Admire picturesque illuminated churches at night and learn about urban legends related to the history of the city, all from our original trolleys!
Pickup: GALERIA ECUADOR (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García)
Days: Monday to Saturday: 08h20 / Sunday: 08h32
Explore Quito’s Most Exciting Sights!
This full-day tour takes you to all the most important sites you must visit when you’re in Quito. Learn about the history and wonders of this unique city as you explore it by trolley and take a journey to the middle of the world.
We visit the city’s historic center, the largest and best preserved in South America, in one of our original trolleys, which are replicas of the trams that circulated in Quito last century.
Visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where we make a brief stop for an explanation of its facade. Next we move towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city renowned for its beauty and where you can see the giant statue of the “Winged Virgin” and admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito.
Next, we continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city that is full of history, then walk to the Plaza Grande, the 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. (Entrance to churches is not included.)
We continue the tour exploring the traditional La Ronda neighborhood, in whose romantic setting we find workshops where you can meet a group of authentic artisans and learn about how their works are elaborated and trades of yesteryear that keep the cultural traditions of this charming city alive.
We make a stop at the Zona Rosa of the city, where you can enjoy approximately an hour and a half of free time for lunch (not included), and later we continue with our excursion to the middle of the world.
Our next stop is 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. You can’t miss this monument when visiting Quito!
The tour 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 see Ecuador and the Middle of the World in a different way.