Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is one of the most beautiful cities of Ecuador. It is divided into the old or colonial city and the modern city. The Colonial Quito is still reminiscent of how it was 450 years ago, even though it is but a small island surrounded on all sides by a fast-growing modern city. In colonial Quito are narrow cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed walls over which the steeples and cupolas of historic churches and a cathedral sites. The integrity of colonial Quito was assured in 1978 when the United Nations declared the city a World Cultural Heritage Site.
At 9h00 our guide will pick you up in your hotel in order to go to the colonial site of Quito where you will walk through the Main Plaza. Visit the Government Palace, the Cathedral and some of the most important churches built around the XVI and XVII centuries. After this visit you will have the chance of including or not the lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit The Equator Line and some of the museums of the place. Late in the afternoon you will return to Quito.
The Equator Line or Mitad del Mundo is located just 30 minutes north of Quito, is the monument that marks the closest point the equator passes to Quito. Archaeological evidence indicates both pre-Incan and Inca civilizations recognized and worshiped the path of the equator as the marker of the equinox.
PRICE PER PERSON: $164,00
THE RATES INCLUDE: Private transportation, bilingual guide, Lunch, entrance fees
DOES NOT INCLUDE: soft and alcoholic drinks, tips and personal expenses