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“city has it's points of interest for sure; but very congested; dry; lots of stray dogs; and people everywhere”

Quito Historical Old Town Tour
Ranked #19 of 135 Tours in Quito
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Owner description: First, we’ll go to the "Inti-Nan" In-Situ Museum (at about 2400 meters above sea level, about 7800 feet), where you can see replicas of the Ecuadorian Highlands and Amazon and, of course, to learn about the Quitu-Cara culture, their comprehension, long before the Geodesic Mission, on the stars, and, therefore, the empowerment of the term "Center of the World"; this visit takes about 45 minutes (entrance not included).
Reviewed May 17, 2013

the building for the most part carry a lot of history and interest - there is some truly amazing architecture; but the double decker bus we took seemed so unsafe and the driving is just crazy! the cliffs are high and the roads are narrow - I loved the vistas from every angle but the pollution got to me with so much street congestion and I was terrified that we would hit a pedestrian or a stray dog - they are everywhere on the streets.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I chose to stay in Old Town. I walked in and out of all the streets. It was fascinating to see the tiny stores that all the locals used such as the shoe repair, the party store. There are fantastic churches and museums, but it was the day to day life that was most interesting.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Go on a Saturday night! Music everywhere, street performers, packed with people for an authentic Ecuadorian night out. Try the canelazo and eat some typical food... the huge empananadas. Mm!

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is a visit any tourist should not miss. I love colonial Quito by night because it is quieter and the churches and monuments look beautiful under the light. It is always a little chilly so you should take a coat to feel warm

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

we were with a gate 1 tour and our guide, Alfredo was very knowledgeable. It was very clean and we felt very safe. The buildings were amazing as was the surronding scenery.

Thank goroatan
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