Welcome to Quito! Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel assisted by an English-speaking guide.
Overnight in Quito
Included: Transportation, English speaking guide, accommodation
Full Day City tour in Quito & Equatorial Line
After breakfast we’ll start off a wonderful day tour of Quito and surroundings.
The place to start will be ‘Mitad del Mundo’, a site located just 45 minutes north of Quito, where a monument marks the equator at its closest point to the city. We’ll make journey northwest to the equatorial line, where we will walk the rim of the extinct Pululahua volcanic crater. Later we will visit the “Ciudad Mitad del Mundo” a group of buildings designed to explain the significance of the site, as well as the Ethnographic or Initñan Museum, located right on the Equator. Here you will have the chance to plant your feet in two hemispheres at the same time!
Back in Quito, after lunch, we’ll visit the city’s impressive colonial center, the reason Quito was the first city to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First on the agenda is a walk through the main plaza. Known as ‘Plaza de la Independencia’, where we’ll see the Government Palace, the Cathedral, and some of the most important churches built around the XVI and XVII centuries, including San Francisco Monastery, constructed only 5 days after the founding of the city in 1534.
Now for our chocolate experience! Ecuador’s unique equatorial climate provides the perfect environment for growing the world’s finest cocoa - Cacao Arriba. We’ll visit Republica del Cacao, established 10 years ago with the mission to produce the most authentic and delicious chocolate, while protecting and developing sustainable fine cocoa production. We’ll enjoy a guided tour and learn the history of cocoa in Ecuador, followed by a delicious chocolate tasting.
At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.
Included: transport, English speaking guide, entrance fees, excursion
Transportation in Quito
Included: Breakfast, excursion, lunch, English speaking guide, transportation, entrance fees, accommodation
At the scheduled time, you’ll be transferred to Quito airport for your outbound flight.
Included: Breakfast, transportation, English speaking guide
* Any services not included in the itinerary
* Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
* Personal Expenses