Full day Quito visiting traditional market, Historic Center and the middle of the world

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From $80.00

2 reviews   (5.00)

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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This full-day private tour in the city of Quito is the perfect way to discover one of the leading destinations in South America, not only because it has its largest and best preserved historical center in Latin America, but you will also have the opportunity to put your feet in both hemispheres at the same time

What's Included

Bilingual guide

chocolate tasting

Company church entrance

half of the world entrance

Pick up from the Hotel

Tourist transport

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.

What To Expect

Mercado Inaquito
One of the most traditional markets in Quito recognized for the traditional "cures" or "clean" rituals rooted in our national folklore, also here we will find places selling traditional foods, exotic fruits

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Basilica del Voto Nacional
The imposing Basilica of the National Vow is the most important work of Ecuadorian neo-Gothic architecture, being even compared in style to Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande)
Here the guide will give an explanation of the monument that is located in the central part of the square that commemorates the first cry of independence, the cathedral of Quito, El Palacio de Carondelet.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Entrance included. Our guide will inform you about this masterpiece of Quito's Baroque art and icon of Quito's religious tourism, famous for having its entire altar covered in pure gold.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Plaza de San Francisco
In this place we will have a brief explanation of the architecture around the church and we will learn about the myths that surround this majestic construction.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

El Panecillo
After the Pick up our first stop will be at the natural viewpoint of Panecillo, which is located at 3035 meters above sea level, formerly known as “shungoloma” or heart hill. In addition to having a 360-degree view of the city, here is a large-scale (45m) copy of the Virgin of Legarda that is displayed on the main altar of the church of San Francisco.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mitad Del Mundo
Here our guide will take you to visit replicas of the ancestral houses of the inhabitants of Ecuador. We will also visit the chocolate museum to learn more about the process of making chocolate with fine aroma cocoa. Our guide will also demonstrate through interactive games, the physical phenomena that only occur in the Middle of the World. Then, we will be able to observe the monument built in honor of the French scientific expedition that located exactly the geographical position of the equatorial line that divides the world and take an original and fun photograph in both hemispheres. Our guide will take you inside the monument to visit the ethnographic museum and learn about the Ecuadorian indigenous cultures and nationalities.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Quality service with local saavy tour guides
eduardoecu, 06-01-2023
We had family travelling from different countries to Ecuador for an end of year vacation. I coordinated everything with Henry through WhatsApp and a joint excel sheet, he was always providing good insights and accommodating our needs (even last minute flight changes).

The guides (Andres and Roberto) where very professional, gave the private tour in two languages and made our experience fantastic (especially as we where travelling with kids and a toddler).

When we return to Ecuador I will not hesitate to use Overland Adventure services again, they where professional, punctual, responsible and provided lots of local experiences that my whole family enjoyed.

Muchas gracias a Vinicio, Fabian, Andres, Roberto y Henry por todas sus gentilezas y ensenarnos Ecuador desde la perspectiva local! El servicio cumplió todas las expectativas y les agradecemos toda la hospitalidad y detalles que tuvieron con nosotros!
mirnaa715, 12-10-2021
Ha sido un excelente servicio siempre estuvo muy atento nuestro guía Andres quien dio amplias explicaciones en los diversos tours que hicimos y el chofer Fabian hombre muy precavido en su manejo Felicidades

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