Private Quito City Tour With Teleférico: Old Churches, Plazas &Colonial Streets

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels pick up/drop off outside of the city have an extra charge
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Telefrico of Quito is a cable car located along the flanks of the Ruco Pichincha volcano. Once there you can have a panoramic view not only of Quito, but also of the surrounding mountains topped with snow and the whole natural and ecological environment of the Andes. Quito city tour visit its historical center, admire ancient buildings, churches and squares.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

This City Tour and Telefrico is a full day tour includes a visit to the Basilica Church, where we will make a brief stop and next, the San Juan Mirador from where you will have a beautiful sight of The Colonial Centre of Quito. After walking through the colonial streets we will then stop at the Independence Plaza admiring the Cathedral and the Governments Palace. Furthermore, we will visit La Ronda Street, The Company Church, Santo Domingos Church, The Sagrarios Church and San Franciscos Church, which was built during the 17th century.

After visiting the historical site, we will go to the Telefrico. This is one of the best ways to enjoy our city with views of beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains and the capital Quito. From a point at more than 4050 meters (13.000 feet) you will enjoy magnificent views, as well as walking on the top for about one hour o more.

Inclusions

Certified English/Spanish speakin guide

Free hotel pickup and drop-off in Quito

Transport by private vehicle

Entrance ticket to telefrico of Quito

Entrance fee in La Basilica

Small chocolate tasting

Entry/Admission - Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania

Entry/Admission - TeleferiQo Teleferico Quito

Exclusions

Entrance fees as specified in the program

Food and drinks

Tips

Entry/Admission - Basilica del Voto Nacional

Entry/Admission - El Palacio de Gobierno

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-Dec-2018

    This review is for Latin Adventure travel - City Center and Teleferico tour. It is not a review of our guide, Fernando, who was awesome and works as an independent contractor. The website advertised this tour as being a seven hour tour (see attached screen shot). However, immediately upon meeting our guide he informed us that it was only a four-hour tour. He called the tour company and they told him that we were mistaken. When I booked this tour, I thought $180 for two people was quite high but it included all entrance fees and “menu lunch” (see attached screen shot). I thought that maybe all the entrance fees, lunch and driving added up so that the price was justified. The first place we went was to catch the 10-minute cable car to the top for the fantastic view (price is $8.50 pp). Nice view, a few pictures, then ride back down. We stopped at a Gothic church and again took a few pictures (outside only) then headed to the Plaza Grande. This involved two more churches (inside), statues in the square, and walking to a few other plazas. We were on our way to a third church and found out it was closed that day. Since we now had extra time, we asked Fernando if we could improvise and go to the Farmers Market where the locals shop. He took us to San Roque, and this was the highlight of the whole tour. Afterwards, we went to lunch and found out it was NOT included. We paid $20 for two soups and two sparkling waters. Then we walked down La Ronda and went into a chocolate store. The tour was now over. We spent $225 once we added tips for the guide and driver. After traveling to more than 32 countries and trusting TripAdvisor reviews, this is the first time I’ve been completely disappointed. This tour was not even close to being worth the price. Since taxis are cheap and plentiful, do this on your own and save about $175.

  • 20-Nov-2018

    Although I purchased a private tour for myself (x1) through the Latin Adventures website, this is the same tour (TripAdvisor/Viator unfortunately required 2 min). Granted, a shared tour would have been alright, but the private tour you get real 1:1 interaction. Glad I did the private tour. Tour began at 8:30a and lasted 6-7 hours (lots of traffic in town due to protest). My guide was Ana. She was very nice, knowledgeable, and accommodated and answered everything I asked. This is the best perk of a private tour. I think knowing your guide, their background and personal life, makes the tour more fun...like a friend. Just stating historical facts about sights can sometimes get boring, so this true interaction made it fun. The driver was great too... I am so glad he had a lot of patience in traffic. I highly recommend this tour and with Ana. Thanks Latin Adventures for a great day and guide. Very memorable. Suggestion: I think for private tour customers paying the premium price, perhaps lunch should be included. This would be a good gesture. :)

  • 18-Jan-2018

    Gabriel's English was very good for our tour. He is very knowledgeable about the history, architecture, geography and art of this beautiful city. He paced the walking and hiking to my needs and was gracious and interesting in responding to my many questions. Our transportation was prompt and the drivers courteous. The tour was everything I had hoped for. Remembering personal items for our day such as sunglasses, light rain gear, solid walking/hiking shoes and sunscreen made the day pleasant. Lunch was tasty and regular washroom breaks were made available.

  • 15-Jan-2018

    We (family of four) took a private tour of historical city center, teleferico ride to Pichincha and Intinan museum. Dante was very prompt and professional right from the initial email/query to help us schedule our tour. Francisco, our guide was fabulous! He spoke good English, gave us excellent insights and talked to us about history of Ecuador. Francisco picked us up from our hotel, adjusted the schedule based on local weather, took us to lunch at a local place and dropped us off at our hotel. Very professional and courteous!

  • 24-Nov-2017

    Good city tour. Guide was knowledgeable. Unfortunately it was totally cloudy, so no view from the telefinicular.

  • 24-Nov-2017

    Good city tour. Guide was knowledgeable. Unfortunately it was totally cloudy, so no view from the telefinicular.

  • 18-Aug-2016

    We have used your company many times in other countries. However, this time was not good! First, we were told to meet in the lobby at 8:30 but your guide, Daniel, didn't come until a few minutes after 9 am. He immediately told us we would be done by 1:00 pm 4 hours I informed him that this was a 6 hour tour. I got the impression he had somewhere else to be and wanted to cut it to 4 hours. I showed him the paper work that stated the 6 hours. There were many sites in Independence square we could have enjoyed such as the market/tents that we set up for the holiday being celebrated but he breezed along the outside of them to rush the tour. He also parked his car in an underground parking garage 6 levels underground and we had to walk 6 flights of stairs to go out and come back. Most guides would drop us at a location, park their car and meet us as we would be browsing. Upon return to get the car, Daniel said he left all his money in his car so we had to pay the parking cost. We were back in our hotel room at 2:00 pm which shows you how rushed the tour was. NOT a 6 hour tour that we expected to have and that we paid for. NOT happy at all. Will seriously consider another tour agency next time!

  • 18-Aug-2016

    We have used your company many times in other countries. However, this time was not good! First, we were told to meet in the lobby at 8:30 but your guide, Daniel, didn't come until a few minutes after 9 am. He immediately told us we would be done by 1:00 pm 4 hours I informed him that this was a 6 hour tour. I got the impression he had somewhere else to be and wanted to cut it to 4 hours. I showed him the paper work that stated the 6 hours. There were many sites in Independence square we could have enjoyed such as the market/tents that we set up for the holiday being celebrated but he breezed along the outside of them to rush the tour. He also parked his car in an underground parking garage 6 levels underground and we had to walk 6 flights of stairs to go out and come back. Most guides would drop us at a location, park their car and meet us as we would be browsing. Upon return to get the car, Daniel said he left all his money in his car so we had to pay the parking cost. We were back in our hotel room at 2:00 pm which shows you how rushed the tour was. NOT a 6 hour tour that we expected to have and that we paid for. NOT happy at all. Will seriously consider another tour agency next time!

  • 02-May-2016

    great, the guide was amazing, city is beautiful!

  • 22-Apr-2016

    Tour was excellent and informative. Daniel arrived on time, was courteous at all times. Spoke English extremely well. As very knowledgeable about Quito and surroundings. Would recommend with no caveats.

    Steve T.

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