Full Quito City Tour including Middle of the World and Teleferico Cable Car

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
    
icon6 to 7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Explore Quito’s major landmarks and attractions on this all-day guided tour that includes “Middle of the World City”—where the Southern and Northern hemispheres meet—and Old Town Quito, a UNESCO world heritage site. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the teleferico cable car and travel 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) to Cruz Loma. Enjoy a horseback ride, take a hike, and admire photo-worthy views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Experience many of Quito’s landmarks on one convenient an all-day tour
  • Ride the teleferico to Cruz Loma for stunning views and a pleasant hike
  • Visit the ‘Middle of the World City’ and stand on the equatorial line
  • Witness the rich architectural history of UNESCO-recognized Old Town Quito

Pick up and Drop off at your hotel in Quito (hotels within the urban perimeter ONLY)
Bilingual Guide during the tour
Meals
Hotel in Quito
Entrances Fee to Mitad del Mundo Citadel, Intiñan Museum, Telferico Cable Car (7 USD pp) and some churches in the Historical Center
Cost of extra activities not listed
Tips & Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Hotel of your stay in Quito.

Note: The exact time of departure will be informed upon confirmation (hotels within the urban perimeter ONLY).

Address: Your hotel of stay in Quito, Ecuador (hotels within the urban perimeter ONLY).

Dates: See Availability

Return point: Your hotel of stay in Quito, Ecuador (hotels within the urban perimeter ONLY).

IMPORTANT NOTE: A voucher will be sent with the exact place and time to start the tour

Departure Time

6:00 AM
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Nature Galapagos & Ecuador
An early pick up form your hotel (8h00 approximately) to take a ride through Occidental Av. to the embarking point of TeleferiQ Cable Car parking lot (2950 m.A.S.L) to mount up on our teleferico car. You will ride up 4050 m. high to land on the Pichincha ladders, aka. Cruz Loma. The chilly wind and the lovely landscape is ideal for a small hike o optional horse ride on the area. This site offers an outstanding panoramic view of almost the whole Quito City and the volcanoes that shield her (a open sky day provide view of Antisana, Cotopaxi and Cayambe and up to 13 volcanoes and summits around Quito). You will then ride to the northern part of the city towards Middle of the World Site. On the small Mitad del Mundo citadel you will visit the Middle of the World Monument, built in honor to the French Scientific Expedition (XVIII century) that tried to define the location of the equator for the first time. Afterwards, you will visit the Inti Ñan Museum, a scientific and cultural museum located in the real location of the Equator Line. We will hit the road again heading back to the city to step into the past wondering around Quito Historical Center. The trip takes a brake here for lunch, your guide will give you some great options to introduce you to a bit of the Andean cuisine (lunch not included). Continue the tour in the UNESCO World Patrimony Old Town Quito, step into the beautiful colonial churches and submerge into its history and classic art. A rich colonial legacy with European and pre-Spanish roots fill the old city. You will start by visiting San Francisco Square and Church, the Independence Square and the main Cathedral, Presidential Palace Building, and one of the best examples of the baroque movement in South America, the iconic La Compañía de Jesus church. Most of the religious buildings here date 500 years old – it will dazzle your senses. Afterwards, and if timing allows, enjoy an amazing 360- degree view from Panecillo Hill before riding back to your hotel of stay in Quito.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Quito hosts a very variable climate. We highly recommended that travelers take a small back pack to carry all needed. Wear a light waterproof jacket (dress in layers), warm clothes, walking shoes, and sun block for sunny days, hat.
  • Money: We recommend you bring small bills to pay for the entrances and tips (USD).
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation policy

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