Walk through Quito’s Old Townand learn the legends of this historic centre Visit one of the city’s most important traditional markets and sample tropical fruits and juices Make your ownice cream using uniquely South American ingredients Climb the San Francisco bell tower for a sweeping view of the city far below Uncover the stories that line one ofthe most traditional colonial streets, La Ronda
Once you meet your friendly local guide, head to one of the most important places for locals, the Central Market of Quito. Every kiosk tells a story and you’ll learn about local culture and customs, as well as the country’s economy, as you visit various vendors. Here you can buy medicinal plants for everything from stomach bugs to finding the love of your life! Explore colourful stalls bursting with tropical fruits and chat with smiling juice bartenders, who will invite you to try their secret recipe for hangovers, or “chuchaqui” in local slang. Next, explore the largest and best-preserved old town in South America. See Independence Plaza, where the Spanish city of Quito was born in the 16th century and many Ecuadorian revolutions started. Take in the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Government Palace and learnthe roles they’ve playedin Ecuador’s rich history.There are lots oflegends to be found, and you’ll hear all the tales of this fascinating city. Make a stop for a sweet treat at a traditional ice cream shop, where you’ll get to make your own ice cream using uniquely South American ingredients. Next, see the Jesuit church of La Compañía de Jesús, one of the jewels of South America. Built in the early 17th century, the church’s façade is carved entirely out of volcanic stone and the interior is covered in gold leaf. Explore the old Universityof San Gregorio as you continue walking the ancient streets. You’ll have the option to climb the towers of San Francisco Church, one of the oldest churches in the city, to reach a lookout that’s worth all the stairs. Finally, your tour ends at the enchanting La Ronda, a street thathas become one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
Local English-speaking guide, entrance fee to the San Francisco towers, ice cream.
Additional food and drink, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide, transportation to and from the meeting point
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
For your Intrepid Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
We suggest wearing comfortable clothing, a sweater or light jacket, comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and a hat.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Entrance of the Teatro Sucre (Plaza del Teatro), Old Town Quito.
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La Ronda Street – Old town
Local Life & Culture, Market visits & Local Food, History & Heritage
19/07/2021 to 31/12/2021
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