Guided tour

Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World

From $40 per person

Visit the largest and best preserved historic center in South America. Experience Quito's culture and traditional trades. Then, during the Middle of the World experience, defy the laws of physics.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Quito on board a trolley that's a replica of a historic tram
  • Admire the churches and colonial monuments of the historic center
  • Take in views of colonial and modern Quito from the Mirador del Panecillo
  • Visit the Middle of the World Monument and village
  • Have experiences that defy the laws of physics
Full description
Begin by a visit to one of South America's best preserved historic city centers. Go to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where you can climb up its high domes. Move towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty and giant statue of the Winged Virgin - here you can admire a beautiful landscape of both colonial and modern Quito (entrance to churches not included). Continue on to the traditional La Ronda neighborhood. In this romantic setting you can find workshops where you can learn from a group of authentic artisans how their work is done. See historic trades that keep alive the cultural traditions of this charming city. Stop at Zona Rosa for approximately an hour and a half to have some free time for lunch (not included). You will then go to the Middle of the World City, where you can see the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres of the planet. Entrance to the Middle of the World complex is included ,where you can enjoy experiences that defy the laws of physics and occur only in this part of the world. NOTE: On Sunday, this tour operates in an inverted way, first you visit the Middle of the World and then you have the city tour.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from the meeting point
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to the Middle of the World
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet at Galeria Ecuador at 8:15 AM from Monday to Saturday, and at 8:30 AM on Sundays.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • On Sundays, you will first visit the Middle of the World and then do the city tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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it was excellent! got to see a lot, cant beat it for the price

February 15, 2020

Very inexpensive and easy way to learn about Quito. Our tour guide was friendly and informative. It was easy to book through the site and the built in GPS system in the app was extremely helpful to find the meeting point.

January 9, 2020

top excursion, a 2 in 1 for a great price.

December 21, 2019

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