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Full-Day Mitad del Mundo Tour

Hop aboard Quito's only double-decker bus and make your way to Mitad del Mundo for this 7-hour tour of the equator. You'll stop at Pululahua for stunning crater views, and enjoy VIP access to the Middle of the World Monument, where you can straddle two hemispheres. This tour runs daily and includes a private bilingual guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$30.00 USD

Private Full-Day Tour to Cochasqui, Otavalo and Peguche from Quito

Discover the remote wonders of Ecuador on a full-day private tour from Quito. Skip the confusion and limited routes of public buses and relax in comfortable private transportation. The comprehensive tour strikes the perfect balance of history, nature, and culture. Discover the ancient Inca pyramids of Cochasqui, Otavalo Market, Peguche Waterfall, and more. At each location, you enjoy an immersive and engaging experience with your private guide.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$238.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Shared Day Trip to Quilotoa Crater Lagoon from Quito

Experience the spectacular scenery of the Ecuadorian Andes on this full-day tour from Quito. Visit the traditional market towns of Saquisili and Pujili; enjoy a thrilling trek around the Quilotoa Crater Lagoon; and explore the indigenous villages of the Tigua community. Lunch is included.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Day Tour: Quito Historical Center, Equator Line and Pululahua Crater

Maximise your time in Quito with a private full-day tour that checks off three of the capital’s most popular attractions. Take in the highlights of the UNESCO-listed historic center, walk along the Equator Line at the Intiñan museum; then marvel at the views from the Pululahua crater. Tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and all activities.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Antisana Volcano Day Tour from Quito

Spend the day exploring Ecuador's stunning landscapes on this full-day tour of Antisana Volcano. Located some 18,800 feet (5753 m) above sea level, this incredible destination is known for its biodiversity. Learn about indigenous plants and animals from your local guide as you tour the national park, which is full of colorful indigenous animals.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Day Trip to Gualaceo and Chordeleg from Cuenca

Dive into local culture on this full-day tour to the Andean villages of Gualaceo, Chordeleg and Bulcay from Cuenca, including lunch and hotel pick-up. Learn about local life and indigenous traditions as you explore the lively markets and admire colorful handicrafts like alpaca-wool shawls, embroidered textiles and musical instruments. Shop for hand-made jewelry in Chordeleg; watch craftsmen and weavers at work in San Bartolome and Bulcay; and learn about Ecuador’s history and heritage at Cuenca’s CIDAP museum.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Pululahua Crater and Middle of the World Monument from Quito

Tick off two of Ecuador’s top attractions in one day during a full-day tour of Pululahua crater and the Middle of the World Monument (Mitad del Mundo) from Quito. Ascend to a lookout point above Pululahua crater, one of only two inhabited craters in the world, and spend the day exploring the Middle of the World Monument (Mitad del Mundo) complex, where the North and South Hemispheres collide. Your tour also includes access to the planetarium and the Equatorial Museum.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Full-Day Otavalo and Cotacachi Market Tour

Experience unique Ecuadorian culture on a full-day market tour to Otavalo and Cotacachi Market. Comfortable transportation will pick you and other group members up from two convenient Quito locations, before taking you to the Mazapan handicrafts market in Calderon.  A stop at the Otalvo market is the perfect opportunity for taking photos.  You’ll enjoy a hearty lunch in Cotacachi before exploring the natural area surrounding it.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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MINDO CLOUD FOREST FLEXIBLE PRIVATE DAY TOUR

Surrounded by forested mountains and just two hours away from Quito, Mindo offers a variety of activities for all interests and tastes. You will start the day with a hike in the  Mindo Nambillo Reserve. This is a transitional sub-tropical rainforest where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocó lowlands and the Western Tropical Andes. Three rivers (Mindo, Saloya and Cinto) and hundreds of streams irrigate the landscape. The Nambillo Waterfall Sanctuary is one of the main attractions and invite you to test the refreshing waters of the river. Time permitting, once you are done exploring the forest interior, you can choose from several additional activities: Canopy Zip Line Park, Tubbing, Butterfly Farm or the Artisanal Chocolate Factory. These options are available under request, you can pay for the cost of the activity of your choise directly the day of the tour. Talk to you guide about your interest and he will customize the tour accordingly.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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Otavalo Tour with Quito Tour Bus

See the best of Northern Ecuador on this Otavalo bus tour from Quito. Check out the indigenous markets with your professional guide, take a boat tour in Cuicocha Lake and see the stunning Penuche waterfall. You'll see the Quitsato Solar Clock, visit the equator, sample biscotti pastry and even stop at the home of a famous Ecuadorian musician. This tour includes all the must-see stops and is perfect for first time visitors and those who have traveled Ecuador but still want to see more.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$60.50 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private Tour: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve from Quito

See the diverse natural landscapes of Ecuador up close on this private tour of the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve from Quito. Check out thundering waterfalls, winding rivers and lush, tropical rainforest on this epic Ecuadorian adventure. Choose a hike to meet your level of fitness and venture into the forest with your guide, who will point out insects, birds and indigenous plant species. Gain a more complete understanding of this natural wonder, which stretches from the mossy floor to the towering canopy. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, tuck into a hearty lunch and recount the birds and animals you spotted on this tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tour Quilotoa Lake

Ideal for active travelers, this private 8-hour tour reveals the natural splendor of Quilotoa Lake, formed by the collapse of a now-extinct volcano. During the 3-hour drive from Quito, you’ll visit a fruit and vegetable market before admiring the lake from an elevated viewpoint. Embark on a downhill hike, opt to rent a mule for the upwards journey, and snap photographs of the crater from the top. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$70.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Otavalo Day Trip from Quito: Craft Market and Parque Condor

Escape the city and experience life in a traditional Andean town on this full-day tour of Otavalo from Quito, including lunch. Admire views of natural wonders like Imbabura Volcano and San Pablo Lake; marvel over birds of prey at Parque Condor; then discover Otavalo’s rich indigenous heritage. After lunch, browse the colorful handicrafts and herbal medicines on sale at Otavalo market, and perhaps buy some unique souvenirs to remember your trip. This small-group tour has a maximum of 12 people for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Santa Fe Galapagos Snorkeling Day Trip plus Playa Escondida - Includes Lunch

In order to maximize your day of adventure, your guide visits your hotel the day before the tour for a briefing and wetsuit fitting.  The following morning, private water transportation from Santa Cruise takes you to Santa Fe Island. After snorkeling with schools of fish, sea lions, and more, you’ll enjoy a lunch of your choosing onboard the boat. Finally, explore or relax on the remote Playa Escondida.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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$174.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Otavalo Marketplace and Cotacachi Town from Quito

No trip to Ecuador is complete without visiting Otavalo Marketplace, the largest indigenous market in South America. On this 8-hour tour from Quito, you’ll tick off top Ecuador attractions such as the Cayambe Volcano, Cuicocha Lake (Laguna Cuicocha, and the traditional town of Calderon. Spend free time exploring Otavalo Market and return home with unique souvenirs. Lunch is included.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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Otavalo, Cuicocha Lake and Cayambe Shared Day Tour from Quito

Discover Ecuador's vibrant cultural heritage, natural wonders, and Andean villages on this full-day tour from Quito. Admire traditional handicrafts at the legendary Otavalo Market, tour the Cayambe biscuit factory, visit the leather capital of Cotacachi, and marvel at Cuicocha Crater Lake. Lunch is included.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Mitad del Mundo from Quito

It's called ‘Ecuador’ because it sits on the earth’s Equator. Take this half-day trip to the middle of the world and plant your feet in the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. Pay a visit to the Mitad del Mundo Museum to learn about indigenous cultures of the region and to conduct hands on experiments you can only do on the Equator.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Hiking Day-Trip to Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito

Hike to the spectacular Quilotao Lagoon on a full-day, guided hiking trip from Quito that includes transport, a market visit, and lunch at a local restaurant. You’ll encounter vibrant Andean cultures, trek into a collapsed volcanic caldera, and visit a mountain village known for traditional artwork. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for personal service from the guides.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$72.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Museum of Tulipe, Reserve of Bellavista and Mital del Mundo Day Trip

Spend the day exploring some of Ecuador's top attractions with this popular tour from Quito. Follow your expert local guide to Nanegalito, where you'll savor the region's unique and bold flavors. Visit the Museum of Tulipe, sip coffee at the Reserve of Bellavista and trek through the lush landscapes, then make a stop at the Middle of the World Museum on the equator.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$189.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Mindo Zip Lining, Butterfly Farm and The Hummingbirds Shared Tour from Quito

Venture into the Ecuadorian Andes alongside your expert guide on this Mindo zip lining, butterfly farm and hummingbirds tour. You'll experience the rugged beauty of two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world. This tour showcases stunning cloud forest area and includes a visit to a colorful butterfly farm. A thrilling zip line tour through the canopy offers up one of the best ways for adventurous travelers to experience a serious thrill.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Sightseeing Tour Historic Centre Quito

It’s easy to get disoriented in Quito, which contains South America’s largest and least-altered historical center. Let a private guide lead you on a half-day sightseeing tour of significant landmarks, including World Heritage–listed colonial churches and squares. Travel in the safety of a private vehicle to El Panecillo, a hill overlooking the city where a winged statue of the Virgin of Quito stands.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$36.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Mindo Cloudforest and Birdwatching from Quito

Enjoy a full day excursion from Quito at Ecuador’s Cloud Forest.  Private transportation takes you and your guide to Mindo. You have the freedom to choose from a number of activities including a zip-line course or a leisurely hike around the waterfalls.  Customization continues with the option to visit a chocolate factory or immerse yourself at butterfly and hummingbird farms, before being transported back to Quito.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Equator Line Tour and Xtreme Activities in Quito

Spend the day touring some of Quito's top attractions and experience the thrill of enjoying extreme activities during this full-day option that's perfect for first-time visitors. Straddle two hemispheres at the Middle of the World, volunteer for experiments at Intiñan Museum, then soar over jungle canopies and scenic landscapes on a Tarzan Swing in one of the surrounding valleys.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$125.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Cotopaxi National Park

Take your adventure to new heights with a guided hike on Cotopaxi, one of Ecuador’s highest active volcanoes. This full-day excursion takes you into Cotopaxi National Park in the comfort of a private vehicle. Enjoy incredible Andean landscapes, including Laguna de Limpiopungo. Please note, the volcano hike is weather permitting.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$88.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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