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Quito City Tour
Quito, ‘San Francisco de Quito’ or “Carita de Dios”, is the capital of the Republic of Ecuador and the oldest capital in South America. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, for the historical and cultural wealth of its houses and that’s why it’s also the pride of Ecuadorians. The Historic Center and the Mitad del Mundo City are two must-see places during your visit.
On this tour, you will visit the Panecillo Hill, the Plaza Grande, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Municipal Palace of Quito, the Primate Cathedral of Quito, and other heritage edifications of the Historic Center of Quito. You will enjoy lunch in a restaurant inside the crater of the Pululahua volcano, in the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve. And finally, you will visit the Mitad del Mundo City complex, there you will see the monument, the Equinoctial Line and also enjoy the other tourist attractions that this complex has.
Prepare yourself to enjoy the best of Quito’s colonial architecture, history, tradition, culture, panoramic views and gastronomy.
It’s located in the south center of Quito, and is considered the best-preserved historic center and one of the most important in Latin America. The Historic Center of Quito was declared by UNESCO, together with Krakow (Poland), the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity on September 8, 1978. There are numerous monumental buildings and heritage assets that mix pictorial and sculptural art, mainly from religious and inspired by a multifaceted range of schools and styles. This site has the magic of transporting its visitors to the past thanks to its rich history and its tourist attraction, as they walk among the colonial-style houses and stone paths.
It's the most visited place in Ecuador, here is the emblematic monument to the Middle of the World exactly at Latitude 0°0'0" that celebrates the equinoctial location of Ecuador. This place is north of Quito, in the parish of San Antonio de Pichincha. Inside the Mitad del Mundo City complex, in addition to taking the iconic picture with the Equator Line and the monument, the tourists can enjoy the 19 tourist attractions that are inside (planetarium, museums, squares, ancestral homes, among others) and participate in the cultural events that highlight Ecuadorian culture.
The Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve is located at north of Quito, near the Mitad del Mundo City. It covers the inside and the slopes of the volcano of the same name. One of the main tourist attractions of this Reserve is the crater and volcanic caldera, natural formations resulting from ancient eruptions of the Pululahua volcano and one of the few inhabited volcanic craters in the world. Most of the families that live there are dedicated to agriculture, livestock farming and hospitality. In addition, within the Reserve, there are also volcanic domes or hills, known as Pondoña, El Chivo and Pan de Azúcar, which are home to a great diversity of fauna and flora. In this place, the tourists can do activities such as trekking, camping, horseback riding and mountain biking.
Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador
Middle of the World City
Mitad del Mundo, Avenida Manuel Córdova Galarza, Quito, Ecuador
To have a better experience during this tour, remember to wear comfortable and warm clothes and also comfortable walking shoes. It is very important to have cash if you want to buy handicrafts, drinks, traditional sweets or other things.
- Hotel pick up.
- Departure Time
- 9:00 am
- Return Time
- 5:00 pm
Mitad del Mundo City full pass ticket
- Not Included
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Hotel pick up.