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Free Historical Centre Tour of Quito

  • Quito
  • Available in: English, Spanish

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About the tour

Learn about the ancient wisdom of the indigenous people of the Kingdom of Quito, who learned how to measure time and created the first solar agricultural calendar 5900 years ago. See how the old temples in the city, now Christian, before pagan, are aligned in synchrony with the sun producing luminous effects in the summer and winter solstices.

Unfold all the layers of Quiteñan history as you walk through its narrow curvy streets and plazas full of convents and crossings which were part of the Capac Ñan of the ancient Incas, a 60.000 km network of paths through the Andes built in the pre-hispanic era still used today. Hear the stories of the last Inca King and of Ruminñahui, the head of the Inca army, who burnt the city so that the Spanish couldn’t take it and then hid all the Inca gold, which started all the legends of El Dorado, and remains unfound today!

Meeting point
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How to find me: Go to Independence Square - In front of the Liberty Statue and look for our guide carrying a Strawberry-shaped Umbrella!
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (4)

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Erich

1 month ago

It was a very complete, fun, full of facts and nice tips and information about Downtown Quito and its surroundings. Veronica was very nice and I totally recommend her!

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Alexia

1 month ago

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Chantal Wright

3 months ago

The tour was great, a combination of historia and we also got a chance to sample some local sweets and have a chocolate tasting. More than I was expecting and Vanessa was really helpful and kind. I would recommend!

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Hi Chantal, Thanks for your kind words, I can see you had a very complete experience. Please let us know what can we do to receive a 5 star from you.
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Silvia Oliveira

8 months ago

Roberto fue un guía excelente. Fue una clase de historia llena de amor a este hermoso país.

Muy interesante la elección de lugares que visitamos y muy eficientes explicaciones.

Recomendaré con certeza.

Gracias Roberto

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

¡Hola Silvia! Muchas gracias por tomarte el tiempo para dejarnos tus bonitos comentarios. Nos alegra mucho escuchar que la pasaste tan bien en tu recorrido con Roberto; que agradable saber que te has enamorado de la ciudad con su ayuda. ¡Espero que puedas seguir acompañándonos en más Strawberry Tours ya que aún hay muchos lugares maravillosos por explorar! Saludos cordiales, Nacari, Strawberry Tours.
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