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Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia)
Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia)

Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia) Tours and Activities

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Flanked by several important buildings—the Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall, Government Palace, and the cathedral—Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande to the locals) has been part of Quito’s streetscape since 16th century. What was once a central market and bullfighting arena is today a shady square.

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St. and Chile St., Quito, Ecuador, 170401
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Horse Ride in Pichincha Volcano

Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Horse Ride in Pichincha Volcano

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Spend an entire day exploring the city of Quito with an expert guide. Learn about local cultures and traditions as you make your way through scenic landscapes and urban streets. Visit Teleferico and relax on a picturesque horseback ride to Pichincha Volcano, where you'll find incredible views of Quito.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.24
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Self-Guided Scooter Tour of Quito & Mitad del Mundo

Self-Guided Scooter Tour of Quito & Mitad del Mundo

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Experience Ecuador’s “Middle of the World City” on this self-guided motor scooter excursion. After a quick safety briefing, head to Mitad del Mundo—the precise location of the equatorial line—and visit the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres. Check out a museum that tackles the physics and folklore of the area, tour a dormant volcano in South America’s first national park, and explore other sites in and around Quito.
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  • 3 hours to 1 day
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$38.15
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Full Day Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

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Full Day Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

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Get a sense of the architecture, history, and culture of Quito during this private tour visiting the city’s top sights. Start with an exploration of the historic city center of this Ecuadorian capital, visiting its main Basilica, Independence Plaza, and many more colonial-era sites. Then take a trip aboard the Teleférico to a peak more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above the city for sublime views, finishing your day at ‘Mitad del Mundo,’ a monument marking where the earth’s equator splits the world into north and south.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.66
$107.70
$6.04 savings
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Electric Experience Tour Quito Colonial By Navel Expeditions

Electric Experience Tour Quito Colonial By Navel Expeditions

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Electric Experience by NAVEL EXPEDITIONS allows you to live the adventure of knowing «La Carita de Dios» in a fast, different way and contributing to the environment. We offer personalized service that exceeds the expectations of each of our clients. We are the only ones in Quito who carry out this kind of experiences.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.90
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Private Full Day Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Tour

Private Full Day Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Tour

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Maximise your time in Quito with a private full-day tour that checks off all of the capital’s most popular attractions. Take in the highlights of the UNESCO-listed historic center; admire landmarks such as Plaza de la Independencia, San Francisco Monastery, and the Panecillo; then walk along the Equator Line at the Intiñan museum. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.44
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The Original Quito City Tour in Trolley with Hotel Pick-up -

The Original Quito City Tour in Trolley with Hotel Pick-up - "Small Group"

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Experience the best of Quito on this replica traditional tram tour. Trundle through the Ecuadorian capital’s colonial and modern neighborhoods; and hear tales of the city’s history and culture you might miss if alone. See the Plaza Grande and Basilica of the National Vow; admire panoramic views, and savor local ice cream (own cost). Monday tours bring the chance to watch the Changing of the Guard at the Presidential Palace.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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$15.00
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Quito City Tour Double Decker Bus

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Quito City Tour Double Decker Bus

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Tour the capital city of Quito at your leisure aboard this popular hop-on hop-off bus tour. Enjoy hassle-free double-decker transportation through narrow city streets as you make your way to numerous city attractions and landmarks. Choose to get off at any of the stops and make the most of your time in Quito.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$13.50
$15.00
$1.50 savings
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Photography Tour Quito at Night & Urban Legends

Photography Tour Quito at Night & Urban Legends

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Enjoy spectacular views, the center of Quito is illuminated at night, its streets, squares and churches illuminated with colored lights, so you can capture the best photographs and thus always remember your visit to this charming city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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Quito at Night & Urban Legends Tour -

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

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Discover the sights and lights of Quito at night with this evening tour of its historical, UNESCO-listed heart. Ride by illuminated churches and landmark sites such as the Basilica of the National Vow and Plaza Grande; and hear urban legends and insights into the city's cultural heritage you could easily miss otherwise. Finish by admiring views of the sparkling city from the hilltop viewpoint of Mirador del Panecillo—the perfect finale.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World -

Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World - "Small Group"

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Explore Quito’s UNESCO-listed historic center and visit the famous Equator Line on this full-day tour from Quito. Admire landmarks such as the Basilica del Voto Nacional and Independence Plaza on a walking tour of Quito; take in the views from the Mirador del Panecillo viewpoint; then walk along the Equator Line at the Mitad del Mundo. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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Full-Day Private Tour in Quito with Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike

Full-Day Private Tour in Quito with Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike

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Experience the history, culture, architecture and natural beauty of Quito on this memorable tour of Ecuador's capital city. Follow your expert guide through city streets and journey across the skies in South America's highest gondola. Explore a volcano on foot during a three-hour hike and make the most of your time in this incredible city!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.29
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Private Quito City Tour

Private Quito City Tour

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Immerse yourself in Quito’s colonial past during this 4-hour tour of the city’s Old District and major historic sights. Explore the top attractions of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, including the churches of San Francisco and La Compañía, its main Basilica, Independence Plaza and government palace. You’ll also enjoy postcard-worthy views of the city from Panecillo Hill and learn about Quito’s history, food and culture from your guide. This half-day tour of Quito also covers entrance fees at La Compañía and San Francisco church and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.59
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Quito By Night Tour

Quito By Night Tour

the night tour of Quito, is an elegant tour, where you can appreciate the beautiful Quito architecture and feel the city without external noise giving more privacy, you can enjoy a hot drink if the night is cold
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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City Tour: Historic Quito

City Tour: Historic Quito

Tour the largest and best preserved Historic Center in South America, live the traditional trades and experience the culture of the most touristic city in Ecuador.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Private Quito City Tour

Private Quito City Tour

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This private Quito sightseeing tour gives you the inside scoop on Quito attractions. Along with a guide, travel through the city’s lovely settings en route to top sights such as Independence Square, San Francisco Church, and a vista point favorited by locals. Your guide shares fun facts and information about the city to help you see it through a local lens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.30
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Full-Day Quito City Tour & Mitad del Mundo

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Full-Day Quito City Tour & Mitad del Mundo

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Enjoy a sampling of the natural, cultural and historical sights found around Quito during this comprehensive full-day tour. Take in gorgeous hilltop views of the city from Panecillo Hill and San Juan Mirador. You’ll also explore Quito’s historic city center by visiting several of its churches and colonial-era buildings. After lunch experience life on both sides of the earth’s equator at the Middle of the World monument before finishing your day with the amazing landscapes of Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve. Your comprehensive Quito trip also includes a guide, some site entrance fees and an optional private tour upgrade.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.07
$101.54
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Quito's Top Attractions Pass with Airport Pick-Up (Save 10% on tickets)

Quito's Top Attractions Pass with Airport Pick-Up (Save 10% on tickets)

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See the best of Quito with this Top Attractions Pass that grants unlimited access to five of the city's top sites. Save 20 percent on entrances when you purchase this pass--and skip the lines upon arrival! It's the best way to see Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World), Capilla del Hombre and Museu de la Ciudad y El Carmen Alto. Plus, use your pass to explore the city aboard The Original Quito Trolley tour and rent bikes at Quito's Bike Rental. Whether it's your first time in Quito, or you're a seasoned traveler in Ecuador, this pass is not to be missed!
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  • 2 to 180 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.00
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Full Day Middle of the World, Cable Car and Quito City Shared Tour

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Full Day Middle of the World, Cable Car and Quito City Shared Tour

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Don’t worry about confusing and time-consuming public transit in Quito; instead, opt for a comprehensive full-day excursion which covers several city highlights and includes private transportation. Ideal for visitors with limited time in the city, visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional, tour the old town, and more in the company of a local guide, learning more than you could if exploring independently.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.55
$69.00
$3.45 savings
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

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Discover the rich culture and history of Old Town Quito on this 4-hour guided walking tour. Hear the stories and legends behind the Ecuadorian capital’s most iconic landmarks that you visit, including Independence Plaza, Government Palace, the Independence Monument, and the Archbishop’s palace. On this tour, you don’t just sightsee — try your hand at making traditional chocolate, too. Plus top off this fantastic day with a stop at an old-school ice cream shop, and sample delightful flavors.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.00
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Private Quito City Tour with Teleférico

Private Quito City Tour with Teleférico

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Combine a city tour of downtown Quito with a ride on the teleférico during this 6-hour experience. Get panoramic views of the area around Quito from the cable car and learn about the city's history through visits to the historic center's squares, churches, and significant buildings. Round-trip transportation from select Quito hotels included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.83
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4-Day - Dreams of Quito

4-Day - Dreams of Quito

See the best of Quito’s center and its surroundings on a 4-day tour of Quito Old Town, Otavalo Market, and the Middle of the World Monument (Mitad del Mundo). Browse stalls selling indigenous crafts at the world-famous Otavalo Market, see the mighty Cayambe Volcano, and witness mind-boggling experiments at the Middle of the World Monument (Mitad del Mundo) aka the Equator. Plus, you’ll take a comprehensive tour of Quito Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Accommodation, breakfast, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$362.00
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Quito Old Town Private Walking Tour

Quito Old Town Private Walking Tour

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A walking tour of Quito is a great way for first-time visitors to discover all that this city has to offer, and a small-group tour is the perfect way to do it. Join a group of no more than 12 people for a fun and personalized walk through Ecuador's capital city, including a stroll through its historic district, visits to key monuments, and tastings of favorite local street foods.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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8 Day Galápagos Island Hopping with Quito

8 Day Galápagos Island Hopping with Quito

This 8-day  program you will experience the highlights of Quito, Capital of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. you can choose from Standard to Luxury class hotels. Semi-Private Tour, Transportation, accommodation in double or single rooms, meals (Ecuadorian menu), and a bilingual naturalist guide, who will accompany you during the tours. If you are a single traveler it is possible to join the group tour and to stay in a private room upon a single charge. The highlights of this program are: Quito City Colonial District, Mitad del Mundo and Teleférico, Santa Cruz, (El Chato, Charles Darwin) San Cristobal ( Isla Lobos) Española and  uninhabited island
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,254.36
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Private Quito City Tour and Food Tasting

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Private Quito City Tour and Food Tasting

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Take this flexible half-day experience in Quito, to taste some of the best local foods and fruits of this charming country, escorted by certified and knowledgeable tour guides, and count with the privacy and safety you need during your stay in Quito. Discover the history and traditions of this magnificent jewels using your five senses, and enjoy with your family avoiding unnecessary crowds..!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.60
$54.00
$5.40 savings
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 57 Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia) costs USD 15.00. Guided Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia) tours start around USD 15.00 per person. See all 57 Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia) tickets and tours on Viator.
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