Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equator

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From $155.00

17 reviews   (4.41)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Immerse yourself in mesmerizing Quito during this private full-day tour of Old Town. Follow an experienced local guide through Centro Historico, the captial’s historic center and the first-ever UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stand on the equator, ride the highest gondola in South America, and visit the government’s palace, the Basilica Church, and San Francisco Church. Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel is provided.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local driver/guide

Transport by minivan or compact (medium) car (depending on pax number)

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 80

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Basilica del Voto Nacional
Located in the historic center of Quito, Ecuador. It is the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas. The basilica remains technically "unfinished." Local legend says that when the Basílica is completed, the end of the world will come.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Quito Old Town
The historic center of Quito is one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved in the Americas. Quito and Kraków, Poland, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO, in 1978. The central square of Quito is located about 25 km (16 mi) south of the equator; the city itself extends to within about 1 km (0.62 mi) of zero latitude.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
The Church and Convent of St. Francis, commonly known as el San Francisco, is a 16th-century Roman Catholic complex in Quito, Ecuador. It fronts onto its namesake Plaza de San Francisco. The imposing structure has the distinction of being the largest architectural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America and for this reason is sometimes known as "El Escorial of the New World. The style evolved over almost 143 years of construction (1537-1680) through earthquakes and changes in architectural styles. The Church houses the city's beloved Virgin of Quito

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

TeleferiQo Teleferico Quito
The Teleferico is the brand new tourist attraction of Quito. The Teleferico is built over an area of 160 hectares in the skirts of the Pichincha and the summit of Cruz Loma. It has different services that include an amusement park, shopping center, food court, exclusive restaurants, handicraft stores, go car track, coffee shops, horseback riding and a nightclub. In a second phase of the construction there will be a hotel, a spa, a movie theater complex, a botanic garden and a bird watching area.

It's biggest attraction it is the Teleferico itself, which gives to every visitor a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings including more than 14 peaks of the Andes that is called the Volcanoes Avenue. The Teleferico reaches 4 050 meters on the summit of Cruz Loma.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mitad Del Mundo
It is located at San Antonio parish of the canton of Quito, 26 km (16 mi) north of the center of Quito. The grounds contain the Monument to the Equator, which highlights the exact location of the Equator (from which the country takes its name) and commemorates the eighteenth century Franco-Spanish Geodesic Mission which fixed its approximate location; they also contain the Museo Etnográfico Mitad del Mundo, Ethnographic Museum Middle of the Earth, a museum about the indigenous people ethnography of Ecuador.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Intinan Museum
Travel to the past through our hundred-year-old huts, discover and understand the physical phenomena of the earth with our didactic examples, observe the path of the sun (Intiñan) in the Acoratene, and of course enjoy a natural and privileged environment.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Best tour ever! Highly recommend! Ask for Cecilia!
Christine_A, 09-01-2023
Our guide, Cecilia, was helpful and knowledgeable, and enthusiastic.. She was flexible and tailored the tour to our needs and requests. She took us to a restaurant to experience typical Ecuadorian cuisine. She taught us about Ecuadorian Holiday traditions. She also went over and above by purchasing a doll for New Years and demonstrated the custom of burning the effigies. additionally, she took pictures and sent lots of pictures to us via whatsapp.
Great Guides, Great Tour. 10/10 would recommend
Charlie_B, 20-12-2022
Excellent and friendly tour guides! Made for an excellent trip together last Christmas with such a charming couple. Would recommend to anyone looking to see the sites with very knowledgeable guides!
Great intro to Quito
Tori_H, 05-06-2021
Great intro to Quito. We loved the gondola ride and the equator museum. We learned a ton. Our tour guide was great! Super nice and lots of info. She put up with all our picture taking. Lol
A great way to see Quito
Meera_W, 09-03-2020
My husband and I were very pleased with our private tour. Our knowledgeable guide, Malena, knew many facts and answered all our questions. We wanted to see more of the city of Quito and fewer historic sights. She helped to make this possible. Great driving by driver, Alexis. We enjoyed a delicious Ecuadorian lunch on the way to Mitad del Mundo. The group tour there was a bit long but we learned some interesting facts. A great day!
Quito in a day
Diane_T, 19-02-2020
This is a great way to see Quito in one day.
We were on our way to Galapagos with a day lay over in Quito. In one full day we went to the equator, Mitad Del Mundo, gondola to El Teleférico highest point, a local lunch and tour of old town.

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