Colonial Quito & Middle of the World

Quito is one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador. Its well-preserved colonial centre was named a World Heritage Site in 1978. Its narrow colonial streets are full of history, culture and tradition

Our tour starts from your hotel in Quito, after driving around the modern neighborhoods, we will stop on a view point (Itchimbia or Panecillo hill) to observe the position of the city. Then we will drive to the historical centre, where we are going to visit the most traditional and cultural places in Quito; the Basilica of the National Vote, the Cathedral, the world famous “La Compañía de Jesus”  which is one of the most beautiful churches in Quito and then we will finish at San Francisco church.

At 45 minutes from Quito, the parish of San Antonio is home to a tall pyramid-shaped monument marking latitude 0°0’0″ and a small town crossed by a line on the ground representing the equator. Here you can stand on two hemispheres at the same time.

Do not forget to bring your passport with you; you could get a special equator stamp on it! In the San Antonio area, you can visit the Intiñán Museum “Path of the sun”.

Highlights / Facts

This tour is private. You get personalized attention all over the tour; as well as a flexible itinerary and schedules to include you all of the most important must-see sights and activities with professional drivers and modern transportation with AC.

Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Type of service: Private

Important notes:

We can also customized your tour and include: Casa del Alabado Archeological Museum; Guayasamin Art Museum and San Francisco Religious art Museum. Museo de la Ciudad, Photography sightseeing City Tour or Quito City by night.


The rate includes:

  • Private transportation with an English – Spanish speaking guide.
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees to churches, museum, archeological sites, national parks or tourist attractions
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical and Travel Insurance


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