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

Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

Spend the day on an Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour where you’ll uncover some of the capital’s most iconic buildings and famous flavors. Get to know the local food culture as you explore the town on foot. Make a stop at the Monastery of San Francisco and listen in as your knowledgeable guide explains its noteworthy history. Check out the Government Palace during a stop at Independence Plaza and admire Independence Monument and the Archbishop’s palace as you wander around Quito. Sample authentic Ecuadorian cuisine during a local lunch that includes fresh produce hand selected from local markets. 


  • 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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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

Monastery of San Francisco

Step out on a full-day Quito Old Town Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour. Open yourself up to the sights, smells and flavors of this sky-high capital as the day comes to life. Begin this epic adventure on the cobblestone streets of Old Town Quito where you’ll meet your local guide. Wander through the central market, where you’ll find locally grown roses in full bloom, ripe fruits and fresh vegetables.

Follow your guide to Independence Plaza, where you’ll see Independence Monument, Government Palace and the Archbishop’s Palace. Travel through energetic crowds on good at your expert guide unlocks the history of this central Quito stop.

Next, stop for lunch at typical Ecuadorian restaurant where you’ll tuck in to steaming plates of locally made food. Head to the Monastery of San Francisco, which spans two city blocks, and tour the chapel and convent. Finally, learn the art of candle making on a visit to a tiny family-run factory where you can find unique gifts for friends back at home. 

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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