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Walking Tour Quito
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Walking Tour Quito

By Friends Expeditions
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Ages 0-120, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Bilingual guide
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica del Voto Nacional
  • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town
What's not included
  • Tips
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop


Start:
  • Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Junín Oe1- 61 y, Quito 170401, Ecuador
    Friends Expeditions
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 117641P8

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Infant seats unavailable
    • Infants must not sit on laps
    • Not suitable for pets
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 117641P8

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    • Junín Oe1- 61 y, Quito 170401, Ecuador
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    • Friends Expeditions
      127
      Quito, Ecuador
      Joined in January 2019
    • Deb04033
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      City Tour
      Ethel was my guide and I appreciated that she spoke English so well. Unfortunately it was a very overcast, cloudy, foggy day. We were suppose to go to the crater but because of the rain and fog it was suggested we might want to skip that. I agreed. We also had to skip the cable car because of poor visibility. I was very disappointed. We did the true center of the world at the Intinan center. It was interesting, talk about the indigenous tribes of the Amazon but not sure what that had to do woth the Middle of the World. Did some experiments to show how the center affects balance etc. I chose not to stop at the other monument for pictures. After driving up to Pinchincha hill to visit the Virgin we were dropped off in the colonial center of the city to walk the plazas and visit some churches. Ethel was very informative and answered all my questions. We had a nice lunch at Presidential Plaza before visiting the Basilica. Jimmy was our excellent driver and Ethel was a good guide. My only complaint was the cost, $225. My fault for not agreeing on a price beforehand,
      Written March 4, 2024
    • Deb04033
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Full Day
      Took the full day tour to Mindo with Jonathan and Jimmy as the driver. It's a 2 hour drive from Quito but Jonathan gave lots of information about Quito and the area on the way. Our first stop was the butterfly center, which was very good. I decided not to do ziplining but went with the Cable car option. From there we hiked to another tram to take us further into the forest. Unfortunately my knee was not holding up because of the many steps built into the trail. Jonathan was very patient with my slow speed. I could only make it to the first waterfall. He also took pictures for me climbing over some of the rocks for better pics of the waterfall. We really did not see any wildlife but Jonathan did point out some of the plant life. After heading back down, they suggested a place for lunch which was very good. I invited them to join me. Next stop was the chocolate making facility. Had a chocolate facial and some tastings, and info on chocolate making. Our last stop was the humming bird platform. That was the best part of the day and I believe both Jonathan and Jimmy enjoyed it as much as I did. Long ride back and it was a full day, getting back around 7 pm. Jonathan was a good guide. Jimmy an excellent driver. I was surprised at the cost $250 considering tours from other companies were less expensive. My fault for not checking the price beforehand.
      Written March 4, 2024
    • Y6315NBnatashat
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mindo Tour
      This tour was an incredible experience! Our guide, Jonathan, was informative, personable, kind, fun, and amazing! He was with us every step on our adventures to the butterfly gardens, hummingbird terrace, up and down mountains, and through a rainforest! Our lunch and food stops were wonderful! Authentic food at its best! We were so very pleased about everything on this tour! Highly recommended!
      Written December 2, 2023
    • Kandidly_Kate
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour and even better tour guide!
      I wish I could add more stars to this review. I stayed at Friends hotel and joined this tour to Mindo and had an amazing time! Jonatan was a gracious tour guide, kind, helpful and went above and beyond. He pointed out places of interest, shared his culture and kept the conversation up. We had as much time as we wanted in each location- the hummingbird sanctuary was a highlight as was the stop at Pululahua crater for a photo stop. He was our driver, guide and personal photographer! The included lunch was lovely and filling and the chocolate tour was very informative- I’ve done chocolate tours before and this was by far the best. The cable car and waterfall hike were excellent- even if we weren’t quite as fit as Jonatan, he never made us feel as if we were taking too long when we took breaks and never rushed us. Overall, this is one of the best tours I’ve experienced in all of my travels and highly recommend it. Wear good hiking boots if you plan to do the waterfall hike as it is steep and slippery in sections.
      Written November 26, 2023
    • MrPerfectPlex
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oltvalo Day Trip
      Had an amazing day trip tour to Oltvalo with our tour guide Carolina and our driver Jose. Carolina was very knowledgeable and accompanied us to many different activities on the way to Oltvalo. It was a seamless experience and I would highly recommend using this tour company.
      Written November 8, 2023
    • MrPerfectPlex
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mindo Day Trip
      Had an amazing day trip tour to Mindo with our tour guide Jonathan. He was very knowledgeable and accompanied us to many different activities within Mindo. It was a seamless experience and I would highly recommend using this tour company.
      Written November 8, 2023
    • 607kashah
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Decent but not quite the experience I was looking for
      It was a decent tour! We were able to see and do a lot and had private transportation to, from, and around Mindo. However, I thought we were going to hike to more than just one waterfall (we didn’t) and experience more of the forest. Additionally, Mindo is known for its variety of bird species and our guides did not seem to know anything about the birds or local flora and fauna. We were able to do a lot still in a day, but I would recommend going with an expert in wildlife.
      Written October 8, 2023
    • Andrea T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great fun!
      The tour was very interesting and combined nature and culture. Really nice guide, fun and easy going but very knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
      Written October 4, 2023
    • paloman295
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Paloma Neumann
      Excellent service. José, the driver punctual, extremely kind. He was waiting for us outside the hotel to drive us to the airport even before we walked outside. The car was clean and comfortable, and we arrived secure and timely to our flight.
      Written February 10, 2023
    • B6700LGangelof
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Totally recommended
      When I got out of the arrival door at the airport Jose was there waiting for me with a sign with my name on it. He's been incredibly nice and very professional. The car is great and he's a very good driver. He's also explained me a few things about the city during the drive. Totally recommended.
      Written February 3, 2023
    • 162cinthyah
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing tour. Love mindo
      Our trip to Mindo was an incredible adventure, it really is a natural paradise. We visited many wonderful places but the one I liked the most was the hummingbird shelter, David was our guide, he is excellent, he explained everything about nature in mMindo, volcanoes, stories and legends, they have a lot of energy and speak with great joy from your country, the transport was comfortable and the driver very kind.
      Written February 3, 2023
    • tommasocD9293VE
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect, reliable service
      On time, good vibes, good music, food tips and tricks. I've used this service several times with my wife and it was just perfect
      Written February 1, 2023
    • alveoz
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommended, great service
      Jose is very friendly and knowledgeable about Quito, he helped us with many tips and tricks. Always on time and super reliable
      Written February 1, 2023
    • dhayand
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My taxi driver
      The driver (Jose) was on time and helped us with our bags. He was really professional. And also he was a really good and safe driver. Highly recommend.
      Written February 1, 2023
    • Floresce
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worst transport in Quito. Book elsewhere.
      Horrible company, do NOT recommend if you want good service for an airport pickup. When I arrived at Quito airport on time (5:40pm), I could not find my driver anywhere. Yes, I checked the entire crowd, and we were clearly looking so lost/abandoned that another airport guest waved us down and let us use her cell phone and also helped us comb through the crowd to find someone holding a placard with our name on it. We frantically messaged the Whatsapp number, and tried calling (no one picked up)...And also tried the second number for Luis directly (no one picked up). We even messaged our hotel to see if a backup person could be arranged. During this, we kept combing through the crowd in hopes our driver was jist late. Well, around 6:20pm (40 minutes after our scheduled pickup time), our driver showed up. He didn't speak any English and even with my choppy Spanish he didn't seem too bothered that we were waiting for so long. Lateness is one thing, but not communicating with an otherwise stranded tourist in a foreign country is a huge no-no. Absolutely appalled at this terrible service and would never ever book any transport service through them.
      Written January 29, 2023
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    Donnie S
    Helena, MT49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    I spent two days touring with Friends Expeditions - one day on a tour of Quito's old town and a second day tour to Otavalo. I was blessed with having Marcos for my guide, and Alix for my driver. I came to know and love Quito after our first day, especially as Marcos shared little tidbits about the city, the people, and the food that I would not have discovered on my own. I was there as a photographer, so Marcos did an excellent job guiding me to some great locations for photos. Alix was always waiting for us with a big smile. It was a joy to share both lunch and dinner with the two of them. I haven't planned on visiting Otavalo, but after our first day together, we all agreed that a trip to the markets in Otavalo would be the ticket for an exceptional second day! You can't go wrong with Friends Expeditions!
    Written March 11, 2020
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    Kenneth N
    Haifa3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Couples
    Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable about Quito. We liked learning about the history of Quito. It was interesting to learn how the Incas, Spanish, church, and native Ecuadorians shaped the city. We especially like tasting the local foods. The chocolate tasting was the best!
    Written January 25, 2023
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    Magdalena B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    We had an amazing experience of Quito tour today. Our guide Juan was very professional, informative, funny, adaptive. We learned a lot about Quito during the tour We tasted local dishes and see the interesting parts of the city in Sun and Storm which was an excellent addition. Highly recomended!
    Written December 18, 2023
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    Danny D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Solo
    I made the tour with Juan and he was a really kind guide. We walked through the historic center and he explained all about history, religion and the different places. The tour was almost 4h and it was really relaxing to walk with him through the city. We saw all the important sights and he answered all questions really well. Highly recommended!
    Written December 10, 2023
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    Roberth J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Our Ecuadorian guide David spoke clearly in good English. He took the time to teach us lots of things we otherwise would never have discovered, especially in the churches. The pace was good and the selection of places this dude was nicely varied. He added context it’s really enhanced the experience. It’s a professional operation; We were quite pleased.
    Written February 7, 2023
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    N Jean T
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Friends
    First time in Ecuador, so enjoyed learning about the culture while walking the streets of the historic center. Enjoyed the churches visited and the basilica. The chocolate tasting tour was fun as well.
    Emily, our guide was very informative and attentive to the groups needs.
    Written March 18, 2023
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    Dear Jean, We are very happy that you enjoyed your walking tour of the old town and more because you had the opportunity to taste our chocolate that is incredible, thank you again for your appreciation of our service and I wish you also had a great time in Galapagos. All the best Friends Hotel & Rooftop
    Written April 6, 2023
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    Gerald M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    Today we walked a very impressive tour through the old town of Quito. Our guide Juan gave us an excellent insight into the history and culture of the city. The highlights for us were the views from the Basilica and from the Iglesia de San Francisco.
    Written March 10, 2023
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    wlbmd
    Kansas City, MO132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022 • Couples
    Delightful time spent with David seeing many of the famous sites in central Quito. Very knowledgeable and professional. Couple of small entrance fees to special attractions but we were gifted chocolate and roses on the tour. Highlights were the “golden church” and the chocolate shop. Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed!
    Written September 17, 2022
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    Karen M
    Tampa, FL22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Friends
    My friend and I did the walking tour to get acquainted with Quito and we walked all over the historic district with David. He was great and we ended up having a private tour and David was so nice to take great photos for us. I highly recommend this tour.
    Written January 24, 2023
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    Joan K
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    Spent a lovely and informative time with our guide Juan. He was upbeat, knowledgeable and so patient with two elderly women (myself & friend) who stopped very frequently to take photos. Could not have asked for a better tour of the old city of Quito. The woman in the office was also gracious and helpful. Highly recommend!
    Written April 28, 2022
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    Dear Joan, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment. We are extremely happy to read that your walking tour in the old town with our guide Juan was fantastic. Our greatest reward is to know that we were able to create a memorable experience for our guests. Thanks again for recommending us!
    Written April 30, 2022
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