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Quito City Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable journey through the largest Historical Center in South America, and marvel at its rich culture and architecture.

Every day

Hours
9h00 a 16h00

Easy activity

English and Spanish

What you'll do

Tour the city in a safe and fun way at 5 meters high. In this tour, you will be able to enjoy the most outstanding places of Quito through 6 stops that you can visit in your own way using the Hop On – Hop Off system for a full day.

The first departure from Naciones Unidas Boulevard (first stop) is at 09:00 am, and the last one is at 4:00 pm, departures every hour.

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NACIONES UNIDAS9:0010:0011:0012:0013:0014:0015:0016:00
PLAZA FOSCH - MARSICAL9:2010:2011:2012:2013:2014:2015:2016:20
MERCADO ARTESANAL9:3010:3011:3012:3013:3014:3015:3016:30
BASILICA9:4010:4011:4012:4013:4014:4015:4016:40
SAN FRANCISCO9:5510:5511:5512:5513:5514:5515:5516:55
PANECILLO10:10 - 10:4011:10 - 11:4012:10 - 12:4013:10 - 13:4014:10 - 14:4015:10 - 15:4016:10 - 16:4017:10 - 17:40
NACIONES UNIDAS11:4012:4013:4014:4015:4016:4017:4018:40
Stops

1

Naciones Unidas Boulevard

Av. Naciones Unidas & Av. Shyris

This sector is the heart of modern Quito, you can tour the La Carolina park, shopping centers, restaurants, and coffee shops around

2

La Mariscal / Plaza Foch

Reina Victoria between Calama & Mariscal Foch

In the La Mariscal sector, we can find great gastronomic and cultural offers cafes, restaurants, museums, and  galleries that show the culture of Ecuador, surrounded by houses of various architectural styles making this sector one of the most diverse in the city, for the night is ideal for parties you will find a lot of bars and discos.

3

Mercado Artesanal / El Ejido

Jorge Washington & Reina Victoria

In the artisan market, you will find an immense variety of crafts full of colors and unique designs.

Visit the largest neo-Gothic-style church in America and reach one of the highest viewpoints in the city by climbing the steps of one of its towers.

4

La Basílica Church

Venezuela & Carchi

Visit the largest Gothic Revival church in America and reach one of the highest viewpoints in the city by climbing the steps of one of its towers.

5

San Francisco

 Benalcázar & Sucre

This point is a must to know the historic center of Quito, you can walk and find a few steps the architectural jewels, churches, convents, museums and restaurants, as well as going back in time in its streets

6

El Panecillo Viewpoint

Melchor Aymerich (Next to Pim’s)

Meet the largest aluminum statue in the world on a sacred bread-shaped hill called “El Panecillo”, here you can see the north and south of the city.

We will make a stop at this lookout so you can walk around, try local food and enjoy the best view of the city

15 to 30 mins. stop depending on city traffic. 

Return

To Naciones Unidas Boulevard

Return to the first stop.

Download the Quito Top Attractions Map for your mobile for free
  • Google Maps compatible
What does it contain?
  • Quito Markets
  • Historic Center Churches
  • Parks
  • Museums
  • Recommended attractions
  • Quito Tour Bus Route
  • And more…
Indications
  • Tour without a seat assignment.
  • It is important to keep your ticket as it is the only document that allows you to get on and off the bus. In case of loss or theft, you must purchase a new ticket.
  • The duration of the complete tour without getting off the bus is approximately 03 hours.
    The last departure from Naciones Unidas Boulevard is at 4:00 p.m. Make sure to arrive at the stop at this time if you want to finish your journey at another station.
  • *Times subject to the current traffic, street conditions, and force majeure reasons (for example, street closures); that determine a delay in the usual frequency of the route.
  • The frequency of our departures is every hour and a half.
  • Our stops are fixed, check the closest stop to the site you want to visit, for no reason we will make intermediate stops.
What to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap or hat Comfortable clothes
  • Photo camera
  • All the energy to enjoy the day
  • Face mask (optional)
Important
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t eat aboard the bus
  • Don’t open your umbrella inside the bus
  • Don’t stand up while the bus is moving
Route
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.
Quito City Tour variants
Quito City Tour +
Teleférico + Panecillo + Mitad del Mundo

Discover Quito in a single day, with our specialized and personalized tour option you will be able to discover the main attractions of the city in one day.

ITINERARY:

  • Pick up at your hotel (we pick up in the 3 areas: Naciones Unidas, La Mariscal, and Plaza Grande. If you want to be picked up in another place ask us about the transfer options)
  • Visit the historic center of the city, we will make our first stop at the church of Santo Domingo or similar so you can see its domes, from this place you will have a unique view. (admission included)
  • Take a walking tour enjoying the facades and details of the houses and temples.
    Quito City Tour + Teleferico + Panecillo + Mitad del Mundo - Walking tour
  • Visit the Virgen del Panecillo and take incredible photos of the center and south of Quito.
    Quito City Tour + Teleferico + Panecillo + Mitad del Mundo - Panecillo
  • Visit the Basilica of the National Vote, you can access the Condor tower at 75 meters high. (entrance not included)
    Quito City Tour + Teleferico + Panecillo + Mitad del Mundo - Basilica
  • Go up to 4,100 meters above sea level in the Cable Car, and take a short walk to the swing of the clouds. (admission not included – visit is not made on holidays)
    Quito City Tour + Teleferico + Panecillo + Mitad del Mundo - Teleferico
  • Tour Mitad del Mundo, in this place you will discover: the ancestral homes, the cocoa square, the equatorial museum and you will be able to take the best photographs on the equinoctial line.
    Quito City Tour + Teleferico + Panecillo + Mitad del Mundo - Mitad del Mundo
  • We will take you to the same meeting place at the end of the tour.

INCLUDES: Tourist transportation, bilingual guide, entrance to Santo Domingo or similar, walking tour, entrance to the Middle of the World city.

NOT INCLUDED: Entrance to the Basilica $3 USD, entrance to the Cable Car $10 USD, meals, drinks, tips.

*Shared Tour 

Quito City Tour +
Mitad del Mundo

Discover Quito’s Historic Center and the Mitad del Mundo, on the same day!

Quito City Tour + Mitad del Mundo

Departures every Saturday and Sunday, from Naciones Unidas Boulevard (how to get there)

  • Quito City Tour: you can choose the schedule of 10:00 or 11:30
  • Middle of the World: departure at 2:30 p.m.
Personalized Option
Quote a tour

You define:

  • Your schedules
  • Amount of people
  • Number of days
  • Destinations or attractions

We create it for you!

Hop On - Hop Off  6 stops

$ 15 adults
$ 7.50 children (6 to 12 years old)

The first departure from Naciones Unidas Boulevard is at 10h00, and the last is at 16h00

Quito City Tour + Teleférico + Panecillo + Mitad del Mundo

$ 69 / person (4 + passengers)

$ 89 / person (3 passengers)

$ 109 / person (2 passengers)

$ 199 / person (1 passengers)

Quito City Tour + Mitad del Mundo

$ 45 adults 

$ 25.50 children (6 to 12 years old) 

Departures from Naciones Unidas Boulevard

  • Quito City Tour: you can choose schedules from 10h00 or 11h30
  • Mitad de Mundo, departures at 14h30

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Hop On - Hop Off  6 stops

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$ 7.50 children (6 to 12 years old)

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Departures from Naciones Unidas Boulevard

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