QUITO AND MITAD DEL MUNDO
EVERY DAY 08:20
After being picked up from your hotel in Quito, you will get to know the highlights of the city with a professional guide. Stroll down Gran Colombia Avenue to the monumental Basilica of the National Vote and admire its imposing neo-Gothic façade.
Continue to Plaza de la Independencia, in the colonial center of the city, and visit the striking white cathedral and the government palace. Admire the golden altars of the sumptuous Jesuit church of La Compañía de Jesús, as well as the church of San Francisco, which dates back to the 16th century. Climb up to El Panecillo hill to admire the statue of the Virgin Mary and the panoramic view of the city. Next, visit the Middle of the World City to learn more about the equator at the Intiñán Solar Museum. Admire representations of colonial architecture and visit the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres.
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DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY
PICK UP: EVERY DAY
- Modern Quito
- Historical Center
- Basílica del Voto Nacional
- Panecillo Viewpoint
- Plaza de San Francisco
- Plaza Grande
- Government Palace
- La Compañía Church
- La Ronda Street
- Monument of the Middle of The World
Middle of The World City and Site Museum
In the morning we will start our tour in "Galería Ecuador" (Reina Victoria N24-263 and Lizardo García), a meeting point in the Mariscal area. We will begin this beautiful tour of the historic center of Quito, the largest and best preserved in South America. in one of our original trams, which are a replica of the trams that circulated through Quito in the last century.
We will visit the Basilica Church of the National Vote, where we will make a brief stop for an explanation of its façade, and then we will go to the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, recognized for its beauty, and where there is a giant statue of the Virgin Mary and the panoramic view of the city, where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito.
Later we will continue towards the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city and full of history, from where we will walk towards the Plaza Grande, historical and political center of the city, surrounded by innumerable attractions among them: the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Archbishop's Palace and the church La Compañía. We will finish our tour knowing the traditional neighborhood of La Ronda, in whose romantic setting we can find workshops where our visitors will learn with a group of authentic craftsmen, how their works are made, and trades of yesteryear that keep alive the cultural traditions of this charming city, In this emblematic street you will have the opportunity to visit an ice cream parlor where you can find very traditional flavors of Ecuador, as well as a visit to one of the craft workshops: Panama hats or cabinetmaking or tinsmithery or products made with honey (The entrance to the churches is not included).
At the end of the tour you will be able to visit an exclusive handicraft store of Ecuadorian producers from different cultures of the country, and return to the hotel on your own or free time for lunch (not included) in the Zona Rosa of the city known as La Mariscal, to continue in the afternoon towards the Middle of the World.
Our meeting point will be again from "Galería Ecuador" (Reina Victoria N24-263 and Lizardo García), meeting point in the Mariscal area.
We headed 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 17th century when a French expedition defined the precise location of the equator that divides the world and is a must-see 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.
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- Pick up from assigned hotel
- Shared basis touristic transportation during the tour
- English speaking guide
- Tasting of traditional ice creams
- Demonstration and talk about spinning tops and/or toquilla straw hats
Entrance to Mitad del Mundo