Boasting a huge diversity of birdlife, the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve draws ornithologists worldwide. It’s also a popular destination for anyone wishing to escape the busy streets of Quito. With a private guide to help you set the itinerary, you can visit a butterfly farm, trek to waterfalls, go river tubing, and taste locally made chocolate and coffee. Transport is made easy with private hotel pickup in a 4WD vehicle.
Tour the capital city of Quito at your leisure aboard this popular hop-on hop-off bus tour. Enjoy hassle-free double-decker transportation through narrow city streets as you make your way to numerous city attractions and landmarks. Choose to get off at any of the stops and make the most of your time in Quito.
At night, Ecuador’s capital transforms into an illuminated wonderland. See Quito at its most magical on an evening tour by double-decker bus, ideal for first-time visitors. From a premium vantage point on the lower or upper deck, you’ll see lit-up landmarks such as San Francisco Church and Quito Old Town before enjoying free time on Calle La Ronda, a historic street in downtown Quito.
Visit one of Ecuador’s most beautiful lakes and enjoy a day of adventure on this 2-day, small-group tour from Quito. See the turquoise waters of Quilotoa Lake, tucked deep in the Andean highlands, and then visit the “Swing at the End of the World” which looks out over the Tungurahua Volcano. The next day, visit Baños for a cable car ride over the Pastaza River and a visit to the Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall.
See where the equator divides the northern and southern hemispheres on this tour of the Middle of the World Monument from Quito. Climb aboard a 20th-century replica tram to head to the museum built to honor a French expedition and where numerous Ecuadorian crafts and items are displayed. This tour highlights one of Ecuador's most popular attractions and allows travelers plenty of time for exploring, shopping, and learning, too.
Get a sense of the architecture, history, and culture of Quito during this private tour visiting the city’s top sights. Start with an exploration of the historic city center of this Ecuadorian capital, visiting its main Basilica, Independence Plaza, and many more colonial-era sites. Then take a trip aboard the Teleférico to a peak more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above the city for sublime views, finishing your day at ‘Mitad del Mundo,’ a monument marking where the earth’s equator splits the world into north and south.
Enjoy this full-day tour of Otavalo Marketplace, the largest Indigenous market in Latin America. Departing Quito, you’ll travel to Otavalo Marketplace, to browse stalls for colorful, artisan souvenirs and delicious flavours. See, too, the Lago San Pablo where you will be able to admire its beaty and take in the calm of this place.
Explore Quito’s UNESCO-listed historic center and visit the famous Equator Line on this full-day tour from Quito. Admire landmarks such as the Basilica del Voto Nacional and Independence Plaza on a walking tour of Quito; take in the views from the Mirador del Panecillo viewpoint; then walk along the Equator Line at the Mitad del Mundo. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Experience the best of Quito on this replica traditional tram tour. Trundle through the Ecuadorian capital’s colonial and modern neighborhoods; and hear tales of the city’s history and culture you might miss if alone. See the Plaza Grande and Basilica of the National Vow; admire panoramic views, and savor local ice cream (own cost). Monday tours bring the chance to watch the Changing of the Guard at the Presidential Palace.
Cotopaxi Volcano is the centerpiece of Cotopaxi National Park. At more than 19,000 feet (nearly 6,000 meters), its snowy peak dominates the landscape of the park. During this full-day tour from Quito, travelers experience the volcano from many vantage points. Explore a lagoon favored by water birds, learn more about the area at an interpretive center, and hike up the flanks of Cotopaxi Volcano to a recently-renovated climbers' refuge to experience this active volcano up close.
Discover the sights and lights of Quito at night with this evening tour of its historical, UNESCO-listed heart. Ride by illuminated churches and landmark sites such as the Basilica of the National Vow and Plaza Grande; and hear urban legends and insights into the city's cultural heritage you could easily miss otherwise. Finish by admiring views of the sparkling city from the hilltop viewpoint of Mirador del Panecillo—the perfect finale.
Take a break from sightseeing in order to relax mind, body, and soul on a day trip to Termas de Papallacta Spa from Quito. A serene experience ideal for tired travelers, this tour covers the thermal springs of Termas de Papallacta Spa. Spend ample time soaking in the steaming waters of the pools, created by volcanic activity and natural heat. Refreshments and entrance fees are included.
Journey to the beautiful Quilotoa volcano, driving through stunning mountain scenery and stopping to visit local Andean communities, during this day trip from Quito. Travel along the spectacular ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ passing beneath its towering peaks, eventually stopping at a village of an indigenous community, to explore a local home and learn about their daily life. Finish your day with a trip to the lagoon inside Quilotoa volcano. This day trip includes a guide, entrance fees, round-trip hotel transport, and lunch.
Discover the biodiverse Mindo Cloud Forest on this birdwatching tour from Quito. Join a private guide and keep your eyes peeled for several species of birds as you walk through the Mindo-Nambillo Forest. There are many other activities you can enjoy in Mindo such as trekking, tubing, horseback rides, and river rafting (at an additional cost).
Experience the ultimate comfort and convenience of exploring Ecuador with my top-notch transportation services in my Renault Duster 2023. With spacious seating and ample legroom, you can relax and enjoy the scenic views as we navigate through diverse landscapes. The robust off-road capabilities of the Renault Duster ensure smooth rides even on rugged terrains, allowing us to venture into hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Safety is paramount, and the advanced features of my vehicle, including modern navigation systems and reliable airbags, guarantee a secure and worry-free journey. Book my transportation service and embark on an unforgettable adventure, unlocking the secrets of Ecuador with ease and style.
Immerse yourself in the heart of Ecuador's wonders with these three principal experiences:
Historical Center Quito and Panecillo: Uncover centuries of history as you stroll through Quito's Historical Center, a UNESCO World Heritage site and ascend to the awe-inspiring Panecillo hill for panoramic views that will leave you in awe. This adventure is a captivating journey through time and culture.
Cable Car in Quito: Elevate your Ecuadorian experience by riding the Quito cable car. As you ascend, the Andes Mountains reveal their majesty, offering breathtaking vistas. It's an exhilarating journey to the skies you won't want to miss.
Middle of the World in Quito: Dive into the intriguing Intiñan Museum, where quirky equatorial experiments showcase the region's unique physics. It's a one-of-a-kind adventure that'll have you feeling like you're in two places at once.
Book these experiences today to unlock the magic of Ecuador's history.
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