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Quito & Surrondings
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Quito, capital of Ecuador is located in an Andean valley at 2,850 m above sea level at the foot of Volcano Pichincha (4,794 m). To go around Quito is a fascinating adventure because every sector has a rich cultural tradition and a charm that will leave a trace in your memory. This is the reason why in 1978, UNESCO declared Quito’s colonial center as one of the World’s Cultural Heritage Site.
You will visit two different urban areas; the first one, full of technological achievements, hotel facilities to choose from (including many of the world’s major hotel chains), countless restaurants, shopping centers, theaters, convention centers, etc. The other, centenarian with colonial style, that keeps the most beautiful treasures of the painting and sculptures from the XVI century. This contrast between the modern with the mystical and historic can be observed accompanied by friendly people that with no penetration enjoy these magnificent characteristics, making them part of daily lives.
The city has its annual festival in December, when festivities such as bullfights, the election of the Queen of Quito, national and international concerts, street dances, and fireworks turn Quito into the site of a national gala for an entire week. The celebrations are in honor of founding of Quito on December 6, 1534 by Sebástian de Benalcázar.


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Quito City Tour

Quito City Tour (03 hours)
code: GLECTQ
4 Visit the city of Quito in this panoramic ride of 3 hours every day of the year. Visit the historic colonial downtown, the Panecillo, the churches and squares as well as the modern city. Departure from major hotels of Quito
From: USD. 30,00 (Shared tour)
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Quito By Night

Quito By Night (2 hours)
code: GLEQNO
The tour will start at the Guapulo Mirador and will continue through the colonial part of the city with a breathtaking site of the illuminated colonial churches, in the colonial coaches pulled by horses trough the narrow streets of the colonial part of the city, the Panecilllo will be the next stop with a panoramic night time view of Quito.
From: USD. 66,00 (Private tour)
(minimun 2 pax)
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San Francisco Night


City Tour & Equatorial Monument

City Tour & Equatorial Monument & skylift
Ccode: GLECLQ
In approximately 6 hours you Hill visit the Historic Colonial downtown, its churches and squares as well as the modern city, the Panecillo, the Equatorial Monument and the Intiñan Museum. Finalizing at the TeleferiQo. This tour is available year around in the mornings and from all major hotels of Quito.
From: USD. 39,00 (Shared Tour)
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Equatorial Monument

Equatorial Monument (3 hours)
Ccode: GLEMMQ
We will start at the northern part of the city heading up to the “Middle of the World City” (entrance is included) where the monument that divides the Northern Hemisphere from the Southern Hemisphere will be visited. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. The Ethnographic Museum or the Scientific Museum Intiñan can be also visited (Ticket not included). Later on the visit to the sky lift complex (Ticket not included)
From: USD. 55,00 (Private Tour)
(minimun 2 pax)
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Jacchigua Folkloric Ballet

Jachigua Folkloric Ballet
Ccode: GLEBFJ
Every Wednesday night you can discover deeply the history and the culture of Ecuador though an espectacle that represents the different ethnics and cultures of Ecuador. A show that has being awarded worldwide in several occasions
From: USD. 65,00 (Shared Tour)
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City Tour & Museum Capilla del Hombre

City Tour & Museum or Capilla del
Hombre

Ccode: GLECTM
And after the City Tour, you will visit the Archaeological Museum of Quito where you will observe Antiques Inca Jewels, Gold Objects and Handcrafts from the Inca Time, and also see one of the oldest Mommy of Ecuador.
From: USD. 70,00 (Private Tour) (minimun 2 pax)
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