Delve into Quito’s rich history and heritage during a 3.5-hour visit to Presidential Government Palace to see the changing of the Guard Ceremony, all the while accompanied by your certified English speaking guide in a private or small-group of no more than 12 . Changing of the Guard is a 30 minute ceremony with bands, troops on foot and horseback, flag raising, and the President and family, as well as others are on the balcony. Explore by walking the Old District of the City!
Pick up at the central located hotels in Quito and stroll through the majestic splendor of Quito´s colonial streets to Presidential Palace, the majestic official residence of the President of Ecuador. The best thing is that you can be there on Monday morning at 11:00 am and witness the Changing of the Guard. Great ceremony and you get to stand on the lawn right next to the guards. It's a 30 minute ceremony with bands, troops on foot and horseback, flag raising, and the President and family, as well as others are on the balcony.
Stop to visit the interior of the Presidential Palace, as well as a priceless collection of gifts that have been presented to past governing entites. At the end of the tour, you will receive a complimentary 8X10 colour photo of you and your party with the name of the venue and the date of your visit.
See the beautiful Compañía Church, capped by green-and-gold domes, La Compañía de Jesús is Quito’s most ornate church and a standout among the baroque splendors of the Old Town. Delight of the Quito´s colonial streets to visit Plaza la Independencia and San Francisco Church. Know more about the Precolumbian our history by visiting "Casa del Alabado" in where the aim of the museum is to treat objects as works of art rather than archaeological remnants. The display is distributed along rooms with different themes, which serve as representations of cultural aspects of ancient Ecuadorian cultures: their cosmology, their relationship with their ancestors, their religious ideas and rituals, and their relationship with their environment.