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Quito - The Capital city - 4 days


Cost: $ 515 AUD
Duration: 4 days
Departure: daily
Location: Quito, Equator

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Tour Description

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is located at 2800m above sea level. The magic that goes in its streets makes Quito a special and unique city. In four hours you can see the beauty of the city’s renaissance, classical and baroque architecture that lie in its churches and convents built in the colonial period. Their museums show us hundreds of valuable collections of paintings and sculptures from an important artistic movement called Escuela Quiteña.

This package is also included in our favourite tour From Peru to Galapagos, click here for more information.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival to Quito
After arriving to Ecuador we will take you to a suitably situated hotel to relax. The rest of the day is at leisure. Night in the hotel.

Day 2 – City Tour (B)
We will take you after breakfast to this magnificent city for an excursion. The tour starts on the city's central square (Plaza de La Independencia) and a show-around in the Cathedral. Then we continue to the Presidential Palace, Archbishop Cathedral and an old town hall. A bit further well-known La Compaňía de Jesus with its beautifully decorated interior will enchant you. Church and Convent of St. Francis is our next stop. Here you can admire unique frescoes, the atrium and baroque interior. This old "downtown" is the historical center where there are beautiful works of architecture. Our last visit is to Panecillo, a hill that is a natural lookout having an impressive panoramic view of Quito and the surrounding valleys. Return to the hotel.

Day 3 – Equator and The Centre of the World (B)
You depart from the north part of Quito in the morning and take the Manual Córdoba Highway to the Equator Monument that marks the equinoctial line established by the French Geodesic Mission in the 18th century. Here you will be able to jump from the southern to the northern hemisphere in an instant. Inside, there is an interesting ethnographic museum and you can visit a lot of souvenir shops. Return to the hotel.

Day 4 - Quito – departure (B)
After breakfast you will be taken wherever necessary so that you can continue with your travels.

Package Inclusions

Return flight ticket Quito – Galapagos; Return ticket Quito - Lago Agrio;

All services, transfers and excursions detailed on the programme; Local English speaking guide; 3 Nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel; Meals detailed on the programme (B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner); Excursion to “The Middle of the World” (Equator); Taxes.

Price per person (2 people in double/twin room)

Package Exclusions

Tips; Insurance; Personal expenses; Optional Excursions.

Supplements

Single supplement – contact us for details

4* hotel upgrade - please ask for details

Extended stay in Quito

Full-day trip to Otavala – biggest market with traditional crafts in South America - $ 139 AUD

Full-day trip to Cotopaxi Ntl. Park – biggest active volcano in the world - $ 139 AUD

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