Quito City Tour Double Decker Bus

Quito City Tour Double Decker Bus + Middle of the World

From: 9:00 am To: 5:00 pm

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is nestled in an Andean valley at an elevation of 9.000 feet. The city is literally surrounded by volcanoes - some of these, like Mt. Pichincha, very much active. Quito is considered to be one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. The historic center of Quito, known as the "Old City" is replete with narrow and winding cobblestone streets, magnificent churches and open squares. The buildings that line the streets reflect Spanish colonial influence with their balconies, red-tile roofs, thick columns and central yards. The importance of the colonial remnants found in the Old City prompted UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) to declare Quito a Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1979.

The Old City of Quito lies over the ruins of the pre-Incan city of Kitu, principle city of the Shyris (12th Century). Kitu was later replaced by the capital of Atahualpa's Incan empire (16th century). The city was razed by the Incan general Rumiñahui as a measure of resistance against the conquering Spanish. The city was founded as San Francisco de Quito on December 6th, 1534 by the Spanish conquistadors.

Historic Quito is the oldest and best preserved colonial sector in South America. The famous Escuela de Arte de Quito flourished in the old city and is well known for its unique baroque style. This style is reflected in the rich and profuse decorations of the interiors of many of the Quito's churches. These European influences were combined with the inspiration of indigenous art to create a unique Quiteño style. For its artwork, Quito has been termed the "Florence of America.


  • 09:00 Pickup from your hotel.
  • 09:00 – 13:00 Visit to Quito’s colonial center.
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Free time for lunch.
  • 14:00-17:30 Visits to Mitad del Mundo and Inti Ñan Museum.
  • Visits in Quito old town can include YOUR CHOICE of (time permitting): gothic Basilica church, Plaza Grande (Government Palace, Arch-bishops Palace, and Cathedral), La Compañia Jesuit Church, San Francisco Plaza & Monastery, La Ronda community, Panecillo hill, Yumbos chocolate experience, or your choice of city museums.
  • Visits at the equator can include YOUR CHOICE of (time permitting): Mitad del Mundo monument, Inti Ñan Museum, view overlook of Pululahua volcano crater.
Includes:                                                                                   Not Included: Food and drinks, Entrances to Touristic Attraccions, Gratuities.
  • Touristic Transport (Double Decker Bus)

  • Audioguide (English and Spanish)

  • Touristic Operator (English and Spanish)

The places that you visit are flexible. The itinerary can be adapted directly with your guide, depending on your interests.

Normal Price (p/p): USD 95.00
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