Leonidas Plaza N 19-50, , Av. 12 de Octubre, and Queseras del Medio, La Nina N26-202 y Diego de Almagro Quito, New Town, Avenida 10 de Agosto, N 25-80, Corner with Avenida Cristóbal Colón street, in front of the Colón de Trolebus Busstop, Avenida Naciones Unidas y Avenida Republica De El Salvador, N36-212, Corner of Chimborazo and Garcia Moreno, Cumbaya, Av. 10 de Agosto 4709 eje & Ignacio San Maria, , Juan Leon Mera N23-41 y Veintimilla, , Tamayo 233 y Jorge Washington, , Ramirez Davalos 117 y Amazonas Edificio Turis Mundial 1st floor, , Mariana de Jesus OE7-02 y Nuno de Valderrama, Mariscal Foch E5-23 y Juan Leon Mera, one and a half block from Plaza Foch, Calle Venezuela y Carchi, Cuencas y Sucre 477, Manuel Cordova Galarza, Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
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Start the adventure with pick up from your hotel by a professional guide in a private vehicle. After a short ride, embark on a walking tour through the famous Centro Historico. Made up of well-preserved buildings and cathedrals, the area was the first place to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend time walking around and visit the government’s palace, the Basilica Church, and San Francisco Church.
Next, travel by car to the Teleferico, the highest gondola in South America. Because Quito has an impressive area of 201 square miles (324 sq km), this is the best way to view the capital city. A ride up the mountain only takes about 10-15 minutes and the entrance fee is included.
Lastly, travel a short distance and see what gave the country its name. Because Ecuador directly translates to “the Republic of the Equator,” a trip to the middle of the world is a must. Snap photos in front of the large monument, visit the Ethnography Museum, and stand on the equatorial line. The guide will drive you back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
Minimum age is 18 years.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
My husband and I were very pleased with our private tour. Our knowledgeable guide, Malena, knew many facts and answered all our questions. We wanted to see more of the city of Quito and fewer historic sights. She helped to make this possible. Great driving by driver, Alexis. We enjoyed a delicious Ecuadorian lunch on the way to Mitad del Mundo. The group tour there was a bit long but we learned some interesting facts. A great day!
This is a great way to see Quito in one day.
We were on our way to Galapagos with a day lay over in Quito. In one full day we went to the equator, Mitad Del Mundo, gondola to El Teleférico highest point, a local lunch and tour of old town.
First I would like to start with our guide Carlos. He was awesome! He explained what the day would entail driving to our first location along with the suggestion that the day would be what we wanted to see. Our first stop was Mitad del Mundo which was full of fun facts about how things work on the equator. Even though we participated in a larger tour at this location, Carlos remained with us and also answered any questions we had. Next stop was the Gondola ride. Line was longer than normal and Carlos suggested the fast pass which was an additional cost but not a significant amount more. The ride up was spectacular and the day was sunny and offered amazing views of the city. Then it was off to the old city where we had lunch before beginning our walking tour. The restaurant was reasonable and the menu varied from traditional Ecuadorian cuisine to more main stream. Afterwards we visited some of the churches and other historical buildings in the old city. Carlos provided historical information as we wandered thru the city. This tour is a great way to see the highlights in one day. Again our guide Carlos was awesome and made the tour a success!
Carlos from Lead Adventures was an outstanding guide, starting off with a very punctual beginning 5 minutes early. Even though the Basilica was almost 20 minutes late to open, Carlos walked us around the area and provided both facts and entertaining anecdotes. We should have asked for more time in Centro Historico and less at the equator, as there is so much rich architecture and history in Quito and so little time to see it. Overall, we enjoyed the tour and would have done it again if we only had 1-2 days to see the highlights of Quito.
Christina was a kind and knowledgeable guide. Her passion for the culture, history and folklore were evident. What a fantastic introduction to Ecuador.
This was a terrific tour and our guide Juan was excellent. He was very friendly, and knowledgeable. We went to a fantastic seafood restaurant for lunch and since it just my husband and myself on the tour we bought Juan lunch, which he never acknowledged. The only negative in an otherwise great day.
Our guide Juan was terrific, the tour was very well organised, interesting, and very comprehensive.
Great guide (Ana), great driver. Lots of information and lots of fun. Unfortunately the Gondola was shut down for maintenance but they found us great alternatives. Beautiful day all over Quito.
Luis of Lead Adventures was the best! He was very detailed in explaining about his city and country. He kept us safe. He helped me get the wonderful photos I collect. We enjoyed our full day with Luis.
Do it your self specially if you are staying in downtown Quito.
The tour company never showed up. We spent the day simply walking around. Very disappointed on this one.
Our tour guide was amazingly informative... we were both impressed. The tour was incredibly thorough and included all major points in the Quito that we wanted to see and learn about. I could honestly and easily recommend this tour to anyone.
This was a fantastic tour. Our tour guide, Dario Morales, was awesome. We had my 74 year old father with us and he was very sensitive, going very slowly and talking right to him. The Gondola ride was great, we were blessed with clear, awesome weather! It is a great tour to introduce you to the city.
We were very lucky to have Louise as our tour guide, he is so knowledgeable, so helpful and very friendly, one of the best.