Quito City Tour Including Teleférico Experience

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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.
  • 6-hour combination city tour and teleferico ride
  • Comprehensive city tour of Quito
  • Ride on the teleferico
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Round-trip transportation from select Quito hotels

All activities
Certified English/Spanish speakin guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off in Quito. Outside of the city has extra charge
Transport by private vehicle
Entrance ticket to teleférico of Quito
Entrance fees as specified in the program
Food and drinks

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

8:30 AM
After setting a departure time with your guide, be ready in your Quito hotel lobby for pickup. Head out for a tour of the city center, including a visit to the Basilica Church, the San Juan Mirador, and the Colonial Centre of Quito. Stroll the streets to Independence Plaza, where you can see the Cathedral and the Government Palace, learning about the town's history through your guide's commentary. Additional tours include San Francisco's Church, Santo Domingo's Church, the Company Church, and La Ronda Street.

Following your historical tour of Quito, board the teleférico for a ride to the vantage point at 13,000 feet (4,050 meters). Spend an hour at the top exploring, snapping photos, and admiring the views before heading back to your hotel for drop-off.
Stop At:  
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Capped by green-and-gold domes, La Compañía de Jesús is Quito’s most ornate church and a standout among the baroque splendors of the Old Town.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
It is a 16th-century Roman Catholic complex in Quito, Ecuador. It fronts onto its namesake Plaza de San Francisco. The imposing structure has the distinction of being the largest architectural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America
Pass By:  
Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)
Santo Domingo Church borders the southern edge of Quito Old Town and stands grandly over Santo Domingo Plaza. The church represents fascinating periods in Quito’s religious history, as it was constructed by Dominicans and modified by Italian priests.
Stop At:  
Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande)
Plaza Santo Domingo, near the southwest end of Calle Guayaquil, is a regular haunt for street performers. The plaza is beautiful in the evening, when the domes of the 17th-century Iglesia de Santo Domingo, on the southeast side of the plaza, are floodlit.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica del Voto Nacional
It is the largest neo-Gothic church in Latin America, the most important characteristic of its facade, are the gargoyles, which maintain a direct relationship with its design. It is also a strategic view of the Historic Center and the North of the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
El Palacio de Gobierno
is the seat of government of the Republic of Ecuador, located in Quito. Access is by the public space known as Independence Square or Plaza Grande (colloquial name), around which are also the Archbishop's Palace, Municipal Palace, Hotel Plaza Grande, and Metropolitan Cathedral.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
TeleferiQo Teleferico Quito
It is a gondola lift in Quito, Ecuador, running from the edge of the city center up the east side of Pichincha Volcano to lookout Cruz Loma.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Calle La Ronda
La Ronda is an enchanting addition to Quito‘s historic district, and the long curving street has quickly become one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Read more about its history and learn the 11 best ways to enjoy this magical street.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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