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Basilica Church Tour

Visit the largest neogothic church in Quito, its construction took a hundred years and legend has it that it is still unfinished and the day it is finished a cataclysm will occur. On our tour you will be able to walk through places that are normally closed and you will discover hidden secrets of the Basilica of the National Vow.

Every Day

Duration
3 hours

Easy activity

Pickup 17h00

English and Spanish

What you'll do
Take a tour in the only double-decker bus in Quito, on the tour you will discover hidden details and secrets of our city, our guides will tell you legends and stories of the capital city.
Itinerary

17h00

Beginning

Departures form Naciones Unidas Boulevard (Av. Shyris & Av. Naciones Unidas)
How to get

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17h00

We will start the tour on board  the only double-decker bus in Quito.

Visit the largest neogothic church in Quito, its construction took a hundred years and legend has it that it is still unfinished and the day it is finished a cataclysm will occur.

On our tour you will be able to walk through places that are normally closed and you will discover hidden secrets of the Basilica of the National Vow.

This church has unique viewpoints, on our tour we will have access to the balconies, from this point you will be able to observe the animals of Ecuador that were places instead of the gargoyles.

We will also go up to the Condor tower and the clock tower, from this point you will have the best view of the city and be able to take the best pictures of Quito.

Finally we will access  the catacombs to be able to admire this mysterious part of the church.

The night ends with a delicious hot canelazo, a typical drink from the Andes, made with naranjilla, cinnamon and liquor. We are waiting for you on our secret tour of Quito!
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Indications
The Basilica of the National Vow Quito Tour includes
  • Double decker bus tour
  • Basilica entrance, and access to walk through places that are normally closed
  • Canelazo, hot drink
Not includes
  • Food
  • Tips
Location
Recently travelers reviews​
cathguii_
cathguii_
2024-01-16
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Buena opcion El recorrido fue bueno, el guia muy amigable. Lo mas importante es que podiamos quedarnos en cualquier punto para visitarlo mas a fondo y despues tomabamos el siguiente bus para seguir con el recorrido. No es tan buena idea ir los domingo porque algunos lugares estan cerrados aunque no tiene nada que ver con el recorrido del bus lo pueden tomar en cuenta.
Eric W
Eric W
2024-01-15
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Quilatoa Tour with Irene This is an absolutely amazing tour, partially because of the great Quilatoa lagoon and hike, but also because of our outstanding tour guide, Irene, who is extremely knowledgeable and fills the time with very satisfying facts about food, indigenous practices, indigenous language, etc. The visit to the indigenous household was mind alteringly beautiful and life affirming. What an exceptional day! The hike is very steep to Quilatoa, on the way back, but there’s a horse option if you are not up for it.
Yoany Andres A
Yoany Andres A
2024-01-15
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Tour a Cotopaxi Excelente acompañamiento y Guia para El Cotopaxi, acompañados por Irene la cual nos hizo muy agradable el tour, la alimentación estuvo deliciosa. En definitiva una excelente opción para conocer los lugares emblemáticos de Quito
Torch H
Torch H
2024-01-14
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One of the best tours I’ve been on. This was such a great experience and a great way to start our Ecuador trip. We had Adrian and Ivan as our guide and driver. They were so great. Adrian really took care of us and made sure we got great pictures before crowds and took us to many gems. We saw a waterfall and got to experience the indigenous people of Ecuador and their way of life. I’m so glad I took this tour. They really care about their guest and you see their passion about sharing their culture with visitors. I highly recommend this tour and if you can, get Adrian and Ivan.
Jesús D
Jesús D
2024-01-13
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Amazing opportunity! Amazing opportunity to merge with nature, disconnect yourself form the daily routine and start a new year full of cardio 🤣😉. Special thanks to our guide Jessy and our driver Jhon 🫰🏻 wouldn't have been the same without you guys!
Xudong G
Xudong G
2024-01-12
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Reached the highest point ever in my life Our guide is really nice and explained a lot of the nature and culture here. The trip to Cotopaxi is challenging but definitely worth it.
Trent R
Trent R
2024-01-12
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Amazing time Amazing sites seen and amazing tour guide Joseph! I would love to come back in the future to do more tours with them! I would definitely recommend this trip!
mala k
mala k
2024-01-10
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Fun way to get acquainted with the city. It’s a fun way to acquaint with the city and has a live guide as opposed to a recording. The bus stops at all the important sightseeing stops with the option of picking the ones you want.
mala k
mala k
2024-01-10
Verified
Fun filled day trip with multiple activities. Fantastic tour with a knowledgeable guide - it was a fun experience including visiting an indigenous family, an art gallery and a fun but tough hike down the crater. Weather was perfect and allowed an amazing view of the lake.
María Isabel P
María Isabel P
2024-01-10
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Guía excepcional Nuestra guía fue Irene, fue increíble la experiencia con ella, sabe mucho de la cultura, del pasado y amplía la Informacion cuando se le preguntaba. Lo recomendamos mucho, gracias Irene.
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