Boat trip on the Douro River + City Center3 September 2020
Full-day tour in Quito12 September 2020
Free Tours in Quito
Free Tour in Quito in its variants is the most recommended option for travelers who go to the city for a short time with an indigenous guide.
Before describing the concept of our free tours in Quito, we call your attention that we have put it in the plural, this has an explanation.
In this modality we offer 3 tours that all start between 10:00 and 10:30, but in different days. All are free
The three proposals for free tours take place in the heart of Quito city.
There is no doubt that to visit Ecuador you must first see its beating heart, where the entire history of the country is concentrated; from the distant times of the ancestors to the modern times that we live in. Despite the changes that have occurred in society, our beloved city Quito kept the features of the past.
Since its foundation in Inca times more than 1000 years ago, it has always been the center of power; its proximity to the active stratovolcano Pichincha and the Andes mountains marked the lifestyle on its slopes and its vast space. Its height of 2850 meters above sea level, gives the visitor different sensations, such as those experienced in ski resorts, higher the air is cleaner.
The entire set of conditions described resulted in a unique lifestyle, the population from the past adapted and with-it traditions, gastronomy, architecture and many other aspects adapted to its location appeared.
About the Free Tour in Quito:
The tour mainly goes through the main buildings and squares that marked the history of Quito in particular and Ecuador in general, between one point and another we will cross streets and points of great beauty, as well as having the opportunity to taste local sweets while walking.
Free Tour in Quito Itinerary:
- Conceptas Square
- The Big Square
- Metropolitan Cathedral of Quito
- Church of San Agustín
- Archbishop’s Palace
- Church of La Merced
- Church of san francisco
About the Free Photography Tour in Quito:
It is in a way another free tour of other points of interest, only that it is more focused on taking photos of the best corners of the old town, the visitor alone can lose the whole day without finding the most beautiful laces to take the best photography’s or videos. Your Instagram account would appreciate it with so many beauties that you are going to upload. In this tour, more priority will be given to time for taking photos and videos.
Itinerary of the Free Photography Tour:
- Conceptas Square
- Big square
- The Metropolitan Cultural Center
- San Gregorio University
- Plaza Chica
- The oldest streets of colonial epoch’s
- The famous Calle La Ronda
- Church of san francisco
About the Free Shopping Tour:
As we have mentioned before, the location and situation of the city of Quito, made its population adapt in everything related to their daily life, thus the result was that there are crafts, gastronomy and all the basic needs that the visitor find it very exotic and fascinating.
But we will not only find and taste products from Quito, but also from the rest of Ecuador.
In the market you will find many gift items of all prices and sizes to take to your loved ones, and even without buying anything, you will enjoy the prevailing atmosphere among the locals and you can take unforgettable photos.
Itinerary of the Free Shopping Tour is the same in the interior only that more importance is given to looking for and trying the most emblematic products of the country, craft shops and typical sweets among many others.
In all these tours, we are going to try some other typical delicacy of the city of Quito, chocolate and much more.
Recommendations for these tours:
- Given the height of the city, the sun affects more strongly when walking for a long time, so we recommend you to bring sun protection that is in the form of cream, hat or sunglasses.
- We also ask you not to wear heels, although for your photos you can carry them in your backpack, but it will be difficult to walk with.
- We recommend combining this Tour with our main proposals to enjoy your trip to Ecuador.
If you have questions related to our tours in general or this Tour in particular, please contact us and we will answer you as soon as possible.
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Check out our other tours in Ecuador that we recommend you to combine during your trip:
Las Conceptas Square, García Moreno y Mejía esq.
Close to Plaza Grande