5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

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  • Location:Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

Visit the Old Town Quito and discover some of the city's most historic buildings as well as the local food culture on this full-day walking tour! Tour the Monastery of San Francisco and learn about its impressive history from your expert guide. Admire the Independence Monument, Archbishop's Palace and Government Palace while at Independence Plaza. Taste authentic Ecuadorian food at lunch and try exotic fruits and vegetables at a local farmers’ market.


  • Full-day Old Town Quito walking tour
  • Walk through Quito's historic center, home to the Independence Plaza, Iglesia La Compañía de Jesús and the Government Palace
  • Stroll through a local market and sample Ecuadorian fruits and vegetables
  • Tour the Monestary of San Francisco and learn about its history from your expert guide
  • Enjoy a traditional Ecuadorian lunch at a local restaurant

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What You Can Expect

Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

Monastery of San Francisco

Explore the historic district of Quito and enjoy authentic Ecuadorian foods on this full-day tour! Begin your adventure on the cobblestone streets of Old Town Quito with your expert guide. Browse the central market, where you'll see a variety of goods including roses, exotic fruits and local vegetables.

Then, follow your guide to the heart of Old Town -- Independence Plaza. Walk around the plaza while admiring the impressive Independence Monument, the Archbishop's Palace and the Government Palace. Learn about the significance of these buildings from your guide as you walk through the plaza.

Next, stop for lunch at a traditional Ecuadorian restaurant. From there, head to the Monastery of San Francisco. This large, ancient building takes up two city blocks and is a must-see attraction. Tour the chapel and convent while hearing stories and legends of the impressive building from your guide. Visit at a small, family-run factory that specializes in candle making.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was a great experience. Our tour guide was excellent speaking fluent spanish and english. Would recommend this tour to anybody.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent guide of great knowledge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Wonderful market and walk in Old Town; knowledgable and interesting guide (Pablo) and delicious lunch!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Excellent!!! Guide was very kind and I learned a lot about quito

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Tour guide was exceptionally well informed and connected with the local merchants so that he was able to provide some behind the scenes insider views of historic Quito.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

We had a fabulous walking tour with an excellent guide! The visit to the Mercardo Santa Clara was really fun and we were able to try a number of delicious fruits. We got a real sense of the history of Quito while walking around the Old Town. The churches were beautiful and it was fun to experience them through the stories of our guide. An outdoor lunch was the perfect ending to the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Tour guide was fantastic. Lovely tour and lunch. Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Fantastic tour and guide!

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