Visit the icon of Ecuador that marks the meeting of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and enjoy experiences that defy the laws of physics and only happen here.
Pickup: GALERIA ECUADOR (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García)
Days: Monday to Saturday: 08h15 / Sunday: 14h15
Explore Quito by Trolley
Visit Quito’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 a century ago. Travel into Ecuador’s past with this great tour of its history and landmarks.
You get to 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.
The tour continues to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city that is full of history. From there we 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 La Compañía church. (Entrance to churches is not included.)
We finish our 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.
At the end of the tour, you can visit an exclusive handicraft shop of Ecuadorian producers from different cultures of the country, then return to the hotel on your own or have free time for lunch (not included) in the Zona Rosa of the city known as La Mariscal.
You may choose to continue your afternoon with another one of our excursions, like “Northern and south Hemisphere Experience in the Middle of the World” or “Culture and Traditions of Quito” or “Quito Street Food and Art” or “Urban Legends of Quito at Night”, and gain a deeper knowledge of the first city in the world to be declared a World Heritage Site.