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Quito Ecuador Tours: Quito City Tour, Quito Hotel Reservations, Ecuador Tours

Traveling in and out of Quito

Quito

Quito tour programs and travel planners are available. Quito, the capital city has a variety of city tours or travel to the Andes mountains and surrounding valleys. Quito city tours offers visits to the middle of the world and visit the Equator line. We offer hotel reservations and airport transfers in Ecuador, tour around the country using the capital city as your adventure travel hub.

An UNESCO World Heritage Site

Quito is the Ecuadorian capital which is located in the heart of the Andes, its beautiful colonial center was the first sight to be protected by UNESCO. About 30 minutes to the north is the Equator line. To the south we find the "avenue of the volcanoes" and a series of small villages, each with its own indigenous market.

Quito is without doubt one of the most beautiful capital cities in South America. It is a combination of modernization and traditions. Quito the 'Light of America', offers culture, leisure and in the surroundings, lots of adventures.

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Quito’s New International Airport

The Quito’s New International Airport is located 20 kilometers east of downtown Quito, near Tababela. It will be one of the most modern in South America, offering expanded passenger and freight capacity as well as a longer runway. With the start of its operations in October 2012, the city will have a modern, comfortable, safe and efficient airport. Its location and features will turn the city into an excellent meeting point from and to most destinations in Latin America and the world, promoting tourism and export. The new airport is built with earthquake resistant techniques and materials and equipped with the latest technology.

Quito’s New International Airport

In order to permanently satisfy the needs of the city and country, the airport is designed to expand its infrastructure and energy in later stages, according to the growth of passenger traffic and cargo.

Here are some of the most significant features of the new airport:

• Runway: 4100 meters long.
• Control tower: 41 meters high.
• Passenger Terminal: 38,000 square meters (first stage), with a capacity of over five million passengers a year.
• Cargo Terminal: 12,000 square meters (first stage), with capacity to handle 250 thousand tons of cargo annually.

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What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

 Airport Transfers

LTE-QDT002: City Tour (Teleférico)

Quito - San Francisco

A great way to meet Quito's highlights. You will visit the historical center, the charismatic Guápulo, and get a terrific view of the city from the city’s highest look-out point. You will enjoy historic plazas, buildings, and churches that display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous architecture.

Itinerary

El PanecilloWe will visit the charming Guápulo, located on the western hillside of Quito. In the historical centre we will enjoy colonial architecture, legends, and learn about the Incaic and pre-Incaic importance on the area. On Plaza San Francisco, a trade spot long before the arrival of the Spaniards, we will visit the Tianguez Art Gallery.

We may head up to the Panecillo (“winged virgin”) look out, or head even higher up on the slopes of the Pichincha Volcano with help of an aerial cableway.

Highlights

Guápulo. The charming little area of Guápulo is located on the western hillside of Quito. Enjoy cobble stone streets, cosy little restaurants and cafes, and the famous church of Guápulo
Quito’s Historical City Centre Teleferico  - QuitoColonial plazas, buildings and churches display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous styles. The city was the first place in the world to be declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Teleférico. Take this aerial cableway up on the Pichincha Volcano hillside to enjoy “Quito from the sky.” At 4,100m you will be able to enjoy views over Quito, and on a clear day, you will also have views of the Cotopaxi and the Cayambe volcanoes. Enjoy a cup of coca tea to keep you warm.

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Meet / Depart

Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador

Includes

Transportation

English Speaking Guide

Entrance fees to churches

Not Included

Lunch

Hotel accommodations.

Anything not specified.

Activity Level

Easy

What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

 City Tour (Teleferico)

LTE-QDT003: City Tour (Equator)

Guapulo Church

A great way to hit the highlights of Quito; you will visit the historical center, the charismatic Guapulo, visit the look out point on the Panecillo, and go to the “Middle of the World.” You will enjoy historic plazas, buildings, and churches that display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous architecture. Then you will have a chance to stand on the equator (located only 30min north of Quito).

Itinerary

Mitad de MundoWe will visit the charming Guapulo, located on the western hillside of Quito.  In the Historical Center, we will enjoy colonial architecture, legends, and learn about the Inca and pre-Inca importance of the area. On Plaza San Francisco, a trade spot long before the arrival of the Spaniards, we will visit the Tianguez Art Gallery. Afterwards, head 30 min north to visit the Mitad del Mundo monument; here you can stand on the equator!

Optional visit to the Intiñan Museum.

Highlights

Guapulo The charming little area Guapulo is located on the western hillside of Quito. Enjoy cobble stone streets, cozy little restaurants and cafes, and the famous church of Guapulo .

Intiñan MuseumStand on the equator! The Ecuator Monument is a large monument with an ethnographic museum, stores, and restaurants. However, GPS shows that the actual equator line is 240m away from the area, where you will find the Intiñan Museum.

Quito, Historical Center and Colonial plazas, buildings and churches display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous styles. The city was the first place in the world to be designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

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Details

Meet / Depart: Quito, Ecuador.

Includes 
Transportation
English speaking guide
Entrance fees to Panecillo Hill (“winged virgin”) and churches
Not Included
Lunch
Gratuities and personal expenses
Hotel accommodations
Entrance fee to the Intiñan Museum
Anything not specified.

What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

 City Tour (Equator)

LTE-QTP001B: Pre-Galapagos Package

Quito - hotel

We offer 2 in / 2 out transfers, a city tour and 3 nights’ hotel stay at the hotel of your preference. It includes daily breakfast. Every time you arrive or depart from Quito, a Latin Trails representative will meet you and assist you to and from the airport. We offer the best hotels in the city at a discounted price, from Tourist class hotels to 5 star mansions. We will take you on a tour deep in the heart of Quito's historic downtown. You will enjoy colonial art, history, and legends in one of the most beautiful cities in South America.

Detailed Itinerary (4 Days)

Day 1. Quito: Transfer Airport → Hotel. Accommodation 

PanecilloDay 2. Quito City Tour: We pick you up at mid-morning and head down to Quito’s historical district. During our time in the historical district, we will have the chance to observe several beautiful churches, the presidential and archbishop palaces, the cathedral, the Jesuit church Compañia de Jesus (one of the most beautiful churches in the world), and the San Francisco church, the first building constructed by the Spanish. We will then visit an art gallery and the Panecillo Hill (winged virgin) lookout. In the afternoon, there will be a visit to the Middle of the World monument and the solar museum at the Equator line. Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 3. Quito: Transfer out to airport for flight to the Galapagos Islands. Your Galapagos cruise or tour can be booked through Latin Trails, please contact us or check our Galapagos tour planner for options. B

Day 4. Quito: Transfer in from airport to hotel / or assistance in the airport to take a return flight. B

Highlights

Quito’s Historical City Centre. Colonial plazas, buildings and churches display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and Intiñan Museumindigenous architecture styles. The city was the first place in the world to be declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. 

Mitad del Mundo. Here you can stand on the equator! There is a large monument with an ethnographic museum, stores for shopping, and restaurants. HOWEVER, modern GPS technology shows that the actual equator line is 240m away from the area, where you will find the Intiñan Museum.

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Details

Meet / Depart 
Quito, Mariscal Sucre Airport – Ecuador 
Includes

4 airport transfers
Guided City Tour
Visit to the Equator line LTE-QDT003
2 nights in selected hotel in Quito
Meals as listed in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Not Included
Meals not listed 
Galapagos Cruise/Airfare to the Galapagos
Anything not specified

What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

 Pre-Galapagos Package


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