Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo - Reviews

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Cindy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Gabriel spoke excellent English and provided a thorough historical tour of Quito. From our visit to the Middle of the Earth to the depths of the city and beautiful churches and monuments, to the authentic lunch, our private group of 5 enjoyed this full day of getting to know Quito! Cindy B.

Kevin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Fantastic tour and amazing way to see Quito in one full day. Highly recommend. We had a large group of 9 people and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day!

cgfernando55

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Diana P. was incredible! She knew Quito very well. We enjoyed our entire day with her, visiting Old City and Mitad. Exceptional view of Quito from teleferico peak. We had tasty Ecuadorean late lunch at L Cafe de Fraca in Old City. Diana went extra mile as our Quito guide. Thank you for memorable visit, Diana!

Adarsh K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Highly recommended tour! We got picked up from our Airbnb at 7:30, and given the weather, we changed our schedule and visited Mitad del Mundo and a volcano near there in the morning. Daniel, our guide, had phenomenal English and explained the history of the town really well. After visiting the equator, we went to Teleferico and enjoyed the view of the city from the cable car. Lunch was pretty late 2:30pm, which was delicious but not included in the tour. We then visited the Historic Centre of town and visited some of the famous churches in Quito. If you have time in Quito outside of the tour, go to the Basilica del Voto Nacional, it's well worth your time and has phenomenal views of the city.

Irina A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Really good experience. Bring something warm when you take the cable car. It get a bit chilly and you can feel also the change of altitude. All in all, it was a good experience. The guide, Diego, was really good, provided a lot of information on the history of the places and the culture, friendly and took good care of us. :

Irina A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

The tour was great. Diego, the guide was really well prepared, provided a lot of infrormation, he was reallly awesome! :

Dominique S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Frederico was a fantastic guide! I really enjoyed Teleferico and the city tour! So much fun and I learned so much!

Gary R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Our guide, Danielle, did an excellent job showing us all the major sights. He made the great decision to go to Teleferico first so we got an amazing cloudless view which was closed in by the time we were heading down.

Claudia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

The tour was great and our tourguide Alfonso made it perfect

Mandi G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

This tour was exactly what we were looking for. We saw so much of Quito in this one day. The guides were able to get us into places that we wouldn't have been able to on our own. Weather went from warm and sunny to breezy and rainy, so bring a jacket. We happened to be there on Viernes Santo Good Friday such an amazing day to experience Quito!

Howard R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

Very good. Adjusted to the weather and still did everything. Signed up for the Cloud Forest trip for the next day and it also was great. The guides knew their stuff.

dja01

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

another excellent tour highly recommend Viator as have used them multiple times, never let down!!!

Laura P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

This tour included a three part exploration of Quito highlights. Our guide, Daniel, was very personable and knowledgable regarding all aspects of Quito's history, geography, economy, and politics. His English was outstanding. Our first stop was Teleferico where we rode the cable car to exquisite views of the city. Daniel explained the vegetation at different altitudes highlighting the paper tree at the summit. We had our pictures taken with a llama dressed in native ponchos and hats. The second stop was Mitad del Mundo, the equator. This was a fascinating tour including demonstrations of the magnetic forces of north and south meeting at the center of the earth. Daniel was able to balance an egg on the head of a nail at latitude 00. There was a lovely gift shop where we purchased beautiful alpaca sweaters at bargain prices. We then drove to the Old City of Quito where we had a delicious lunch at an upscale restaurant. This was followed by a walking tour of the Old City. This tour featured the architecture and designs of Quito's grandest cathedrals. We started at the Grand Plaza and were greeted by those campaigning and advocating for political candidates outside the residence of the President. Daniel reviewed the fascinating history of the design of Iglesia de la Compañia de Jesús. The magnificence of the beauty, history, and interior of gold was staggering. This tour made for a very informative and enjoyable way to experience the highlights of the lovely city of Quito.

Helen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

Very interesting tour. Both the guide and driver were excellent, we were able to get to places just ahead of the crowds. Home office was very responsive when I wanted to add additional people to my group. Nothing was too much trouble for these guys. Highly recommend

Carlos T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

The trip was well organized, the tour guide came to the hotel as stated in itenerary, on time, Diego our guide was awesome!! He was intelligent well informed and spoke great English. I learned alot about the history and culture of Quito and Ecuador.He took the time to show us around and gave us an experience like a local.

LEONID A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Dan picked us at the Hotel on time.
Was courteous and knowledgeable.
His English is very good.
Showed us many places.
The tour was indeed private, just two of us.
Took us to a restaurant where he helped
us with the selection as it was all in Spanish.
We had a good time.

mef6283

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Our tour guide Daniel was delightful and so knowledgeable. The views from the top of the Teleferico were stunning and the trip to the middle of the world was well worth the drive. Finally, the tour of old town Quito including the beautiful Compania de Jesus church topped off this perfect day.

Richard

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This tour was excellent. Fantastic tour guide. Loved the whole day tour seeing so much. I can highly recommend it. However as mentioned to the tour guide - the only way to book this tour was paying for 2 people as the website refused to take a single persons booking. So as I wanted to do the tour with all the places mentioned I paid double. I trust Viator takes notice of this.

Rishita A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Diego was awesome! Very enthusiastic to show us around :

Kay M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Fantastic tour and excellent guide

Jeff G

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2017

Our guide, Daniel, was informative, entertaining and comfortable to speak with or ask questions. His English was good and we had no problems understanding his explanations and descriptions. The ride to Teleferico was excellent and we were treated to excellent views of the city and the surrounding mountains. Lunch was very good and typical Ecuadorian food.

How could the trip be better, less time just looking at a number of churches and actually entering another one to see the inside.

We would recommend this trip to others.

David M

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2016

Our guide took us to a great local restaurant for lunch.

rapatel86

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2016

The trip was organized. The guide was very informative. We saw the main highlights, which took about 8-9 hours. It's a must if you have a day to explore Quito.

Alison D

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2015

Excellent guide but driver using his phone whilst driving, picking up his friends meaning the guide had to sit in the back with us and aggressive driving. Only one of the back doors opened.
Tour covered highlights of Quito, rather cloudy so poor views from cable car.

Bradford F

3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2015

We had 1 day in Quito before heading to the Galapagos Islands and we wanted to see the highlights of the city. We have booked with Viator before and have always been pleased, but not so much with this tour. They did not provide a pick up time when we booked the tour - instead they woke us at 4AM to say that they would pick us up at 830AM. The tour was very superficial and we drove by most things - we did not get to go inside any of the churches. The driver and tour guide spent most of the time talking between themselves in Spanish and for the end of the tour there was a third man in the front who I do not believe was part of the tour. The museum at the equator was fun for the children, but the top of the cable car ride was very cold and windy - Nobody knew that this was likely to be an issue. I did get an appreciation for the size of Quito and some of the history - but this tour did not live up to the standards that the other Viator tours have had.

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