Cable Car and Quito Private City Tour

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From $80.00

17 reviews   (4.88)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy the most stunning view of Quito from the best viewpoint of the city, located at 13,000 feet above sea level (4.100 m.), right on top of Pichincha volcano! Gain elevation in short time, at the comfort of a modern cable car, and be escorted by a friendly and knowledgeable local tour guide. Do an exciting and flexible walk around the old town of Quito with all the safety and privacy you need! Discover Quito's highlights without spending your time waiting for other travelers..!

What's Included

Certified English speaking guide

Mentioned itinerary and visits

Private transport

What's Not Included

Entrance fees


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 90

Additional Info

  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Your tour guide will pick you up at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel, due to the splendid view from the viewpoint of "Cruz Loma" (4.100 m.- 13,451 ft) on Pichincha volcano.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

TeleferiQo Teleferico Quito
To go up there you will take a cable car ride that takes from 10 to 15 minutes per way, depending on the atmospheric conditions. You start from an altitude of 3.045 meters above sea level (9,990 ft), up until 4.100 meters at the top (13,451 ft). You will enjoy an unforgettable view of Quito, and if the weather helps, the amazing snow-capped volcanoes: Cotopaxi (5.898 m), Antisana (5.753 m) and Cayambe (5.790 m).

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Quito Old Town
In the afternoon you will visit the colonial town of Quito, which is the first World Cultural Heritage Site (UNESCO 1978). Before we start the walk, you can have a little break for a drink, or a small lunch; if it is necessary your experienced tour guide can give you different valuable recommendations and options!

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
During your walk, you will pass through the Independence Square, scenery of many dramatic battles of revolution in the history of the Republic of Ecuador. You will have the opportunity to visit the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the Church of the Secret Society of Jesus of Quito, summit of the Latin American Baroque style and the charming neighbourhood of "La Ronda".

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
Visit to San Francisco Church, built in 1540.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

El Panecillo
Then you'll have the opportunity to drive uphill way, to visit the top of "El Panecillo", where the winged Virgin Mary of Quito is located, and it is considered the tallest aluminium statue of the world. Then you will finish this fantastic and memorable excursion approximately at 3:00 p.m.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Miriam is a wonderful person to spend the day with
Q6685KVstevenm, 15-12-2022
Miriam was warm and genuine, and generous with her time. The Teleferico was initially closed and we waited quite awhile and had to return later that day. She did not seem to mind the delay and was always good natured, informative and a pleasure to be with.
Old town fun stair climbs to great views
TrailBlazer116477, 13-12-2022
Andres was a fantastic guide, he brought us to many fun view spots in the old town and even a yummy lunch spot for traditional potato soup and empanadas.
Fantastic tour with Miriam
Gabriel_H, 18-11-2022
Miriam was a fantastic guide on this tour. She shared interesting facts about Quito and was flexible, accommodating and simply fun to spend the day with. The view from the mountain was wonderful, and the route that she planned in the old city included the most beautiful churches. We also enjoyed the visit to the chocolate factory store with chocolate tastings. Highly recommended!
Private Tour!
Karlyn_B, 02-11-2022
Luis is a fantastic tour guide. Our day began with Teleferico ride over 13,000 altitude plus a lovely hike even a bit higher to enjoy the natural environment, geography and clear fresh air. We next traveled to the tall Virgin of Quito statue stopping to see probably the last shepherdess tending her sheep while sitting in the grass spinning wool! Amazing! Our tour was fortunate to be scheduled during day of the dead festivities and we were able to visit crypts and sample traditional drinks and breads prepared by the novice monks for the occasion. Luis was knowledgeable, flexible and assured we got our value for the tour.
History abounds!
Nancy_M, 31-10-2022
Carlos was my very knowledgeable guide. He was like an encyclopedia on not only Quito and Ecuador but about other parts of world history and current events that have or are impacting Ecuador. He was patient and responsive to all of my questions. I skipped the Cable Car tour because it was cloudy but there was plenty to explore in the historical district. He also took me to the El Panecillo (Angel statue) and pointed out everything as far as the eye could see including two volcanoes that were visible from here. It was an amazing day and I would highly recommend it and Carlos.

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