Quito private tours from Quito hotels
About Quito: Quito the first Unesco cultural site, located in South America with contrasts in its geography. The presence of the Andes mountains, the location 19 km south from the Equator. Spring like weather, Quito is at 2850 meters ( 9350 feet above sea level) .
What kind of money does Ecuador use?
Since 2000 in Ecuador we use US dollars only. Not our money anymore (Sucre in the past), only US dollars in Ecuador. Cause the coins are heavier than paper bill, to ship the coins of (1,5,10,25 and 50 US cents) from the US to Ecuador is expensive (due their weight) for the Ecuadorian government.
The Ecuadorian government has asked permit to the US government to coin these coins locally (only for the local use) using the profile on those coins about Ecuadorian important people in our national history.
So we have both, US dollar cents and Ecuadorian dollar cents. US coin cents and the US cents coined in Ecuador and have a value locally not abroad. Those US coins (coined locally) are considered US dollar cents not Ecuadorian money.
Quito Private Tours - Quito day trips
Quito the old city: Quito founded on the December 6th, 1534 by the spanish captain Sebastian de Benalcazar with a population in Quito of almost 3 million. Quito comes from Quitu, tzafiqui local dialect which means "midle of the world". Quito is capital of the Republic of Ecuador (population of 15 million) in South America founded as Republic in September,1830. Located at 2,850 meters above sea level sorrounded by high mountains. The old city of Quito has been declared by the UNESCO as the first world heritage site in 1978 because its buildings have been well preserved through the centuries and enjoys also of having the largest colonial complex in southamerica. Quito has been the starting point for different Galapagos and Ecuador excurtions. Enjoy the architecture of churches and cloisters, cobblestone plazas, colonial houses, barroque facades and much more interesting architecture and European Reinacense mixed with local details.
Visit Quito old city with a licensed Quito tour guide and be part of the beautiful and high recommended Quito tour through de biggest colonial complex 326 hectares and well preserved in South America according with the Unesco. Best months to visit Quito are from May to August. The old times seems that has not passed here yet. Not only old although active cloisters with nuns keeps it with its special atmosphere spread in this old city, the first Unesco site.
Archeological pre Inca remains in Ecuador:
Tulipe (Yumbo ethnic group) near by Mindo cloudforest, Quito (Quitu Cara ethnic group), Kate Quilla mountain by the Mitad del Mundo near Quito, Cochasqui pyramids on the way to Otavalo, Pambamarca near Cayambe, Acoratene (Cayambi ethnic g.), Punda Achi, Puma Pungo (Cañari ethnic g.) in Cuenca.
Cultural and Natural World Heritage Unesco sites like:
Quito old city in 1978, Cuenca old city in 1999, Galapagos Park 1979, Intangible world heritage Ecuadorian (Panama) hats 2012.
Quito old city tour - private tour
If architecture and authentic Quito life is
what you look for, this is the kind of tour
you must join with. Mannerist, Barroque,
Moorish, Rococo, Plateresco, Arabean,
Roman and Gothic in Quito old city,
world heritage site by the Unesco since
1978. from USD. 50 per person, minimum two
Quito old city tour and Equator line - private tour
You only have a day off while in Quito?
This tour takes you through the colonial times,
its architecture of the old city of Quito plus
the Equator line in 6 hours tour.
from USD. 90 per person, minimum two
Equator line tour - private tour
Have you ever been on the Equator?
Come and enjoy of a half day tour on
the Equator zone. The real Equator
(Inty Nan museum) and Mitad del
Mundo historical monument (French).
Lots of interesting archaeoastronomy
USD. 50 per person, minimum two more