Quito at Night & Urban Legends Tour - "Small Group"

3 hours (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Admire the spectacle of the illuminated churches and its main tourist attractions.
Our guide will tell you about urban legends that are part of the history of Quito and that are a tradition and the cultural heritage of the people of Quito.


  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off (if option is selected)

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Basilica del Voto Nacional, Carchi 122 y Venezuela., Quito 170150 Ecuador

Considered to be the largest neo-gothic temple in America, its structure and style is compared with two of the great cathedrals around the world: St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York) and Notre Dame (Paris).

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), Gabriel Garcia Moreno Entre Chile y Espejo, Quito 170150 Ecuador

It's the main square of the city of Quito where the Government Palace is located the Absobispal Palace, the municipality and the Independence's monument.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, Garcia Moreno N 10-43, Quito 170150 Ecuador

One of Quito's best-known Jesuit churches due to its large central nave, which is deeply decorated with gold leaves, gilded plaster and wood carvings

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, Cuenca 477 y Sucre, Quito 170150 Ecuador

The Plaza San Francisco is located in the historic center of the city. It's dominated by the imposing facade of the Church and convent of San Francisco, from which it takes its name, settling in one of the most representative urban scenes of the city since colonial times.

Its structure is the largest architectural complex within the historic centers of Iberoamerica.

The structure of the church is the largest architectural complex within the historic centers of Iberoamerica.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: El Panecillo, Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150 Ecuador

An iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty, and where is a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito

Duration: 20 minutes

Time of tour

07:10 PM

Meeting point

Holiday Inn Express Quito, an IHG Hotel, Av. Francisco de Orellana E6-54 Y, Quito 170522, Ecuador
Traveler pickup is offered
If you choose the option with pick-up from hotels, you can choose from any of the following list:

Wednesday to Saturday: Sheraton 18:30, Dann Carlton 18:32, Le Parc 18:32, Wyndham Garden 18:40, KAIA 18:55, Swissotel 18:58, NH Collection 18:58, J.W. Marriott 19:08, Holiday Inn 19:10, Río Amazonas 19:15, Galería Ecuador 19:20, Nu House 19:22, Reina Isabel 19:24, Mercure Alameda 19:28, Hilton Colon 19:30.

You must specify the name of the hotel in the booking process (any from the list). If you didn't specify your hotel in the booking process, or if you put one that is not on this list, your meeting point will be at HOLIDAY INN (Av. Orellana E6-54 y Calle Reina Victoria) - Wednesday to Saturday at 19:10.

Remember to show up at the hotel at the time determined above or at the meeting point. There will be no refunds for not following the instructions mentioned here.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Optional pick-up and drop-off from selected hotels at an additional cost.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • • The activities will not exceed 6 people per group. • The capacity of the means of transport will be reduced to 25% of their maximum capacity. • In the monuments, museums or attractions, the capacity will be reduced to 30% of its maximum capacity.


  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica del Voto Nacional
  • Entry/Admission - Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
December 2021

My daughters and I had the most enjoyable evening with *Irene*, our funny and knowledgeable tour guide -- who gave us a wonderful and safe night tour (with awesome pictures) of the Basilica, old town, and the Panecilla. Because it is almost Christmas, the party atmosphere at the Panecilla was a t...

October 2021

We just got back from a WONDERFUL Quito by Night & Urban Legends tour. The tour takes in the major sites of Old Town Quito (which has a magical atmosphere at night) and then takes you up to Panecillo Hill to get a night view of the city and enjoy a very tasty canelazo and empanadita. Since no one...

August 2021

Very nice tour I did with friends. Our guide wasvery great and it was a pleasure to share with her. It was very cool to be able to see Quito by night. They were also very accomdating about the pick up place.

January 2020

Tour was provided in a van, not on a open Two level bus as expected. Difficult to take photos. Knowledgeable staff.

Cyndi H
September 2019

Through Viator we booked three tours. Two were outstanding and this last one, offered by Gray Line Tours, was extremely disappointing. Our guides were cordial but really did very little to communicate to us anything about the city that we were driving through at night. I'm not certain our driver ...

March 2019

A helpful intro to Quito, if you are planning a full day tour later this may not be helpful except that it does get you up the the statue. Our guide was good but as there were only two of us and a guide and a full size bus with driver it was a little bit of overkill.

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