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Free tour

Quito, land of the Chullas and Cholas

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Kunakkuna
Quality Verified Registered on October 21, 2019

We are a tour operator offering free walking tours, private tours and VIP tours for national and foreign tourists who want to know more about the wonders hidden in the land of four worlds, Ecuador.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The tour begins in the Plaza Grande (next to the monument in honor of the First Cry of Independence), where our guide will be waiting to welcome you and give you some instructions to make this tour unique. In the heart of Quito , we will talk about the important buildings that surround it and part of the history that runs through the streets of the Historic Center.

Then we will visit the Archbishop's Palace where we will taste delicious sweets from Quito and delicious paila ice cream, to then find the ideal spot to talk about the Basilica of the National Vow and El Panecillo , then we will move on to visit the beautiful Church of La Merced, where we will learn more about the famous Quito School and part of the indigenous festivities.

After this stop full of history we will visit the magnificent Church of San Francisco where we will meet the famous Virgin of Quito and the reason why Quito is considered the Cradle of Beer.

We will advance to see the Arco de la Reina , the buildings that surround it, and then visit the famous Barrio de la Ronda , where we can try paila ice cream with unique flavors and learn more about coffee in Ecuador .

We will close the tour with a flourish with a delicious tasting of the best chocolate in the country , in this chocolate shop we will be able to learn about the process of making chocolate.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    QFHQ+X5F Monumento al primer grito de...
    QFHQ+X5F Monumento al primer grito de la independencia del Ecuador, Quito 170401, Ecuador
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    At the Monument in honor of the First Cry of Independence in the Plaza Grande look for our guide, he will be waiting for you with a sign with the Kunakkuna Experiences logo or a crimson umbrella written with the name of Kunakkuna Experiences.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza Grande

    We will talk about the important buildings that surround it (Government Palace, Quito Metropolitan Cathedral, Municipality of Quito) and part of the history that runs through the streets of the Historic Center.

  • 2
    Free admission
    Palacio Arzobispal

    We will try delicious sweets from Quito and delicious paila ice cream.

  • 3
    Free admission
    Basílica Católica Nuestra Señora de La Merced | Quito

    We will know why this church is important in the history of Ecuador and what the famous Quito School is about.

  • 4
    Free admission
    Iglesia de San Francisco

    We will meet the famous Virgin of Quito and the reason why Quito is considered the Cradle of Beer.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Plaza de San Francisco

    We will talk about the market that existed in this place and what buildings are around it.

  • 6
    Free admission
    La Ronda
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Arco de La Reina

    We will know the reason for its existence, what buildings it connects, in addition to knowing several recommendations for "Huecas", where you can find local gastronomy.

  • 8
    Free admission
    Yumbos Chocolate

    We will have a tasting of the best chocolate in the country, in this chocolate shop we will be able to learn about the process of making chocolate.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

4.77
Good
(13 ratings)
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Professionalism
4.85
Fun
4.92
Expression
4.77
Quality
4.85
Route
4.69
Kari (2 Ratings)

Guided by Dayanna Olalla
Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Lovely way to spend a couple of hours learning about Quito, it's history and some of its key buildings.
Adele (1 Rating)

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Great walking tour of Quito old city. Grace gave us a little insight into Quito and introduced us to some of the local food An enjoyable experience
Anja (1 Rating)
Lucerne

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Thanks Jared for this great Tour, your knowledge about everything was incredible and really impressive. I would recommend to everybody who would like to know more about the history and Ecuador.
Dolores (1 Rating)
Seville

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
El tour fue maravilloso, Santiago nos contó la historia de Quito y mil detalles curiosos; ademas de preguntarnos en todo momento que nos apetecía y enseñarnos mil lugares con historia y recomendaciones de que comer y donde comer o los mejores días para realizar algunas visitas en la ciudad. Hicimos una cata de chocolates y de café que sin lugar a dudas nos encanto. El tour lo recomendamos 100% se hace ameno y aprendes muchisimo sobre la ciudad y sus costumbres.
Emily (1 Rating)
New York

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Wow! Fun, informative and fascinating tour! Grace's enthusiasm for her city and her positive energy shone through the tour. She was informative, had a great sense of humor and I learned a ton. She clearly loves her city, which added joy to the tour and I highly recommend it. She introduced me to many new spots that made my stay in Quito easier and more fun. Well done! Highly recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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