HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL DAY TOUR

Quito, Ecuador

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Dec 31 - 31, 2020
Group size: 2 - 16
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL DAY TOUR
Quito, Ecuador


Dec 31 - 31, 2020
Group size: 2 - 16

About this trip

Quito, the Capital of Ecuador, becomes one of the most important inhabited centers since the year 500 A,C, to our days.

The tribe of the Quitus, establish their domains in the slopes of the Pichincha volcano and the eastern valleys, organized in 11 independent lordships without any hierarchy, but with strong commercial relationships and impressive systems to cultivate the land.

During the different centuries many important cultures have inhabited these lands as the Incas who arrived at the end of the 15th century, settling in Quito in the 1500s, place where the last king of the empire Atahualpa was born.

Just a few years later, in 1534 the Spanish conquistadores together with the Franciscan order, arrived and founded the current city under the name of “San Francisco de Quito”.

Let’s walk around the colonial Spanish town of Quito, one of the most preserved cities in the world, proclaimed “Cultural Heritage Site” by UNESCO in 1978.

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Archeological In-situ Museum “Rumipamba”
  • Colonial town of Quito: 
    • San Francisco Church 
    • La Compañía de Jesus Church.
    • Independence plaza
    • “El Panecillo” view point
    • Towers of the Basilica Church.
  • Iñaquito Food Market

What’s included

  • TRANSPORTATION
    Private Vehicle
  • TOUR GUIDE
    Bilingual Tour Guide
  • ACTIVITIES
    Entrance fees to places described in the itinerary
  • ACTIVITIES
    Fruit tasting at the local Market
  • FOOD
    Lunch
  • ACTIVITIES
    Entrance fees to places NOT described in the Itinerary
  • FOOD
    Drinks
  • PERSONAL EXPENCES
    Personal Items or Expenses
  • TIps
    Staff Tips
  • INSURANCE
    Travel Insurance

Available Packages

2 TO 3 PARTICIPANTS PRIVATE TOUR
16 left

PRICE PER PERSON

$100
4 TO 6 PARTICIPANTS PRIVATE TOUR

PRICE PER PERSON

$85
7 TO 10 PARTICIPANTS PRIVATE TOUR

PRICE PER PERSON

$65


Itinerary

DAY TOUR IN QUITO
QUITO ART AND HISTORY

Quito, the Capital of Ecuador, becomes one of the most important inhabited centers since the year 500 A,C, to our days.

The tribe of the Quitus, establish their domains in the slopes of the Pichincha volcano and the eastern valleys, organized in 11 independent lordships without any hierarchy, but with strong commercial relationships and impressive systems to cultivate the land.

During the different centuries many important cultures have inhabited these lands as the Incas who arrived at the end of the 15th century, settling in Quito in the 1500s, place where the last king of the empire Atahualpa was born.

Just a few years later, in 1534 the Spanish conquistadores together with the Franciscan order, arrived and founded the current city under the name of “San Francisco de Quito”.

Let’s walk around the colonial Spanish town of Quito, one of the most preserved cities in the world, proclaimed “Cultural Heritage Site” by UNESCO in 1978.  

During the tour you will visit a archeological museum called Rumipamba a place inhabited by the Quitus, “Panecillo” Hill where the Virgin of Quito is located, a local food market, the San Francisco plaza and church, the beautiful Jesuit Church “La Compañía de Jesús” and the Independence plaza surrounded by the Government Palace, the main Cathedral and the archiepiscopal palace.


Highlights:

  • Archeological In-situ Museum “Rumipamba”
  • Colonial town of Quito: 
    • San Francisco Church 
    • La Compañía de Jesus Church.
    • Independence plaza
    • “El Panecillo” view point
    • Towers of the Basilica Church.
  • Iñaquito Food Market

Important information to know:

  1. The climate can change from of 68° F the highs to 43° F the coldest approximately.

We recommend to bring a sweater, and a waterproof jacket in case of rain.

  1. Quito is located at 9,600 ft above sea level.
  2. We recommend you to bring: sun glasses, hat, sun cream, bottle of water, hiking or walking shoes. 

Tour includes:

  • Private Transportation from and to the Hotel.
  • Private Bilingual tour guide.
  • Visits to the places in the Itinerary.
  • Entrance fee to La Compañía Church.
  • Fruit tasting at the local market.

Tour does not include:

  • Visits and tickets to places not specified in the program.
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • 12% tax
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance.

Your Organizer


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Ecotraveler Ecuador
Ecotraveler Ecuador is a company that believes that tourism is a key to the development of countries and environmental care tool. Based on this principle we make traveling by Ecuador socially sensitive and environmentally friendly, we can ensure that your investment in visiting our country will come to benefit small entrepreneurs, indigenous communities, artisans, always thinking about the best way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and great attractions that has our country causing the least possible impact.

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