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Private Day Tour Archaeological Site-Museums from Quito

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Quito, Ecuador
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Overview

Travel back in time on this eight-hour tour of Ecuador's pre-Incan culture. Learn about ancient burial ceremonies and rituals to protect the dead. Follow a private guide through tombs and plots and explore Rumipamba Archaeological Museum and the Tulipe Valley before returning to your Quito hotel. This one-of-a-kind comprehensive tour is perfect for travelers who want to explore not only the landscapes, but the culture and history of this epic destination as well.
  • Private Tour: Yumbo Burial Museums from Quito
  • Learn about ancient Inca culture from your expert guide
  • Visit two top museums and get a look at ancient artifacts
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect for families and history lovers
Depart your Quito hotel at 8 am and make your way to the Rumipamba Archaeological Museum, where you'll comb through galleries filled with ancient relics and pre-Incan artifacts. Your guide will point out the model villages and homes, as well as shallow graves and explain local burial traditions. Next, you'll make your way to La Florida Museum, where you'll see tombs some 15-meters below the surface.

Enjoy a typical Ecuadorian lunch before making your way to the Tulipe Valley, some 70 kilometers northwest of Quito. You'll stop at a local museum and witness a ceremony by the Yumbo people. After enjoying this memorable ceremony you'll have time to wander the grounds and explore before returning to your Quito hotel.
Itinerary
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Parque Arqueologico Rumipamba
This Natural and archaeological museum are evidence of Quitu culture, and even older cultures of our Ecuadorian Aboriginal history and cultures that inhabited Rumipamba in discontinuous way throughout history. Rumipamba, quichwa word which means pampa or "plain of stone", is a Museum in situ whose traces correspond to many archaeological periods, among which are: remains of the period known as the “Late Formative”, from 1500 B.C to 500 B.C studied through the ceramic remains evidence of this dating. There are vestiges of the next period called "Regional development", from 500 B.C. to 500 A.C., characterized by the presence of tombs and associated with fragments of drilled tripods dishes and variety of pottery found on the site.
Duration: 120 Minutes
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Museo de Sitio Tulipe
The Tulipe Archaeological Site-Museum in Ecuador was originally built by the Yumbo people who lived in the valleys and mountains surrounding Quito between 800 and 1660 AD. No one really knows what happened to these ancient people, but it is surmised that they might have migrated to the Amazon basin after the Pichincha Volcano erupted in 1660, destroying much and certainly striking fear into many people in the area at that time. Regardless of what happened, what is certain is that the Yumbo people left behind them a significant archaeological find at the Tulipe Archaeological Site. Originally their ruins were disregarded by Spanish chroniclers and other historians. Fortunately, times and opinions have changed and some 2000 pyramids and mounts have now been unearthed at this site.
Duration: 120 Minutes
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Not worth it! Too expensive for less...
Yesenia L
, Jan 2017
Not worth it! Too expensive for less than 15 minute tour of the museums.

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