The best of the Unesco sites of Old Quito plus much, much more!
We will begin the day in the morning visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Major Square of Quito and its Cathedral. Then, we will go to the Jesuit Church, considered the most spectacular baroque style, gold gilded church in South America. Later on, we will go to the Plaza of San Francisco and admire the Franciscan church facade. We will continue to La Ronda, one of the signature streets of old Quito recently made famous in the U. S. by Samantha Brown's "Passport to Latin America". We will drive up to the Virgin of Panecillo statue for a spectacular view of the city. I will loan Nikon binoculars to bring interesting things up close. We can then go on to the Middle of the World or the Teleferico (cable car) whichever you like. We will be flexible and add or subtract sites as you express preferences.
This tour can be for up to 10 or more people - see below
Start at your hotel
This is mostly a walking tour but transportation will be at hand throughout the tour and to take us to the Teleferico and/or Panecillo hill and/or Middle of the World
We will start at the Major Square in Quito.
Visit the Cathedral of Quito.
Visit of La Compania de Jesus, the Jesuit gilded church.
Walk to the Plaza of San Francisco.
La Ronda street.
View from El Panecillo hill.
Middle of the World or Teleferico (cable car) whichever you prefer or you may choose both if time allows
Return to your hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel.
End location: I will drop you off at your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
This is mostly a walking tour, but transportation is included to pick you up from your hotel or the meeting point and to go up the hill to see the city and out to the Middle of the World and/or the Teleferico. See below "What's Included"
Me, as your guide.
Visit by motor vehicle to El Panecillo hill and Middle of the World or Teleferico
MORE THAN 3 PEOPLE AND UP TO 10? Add price for safe, comfortable, spacious commercially licensed driver and SUV, touring van or small bus depending on number of people - $333 total includes me - Ask me to prepare a Tours by Locals Custom Tour with this price for you.
More than 10 people, ask me for a quote that will be not much more for a larger bus
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 US Dollars - Lunch, souvenir shopping.
Entrance fees - depends on each person but usually no more than $22 per person
Museums in Quito are closed on Mondays. If this is your only available day please send me your inquiry, and I will create a customized itinerary.
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We were so lucky to book Vivian to tour our family of 6 for a week from Quito to Guayaquil. Vivian is a wonderful communicator and extremely flexible with plans and ideas. She also organised a fantastic driver Havier and a fabulous large bus. She is extremely knowledgeable about her beloved Ecuador and her enthusiasm and constant smile is contagious. We have also fallen in love with this wonderful country and it's fabulous people and can't thank Vivian enough for showing it to us.