Below are some our suggested experiences in Quito. We can help plan your itinerary according to your interests.
PLAZA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA
The Plaza de la Independencia is the capital’s beating heart, hemmed by imposing buildings with a statue to liberty in its centre. It makes a charming place to people-watch and learn about the city and the country’s tumultuous history.
IGLESIA DE LA COMPAÑÍA DE JESÚS
La Compañía de Jesús’s spacious interior is covered tip-to-toe in tonnes of gold leaf; the symmetric design combined with indigenous elements bring a distinct grandeur to the building, regarded as a high-point of Baroque Art on the continent.
PLAZA DE SAN FRANCISCO
The church of San Francisco stretches the length of its plaza, one of the oldest in South America. The foundations of Incan palaces lie beneath the church. Its interior patios are wonderfully peaceful and the ceiling of its choir sublime.
CHAPEL OF MAN ART TOUR
During his lifetime, artist Oswaldo Guayasamin’s work achieved international acclaim. The Chapel of Man is one of his crowning achievements, a symmetrical stone pyramid perched high on a hill overlooking Quito’s valleys. Stunning story-high murals hang in its galleries, stark tributes to the people of Latin America.
Explore a traditional Ecuadorian food market as your guide shows you the exotic fruits and vegetables of the country. Stalls piled high with produce, flowers, fish and meat with local merchants eager to sell you their wares.
Our foodie tour takes you into a local restaurant’s kitchen for a cooking class. As the class progresses, a chef shows you how to prepare a classic Ecuadorian meal using locally-sourced ingredients. After the meal is prepared, sit down and enjoy a home-made lunch.
A trip out to the “Middle of the World” to straddle the Equator and learn about the intriguing physics of our planet as well as about Ecuadorian peoples and cultures.
Itchimbia Park is the local’s favorite; a paved path overlooking the city loops through lakes, athletic fields, picnic areas, and concert pavilions.
LA BASILICA DEL VOTO NACIONAL
Designed to emulate the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Basilica began construction in 1886 and was consecrated in 1988. If you look towards the roof, Galapagos animals replace traditional gargoyles. It has a fine viewpoint with sweeping vistas.
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