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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
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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

san francisco quito 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

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Quito old city tour and Equator line - private tour

mitad del mundo quito 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

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Equator line tour - private tour

equator line tour quito

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otavalo tour - private tour

otavalo trip from quito

Otavalo indian market is world famous for its

fair of diffrent products like vegetables,

hand made rugs, tapestries or just enjoy of

this incredible ethnic Otavalo group from

the Andes. Scenic and cultural day tour

from Quito. from USD.95 per person, minimun two more

 

Cotopaxi tour - private tour

SLIGHTLY AMENDED VERSION

cotopaxi tours

The kind of tour like no other, unique in

its style, for the ones that enjoy nature

of moorlands and of course high vistas of

the Sierra. Excellent for walking up to

close 5,000 meters or just for good pictures

of the great Cotopaxi mountain. from

USD. 95 per person, minimum two more

 

 

Mindo tour - private tour

mindo cloud forest tour

Mindo Cloudforest at 1,300 meters enjoys

of been world recognized by bird experts

and nature lovers as bird santurary. Lush

green forest with hanging airplants. Only

one hour and a half from Quito toward

the North-West. from USD. 95 per person, minimum two

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Birding day tour - private tour

mindo bird tour

Only a day for birding from Quito? That is

enough when we know where to take you for

birding. Early starting, pleanty of birds, close to

70 species guarantee! Full day tour. Tanagers,

Euphonias, toucans, antpittas, andean cock of

the rock, quetzal, trogons, etc. from USD.115

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Arqueological tour - private tour

archeology quito tour

To understand better the local culture is to

know it through its History. Cochasqui a

complex of flat top pyramids along the

Equator (chance for potos with the llamas),

a Sun dial on the Equator. Ecuador exports

roses and that is why we combined this tour

with a visit to a rose plantation. A nice ending

of the tour with a taste of the Andean

delicacies. from USD.95 per person, minimum two more

 

 

 

 

Papallacta hot springs tour - private tour

papallacta quito hot springs tour

A bit tired? This place has what you should

not let pass, RELAXATION on the Andes.

Thermal Baths from Volcanic springs.

Private pools in the SPA (health by water

- Salutem per aqua). from USD. 95

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Horse back riding tour - private tour

quito horse rides

We take our horses at the Hacienda near

Cotopaxi National Park and then we go for 4

hours horse ride through the paramo

(moorlands or wetlands above the tree line)

views of lidia bulls. These  creole horses are

animals adapted to this high elevation. Views

of the Cotopaxi, Rumiñahui, Pasochoa,

Sincholahua, Antisana and Ilinizas volcanoes.

from USD. 115 per person, minimum two more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quito Biking tour - private tour

quito bike tour

Moderate level from the local community of

Nono a village 30 minutes from Quito to

Bellavista Cloudforest Reserve. We rented

Cannondale bikes from Nono community for

27 kilometers (17 miles) downhill. Pristine

views of the cloudforest mountains. from

USD.105 per person, minimum two more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour of old Haciendas (highlands) - private

tour of the haciendas quito

Hacienda is like a Large State farm on the

Highlands of Ecuador converted nowadays

in Bed and Breakfast places. The tour is

focus on 16 and 17 hundreds Haciendas.

Some luxury well preserved to the oldest not

so well preserved Hacienda but all of them

with important facts that happended in each

like: presidents of Ecuador, peace treaties

and scientific visits. Enjoy its gardens and

delicious food. from USD. 95 per person, minimum two more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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