• Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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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 Presidential Palace. 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.


  • 3-hour Quito city tour
  • Visit highlights including the Presidential Palace, Independence Plaza and San Francisco Church
  • Admire incredible sweeping views of colonial and modern Quito
  • Learn about the history and culture of Quito from your knowledgeable guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from most Quito hotels included

What You Can Expect

Half Day Quito City Tour

Quito City Tour

Meet your guide at your Quito hotel and head out on your informative city tour. Navigate the streets of the La Mariscal financial neighborhood and take in extraordinary views from sky-high vantage points throughout the city.
Wander through the old world streets and make a stop at Independence Plaza, where locals and tourists gather for street performances, conversation and entertainment. Make a visit to the Presidential Palace and the Government’s Palace, as well as La Basilica and San Francisco Churches. Marvel at their ornate décor and impressive architecture.
Finally, make your way to Panecillo Mirador, Quito’s most famous hill. Marvel at the juxtaposition of colonial and contemporary as you look out over the capital city. Your expert guide will offer up information and commentary on tour before taking you back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Jole D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our half day Quito city tour exceeded our expectations. John, our guide was so passionate about Quito, its history and the Ecuadorian people it was infectious. This tour came at the end of a month long visit to Ecuador and Peru and we told John we weren't interested in going inside anymore churches, etc. - just give us the highlights! He smiled and said, Yes, I hear you but let me just take you to this one. From then on we were hooked. We went everywhere and enjoyed and appreciated every building and monument he showed us. Best tour guide ever, a real highlight of our entire trip. I highly recommend it!

saiyed a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent tour. Very good value for money. The guide , Juan was very knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful.
I recommend it as the first thing you should do in Quito, to get acquainted with the city.

Saiyed Aftab ahmad

Alain C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

Mary E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Javier was an AWESOME guide and good driver also - Ricardo? Always there when we were ready. Nice balance with riding in the compact bus and walking. Excellent history an overview of Old Town Quito in both English and Spanish. Covered major sites and interesting others. A plus is hotel pick up. A+

greg g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We would definitely do this again, it was definitely worth the price. The stops and views were wonderful. Our guide, Maria added much value to the tour. Her knowledge and passion for history and current events was apparent and we enjoyed spending the morning with her. She is lovely.

Robin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Ivan was excellent

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

I really lucked out on this tour. It turned out I was the only person on it and therefore had the full attention of the guide. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate not only about both the architecture and history of the buildings we visited but also of the significance of the religious icons. The churches were amazing and having such an informed guide made the tour so much more meaningful. Even with a larger group, I strongly suggest people consider this tour.

Cherise C Virgin Islands U.S.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is a great way to see the historic district of Quito, and panorama views of the entire city. Javier was our guide, and he was very knowledgeable and friendly; open to any questions.

Melanie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Good tour for an overview of Quito. We visited some interesting places, the cathedral sticks out in my mind, our tour guide was full of information and history.

Carol C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Guide William was very nice.

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