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Quito Old Town Tours and Activities

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The historical heart of Ecuador’s capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quito Old Town is the first port of call for most visitors to the city. Known for its cobblestone lanes, Spanish colonial architecture, and beautiful churches, it’s Quito’s most atmospheric district.

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Full Day Middle of the World, Cable Car and Quito City Shared Tour

Full Day Middle of the World, Cable Car and Quito City Shared Tour

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Don’t worry about confusing and time-consuming public transit in Quito; instead, opt for a comprehensive full-day excursion which covers several city highlights and includes private transportation. Ideal for visitors with limited time in the city, visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional, tour the old town, and more in the company of a local guide, learning more than you could if exploring independently.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park

Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park

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Immerse yourself in the wild terrain of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi National Park during this combination biking and hiking excursion. Journey through the surreal volcanic landscape and grassy highlands in Cotopaxi to begin a hike to the 15,780-foot (4,810-meter) Jorge Rivas Refuge. You’ll also have a chance to admire the park’s glaciers amidst the sky-high environs of Limpiopungo Lagoon at 16,400 feet (5,000 meters). Finish your day with a thrilling (optional) downhill bike ride and lunch before returning to Quito. Your Cotopaxi adventure includes national park fees, breakfast and lunch and cycling equipment.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.52
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$70.52
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Mindo Tour Including Coffee, Chocolate, and Cloud Forest

Mindo Tour Including Coffee, Chocolate, and Cloud Forest

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Boasting a huge diversity of birdlife, the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve draws ornithologists worldwide. It’s also a popular destination for anyone wishing to escape the busy streets of Quito. With a private guide to help you set the itinerary, you can visit a butterfly farm, trek to waterfalls, go river tubing, and taste locally made chocolate and coffee. Transport is made easy with private hotel pickup in a 4WD vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equator

Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equator

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This popular private tour hits all of Quito's top attractions. Follow your expert local guide through the capital city's historic district, stand on the equator and ride on the highest gondola in South America. This full-day experience is perfect for travelers who want to gain insight and understanding into the history and culture of Quito.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.00
Price varies by group size
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$140.00
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Private Full Day Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Tour

Private Full Day Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Tour

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Maximise your time in Quito with a private full-day tour that checks off all of the capital’s most popular attractions. Take in the highlights of the UNESCO-listed historic center; admire landmarks such as Plaza de la Independencia, San Francisco Monastery, and the Panecillo; then walk along the Equator Line at the Intiñan museum. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.44
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$88.44
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Night Tour in Quito with free time in Panecillo hill

Night Tour in Quito with free time in Panecillo hill

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At night, Ecuador’s capital transforms into an illuminated wonderland. See Quito at its most magical on an evening tour by double-decker bus, ideal for first-time visitors. From a premium vantage point on the lower or upper deck, you’ll see lit-up landmarks such as San Francisco Church and Quito Old Town before enjoying free time on Calle La Ronda, a historic street in downtown Quito.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Quito City Tour, Equator Museum and Pululahua Crater

Quito City Tour, Equator Museum and Pululahua Crater

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Maximize your time in Quito with a private full-day tour that checks off three of the capital’s most popular attractions. Take in the highlights of the UNESCO-listed historic center, walk along the Equator Line at the Intiñan museum, then marvel at the views from the Pululahua crater. Tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and all activities.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.02
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$126.02
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Walking Tour Quito

Walking Tour Quito

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Walk in the historic center of Quito, it is totally special if you are accompanied by friends, here you will discover the wonders of the historic center and new friends while we walk. Places like the Plaza de la Independencia, San Agustin Church, the catacombs, Republica del Cacao, the change of presidential guard (Mondays) and others are what we will discover in this experience that you will do it yourself. It is also a good time for you to realize the best selfies of your passage through the heritage city of Quito.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Cable Car and Quito Private City Tour

Cable Car and Quito Private City Tour

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After your guide collects you from your hotel, set off an adventure around the city.  First, ascend to Quito’s famous viewpoint in a cable car. From 4,100 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level, you’ll see the city in all its splendor. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the historic center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight and stop to visit major attractions like the Presidential Palace, La Ronda, and the Cathedral.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.00
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$78.00
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Quito Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Quito Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

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With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.16
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$31.16
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Middle of the World and Quito Private City Tour

Middle of the World and Quito Private City Tour

Visit two of the world’s most interesting locations on a full-day private tour. First, visit one of only two inhabited volcanic craters in the world and see how locals are living. Then, head to the Intiñan Museum to visit the exact division of the northern and southern hemispheres at 00º 00’ 00”. Lastly, head to Quito for a tour of the world’s first UNESCO-listed city and learn about its rich history.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
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$74.00
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Private full day Quito; Old town + Mitad del Mundo + Pululahua

Private full day Quito; Old town + Mitad del Mundo + Pululahua

Join us to discover the best of Quito city, the capital city of Ecuador. You'll start walking in the historical center, this is the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, and the largest old-town in Latin America. The mandatory visits are Basilica de Voto Nacional church, Plaza Grande, Carondelet Palace, Primary Cathedral and La Compañia de Jesús (the gold church). The tour continues to Pululahua viewpoint, one of the active volcanoes near Quito, this place is one of the uniques in the world with a community of people living on the caldera. In the afternoon you'll visit the equator line complex. It is halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, at 0 degrees latitude. You will walk on the equator that divides the planet into a Northern Hemisphere and a Southern Hemisphere.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
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8-Day Ecuador Multisport Once in a Life Time

8-Day Ecuador Multisport Once in a Life Time

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Challenge yourself and join this magical adventure in the Ecuadorian mainland, where the largest biodiversity on earth and the richest geography are located along the Equator line. Bike down the slopes of the eastern Andean Mountain Range with great views of Tungurahua active volcano, explore the colorful Andean fields, discover the hidden treasures by climbing up waterfalls in the Amazon rainforest, fight large waves by rafting on the Jatunyacu River, trek to the rim of Cuicocha Crater Lake and soak in Papallacta’s volcanic waters. Experience a fantastic cultural encounter with an indigenous family in the Amazon, learning about their customs, food, knowledge and life-style. "Unique Experiences" - Prepare chocolate the ancestral way with a native Kichwa family in the Amazon Rainforest. - Stay with a Local Family 
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,225.00
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$1,225.00
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing, Food, Culture Small Group or Private Walking Tour

Old Town Quito Sightseeing, Food, Culture Small Group or Private Walking Tour

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Discover the rich culture and history of Old Town Quito on this 3-hour guided walking tour. Hear the stories and legends behind the Ecuadorian capital’s most iconic landmarks that you visit, including Independence Plaza, Government Palace, the Independence Monument, and the Archbishop’s palace. On this tour, you don’t just sightsee — try your hand at making traditional ice cream, too., using uniquely South American ingredients Visit the market where every kiosk tells a story, and uncover local culture and customs as you explore the heart of Old Town. Plus top off this fantastic day with a stop at an old-school ice cream shop, and sample delightful flavors.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito

Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito

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Discover indigenous arts and local markets during this cultural tour of Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha from Quito. Escape the city and journey into Ecuador's more rural hillsides as you follow your guide through some of the area's top cultural attractions.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.59
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$59.59

Private and Personalized City Tour of Quito Teleferico and Middle of the World

Private and Personalized City Tour of Quito Teleferico and Middle of the World

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Quito is a beautiful city and a great destination in South America. Be part of these great experiences living the culture, friendly people, local food, and the best weather in the andes mountains.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00

12-Day The Best Of Ecuador & Galapagos

12-Day The Best Of Ecuador & Galapagos

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Unique lifetime adventure blending the fascinating geography of Ecuador's mainland, made of active volcanoes, big canyons, large tropical rainforests and huge waterfalls, with the mythical Galapagos Islands, where the magic diversity of fearless animals and the stunning landscapes of the volcanic islands create a unique atmosphere. This is a perfect combination that includes a wide variety of outdoor activities, while discovering the highlights of Ecuador
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  • 12 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,929.00
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$2,929.00
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City Tour in Quito. Muffin, Cable Car, Historic Center and Middle of the World

City Tour in Quito. Muffin, Cable Car, Historic Center and Middle of the World

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The tour includes a visit to the Virgin of El Panecillo, located in the heart of the city, from where you can see the south, center and north of the city. Then, a visit to the main attraction of Quito: the Monument to the Middle of the World (ticket not included), which aims to highlight the exact location of the equator or equator, from which the country takes its name. Additionally, you can also visit the Intiñán and Templo del Sol museums. Tickets to these two places are not included in the tour price. Before finalizing the tour you will visit the crater of the Pululahua volcano, which is one of the very few inhabited craters in the world and is located within one of the most important geobotanical reserves in the country. It is possible that the order of activities is changed, to take better advantage of the weather conditions. The price applies to groups of two or more passengers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.77
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$155.77
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Ecuadorian Treasures Bucket List Tour

Ecuadorian Treasures Bucket List Tour

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Discover the Ecuadorian Treasures!!!!! Start and end in Quito, visiting 14 more destinations in a 8 Days Tour Package. Bike at one of the most Active volcanoes of the world , by the end of the day, enjoy the magical views of the Andes surrounded by Lamas and Alpacas , hiking in the Andes , visiting Indian communities , tasting Local Food , exploring the Ecuadorian Jungle with a lot of adrenaline , knowledgeable guides , private transportation and much more in small groups ,such a great deal.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,750.00
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$1,750.00
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One to One Spanish Classes in Quito - 5 Days (20 hours per week)

One to One Spanish Classes in Quito - 5 Days (20 hours per week)

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Learn Spanish while in South America, the Instituto Superior de Español Private Course is ideal if you want to improve significantly in speaking Spanish with a great quality to speak and write. Our teachers are University Degree professionals with experience to guide you to improve your language skills fast and efficiently, afterwards due to ISE's privileged location you can practice in real life settings.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$224.62
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$224.62

Private Spanish Course at Ailola Quito

Private Spanish Course at Ailola Quito

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• Custom classes focused on your needs. • Extracurricular activities that will complement your after-school experience. • Learn Spanish with professional teachers with several years of experience. • Meet people from all over the world. • Receive personalized assistance before, during and after your Spanish program.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.00
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$219.00

Vuelta al Cratér Volcán Quilotoa 11 Km Trekking. Tour Privado. Max 5 personas

Vuelta al Cratér Volcán Quilotoa 11 Km Trekking. Tour Privado. Max 5 personas

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Esta vez nos vamos a darle la vuelta al cráter del Quilotoa, una caldera llena de agua de 3 kilómetros de ancho que se formó por el colapso de este volcán hace aproximadamente 812 años. Empezaremos a caminar en el mirador principal de la laguna para darle la vuelta en sentido horario por un sendero de tierra y arena donde sortearemos algunas subidas y bajadas que les vuelven desafiantes a los 11 kilómetros del recorrido, siempre acompañados de paisajes espectaculares del callejón interandino. 
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$280.00
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$280.00
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Quito & Middle of the World (PRIVATE Day Trip from Quito)

Quito & Middle of the World (PRIVATE Day Trip from Quito)

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Quito takes its role at the center of the world very seriously with an Old Town in the south of the city is also known as the Centro Historico or Colonial Quito. . In a compact area you will find many ornate churches, attractive streets full of fine examples of colonial houses and squares. Regarding Mitad del Mundo, which is the real center of the equator situated around 20km north of the capital, who wouldn't like to have a picture while standing with each leg on a different hemisphere?
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.00
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$102.00
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Quilotoa Crater Lake Private Day Tour

Quilotoa Crater Lake Private Day Tour

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Let a guide accompany you on the steep, downhill path to the shores of Quilotoa, a picturesque crater lake nestled in the Ecuadorian Andes. On this private day trip from Quito, you’ll visit an indigenous market where local farmers and craftspeople trade their goods. En route, admire stunning landscapes via the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Lunch and private vehicle included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
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$135.00
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Quito Old Town tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Quito Old Town can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Quito Old Town 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Quito Old Town costs USD 25.00. Guided Quito Old Town tours start around USD 25.00 per person.
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