Quito at Night & Urban Legends Tour

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Discover the luminous enchantment of Quito at night with an evening tour of the city’s historic, UNESCO-listed heart. Ride past illuminated churches and colonial monuments on a replica of a vintage trolley car while a local guide shares background stories, history, and urban legends of the Ecuadorian capital. Soak up panoramic views of the sparkling city from the hilltop viewpoint at Mirador del Panecillo, and end the evening with a tasting of empanadas and canelazo.
  • Evening tour of Ecuador's World Heritage–worthy capital
  • Explore Quito's historic heart from the seat of a vintage trolley car replica
  • Admire illuminated cathedrals and colonial monuments
  • Learn about the city's rich culture and history from a local guide
  • See the twinkling city lights from the viewpoint at Mirador del Panecillo
  • Taste authentic regional dishes with an optional dinner

Live commentary on board
Local guide
Professional guide
Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off (if option is selected)
Dinner (if option is selected)

Departure Point

Galería Ecuador (La Mariscal), Reina Victoria N24-263, Quito 170143, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered
If you choose the option with pick-up from hotels, you can choose from any of the following list:

Wednesday to Saturday: Sheraton 18:30, Dann Carlton 18:32, Le Parc 18:32, Wyndham Garden 18:40, KAIA 18:55, Swissotel 18:58, NH Collection 18:58, J.W. Marriott 19:08, Holiday Inn 19:10, Río Amazonas 19:15, Galería Ecuador 19:20, Nu House 19:22, Reina Isabel 19:24, Mercure Alameda 19:28, Hilton Colon 19:30.

You must specify the name of the hotel in the booking process (any from the list). If you didn't specify your hotel in the booking process, or if you put one that is not on this list, your meeting point will be at GALERIA ECUADOR (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García) from Wednesday to Saturday at 19:20.

Remember to show up at the hotel at the time determined above or at the meeting point. There will be no refunds for not following the instructions mentioned here.

Departure Time

7:20 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Basilica del Voto Nacional
Considered to be the largest neo-gothic temple in America, its structure and style is compared with two of the great cathedrals around the world: St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York) and Notre Dame (Paris).
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande)
It's the main square of the city of Quito where the Government Palace is located the Absobispal Palace, the municipality and the Independence's monument.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
One of Quito's best-known Jesuit churches due to its large central nave, which is deeply decorated with gold leaves, gilded plaster and wood carvings
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
The Plaza San Francisco is located in the historic center of the city. It's dominated by the imposing facade of the Church and convent of San Francisco, from which it takes its name, settling in one of the most representative urban scenes of the city since colonial times. Its structure is the largest architectural complex within the historic centers of Iberoamerica. The structure of the church is the largest architectural complex within the historic centers of Iberoamerica.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
El Panecillo
An iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty, and where is a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Optional pick-up and drop-off from selected hotels at an additional cost.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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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