Authentic Quito

Ages 3+ | 5 Day, 4 Night Exploration of everything Quito has to offer!

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4 Nights, 5 Days enjoying and exploring everything Quito has to offer!

Visit the largest and best preserved Historic Center of South America. Visit the Middle of the World and live experiences that defy the laws of physics and occur only in this part of the world. Taste the authentic street food of Quito and discover the art and traditions of his people.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer airport / Hotel accommodation.

Day 2: Breakfast at hotel. 1914 Original trolley city tour of Quito + Culture & Traditions of Quito.
We will visit the historic center, the largest and best preserved in South America, in one of our original trolleys, which are a replica of the trams that circulated in Quito in the last century.

Visit to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where we will make a brief stop for an explanation of its facade, to later move towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty, and where is a giant statue of the “Winged Virgin”, where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito.

Later we will continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city and full of history, from where we will walk to the Plaza Grande, historical and political center of the city, surrounded by innumerable attractions including: the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Archbishop’s Palace and the La Compañía church.

We will finish our tour meeting the traditional La Ronda neighborhood, in whose romantic setting we can find workshops where our visitors will learn with a group of authentic artisans, how their works are elaborated, and trades of yesteryear that keep alive the cultural traditions of this charming city. (Entrance to churches are not included).

At afternoon Culture & Traditions of Quito.
Route that starts in the center-north of the city in the commercial, banking and hotel area of Modern Quito.

We will move to one of the traditional markets of the city, where you can enjoy the colorful landscape produced by the stalls full of fruits and vegetables from all regions of our country.

Undoubtedly, this is a place full of familiar flavors, and the best opportunity to meet a variety of local consumer products that are mixed with the offer of very striking items such as herbs and healing, world-renowned roses and liquors of national production, among others.

Later we will visit the Guayasamín House Museum also known as “Capilla del Hombre” (entrance included), of the most important plastic artist of Ecuador in the modern era, and know the great value of the artistic heritage assets that this artist left the country.

Day 3: Breakfast at hotel. Northern and south Hemisphere Experience in the Middle of the World + Urban Legends of Quito at Night.
We go to the “Middle of the World City”, where you can see the monument that divides the northern hemisphere from the southern hemisphere of the planet. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line that divides the world and it is a must-see place for those who visit Quito. Includes entrance to the Middle of the World complex ,where you can live experiences that defy the laws of physics and occur only in this part of the world. After visiting this privileged place and registering it in your passport, you will always see Ecuador and the Middle of the World in a different way.

At Night Urban Legends of Quito at Night .
We begin in the northern part of the city with a tour along the most important commercial areas, where you can find most of Quito’s hotels and nightlife. Then we head to the historic center to admire the spectacle of thechurches and historic buildings illuminated and its main tourist attractions. (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, you can get to know the people who live in this city better, you will be able to recognize them by their way of speaking, thinking, and to visit our city, as our guide will tell you about urban legends that are part of the history of Quito and that are a tradition and the cultural heritage of the people of Quito.

Day 4: Breakfast at hotel. Quito Street, Food & Art
We will move to the traditional and historical Guapulo neighborhood, where we will walk through its picturesque cobblestone streets as the founders of the city of Quito did, and we will enjoy its incomparable viewpoint of the landscape of the valleys that surround the city and the church of Guapulo , old monastery of colonial construction.

We will continue to La Floresta, considered among the most emblematic neighborhoods of the city, nowadays the bohemian and artistic place of Quito, where we can admire the diversity of culture through its murals and graffiti.

We will visit some workshops of independent artisans, to know their informal exhibitions that give life to this neighborhood.

Finally we will have the opportunity to know the neighborhood food, recognized by by the locals, as the gastronomy offered in the streets and that is a trend of local consumption and unique flavors. At the same
time we will learn the traditions that sourround the preparation of delicious dishes.

Day 5: Breakfast at hotel. Transfer Hotel / Airport.

Important notes

  • Prices are per person, commissionable, in U.S. dollars.
  • Your package does not include the municipal hotel rate in Quito, $2.75 per room per night paid directly to the hotel.
  • Special packages are made in shared service SIB, so depending on the selected departure day, the excursions scheduled may vary in the order or day of operation.
  • This package can be combined with others or with extensions to Galapagos, Amazon, beaches, optional excursions, and additional nights.
  • Prices do not include National Park taxes.
  • International or national airline ticket not included (if you require advice on this subject, please contact us)
  • Valid until December 15, 2019