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.
Departure & Return
Plaza San Francisco, Plaza de San Francisco, Quito 170401, Ecuador
Plaza de Santo Domingo, Guayaquil S1-76, Quito 170401, Ecuador
What To Expect
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
The first church built in Quito, its enormous scale and presence made was replicated throughout the Spanish colonies. Its purpose was more than just a religous one.
This is built as a walking tour. If you have special accommodations, we can adjust the tour to make things work.
Quito is at altitude and we will be walking around. Lots of water and a good nights rest helps mitigate the altitude.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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