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Traditions of Quito Guided Tour + Lunch

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Traditions of Quito Guided Tour + Lunch

  • Tour duration: 8h
  • Upcoming departures:
    • 23.10.2019: 08:00
    • 30.10.2019: 08:00
    • 06.11.2019: 08:00

    This tour must be booked at least 12 hours before departure

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  • Languages: English
  • Hotel Pick-up Service
  • Live Guide
  • Suitable for families, young and seniors

Why you should go

Take the opportunity to meet a traditional market and visit the museum Casa del Alabado. Walk towards the traditional Calle La Ronda to tour their houses full of art, culture and crafty demonstrations.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a ride in an original trolley bus
  • Visit the museum Casa del Alabado
  • See the use of traditional Andean herbal medicine
  • Visit La Compañia Church
  • Taste typical Ecuadorian homemade lunch
  • Explore the traditional Calle La Ronda

What shall I see

We will board our original Trolley bus, a replica of the tram that circulated Quito last century, to reach the historic center, where we will make our first stop at the Mercado San Francisco, one of the oldest in the city, which keeps the charm, tradition and good taste of the typical markets, inherited from generation to generation.  Here you will be able to see the use of traditional Andean herbal medicine, and taste some freshly squeezed juices from a variety of fruit.

Visit the museum Casa del Alabado (admission included), dedicated to Pre-Columbian Art and Ecuadorian Archeology. We continue walking towards La Compañia Church (admission included), recognized for its adornments and golden altars. We will reach the Plaza Grande, also known as Independence Square, surrounded by important traditional buildings of the city such as the Archbishop's Palace, where we will have a typical Ecuadorian homemade lunch, ending with a dessert hand made in the oldest cafe in the city "Heladeria San Agustin".

After lunch, we walk towards the traditional Calle La Ronda to tour their houses full of art, culture and crafty demonstrations, where we will see the various workshops of the "Manos a la Ronda Project" seeking to rescue the traditional crafts of “Escuela Quiteña”, and know closely the traditional processes of jewelry, ironwork, inlaid, headgear, tin, among others. In this neighborhood we will find a space where characters recreate the colonial city and get tought traditional games of langsyne.

After the tour, those who wish can stay in the historic center, otherwise we will complement this local experience, by using public transportation to move north of the city.

Price includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to museum Casa del Alabado
  • Entrance to La Compañia Church

Price excludes

  • Some Admissions
  • Optional Gratuities

Cancellation policy

  • In case of cancellation of 48 hours or less before the excursion, the service is not refundable

Good to know

  • Printed voucher needed

Pick-up service

Regular services depart and return only from the following hotels:

  • Sheraton
  • Dann Carlton
  • Howard Johnson
  • JW Marriott
  • Holiday
  • Nu House
  • Hilton Colon
  • Mercure Alameda
  • Reina Isabel
  • Swissotel
  • NH Collection
  • Pick-up time: 08:00 –09:20 am
Quito Pickup Service: This tour offers pickup service from your accommodation. Please select the pickup point "Any hotel in Quito" and write in the "Additional info" section on the "Checkout page" where is your exact accommodation. We will let you know the exact pickup time when you receive the booking confirmation.

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