbishop's Palace, where we will have a typical Ecuadorian homemade lunch, ending with a dessert hand made in the oldest cafe in the city "Heladeria San Agustin".
After lunch, we walk towards the traditional Calle La Ronda to tour their houses full of art, culture and crafty demonstrations, where we will see the various workshops of the "Manos a la Ronda Project" seeking to rescue the traditional crafts of “Escuela Quiteña”, and know closely the traditional processes of jewelry, ironwork, inlaid, headgear, tin, among others.
In this neighborhood we will find a space where characters recreate the colonial city and get tought traditional games of langsyne.
After the tour, those who wish can stay in the historic center, otherwise we will complement this local experience, by using public transportation to move north of the city.
At night Quito Lights and History by night
We begin in the northern part of the city with a tour along the most important commercial areas, where most of the hotels are located. Then we head to the historic center to admire the spectacle of the illuminated churches and its main tourist attractions, offering some unique landscapes in our city. (Tickets not included). The tour continues to the Mirador del Panecillo, recognized for its beauty, where you can delight with a beautiful view of colonial and modern Quito.
During the tour, the guide will tell you about the culinary diversity of the city and traveller will enjoy a little taste of this.
At the end of the tour, passengers may choose optionally, one of the places recommended, or to diner in one of our recommended restaurants (return to the hotel, by the passenger).
Day 5 - Thursday: Breakfast at hotel. Transfer Hotel / Airport.
NOTE: The order of the excursions may vary depending on the day of departure.
Regular tour leave and return only from the following hotels: Sheraton, Dann Carlton, NH Collection, Swissotel, Holiday Inn, Río Amazonas, Mercure Alameda, Reina Isabel, Nu House, JW Marriott, Howard Johnson, Hilton Colón.
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TOURIST CATEGORY: Nu House
CANCELLATION POLICY: CANCELLATION WITHOUT CHARGES UNTIL 48 HOURS BEFORE THE SERVICE.