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Our most recommended Quito Private Experiences

  • Quito: Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour with Cable Car Ride

    1. Quito: Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour with Cable Car Ride

    After pickup from your hotel in Quito, take a 2-hour ride to the Bosque Protector Mindo Nambillo. Explore the cloud forest with your private bilingual guide, and appreciate the picturesque scenery even more on an included cable car ride. Learn about the 4 stages in the lives of butterflies at the butterfly garden, where you can observe around 1,200 of these colorful creatures. Next, walk through the cloud forest to one of the most visited natural attractions in Mindo, the Nambillo Waterfall. Formed by a rapid in the Nambillo, it's a popular natural spa. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the pool area, if you like. At the end of your, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel in Quito.

    We had a wonderful day, Erica and Alberto went above and beyond to make our day enjoyable. From Mindo to the chocolate factory everything was for our benefit. Even to giving me a helping hand up some of the steeper parts.

  • Mitad del Mundo & Horseback Ride at Pululahua Volcano

    2. Mitad del Mundo & Horseback Ride at Pululahua Volcano

    This day tour combines a visit to the educational museum built on the equator, Mitad del Mundo, with a beautiful horseback ride through the Pululahua Crater.  In the morning, drive to the ranch where the horses are waiting. From the ranch, robust and amiable mountain horses will take us through the stunning landscape of this ancient volcanic crater – the biggest one on the whole American continent and one of only two inhabited craters in the world – with its constantly changing sceneries and huge biodiversity. While circling the central lava cone, witness volcanic history and nature, interesting geological formations, mineral avalanches blooming with wild orchids and traditional Andean agriculture.  The horseback riding time will be about 3 hours. Lunch with panoramic view over valleys and cloud forest covered mountains (lunch if option is selected). Afterwards, continue by car to the...

  • Quito Tour, Teleferico & Pichincha Volcano Horseback Ride

    3. Quito Tour, Teleferico & Pichincha Volcano Horseback Ride

    You will begin your tour with a pick-up from your hotel. The tour will then continue from Basilica Church, where you will make a brief stop next to San Juan Mirador from where you will have a beautiful view of the colonial center of Quito.  After walking through the colonial streets, you will then stop at the Independence Plaza to admire the cathedral and the Government Palace. You will also visit La Ronda Street, the Company Church, Santo Domingo Church, Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church, which was built during the 17th century.  After visiting the historical sights, you'll go to the Teleférico. This is one of the best ways to enjoy the city with views of the beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains and Quito, the capital. From a point at more than 13,000 feet (4000 meters), you will enjoy magnificent views, as well as a horseback riding tour which will last between 2 to 3-hour...

  • Quito: Old Town and Middle of the World Tour.

    4. Quito: Old Town and Middle of the World Tour.

    From your hotel, the tour starts with a visit to the old town visiting Plaza Grande, and La Compañia de Jesús, San Francisco and La Basilica Churches. You then continue onto Panecillo Hill, a magnificent viewpoint overlooking the city. Leaving the old town, head to the cable car Teleférico, traveling to 4,200 meters above sea level to view all of Quito. Following a 45-minute drive, you will find yourself in the middle of the world, visiting the equator line monument and Intiñan museum. Another 45-minute will have you back at your hotel. The tour itinerary is very flexible and lunch could be provided in either the middle of the world or in the old town.

    Excellant knowledge of destination. Spoke very good English. Only does private tours Very flexible to client requests and pickup times.We can recommend Gustavo without reservation.

  • Cotopaxi National Park: Private Tour from Quito

    5. Cotopaxi National Park: Private Tour from Quito

    Depart from Quito at approximately 08:00 by the "Pan-Americana Sur" way, admiring the beautiful Andean landscapes.  Visit the National Park with its interpretation center and learn about the indigenous animals. Stop at Lake “Limpiopungo” and also climb to the refuge of the highest active volcano "Cotopaxi" of 5,897 meters high.   Cotopaxi National Park is a protected area located in Ecuador Latacunga Canton in the province of Cotopaxi in Ecuador. Inside the park and in the territory of the province of Cotopaxi is the snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano. Its ecosystem is home to several arboreal species, especially pine, live species of cypress, pine, spruce and ash trees. Finally, rest and enjoy nature at a hotel refuge where you can taste a hot and delicious traditional lunch before returning to Quito.

  • Quito: Quilotoa Adventure Tour

    6. Quito: Quilotoa Adventure Tour

    Quilotoa Volcano is a small 3 km wide caldera about 80 km southwest of Quito. It is in the westernmost of Ecuador's Andean volcanoes. The caldera is the truncated remnant of a dacitic stratovolcano. It has steep inner walls which rise 400 m above the surface of a 240 m deep lake.  It is a 3-hour drive from your hotel to the lake. On route, you will have the opportunity to take photos of volcanoes along the way. If the tour is on a Thursday, you will stop at the Saquisili market to see their local produce. On arrival at Quilotoa Volcano, you will take a 30-minute walk to the lake. The return trip will take approximately 1 hour so it is recommended to rent a horse. There are some restaurants where you can try typical Ecuadorian food. Return to Quito and if you like, you can bike down a steep road, which is a really good experience.

  • Quito: Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour

    7. Quito: Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour

    You will leave Quito at around 8:00AM in a private private car with your tour guide. From here you will venture towards the Mindo Valley, which is among the most heavily visited locations in Ecuador. Nearly 200,000 tourists visit the area annually to enjoy activities such as rafting, tubing, trekking, mountain biking, canyoning, horseback riding, bird watching, and herping. Much of the land is privately protected, and an additional 86 square kilometers falls within the Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve. Mindo is a mountainous watershed situated in the western slopes of the Andes, where two of the most biologically diverse eco-regions in the world meet: the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes. This transitional preserve covers an area of 268 square kilometers and ranges from 960–3,440 meters above sea level. Three rivers (Mindo, Saloya and Cinto) and hundreds of streams irrigate the...

  • Otavalo: Private Tour from Quito

    8. Otavalo: Private Tour from Quito

    Otavalo is a gorgeous and enchanted town. You can embark upon a complete tour for which you can customize your itinerary but the program below is the most recommended. It is also possible to make a stop at a rose farm and get an explanation of the growing process. Otavalo city is Ecuador's most representative city in the Highlands due to its amazing handicraft work, beautiful lakes, falls, delicious gastronomy and very kind and polite people. Itinerary 

    • 8:00 AM: Pickup at hotel in Quito and start driving to Otavalo
    • 10:00 AM: Coffee or chocolate and local biscochos at Lago San Pablo
    • 11:00 AM: Visit to the Condor park including a bird show with Eagles and Hawks
    • 12:30 PM: Visit to Otavalo’s market and have local lunch
    • 2:30 PM: Visit to Cot...

  • Mindo-Ziplining, Equator Museum and Chocolate Factory

    9. Mindo-Ziplining, Equator Museum and Chocolate Factory

    Mindo is a mountain area watershed or landmark located at the western side of the Ecuadorian Andes, where two of the most bio-diverse ecoregions in the world meet, the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes. This private tour is recommended for all types of adventurous travelers. Below you’ll find the standard itinerary. As this is a private tour you can modify it to your own preferences. You can choose between a chocolate tour in Mindo, tubing in the river (cold water!), a butterfly tour, a tour at the Inti Nan museum and much more! Hotel pickup and drop-off is included. All hours are approximate, except for the starting time. 7:00 AM Pickup at the hotel in Quito and start driving to Mindo 9:30 AM Coffee and delicious brownie at chocolate factory Quetzal (chocolate tour optional) 11:00 AM Canopy tour (10 lines) 1:00 PM Lunch at a local restaurant 4:00 PM Visit to the Intiñan museum,...

  • Quito: Family Walking Tour

    10. Quito: Family Walking Tour

    Experience a rewarding adventure with your family on this exclusive walking tour. Listen to a local professional guide explain the many famous cultural and architectural sites of Quito. Stroll through the city center with your family on this two-hour tour at an easy pace. Have fun learning about Quito’s fascinating history and hearing stories that both the adults and kids are sure to enjoy.

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What people are saying about Quito

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

It was difficult to meet with the guide at first. The guide didn't come, but when I consulted with the hotel, the pick-up address was wrong. I managed to get in touch with WhatsApp and email, and I was able to meet the guide 40 minutes behind schedule. After 40 minutes, I was thrilled that the tour wouldn't be held anymore, but the guide was very kind and even apologized for making me wait. However, in order to avoid such a thing, I think it is good to check the address carefully when the voucher is issued. I thought that horseback riding was like taking a walk in the plains of the mountains, even though it was a mountain, but I was climbing a slope with a steep slope. It was painful but very easy to climb on a horse while I saw a family with small children climbing hard. As I arrived at the airport at 0:30 am on the day I participated in the tour, it was a very good experience to enjoy nature and communication with horses easily. I couldn't go to the crater of Pichincha vo

We had a wonderful day, Erica and Alberto went above and beyond to make our day enjoyable. From Mindo to the chocolate factory everything was for our benefit. Even to giving me a helping hand up some of the steeper parts.

Gustavo was an excellent guide. He is a Native Ecuadorian and knew everything about the City and Country. It was an immense please to spend the day with him and give him our highest recommendation

Excellant knowledge of destination. Spoke very good English. Only does private tours Very flexible to client requests and pickup times.We can recommend Gustavo without reservation.

A really great, interesting tour with Ernesto and Diana, we spent a wonderful day, can only be recommended.