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Private Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo) and Pululahua from Quito

Receive undivided attention from your guide on a private 4-hour tour of the Middle of the World Monument (La Mitad del Mundo) and Pululahua, one of only two inhabited craters in the world. Departing Quito, you’ll travel to the Equator in a private vehicle and observe experiments that demonstrate the unique properties of the Equator. Then, you’ll proceed to the achingly green Pululahua crater to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills. Bottled water and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$40.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$40.00 USD

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Papallacta Thermals Pools Private Day Trip

Papallacta village is located some 67 km from Quito in an easterly direction on the road Quito-Baeza. This small town is home of one of the most beautifull Spa&Resort, Termas de Papallacta which features several hot thermal spring pools of different sizes and temperatures.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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$42.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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$42.00 USD

Private Full-Day Tour to Cotopaxi from Quito

A trip to Ecuador's alpine capital isn't complete without a hike up its highest volcano. Enjoy this flexible day-trip to Cotopaxi National Park and take in some authentic Andean culture along the way. Witness Ecuador's stunning biodiversity first hand and breathe in the fresh (thin) air during scenic hikes suitable for all abilities. 
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$238.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$238.00 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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$238.00 USD

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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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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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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Private Sightseeing Tour Historic Centre Quito and 2 traditional markets

After morning pickup, you and your private guide will spend the day visiting Quito’s top attractions.  From the Old Town to La Compañia Church, experience it all at your own pace. The comprehensive tour also takes you to the city’s two biggest markets, where you can sample local foods and buy souvenirs. Afterwards, relax as comfortable transportation takes you back to your hotel.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$50.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour to Quilotoa Crater Lake from Quito

Take a full day private tour from Quito to the remote Quilotoa Crater Lake and be back in time for dinner. The journey by private transportation is part of the adventure, with impressive views of volcanoes and the highlands. Get to know the the Quilotoa community and listen to local legends.  After your trek around the lagoon, choose from a variety of activities, including kayak and mule rentals (at your own expense).
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Quito & Middle of the World Private Day Trip

Private sightseeing tour IntroductionQuito's "Old Town" in the south of the city is also known as the Centro Historico (Historic Centre) or Colonial Quito. In a compact area you will find many ornate churches, attractive streets full of fine examples of colonial houses and three main squares ("plazas") in which to sit and watch the world go by.We will explore heritage from the Inca Empire, the Spanish invasion, the independence phase, and finally all about Ecuador and Quito's ancient history in Colonial times, as well as the present local.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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$42.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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Quilotoa Lake Private Day Trip

The Quilotoa Loop gives the opportunity to visit more remote villages and witness some of the most gorgeous scenery in Ecuador. The narrow dirt road hugged mountain sides and afforded breathtaking views of the green valleys and the Andean crops that make a unique scenery.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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$43.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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Mindo Cloud Forest Private Day Trip

Mindo is a town located at northwest of Quito, 2 hours driving. The cloud forest has an incredible diversity of avian fauna, particularly hummingbirds, as well as butterflies. This area of primary forest with an immense biodiversity also has some of the highest rates of plant endemism in the world: orchids, bromeliads, heliconias, ferns, vines, mosses and lichens grow in abundance here.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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Mindo Cloud Forest Private Day Trip

A guided tour makes it easy to visit the Mindo cloud forests from Quito in just one day. Visit a butterfly garden, bird-watching area, and optional zipline course along with your guide, who points out the rich diversity of wildlife like orchids, ferns, and bromeliads throughout the day. This tour also includes a stop at a chocolate factory to learn how one of Ecuador's most important exports is produced from bean to bar.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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