Quito City Tour

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

Departures

Every day Hop On - Hop Off

Every hour

08h00 a 16h00

Activity

Easy

Pick up

08h00

Hosted in

English, spanish

What you'll do

Our very own and only double-decker buses take you around the city, on a Hop On-Hop Off system that allows you to get off or take the bus at any of our stops, so you may get close to the mayor tourist attractions of the north and center of the city, procuring a safe and comfortable trip.

Stops and hours

1

Boulevar Naciones Unidas

Av. Naciones Unidas y Av. Shyris

First bus: 08h00

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 16h00

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

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2

Jardín Botánico

Av. Shyris y Pasaje Rumipamba

First bus: 08h05

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 16h05

The Botanical Garden houses a large number of plant species from Ecuador, here you can meet different types of orchids and cacti, also a collection of bonsai.

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3

La Mariscal / Plaza Foch

Reina Victoria entre Calama y Mariscal Foch

First bus: 08h22

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 16h22

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

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4

Mercado Artesanal

Jorge Washington y Reina Victoria

First bus: 08h25

Frecuency : 1 hora

Last bus: 16h25

Photo: Matthew Williams Ellis

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

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5

El Ejido / Hotel Hilton Colon

Av. Amazonas y Patria

First bus: 08h30

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 16h30

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.

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6

Iglesia La Basílica

García Moreno y Carchi

First bus: 08h40

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 16h40

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.

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7

San Francisco

Bolivar entre Benalcázar y Cuenca

First bus: 08h55

Frecuency : 1 hora

Last bus: 16h55

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.

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8

Mirador El Panecillo

Melchor Aymerich

First bus: 09h15

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 17h15

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.

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9

Plaza Grande

Venezuela y Mejía

First bus: 10h00

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 18h00

In this square you can visit the 4 powers of the state The Government Palace, The Primada Cathedral of Quito, El Cabildo and The Archbishop’s Palace.

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10

Parque García Moreno

Vargas y Caldas

First bus: 10h05

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 18h05

At the foot of the Basilica gives you the best view of the facade of this church and one block away we find the iconic Galápagos colonial street known as La Guaragua.

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Casa de la Cultura

Av. Patria y Amazonas

First bus: 10h20

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 18h20

Meet the building that houses the history of Ecuadorian culture and find different free cultural activities such as cinema, dance, theater and music.

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12

La Floresta / Swissotel

12 de Octubre y Luis Cordero

First bus: 10h25

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 18h25

Meet one of the city’s bohemian neighborhoods where you can find art galleries, workshops, coffee shops and restaurants.

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13

Mirador Guápulo / Hotel Quito

Av. González Suárez (Junto al Hotel Quito)

First bus: 10h30

Frecuency: 1 hora

Last bus: 18h30

Take a relaxing moment with the view of one of the valleys of Quito in the middle of the city surrounded by greenery.

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Retorno

Bulevar Naciones Unidas

Return to the first stop Boulevar Naciones Unidas.

Indications

  • No assigned seating
  • Keep your ticket-pass with you at all times because it is the only document that allows you to hop on-off the bus. In case you loose it, you will have to purchase a new ticket.
  • The duration of the entire tour is of approximately 3 hours.
  • The last bus departs from the United Nations Blvd. at 16h00, so be sure to arrive at on time if want to take the bus to another stop.
  • * Subject to the transit times of the day, road conditions, and force majeure (eg road closures); which can cause delays on the normal frequency of travel.
  • The frequency of the expedition is hourly.
  • Our stops are fixed, check the stop closest to the site you want to visit.
What to bring
  • Sunblock protection
  • Cap or hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Photo camera
  • Good energy to enjoy the journey
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

Adults

$ 15
  • 13 to 64 years

Special

$ 7 50
  • Children (-12) adults (+65) and people with disabilities
  • Valid for the day of purchase
  • Hop On - Hop Off from 08h00 to 16h00

Adults

$ 25
  • 13 a 64 años Nacionales y extranjeros​

Special

$ 12
  • Children (-12) adults (+65) and people with disabilities
  • Valid for the day of purchase and the next day
  • Hop On - Hop Off from 08h00 to 16h00

Adults

$ 40
  • 13 to 64 years
  • Valid for two tours the same day (Quito City Tour 08h00 / 09h00 – 12h00 / Mitad del Mundo Tour 12h00 – 19h00 ) in this case the Quito City Tour does not have stops
  • Valid for tours on different days

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