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Calle La Ronda Tours

Calle La Ronda
In downtown Quito, just one block south of Santo Domingo Plaza, you’ll find the emblematic street affectionately called Calle La Ronda. This pedestrian drag is lined with shops that provide a peek into the local culture and give visitors a chance to pick up popular Ecuadorian take-homes like Panama hats (which are actually from Ecuador).

The Basics
A walk along Calle La Ronda is the best way to soak up the atmosphere of Quito. In addition to shops, there are also small eateries that sell empanadas, canelazos (a typical hot drink made with aguardiente and cinnamon), and other traditional dishes. For years, artists, musicians, writers, and other influential people have been drawn to La Ronda, where the Spanish colonial architecture, music, art, and food sum up the city’s identity. 

While you certainly can explore Calle La Ronda independently, many sightseeing tours—from small-group city tours to food-themed walking tours to nighttime excursions—include it in their itineraries. Quito hop-on hop-off bus tours stop here as well.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Calle La Ronda is ideal for those looking for a meal, a drink, and/or souvenirs and other goods to take home.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Take normal precautions to avoid pickpockets and petty crime, especially after dark.

How to Get There
Calle La Ronda, officially Calle Juan de Dios Morales, sits just south of Santo Domingo Plaza in the Old Town. Most visitors arrive on foot or by public transport—take the trolley bus to the Santo Domingo stop and walk from there.

When to Get There
This street is almost always crowded, except for early in the morning before the shops open, and it’s especially popular among locals and tourists on weekends. To get the full cultural flavor, go at night when live music spills out of the tiny bars lining both sides of the street.

Quito Old Town
Quito’s Calle La Ronda is located in the Old Town, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest historic center in the Americas, spanning 790 acres (320 hectares). The district is filled with restored colonial buildings, open-air plazas, churches, museums, restaurants, and shops aplenty, including those selling artisan crafts, antiques, and souvenirs. 

Address: Calle Juan de Dios Morales, Quito, Ecuador
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Foodies Evening Walking Tour of Quito's Old Town

Walk through Quito with a food-loving guide to learn about its culinary traditions and culture. This evening tour lets you see the Colonial District neighborhood preparing for its evening meal and taste local specialities, with the option to purchase a full meal. Your guide will shed light on Quito and Ecuador's food, culinary history, and traditions as you walk.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Full Day Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

Get a sense for the architecture, history, and culture of Quito during this 9-hour trip visiting the city’s top sights. Start with an exploration of the historic city center of this Ecuadorian capital, visiting its main Basilica, Independence Plaza, and many more colonial-era sites. Then take a trip aboard the Teleférico to a peak more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above the city for sublime views, finishing your day at ‘Mitad del Mundo,’ a monument marking where the earth’s equator splits the world into north and south. This Quito city trip includes entrance fees at select attractions, a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half Day Tour in Old District Quito

Immerse yourself in Quito’s colonial past during this 4-hour tour of the city’s Old District and major historic sights. Explore the top attractions of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, including the churches of San Francisco and La Compañía, its main Basilica, Independence Plaza and government palace. You’ll also enjoy postcard-worthy views of the city from Panecillo Hill and learn about Quito’s history, food and culture from your guide. This half-day tour of Quito also covers entrance fees at La Compañía and San Francisco church and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World

Explore Quito’s UNESCO-listed historic center and visit the famous Equator Line on this full-day tour from Quito. Admire landmarks such as the Basilica del Voto Nacional and Independence Plaza on a walking tour of Quito; take in the views from the Mirador del Panecillo viewpoint; then walk along the Equator Line at the Mitad del Mundo. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Quito City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

Tour the capital city of Quito at your leisure with this popular hop-on hop-off bus tour. Enjoy hassle-free double-decker transportation through narrow city streets as you make your way to numerous city attractions and landmarks. Choose to get off at any of the 11 stops and make the most of your time in Quito.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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The Original Quito City Tour in Trolley with Hotel Pick-up

Enjoy the best of Quito on this 3-hour guided sightseeing tour. Navigate the narrow city streets that wind through colonial and contemporary Quito. Make stops at Independence Plaza and the Basilica of the National Vow. Check out the impressive views from one of the world’s highest capital cities and gain insider knowledge about the culture and history of this Ecuadorian city.
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico Experience

Combine a city tour of downtown Quito with a ride on the teleférico during this 6-hour experience. Get panoramic views of the area around Quito from the cable car and learn about the city's history through visits to the historic center's squares, churches, and significant buildings. Round-trip transportation from select Quito hotels included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Self-Guided Scooter Tour of Quito & Mitad del Mundo

Experience Ecuador’s “Middle of the World City” on this self-guided motor scooter excursion. After a quick safety briefing, head to Mitad del Mundo—the precise location of the equatorial line—and visit the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres. Check out a museum that tackles the physics and folklore of the area, tour a dormant volcano in South America’s first national park, and explore other sites in and around Quito.
  • Duration: 3 to 24 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 24 hours
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History, Culture & Traditions of Quito

Experience Quito’s highlights on a 6-hour sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable guide. Drive through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial and modern Quito, and visit top Quito attractions such as Independence Plaza and the Presidential Palace. Meet a local market and its traditions, in addition to La Capilla del Hombre, where the artist OswaldoGuayasamin left his work to delight its visitors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Night Tour in Quito with free time in La Ronda

At night, Ecuador’s capital transforms into an illuminated wonderland. See Quito at its most magical on a 3-hour evening tour by double-decker bus, ideal for first-time visitors. From a premium vantage point on the lower or upper deck, you’ll see lit-up landmarks such as San Francisco Church and Quito Old Town before enjoying free time on Calle La Ronda, a historic street in downtown Quito.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Horse Ride in Pichincha Volcano

Spend an entire day exploring the city of Quito with an expert guide. Learn about local cultures and traditions as you make your way through scenic landscapes and urban streets. Visit Teleferico and relax on a picturesque horseback ride to Pichincha Volcano, where you'll find incredible views of Quito.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Quito Old District Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike

Experience the history, culture, architecture and natural beauty of Quito on this memorable tour of Ecuador's capital city. Follow your expert guide through city streets and journey across the skies in South America's highest gondola. Explore a volcano on foot during a three-hour hike and make the most of your time in this incredible city!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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QUITO BY NIGHT TOUR

the night tour of Quito, is an elegant tour, where you can appreciate the beautiful Quito architecture and feel the city without external noise giving more privacy, you can enjoy a hot drink if the night is cold
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Historic City of Quito, its Traditions and Gastronomy

Experience Quito’s highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable guide. Drive through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial and modern Quito, and visit top Quito attractions such as Independence Plaza and the Presidential Palace.Meet a local market and its traditions, in addition to La Capilla del Hombre, where the artist OswaldoGuayasamin left his work to delight its visitors.Enjoy a different tour in a tour to know the gastronomy that is offered in the streets, an experiencethat will leave you impressed with the variety of dishes you can find.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Quito Old Town & Equator Day Tour

Your small group day tour starts with an interactive tour of the Intiñan Museum on the true equator. A local guide will explain the culture of the indigenous tribes and you can also partake in some fun and interesting equator "experiments". After stopping to view Pululahua volcano, we then drive into Quito for a three course lunch at a traditional restaurant. Afterwards, you will enjoy a walking tour of the Quito old town. Here you will learn the interesting history of Ecuador while visiting museums, churches and plazas. Later in the afternoon, we will make one last stop at the most famous landmark in Quito, el Panecillo. Here you can enjoy the sunset over Quito north before returning to Plaza Foch. Our departure and return point is in the Plaza Foch, directly outside Juan Valdez Cafe. You can easily get a taxi there from any hotel in Quito.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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The City of Quito, its Traditions, Gastronomy and The Original Craft Beer Tour

Experience Quito’s highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable guide. Drive through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial and modern Quito, and visit top Quito attractions such as Independence Plaza and the Presidential Palace.Visit the Equatorial Monument at the dividing of the northern and southern hemispheres. The 30-meter Middle of the World Monument (Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Monument) was built honor the French expedition, and houses a small museum containing a variety of indigenous Ecuadorian items. Join this tour and explore on the the world's most unique locations.Enjoy a different tour in a tour to know the gastronomy that is offered in the streets, an experiencethat will leave you impressed with the variety of dishes you can find.In this unique sensory experience we want to deliver you this artistic genetic for craft beer Cheers!
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Quito History, Culture, Traditions and Andean Cooking Class

Experience Quito’s highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable guide. Drive through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial and modern Quito, and visit top Quito attractions such as Independence Plaza and the Presidential Palace.Meet a local market and its traditions, in addition to La Capilla del Hombre, where the artist OswaldoGuayasamin left his work to delight its visitors.Enjoy an adventure of local gastronomy, enriched by a variety of cultures in Ecuador, combiningvariety of products you will get an incredible results.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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City tour Quito

You will discover the real old town of Quito. You'll be surprised walking around the antique streets, seeing the old houses and exploring the marvelous churches.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Historic City of Quito and The Original Craft Beer Tour

Experience Quito’s highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable guide. Drive through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial and modern Quito, and visit top Quito attractions such as Independence Plaza and the Presidential Palace.In the original Quito craft beer tour we want to transmit the passion for the beer art of Quito, the first city in South America where Craft Beer was prepared more than 400 years ago.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Quito City Tour and Food Tasting

Book the best tour of "Food Tasting" in Quito, escorted by a certified and knowledgeable tour guide, and have the safety you need during your stay in Quito.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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History, Traditions and Urban Legends of Quito at Night with Cooking Class

Experience Quito’s highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable guide. Drive through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial and modern Quito, and visit top Quito attractions such as Independence Plaza and the Presidential Palace.Meet a local market and its traditions, in addition to La Capilla del Hombre, where the artist OswaldoGuayasamin left his work to delight its visitors.Admire the attractive illuminated churches at night and learn about urban legends related to the history of the city.Enjoy an adventure of local gastronomy, enriched by a variety of cultures in Ecuador, combiningvariety of products you will get an incredible results.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Quito beyond art

Because throughout the tour various issues of the city, its history, culture and its people are addressed. The mediators accompanying the tours are professionals with years of experience working with heritage, museums, educational mediation and research.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Private Quito City Tour By Night

This is the best option to spend a layover in Quito, learning and having the last great memories of Ecuador! Discover this wonderful colonial town with safety, and from the comfort of a customized private tour.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Street Food, Art and Historic City of Quito

Experience Quito’s highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable guide. Drive through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial and modern Quito, and visit top Quito attractions such as Independence Plaza and the Presidential Palace.Enjoy a different tour in a tour to know the gastronomy that is offered in the streets, an experiencethat will leave you impressed with the variety of dishes you can find.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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