Quito Hospitality Packages

Quito City Tour
Middle of the World
Quito City and Aerial Tram Tour
Quito City Tour - Middle of the World
Guayasamin - Central Bank Museums
Quito - Middle of the World - Pululahua Volcano
Otavalo and Cuicocha Lake
Saquisilí Indian Market
Cotopaxi - Pujili Market
Pasochoa Forest Reserve
Termas De Papallacta
Cotopaxi National Park
Whitewater Rafting on Toachi/ Blanco Rivers
Mountain Biking in Cloudforest
Cotopaxi Zipline and Canopy Tour
Cotopaxi Volcano Mountain Biking
Cotopaxi Horseback Riding
Chaski Antawa Train and Otavalo Market

Packages include transportation and guides.


Quito City Tour
(3 hours - daily)

Drive north to visit "El mirador de Guápulo" (view point), from where we can admire its church and Quito's nearby valleys. You'll visit Quito's colonial center - one of the world's cultural heritage sites, where we can see many historical buildings; including churches, museums and monuments. Visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional or Iglesia de Compania cathedrals, or test your bargaining skills in the local artisan markets. Opt to take a drive north to get a great view of the city from above, or spend your time in Calle La Ronda. Customize your time to see the sites around that most interest you. Visit artisan markets, test your bargaining skills for local weavings See some of our best ideas below or add in an Aerial Tram tour or a visit to La Mitad del Mundo with more time.

Private : US$140 person - 1 traveler
US$70/ person - 2 travelers or more

Pool : US$45/ person *

*Pool morning departures only starting around 8:00 AM. Private tours can begin in either the AM or PM.
**$3 entrance fees not included

Cathedrals and Churches: Quito is home to some amazing churches and cathedrals that are well worth visiting. Basilica del Voto Nacional is the largest gothic Basilica in all the Americas and can be seen from most areas in the city. The unique gargoyles are sure to catch your eye. Iglesia de Compania is another that should not be missed. The interior of the church is covered with amazing, intricate carvings, all of which are plated in gold!

Museums: There are enough museums to fill a week’s worth of time in Quito! Here are a few of our favorites: Guayasamin Museum: Home to a splendid exhibit of pre-Columbian, colonial and contemporary art from the private collection of one of Ecuador's most famous artists - Oswaldo Guayasamin. Central Banks Museum: A great place to discover more about this regions origin, evolution and history through Ecuadorian art. Vivarium: This is a museum of reptiles and amphibians, where you will see and learn about live snakes, turtles, frogs and more from all over the country. A great choice for children! Yaku Water Museum: Another great choice for children! This museum teaches you all about water through hands-on activities and experiments. A great way to learn all about the world around you while having a lot of fun!

Markets: There are lots of little artisan markets scattered throughout the city. Test your bargaining skills as you browse the stalls for local artwork, weavings, jewelry and more!

Calle La Ronda: Located in the heart of Old Town, this walking street is one of the oldest and most historic streets in all of Quito. For a great taste of Ecuadorian culture, stroll this street and browse the art galleries, small shops and restaurants that line it. To better immerse yourself in the culture, you can take part in one of the craft workshops where you learn how to make traditional crafts, or try your hand at one of the traditional games the locals are playing.

Stunning Views: Drive north to visit "El mirador de Guápulo" (view point), from where we can admire its church and Quito's nearby valleys. Continue to El Panecillo - the small, rounded hill which dominates the old town. From its summit we'll see marvelous views of the whole city stretching out below, as well as magnificent views of the surrounding volcanoes.

La Mitad del Mundo: Visit the center of the world at Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World) where you can learn about fascinating phenomena that exists on the equator and stand with one foot in each hemisphere! Additional cost, see below.

Aerial Tram: Drive to the base of Pinchincha Volcano where you will board the aerial tram that will take you to the top of the volcano. From here you can enjoy spectacular views of Quito and the entire valley. Spend the early afternoon walking through the volcanic highlands with your guide. Additional cost, see below.

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Middle of the World
(3 hours - daily)

Drive north towards "La Mitad del Mundo" (The middle of the world) in the village of San Antonio, about 22 Km. north of Quito. Here we'll visit the trapezium stone monument, which is built on the Equator, and the excellent Museo Etnográfico and Inti-Ñan.

US$140/ person - 1 traveler
US$70/ person - 2 travelers or more

*$5 entrance fees not included

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Quito City and Aerial Tram Tour

(5 hours - daily)

Drive north to visit "El mirador de Guápulo" (view point), from where we can admire its church and Quito's nearby valleys. We'll go south towards Quito's colonial center - one of the world's cultural heritage sites, where we can see many historical buildings; including churches, museums and monuments. From here we'll continue to El Panecillo - the small, rounded hill which dominates the old town. From its summit we'll see marvelous views of the whole city stretching out below, as well as magnificent views of the surrounding volcanoes.

We will then cross the city, driving to the base of Pinchincha Volcano. We will board the aerial tram, which will take us to the top of the volcano, overlooking Quito and the entire valley. Spend the early afternoon walking through the volcanic highlands with your guide.

US$170/ person - 1 traveler

US$85/ person - 2 travelers or more

*Entrance fees not included

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Quito City Tour - Middle of the World
(5 hours - daily)

Drive north to visit "El mirador de Guápulo" (view point), from where we can admire its church and Quito's nearby valleys. We'll go south towards Quito's colonial center - one of the world's cultural heritage sites, where we can see many historical buildings; including churches, museums and monuments. From here we'll continue to El Panecillo - the small, rounded hill which dominates the old town. From its summit we'll see marvelous views of the whole city stretching out below, as well as magnificent views of the surrounding volcanoes.

We will then travel towards "La Mitad del Mundo" (the middle of the world) in the village of San Antonio, about 22 Km. north of Quito. Here we'll visit the trapezium stone monument, which is built on the Equator, and the excellent Museo Etnográfico and Inti-Ñan.

Private : US$170/ person - 1 traveler
US$85/ person - 2 travelers or more

Pool : US$50/ person

*Pool morning departures only starting around 8:00 AM. Private tours can begin in either the AM or PM.
**$8 entrance fees not included

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Guayasamin - Central Bank Museums
(No Mondays - half-day)

Visit two of Quito's distinguished museums.

The Guayasamin Museum, is home to a splendid exhibit of pre-Columbian, colonial and contemporary art from the private collection of one of Ecuador's most famous artists - Oswaldo Guayasamin. Your cultural tour continues to the Central Banks Museum, where we discover more about this regions origin, evolution and history through Ecuadorian art.

US$140/person - 1 traveler
US$70/person - 2 travelers or more

*$10 entrance fees not included

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Quito - Middle of the World - Pululahua Volcano
(1 day - daily)

Drive north to visit "El mirador de Guápulo" (view point), from where we can admire its church and Quito's nearby valleys. We'll go south towards Quito's colonial center. From here we'll continue to el Panecillo - the small, rounded hill which dominates the old town. We continue to "La Mitad del Mundo" (The Middle of the world) about 22 km north of Quito. Finally we'll drive to the Pululahua Reserve where we can observe the volcanic crater of the extinct Pululahua (300 meters deep and 4 Km. across).

US$220/ person - 1 traveler
US$110/ person - 2 travelers or more

*$12 entrance fees not included

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Otavalo and Cuicocha Lake
(1 day - daily, but recommended Saturdays)

1 day geographical and cultural tour. Drive to Calderón, a small village about 10 km. north-east of Quito. Calderón is a famous center for a unique Ecuadorian folk art. Here the native people make attractive decorations from dough. We'll continue to Guachala, a community transected by the equator, and pass through Cayambe on the way. Arriving in Otavalo we'll visit the famous Indian Market which dates back to pre-Inca times. Finally we'll visit Cotacachi, which has good leather shopping opportunities, and Cuicocha - the ancient eroded volcanic crater, famous for its deep lake found within. Views of the lake and surrounding mountains are excellent when the weather is good.

Pool service includes trip to Calderón, Otavalo and Cotacachi and does not include Cuicocha.

Private : US$220/ person - 1 traveler
US$110/ person - 2 travelers or more

Pool* : US$75/ person - 1 traveler
US$75/ person - 2 travelers or more

*Pool, Saturday departures only
**$2.50 entrance fees not included

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Cotopaxi - Saquisilí Indian Market (Thursdays)

1 day cultural tour and great mountain views, including the earth's highest active volcano.

Morning drive south along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", viewing the spectacular and breathtaking high plains. Arrive in Saquisilí, a small village famous for its Thursday market, which has eight different plazas, each of which sells specific goods.

After lunch, we'll visit the Cotopaxi National Park.

US$230/ person - 1 traveler
US$115/ person - 2 travelers or more

*$10 entrance fess not included

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Cotopaxi - Pujili Market (Wednesday)

Breathtaking scenery from the world's highest active volcano.

After an early morning drive east towards the Chillos Valley, we'll head south, along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", viewing the spectacular and breathtaking high plains surrounding the magnificent snow-capped Cotopaxi - the earth's highest active volcano (19347ft/5897m), with possibilities of seeing the Andean Condor. After lunch in the Limpiopungo valley (12540ft/3800m) we'll ascend to El Parqueadero (15180ft/4600m). From this point we'll hike for about an hour to El Refugio, the volcano's refuge lodge (15840ft/4800m). A short walk from here will take us to the nearest glacier.

In the afternoon we travel to the quiet village of Pujili where we have the opportunity to purchase local goods, including a variety of fine ceramic fold art.

US$230/ person - 1 traveler
US$115/ person - 2 travelers or more

*$10 entrance fees not included

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Pasochoa Forest Reserve
(1 day - daily)

Drive east towards the Chillos valley. Then we'll head south through the striking "Avenue of the Volcanoes", arriving in the park which is only 40 Km. south of Quito, situated in the area of the extinct Pasochoa volcano, with its typical highland flora and fauna. Short walk and return to Quito.

US$220/ person - 1 traveler
US$110/ person - 2 travelers or more

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Termas De Papallacta
(1 day - daily)

Termas De Papallacta is a hot springs spa and resort situated in a high Andes valley forty miles outside of Quito. For decades, the soothing thermal waters and natural surroundings have made Termas de Papallacta a popular stop for many Ecuador travelers. The temperature of the springs at their origin varies from 30º to 70ºC (86º to 157ºF) and the temperature of the pools fluctuates between 36º and 42ºC (97º and 108ºF). The hot springs have been noted to benefit those suffering from rheumatism, arthritis, stress, sleepiness, digestive problems…but more importantly, are so relaxing!

US$220/ person - 1 traveler
US$110/ person - 2 travelers or more

*$7 entrance fees not included

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Cotopaxi National Park
(1 day - daily)

Breathtaking scenery from the world's highest active volcano.

After an early morning drive east towards the Chillos Valley, we'll head south, along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", viewing the spectacular and breathtaking high plains surrounding the magnificent snow-capped Cotopaxi - the earth's highest active volcano (19347ft/5897m), with possibilities of seeing the Andean Condor. After lunch in the Limpiopungo valley (12540ft/3800m) we'll ascend to El Parqueadero (15180ft/4600m). From this point we'll hike for about an hour to El Refugio, the volcano's refuge lodge (15840ft/4800m). A short walk from here will take us to the nearest glacier. You'll know why we call this experience "Nature's finest thrill"!

Private : US$230/ person - 1 traveler
US$115/ person - 2 travelers or more

**$10 entrance fees not included

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Whitewater Rafting on Toachi/ Blanco Rivers
(1 day - daily)

Class III+ (Moderate)

We depart from Quito at 7h00 for the Santo Domingo area southwest of the capital, which will take us about two-and-a-half hours. We reach our put-in near the town of Santo Domingo amid the cloudforest, and after our safety briefing, we navigate up to 30 kilometers of some of the best whitewater west of the Andes!
Depending on water levels, our rafting adventure should take us about three to four hours. On our way, we'll encounter an abundance of bird life, and possibly spot a family of the Southern River Otter. We enjoy a delicious lunch on the river, as well as a cold drink at the end of our run... then we head back to Quito, arriving in the late afternoon.(L)

US$250/ person - 2 travelers
US$175/ person - 3 travelers
US$130/person - 4 or more

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Mountain Biking in Cloudforest
(1 day - daily)

The adventure begins with an exhilarating descent down the slopes of Pichincha Volcano. The tundra grass of the Andean paramo changes before our eyes (and the knobby tires of our bikes) as we roll down into lush cloud forest. Steep gorges and ridges covered by impenetrable jungle provide spectacular views on the 3-4 hour downhill ride. Enjoy a roadside picnic enroute. In the afternoon, return to Quito. (L)

US$170/ person - 2 travelers
US$140/person - 3 or more travelers

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Cotopaxi Zipline and Canopy Tour
(1 day - daily)

Depart in the morning from Quito and drive towards the towering Cotopaxi Volcano and arrive to the Hacienda Santa Rita Ecological Reserve to explore the forest canopy by zipline. This system was originally used by scientists who were doing research in the forest canopy and includes five cables between 100 and 480 meters long. The zipline provides a great vantage point for birdwatching and enjoying the scenery and is an adrenaline rush as you soar above the trees. After the three hour excursion, drive to El Porvenir, a fully-functioning hacienda set high in the Andean paramo with spectacular views of Cotopaxi. Enjoy a nice traditional lunch and explore the hacienda's grounds. In the afternoon, return to Quito. (L)

US$125/person - 2 or more travelers

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Cotopaxi Volcano Mountain Biking
(1 day - daily)

Depart in the morning from Quito and drive towards the Cotopaxi National Park. We'll ascend to El Parqueadero (15180ft/4600m). After our visit, we descend a bit by vehicle before starting the mountain biking adventure with an exciting downhill track on the slopes of Cotopaxi Volcano. Admire the stunning landscape during the descent to the Limpiopungo Valley, followed by a cross-country ride through the bed of an old landslide formed by lava and mud flows from past volcanic eruptions. We will ride by old ruins dating back to the Inca and have lunch en-route. Arrive to the Hacienda El Porvenir and transfer back to Quito. (L).

US$125/person - 2 or more travelers

*$10 entrance fees not included

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Cotopaxi Horseback Riding
(1 day - daily)

Depart Quito towards Cotopaxi Volcano. A brief orientation is given in the morning at Hacienda El Porvenir to get acquainted with the horses. We head out on horseback in the spirit of the Chagras (Ecuadorian highland cowboys) to visit the foothills of Rumiñahui Volcano, riding side by side with herds of wild horses and bulls. As we cross the paramo, enjoy the bird and wildlife, and the native guides will share their knowledge of medicinal plants. Afterwards a delicious lunch of local dishes awaits us upon our return to the farmhouse. The afternoon is free to explore the hacienda grounds, and there are a couple of self-guided paths to the Manto Blanco Waterfall and to lookouts with nice views of the mountains and surrounding landscape. Late afternoon return to Quito. (L).

US$125/person - 2 or more travelers

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Chaski Antawa Train and Otavalo Market
(1 day - daily: Please inquire about availability)

The Chaski Antawa Train (messenger train) rides on the railroad built at the beginning of the 20th century connecting the northern highlands with the tropical coast.

Depart from Quito to Ibarra where you will embark on the Chaski Antawa Train. The train descends down to the warm, dry valley of Ambuqui, going through sugar cane plantations, magical landscapes, and tunnels and crossing bridges that span large canyons and gullies. The 26-km ride to Salinas plunges from 2,200 down to 1,500 meters above sea level (7,216 to 4,920 feet) in only about 2 hours. Arrive in Salinas and enjoy lunch composed of delicious, local dishes before visiting the village of Otavalo with its famous indigenous craft market that is the largest in South America. Return to Quito in the late afternoon. (L)

US$185/ person - 2 or more travelers
US$290/person - 1 traveler

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