Have one day?
We offer a taste of the most exciting destinations in and around Quito accompanied by one of our specialist guides. All tours are private for you only which means that you get personalized attention throughout as well as a flexible itinerary to include all of your most important must-see sights and activities – just let your guide know your preferences at the start of the tour!
Prices include return transport to and from your hotel in Quito or Guayaquil with a licensed English-speaking guide for the day. All entry fees are excluded – these you can pay on the day depending on which activities you choose to do.
Enjoy your one day tour!
Travel Style: 1 Full day Ecuador By Nautica
Ecuador 1 Full Day Tours
Visit the colonial temples and monasteries of this urban jewel, designated by UNESCO a World Heritage Site, starting at the Independence Plaza, flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace. Visit the Church of La Compañía de Jesús. Then continue to the Equatorial Monument, 25 Kms. (16 miles) North of Quito, which marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º, where you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere.
You will get a certificate for having crossed the Equator. ( Lunch included)
Our visit starts along the main avenue of Guayaquil, the heart of the business district of the city, by the Centennial Park that honors the heroes of Guayaquil’s independence. A stop is made at Bolívar Park, with an equestrian statue of South America’s liberator, Simón Bolívar.
Then, a stroll along Guayaquil’s new and ravishing Malecon 2000, a 2.5 Km. (1.5 mile) waterfront, running parallel to the River Guayas and featuring historical, cultural and entertainment areas. To the north of the waterfront is Santa Ana Hill and the oldest neighborhood of Guayaquil & Las Peñas,
This excursion goes north, to the land of the Otavalos and South America’s most famous Indian fair along the Panamerican Highway through dramatic mountain scenery to the textile market of Otavalo, where guests will enjoy visiting the many stalls full of ponchos, scarves, blankets, wall hangings, woven belts (fajas), hats, handbags and much more.
Then, proceed to Peguche, an Indian village very near Otavalo that is home to the artisans who do the weaving in their homes; guests can learn about their culture and everyday life. Lunch is at one of the charming country inns or haciendas of the area.