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

Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia) Tours and Tickets

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

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
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$69.00
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$69.00

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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$40.00

Quito City Tour Double Decker Bus

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
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$15.00
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$15.00
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Full Day Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00

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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$40.00
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Quito at Night & Urban Legends Tour -
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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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$20.00
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$20.00

Explore Old Town Quito: Sightseeing, Food, Culture Small Group Walking Tour

Explore Old Town Quito: Sightseeing, Food, Culture Small Group Walking Tour

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Discover the rich culture and history of Old Town Quito on this 3-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 ice cream, too., using uniquely South American ingredients Visit the market where every kiosk tells a story, and uncover local culture and customs as you explore the heart of Old Town. 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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$35.00
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$35.00
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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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$75.80
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$75.80

Private Quito City Tour and Food Tasting

Private Quito City Tour and Food Tasting

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Take this relaxing and 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 this wonderful city! Discover the history and traditions of this magnificent jewel using your five senses, and enjoy with your family a different perspective of Ecuador..!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Private City tour Quito

Private City tour Quito

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Discover the old town of the city with a professional local guide. You will visit the highest church in Ecuador called La Basílica, the main square of the City with its palaces and the beautiful Cathedral. You will walk around some traditional streets just like La Ronda and Garcia Moreno. And it is included the visit to one of the most amazing churches in the world "La Compañia" with a full decoration of gold inside.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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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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$53.00

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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$55.00

Let me show you Quito! Complete City Tour

Let me show you Quito! Complete City Tour

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This tour is focused on showing you Quito in the right context based on the geography, history, culture, and structure of the city. We will visit the most important places and in chronological order to the history of the city for you to have the right idea and enjoy one of the most beautiful and better-preserved cities in South America. We will know the importance of being located in the middle of the world, the history of the inhabitants, and walking through its streets the most traditional places for our culture, legends, and ways of living. It is the best, safe and cheap way to get to know the whole city of Quito in one day, with exclusive private transportation, ambient traditional music, and local walking experiences. Accompanied by a certificated local open-minded tour guide and driver, a cultural mindset and comfortability of its car. For customized service. Find me on media as MUFI TOURS. Feel free to ask! LGBTIQ 420 friendly.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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Gastronomic and Cultural Walking Tour of Quito with Tastings

Gastronomic and Cultural Walking Tour of Quito with Tastings

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Are you looking for a tour that mixes history, culture and gastronomy? This tour is the perfect opportunity to get to know the city of Quito and its hidden wonders, along with its landscapes you will have beautiful photographs to remember all your life.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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Private Quito City Tour By Night

Private Quito City Tour By Night

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Did you have the opportunity to leave apart a day off to explore Quito's Old Town during the planning of your journey in Ecuador? If not, this is the best option to spend a layover stay in Quito, learning and having great memories of the rich history of the highest Capital City of the World! Discover this wonderful World Cultural Heritage Site in a safe way, staying away from crowds, and from the comfort of a flexible and customizable private tour. Have a memorable walk through the most charming streets at night, and have a great taste of Quito!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$54.00
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History, Urban Legends of Quito and The Middle of the World -

History, Urban Legends of Quito and The Middle of the World - "Small Group"

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Experience Quito’s highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable guide. Drive through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial and modern Quito, and visit top Quito attractions such as Independence Plaza and the Presidential Palace. Visit the Equatorial Monument at the dividing of the northern and southern hemispheres. The 30-meter Middle of the World Monument (Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Monument) was built honor the French expedition, and houses a small museum containing a variety of indigenous Ecuadorian items. Join this tour and explore on the the world's most unique locations. Admire the attractive illuminated churches at night and learn about urban legends related to the history of the city.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Quito Full Day Private Tour: Plazas, Churches, Teleférico and the Equator

Quito Full Day Private Tour: Plazas, Churches, Teleférico and the Equator

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Make the most of your time in Quito! With this tour, you get to visit the most iconic sites in the city. Explore the Historic Center of Quito, take a ride on a cable car at the TeleferiQo, enjoy local treats for lunch at a popular eatery, and visit the renowned Inti Ñan museum and Equator monument park where you can stand on zero latitude. Become an expert on all things Quito and take the perfect pics of the city´s highlights. Experience Quito - the city of cool.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Photography Tour Quito at Night & Urban Legends
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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
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$50.00
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Scooter Tour Quito Colonial By Navel Expeditions

Scooter Tour Quito Colonial By Navel Expeditions

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Scooter Tour Quito 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 that carry out this type of experience.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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Quito City Tour Private

Quito City Tour Private

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Quito city tour with us is the best experience! Our goal is to show travelers all over the world the true Quito with its unique nature, culture, hospitality of the city's inhabitants, offering individual high-level services, taking into account and taking care of every detail of the tour to fully satisfy our most demanding customers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Private Full-Day Quito City Tour & Mitad del Mundo

Private 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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Quito Rebel Tours

Quito Rebel Tours

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This tour is for experts at avoiding tourist traps, who revolt at insipid food, and those who couldn’t bare leaving a city not really sure about what they just saw. Quito is brimming with secrets, but a tapioca rendition worried about grappling with its complex history is going to leave out all the juicy good parts. While you will see many of the usual stops in the Historic Center, I’ll break down their significance in Quito’s 500 year struggle over its identity. As a backdrop to the story, we'll visit: - El Panecillo - San Francisco Church - La Compania ($4.00 Included) - La Plaza Grande - My Favorite Ecuadorian Chocolate Brand - Basilica de Voto Nacional What we won't do: bore you with dates and names or pull any punches. What you can expect: an intimate in depth look at why visiting Quito was a great choice. We’ll finish with a great lunch with a beautiful view where you can ask me where to find the best beer, nightlife, vegan food and anything else that comes to mind.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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$42.00

Private Tour: Quito at Night & Urban Legends Tour
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Private Tour: Quito at Night & Urban Legends Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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Quito City Tour & Teleferico Cable Car Private

Quito City Tour & Teleferico Cable Car Private

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Quito city tour with us is the best experience! Our goal is to show travelers all over the world the true Quito with its unique nature, culture, hospitality of the city's inhabitants, offering individual high-level services, taking into account and taking care of every detail of the tour to fully satisfy our most demanding customers. The cable car has become one of the main attractions of Quito since it opened its doors in 2005. The cable car is an excellent option to have a panoramic view of the Pichincha Volcano and the landscape of Quito. It starts at 2,950 meters above sea level and reaches 4,050 meters above sea level: the crest of Cruz Loma, next to the Pichincha volcano. It has 18 cars, which will go up the mountain range for 10 minutes. At 4050 meters, you will be greeted by a large scenic landscape. The páramo of the Pichincha volcano, at the top of Cruz Loma, offers a spectacular view of the entire city of Quito.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.66
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