Changing of the Guard Ceremony including Government Palace Tour in Quito

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Gain a new perspective on Ecuador’s capital city with this half-day tour exploring Quito’s rich heritage. Wave at Ecuador’s current president and family during the changing of the guard ceremony at the palace then have a look around Quito’s Old District to discover its colonial past including visits to the ornate church of La Compañía de Jesús, and the Plaza la Independencia. Then travel further back in history at Casa del Alabado to learn of Ecuador’s pre-Columbian past before returning to your hotel.
  • Half-day tour of Quito includes the changing of the guard ceremony
  • Explore Quito's Old District and most ornate church, La Compañía de Jesús
  • Take home a complimentary 8x10 color photo of you and your party
  • Round-trip transport included for an added convenience

Professional English - Spanish Certified guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only in Quito)
Transport by private vehicle
Entrance fee to Casa del Alabado Museum or Compañia Chuch and Goverment Palace
Food and drinks
Personal expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick up / drop off outside of the city has an extra charge

Stop At:  
Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande)
It is the principal and central public square of Quito, Ecuador. This is the central square of the city and one of the symbols of the executive power of the nation. Its main feature is the monument to the independence heroes of August 10, 1809, date remembered as the First Cry of Independence of the Royal Audience of Quito from spanish monarchy.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Casa del Alabado
It is a Precolumbian Art Museum located in the historic downtown area of Quito, Ecuador. The museum is located in a colonial house built in the 17th century during the Spanish Colony. It houses a collection of over 5,000 archaeological pieces, 500 of which are on permanent display.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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