Capturing the essence of Quito.

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
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

During the free tour, you will be able to capture photographs of the colonial center of Quito , where you will discover beautiful buildings such as churches and monuments of historical figures; in addition to the essence of a Quito .

The tour begins at the main entrance of the Basílica del Voto Nacional where one of our guides will be waiting and welcome you, then we will visit the outer grounds of this imposing Neo-Gothic church .

​Then we will advance to Plaza Benalcazar , which was formerly known as Plaza de la Fundación, since it was there where the history of Colonial Quito began .

Then we will walk to the heart of the Historic Center , the Plaza Grande , where we will talk about the history of the Historic Center and you will be able to capture unique images of the people of Quito, once we have achieved the perfect photos, we will visit the beautiful Archbishop's Palace .

We will continue with the tour and visit a building full of history and where we can have a unique view of the Little Face of God . After this visit we will go to one of the oldest streets in Quito, La Ronda street, where we will have unique experiences with coffee and delicious paila ice cream .

Finally, we will visit the exteriors of the majestic church of San Francisco and we will finish the tour with a flourish with a delicious chocolate tasting , so we will recover our energy and we will be able to continue knowing Quito on our own.

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What will we visit on this tour?

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    At the entrance to the Basilica of the National Vow, look for our guide, our guide will be waiting for you with a sign with the Kunakkuna Experiences logo or a crimson umbrella written the name of Kunakkuna Experiences.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de las Conceptas

    Your guide will be waiting for you to give you some instructions to make this tour unique and various curious facts about the beautiful city of Quito.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaza Benalcazar

    Here we will learn a little more about the foundation of this beautiful city, Quito, and what is hidden on the floor of this peculiar square.

  • 3
    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.

  • 4
    Free admission
    Palacio Arzobispal

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

  • 5
    Free admission
    Centro Cultural Metropolitano

    A place full of areas ideal for taking pictures and visiting various temporary exhibitions.

  • 6
    Free admission
    Dulce Jesus Mio Heladeria Artesanal
  • 7
    Outside visit
    La Ronda

    A very old street where traditions and magical places of colonial Quito are kept.

  • 8
    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.

  • 9
    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

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Felice 14 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Daniel is a great guide, very professional and made the experience lots of fun. The tour was a wonderful orientation to the historic center and places we would visit on our own later.
Gabriela 03 Jun 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Excelente experiencia con Sebastián, ameno, interesante y el cierre en la fábrica de chocolate un lujo absoluto! hiper recomendable
Josefina 26 May 2024
West Hazleton

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Travelled in group - May 2024
The knowledge and calmness of our guide made the tour very enjoyable. Highly recomended.
Doug 17 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Un buen tour del centro de Quito que incluyó la oportunidad de probar chocolates.
ANDRES 31 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Excelente el recorrido
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
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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