Join our day-long journey through Quito's captivating history. Led by our cultural guide, explore hidden tales from colonial to 20th century. Uncover clandestine love affairs and rituals, gaining insights into the city's evolution. Delve into its enigmatic past and unravel mysteries on this immersive expedition.

Embark on a captivating journey through Quito's history and culture during a day-long exploration. From pre-Hispanic to colonial and explorer's perspectives, follow our itinerary to uncover the city's hidden secrets. Encounter vibrant historical figures, explore iconic landmarks, and immerse yourself in the art and history of Ecuador's capital. An enriching experience punctuated by a typical meal and moments of reflection.

1 day
From 78 US$
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Quito's colonial history and mysteries: day by day

Day 1: Day excursion historical Quito

Day 1: Day excursion historical Quito

Join us on a fascinating journey through the historical and cultural intricacies of Quito, Ecuador's capital. Our tour begins at the convent of San Agustín, where we'll explore the artworks of Miguel de Santiago and ponder the evolving perceptions of the body and sexuality from pre-Hispanic times to the European conquest. Continuing our exploration, we'll visit the Centro Cultural Metropolitano to examine the colonial pillory and delve into the history of punishment. As we wander through the Cathedral, we'll uncover the romantic tales of Quito's colorful characters and ascend the domes to understand the trials faced by Garcia Moreno. Our journey then leads us to Plaza del Teatro, where we'll learn about General Ignacio de Veintemilla's dictatorial rule and visit the house where Ecuador's most famous love poem was penned. The day culminates at the Camilo Egas Museum, offering insight into the master's life and work. Accompanied by historical guides, we'll unravel Quito's past and present, immersing ourselves in its republican history and cultural fusion. Don't miss this sensory experience, complete with music, games, and surprises. Join us for a typical lunch and engage in discussions about the city's pivotal moments, from the expeditions of European explorers to the everyday scenes in iconic locales like the Convent of Santo Domingo, Plaza de la Independencia, and Iglesia de la Compañía.


Dates of the next departures

From Jul 02 to Jul 02, 2024
Open to booking

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Dates Status
From Jul 02 to Jul 02, 2024 Open to booking

Prices per person

To book your tour, please confirm your agreement in writing to your travel expert.

  • Deposit of 30% of the invoice amount at the time of booking
  • Secure online payment by credit card (Visa, Master Card or American Express, a payment link will be sent to you at the current USD/EUR exchange rate).
  • The balance must be paid at the latest 45 days before the arrival in Ecuador according to the same terms.

The agency declines all responsibility for the execution of the confirmed services in case of non-compliance with the above payment terms.

2 travelers 4 travelers 6 travelers 8 travelers
170 US$ 104 US$ 78 US$ 64 US$

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• Pick up from your hotel.
• Private transport.
• Specialized bilingual guide.
• Lunch.

Not included

• Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
• Tickets to different sites of visits.
• Tips.
• Personal expenses.
• TAX (12%) only for residents and Ecuadorian clients

Important note

Routes may be subject to last-minute changes due to natural events or changes in domestic legislation. The visitor must take into account and accept the possibility of last minute changes in the organization of the trip. The operator reserves the right to make the necessary changes to ensure the safety and integrity of the persons and the respect to the current legislation.

Characteristics of the trip

Travel theme

Historical, cultural, and gastronomic day tour


English speaking cultural guide


From 1 to 15 passengers

Arrival city


Departure city



Local and traditional food





Physical condition

Low to moderate

Best season

All year round
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