Quito Rebel Tours

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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 Point

Plaza San Francisco, Plaza de San Francisco, Quito 170401, Ecuador

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Plaza de Santo Domingo, Guayaquil S1-76, Quito 170401, Ecuador
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
The most visited church in Quito. Behind its famous gold leaf is an epic story of the prominent political role the Jesuits played in the country.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande)
How did this colony transition to a nation state and who got credit while others were overlooked? The Plaza Grande is a great backdrop to the complex and unfinished battle for a nations identity.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica del Voto Nacional
This immense basilica is one of the newest monoliths in Quito, and a towering symbol of a failed theocratic state. We grab some great pictures.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Plaza de Santa Domingo
We will finish with lunch at a cool, tucked away spot overlooking the plaza
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

Cancellation policy

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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