Traditional City Tour & Equator Line
A comprehensive city tour includes visits to residential neighborhoods at the northern end of the city, visiting the "Guapulo Mirador", passing through the 12 of October Avenue up to the Culture House and the Legislative Palace (Congress), whose stone mural records Ecuador's history. The tour will continue through the Gran Colombia Avenue up to the Basilica Church, where we will make a brief stop and next, the "San Juan Mirador" from where you will have a beautiful sight of The Colonial Quito. Then a stroll downtown and visit the colonial temples and monasteries of this urban jewel, designated by UNESCO a World Heritage Site, starting at the Independence Plaza, flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop's Palace. Visit the Golden Church of La Compañía de Jesús. Continue to the Church of San Francisco, one the of great religious buildings of the New World; its impressive facade and atrium lead to its gilt interior a Baroque influenced by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar.
After enjoying the UNESCO city we transfer for 45 minutes to the monument of the Ecuator line, where we will stand in at 0.00 latitude visit the INTI NAN museum whit fantastic explanations about how the ecuador line affects the local indigenous life.
GUAPULO AND SAN JUAN MIRADOR
COLONIAL TEMPLES AND MONASTERIES
Day 1: Quito City Tour
All Transportation: Private and comfortable transport.
- Trip Leader: Bilingual certified guide.
- Fees and entrance: to museums, churches, guided visit to the equator.