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Basilica of the National Vow (La Basílica del Voto Nacional)
Basilica of the National Vow (La Basílica del Voto Nacional)

Basilica of the National Vow (La Basílica del Voto Nacional) Tours and Activities

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The Basilica of the National Vow (La Basílica del Voto Nacional), often called La Basilica, is one of the most beautiful Roman Catholic churches in Quito. Set up on a hill and visible from almost anywhere in the city, it’s particularly striking after dark, when it is illuminated.

Construction began in 1883 on what became the largest neo-Gothic church in the Americas, measuring 459 feet (140 meters) long and 115 feet (35 meters) wide, and reaching a height of 98 feet (30 meters) in the nave. The two front towers stand 377 feet (115 meters) tall.

The neo-Gothic decoration has an interesting twist — it features gargoyles and ornaments that depict local animals such as armadillos, iguanas, pumas, monkeys, tortoises and condors. The abundant artwork also includes bronze statues, stained-glass windows and impressive stonework.

Get the best views by climbing to the top of the three towers, where you can see a large portion of Quito and the surrounding mountains. Walking from one tower to the next on wooden bridges and steep ladders adds to the thrill.

The church is technically unfinished, and local legend has it that when La Basilica is completed, the end of the world will come.

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.00
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$15.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.00
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Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equator

Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equator

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This popular private tour hits all of Quito's top attractions. Follow your expert local guide through the capital city's historic district, stand on the equator and ride on the highest gondola in South America. This full-day experience is perfect for travelers who want to gain insight and understanding into the history and culture of Quito.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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Private Quito City Tour By Night

Private Quito City Tour By Night

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
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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
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$63.59
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Private and Personalized City Tour of Quito Teleferico and Middle of the World

Private and Personalized City Tour of Quito Teleferico and Middle of the World

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Quito is a beautiful city and a great destination in South America. Be part of these great experiences living the culture, friendly people, local food, and the best weather in the andes mountains.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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City Tour in Quito. Muffin, Cable Car, Historic Center and Middle of the World

City Tour in Quito. Muffin, Cable Car, Historic Center and Middle of the World

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The tour includes a visit to the Virgin of El Panecillo, located in the heart of the city, from where you can see the south, center and north of the city. Then, a visit to the main attraction of Quito: the Monument to the Middle of the World (ticket not included), which aims to highlight the exact location of the equator or equator, from which the country takes its name. Additionally, you can also visit the Intiñán and Templo del Sol museums. Tickets to these two places are not included in the tour price. Before finalizing the tour you will visit the crater of the Pululahua volcano, which is one of the very few inhabited craters in the world and is located within one of the most important geobotanical reserves in the country. It is possible that the order of activities is changed, to take better advantage of the weather conditions. The price applies to groups of two or more passengers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.77
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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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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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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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.29
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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
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Quito City Tour + Mitad del Mundo + Teleferico

Quito City Tour + Mitad del Mundo + Teleferico

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In one day you will visit the mos importan attractions in Quito, you will travel safe and comfortable and also you will discover the secrets of this city with our local guides, they will make you try the typical food and will tell you all the stories about Quito
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Street Food Essentials

Street Food Essentials

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After years of research we've singled out the best street food stands in Quito for you to delight your palate while understanding how locals live traditional food and its appealing scenery
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.08
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$123.08

Private Quito City Tour with Teleférico and Horse Ride in Pichincha Volcano

Private Quito City Tour with 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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$169.24
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Quito City Tour and Equator Line

Quito City Tour and Equator Line

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The history and culture of this millennial land will amaze you, valley surrounded by mountains and volcanoes.
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  • 6 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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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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$60.30
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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

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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$50.00
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The Middle of The World and Urband Legends of Quito -

The Middle of The World and Urband Legends of Quito - "Small Group"

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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 3-hour tour and explore on the the world's most unique locations and admire the attractive illuminated churches at night and learn about urban legends related to the history of the city.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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Quito Old Town Tour by Bike - Private Tours

Quito Old Town Tour by Bike - Private Tours

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We will let you know the best part of Quito, the old town by bike. This is the most conserved old town in South America. Also talk about the history, typical food and our culture.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Basilica of the National Vow (La Basílica del Voto Nacional) 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 62 Basilica of the National Vow (La Basílica del Voto Nacional) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica of the National Vow (La Basílica del Voto Nacional) costs USD 15.00. Guided Basilica of the National Vow (La Basílica del Voto Nacional) tours start around USD 15.00 per person. See all 62 Basilica of the National Vow (La Basílica del Voto Nacional) tickets and tours on Viator.
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