Guided tours in Quito

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Quito is a city that really has a lot to offer. Whether you’re a history buff or a foodie, there’s something for everyone in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The historic center is a hive of activity with streets lined with cafes, churches, and buildings from the past. It’s a great place to spend a day walking around and feeling like you’ve stepped back in time.

El Panecillo

El Panecillo, also known as the small loaf of bread hill, is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. This 656-foot (200-meter) hill is located within the historic center of Quito and is home to the winged Virgin of Quito, or Virgen de Quito in Spanish.

This majestic sculpture was erected in 1975 and is currently the largest statue of the Virgin of Quito in existence. The statue was designed by the Spanish artist Agustin de la Herran Matorras and stands 135 feet high.

The sculpture is made of seven thousand pieces of aluminum. It is the tallest aluminum sculpture on the planet and is even taller than the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil.

This multi-piece structure can be seen rising above the hill from many parts of the city, and is a must-see when in Quito. The best time to visit is during sunrise or sunset.


Cuidad Mitad del Mundo

If you’re planning a trip to Ecuador, you’ll want to add a visit to Ciudad Mitad del Mundo to your itinerary. This equatorial city is located near Quito and is the best place to see the famous equator line in South America.

There are a lot of things to see and do in this unique city, so book a full-day tour with a private guide to get the most out of your time here. Start with a visit to the historic city center, then ascend to a lookout point above Pululahua crater for stunning views.

You’ll also have a chance to take a trip to space at the planetarium. Afterward, check out the Ethnographic Museum Middle of the Earth (Museo Etnografico Mitad del Mundo), which pays tribute to indigenous peoples of the region. You can also visit a small craft beer museum, a French geodesic museum and a cocoa museum.


Parque El Ejido

A visit to Quito wouldn’t be complete without visiting the massive 165-acre Parque El Ejido. This popular park is often a hub of activity for locals, with playgrounds, soccer courts, impromptu performances and open-air art exhibitions happening on weekends.

Located in the middle of town, this park is a must-visit for city dwellers who want to enjoy some fresh air. It’s also home to a number of activities, including a botanical garden and sports courts.

If you’re looking for a way to learn more about the history of Ecuador, this museum is a must-visit. It’s housed inside one of the oldest buildings in Quito, dating back to 1565 when it was originally a Spanish hospital.

This museum will take you on an immersive journey through the history of Ecuador and its people, from pre-Colombian times to the Spanish conquest. You’ll get to see the famous Golden Sun Mask, as well as exhibits of the different culture groups that live in the country today.


Plaza Grande

The main square of Old Town, called Plaza Grande, is where you can see all the major landmarks in Quito. Its buildings include the Government Palace, City Hall, the Archbishop’s Palace and Cathedral of Quito.

  • You can also watch the changing of the guard every Monday morning from this location. A great display of patriotism, it’s well worth a visit.
  • Known as one of the best-preserved colonial centers in South America, Quito’s historic center is a treasure trove of churches and elegant edifices dating back to the 1500s. It’s also home to charming narrow streets and family-run cafes.
  • A walking tour with a local guide will help you get the most out of your trip to Quito’s historic quater. They’ll help you identify the top sights and learn about Quito’s culture so you can feel confident to explore on your own.

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The excursion was absolutely fantastic

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The excursion I booked through this platform was absolutely fantastic! The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and took us to the most breathtaking spots. It was a well-organized and immersive experience that exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!

I had an incredible time

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I had an incredible time on the excursion I booked. The guide was passionate about their city's history and culture, and their enthusiasm was contagious. They showed us hidden gems and shared interesting stories that made the tour truly memorable.

Booking this excursion was a great decision

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Booking this excursion was a great decision. The guide was not only a local expert but also a fantastic storyteller. They brought the city's history to life and made the tour engaging and interactive. It was a unique and unforgettable experience.

I highly recommend this excursion

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I highly recommend this excursion for anyone visiting the city. The guide was passionate and had a genuine love for their city, which made the tour truly special.

It was an exceptional adventure

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The guide was a true local expert who showed us hidden gems and shared insider tips. The itinerary was well-paced, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the city's culture and history. It was an exceptional adventure that surpassed all expectations.