- 6-hour Old Town Quito walking tour
- Stroll through Quito's historic center, including Independence Plaza and the Government Palace
- Admire the architectural beauty of Iglesia La Compañía de Jesús
- Attend a Quito-style wood-carving workshop, and learn how to make traditional chocolate
- Sample treats at an established ice cream shop in Old Town
- Learn about the stories and history of Quito from an informative guide
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What You Can Expect
Kick off your sightseeing at Independence Plaza, home to the Independence Monument, Government Palace and the Archbishop’s Palace. Travel through energetic crowds as your guide unlocks the history of this central Quito stop.
Swing by La Compañía de Jesús, a Jesuit church boasting an elaborate façade made entirely out of volcanic stone, and an interior rich in gold leaf. Visit the University of San Gregorio and make your way to La Ronda, one of the most picturesque streets in Old Quito.
Then, meet local artisans who specialize in Quito-style wood carving, ask questions about their craft and try your hand at carving something yourself!
Switch to culinary delights as you learn how to make chocolate, in the traditional Ecuadorian-style. You get to sample some varieties, of course, before moving on to a popular ice cream shop in Old Town that’s been around for years. Follow your guide’s recommendations and try flavors that you’re not likely to find back home — like morocho corn ice cream and quinoa.
After this sweet note, your tour ends back at the departure point.
We had great tour in Old Town with a very knowledgeable guide.
Our guide was beyond excellent, and gave my husband and I a thorough tour of Quito, along with a very good history lesson. We enjoyed every minute of it, and recommend our guide highly!
The tour was a great experience. Our tour guide was excellent speaking fluent spanish and english. Would recommend this tour to anybody.
GOOD GUIDE AND TOUR. FOOD EXCELLENT!
Excellent guide of great knowledge.
Wonderful market and walk in Old Town; knowledgable and interesting guide (Pablo) and delicious lunch!
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE ALL THE WAY ! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS AS PABLO IS GREAT AND INFORMATIVE GUIDE.
Excellent!!! Guide was very kind and I learned a lot about quito
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.
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.