Quito’s colonial city center is Latin America’s biggest and best conserved historic center and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978. We pick you up at the airport, show you Quito’s highlights as well as the Middle of the World, and take you back to the airport.
Number of days: 3
Interests: Cities, History
Total CO2 emission, in lb (per day for cruises): 9
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Upon your arrival in Quito, your English-speaking guide will pick you up and take you to your hotel in Quito’s beautiful historic city center, where you will spend your first night.
Enjoy a great day in the beautiful city of Quito! In the morning, your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a visit of Quito’s colonial city center. It is Latin America’s biggest and best conserved historic center and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978. On a walk around the old town, your guide will show you some of the most beautiful buildings and churches, before taking you up the “Panecillo”, a hill south of Quito’s center, which offers an amazing view of the city.
In the afternoon you visit the “Middle of the World”, close to Quito (approx. 45 minutes). It is at the place where in the 18th century a group of French scientists determined the Equator to cross – they missed the actual GPS-determined Equator by only about 200 yards. In the site’s small village there’s the Equator monument as well as different exhibitions and documentation centers. The museum Inti Ñan – at the site of the actual Equator – offers funny interactive experiments which demonstrate the Equator’s effects.
Spend another night in Quito’s beautiful historic center.
In time for your flight, your guide will take you to the airport.
Price per person: US$ 265.00
(based on 2 people traveling)
- professional English-speaking guide
- private transportation and transfers
- accommodation in double room with breakfast
- meals not specified
- entrance fees to museums, churches, etc.
- personal expenses
- optional excursions and activities
- personal travel insurance
You will be accommodated in a hotel in Quito’s beautiful historical center.
Day 1 – Quito – Portal de Cantuña
Day 2 – Quito – Portal de Cantuña
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