Explore the spectacular sights of Quito’s captivating city on a small group walking tour. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere while strolling around the central market; sample traditional canelazo drinks and experiment with Spanish greetings; and uncover the intriguing history of Quito with a certified English Spanish speakingguide. A personalized experience is guaranteed on this small group tour, where numbers are limited to 12 people.
Meet your guide at Plaza de San Blas located in the Old Town at 9:00 am to begin your cultural tour into the city’s historical heart. Experience the sights, smells and flavors of this sky-high capital as the day comes to life. Start this 4-hour adventure on the cobblestone streets of city to visit: The Mercado Central, a vibrant and colorful market to immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere; follow your guide past stalls bursting with exotic fruits and fresh vegetables and discover sizzling local dishes. You will also visit the Independence Plaza, home to the Independence Monument, Government Palace and the Archbishop’s Palace. Stop to absorb the colonial charm of the La Compañía de Jesús, a Jesuit church boasting an elaborate façade made entirely out of volcanic stone, and an interior rich in gold leaf. Next, adventure to the legendary San Francisco Church to explore the subterranean catacombs that connect the spiritual structure the other churches in the city. Walk down through Rocafuerte Street, which in the Seventeen Century was known as “the long Street to the hill”. Explore La Ronda, one of the most picturesque cobblestone streets in Old District of Quito. Following your guide’s recommendations and try flavors that you’re not likely to find back home — like colaciones,empanadas etc... Enjoy of a shot of "Canelazo" using your newly learnt phrases to greet locals. Canelazo istraditional spiced hot drink from the highlands in Ecuador, which is made by boiling water with cinnamon and sugar or panela, and then it is mixed with a local sugar cane alcohol called punta or aguardiente. Your guide is happy to provide assistance in getting back to your hotel in Quito.