Discover the City of Quito

  • Quito Historic Centre
Discover the City of Quito Map
4 days / 3 nights from £380 per person Based on two people sharing double or twin rooms in standard accommodation. Flights are available separately.
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Highlights: Equator Line, Quito

Discover the fascinating colonial centre of Quito and visit the Centre of the World monument to stand with one foot in each hemisphere.






Day 1  


Arrive in Quito, transfer to hotel



Day 2


Quito & Middle of the World private tour



Day 3


Free day in Quito



Day 4


Depart Quito



* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Upgrades and Extensions
  • Add extra nights in Quito from £68 more per person, per night (based on two sharing standard accommodation)
  • Upgrade to our superior hotel from £90 more per person for this 4 day / 3 night itinerary
  • Combine this tour with our 14 day Highlights of Peru Holiday

Day 1: Arrive in Quito, transfer to hotel

Upon arrival at Quito Airport you will have a transfer to your hotel.  You have the rest of the day free to start exploring the city. Spend the night at our Standard hotel in Quito.

Day 2: Quito & Middle of the World private tour

This morning you will visit Quito’s colonial city centre. It is Latin America’s biggest and best conserved historic centre and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978. On a walk around the old town, your guide will show you some of the most beautiful buildings and churches before taking you up the “Panecillo”, a hill south of Quito’s center, which offers an amazing view of the city. In the afternoon you will visit the “Middle of the World”, close to Quito (approx. 45 minutes). At the visitor centre you can see the Equator monument as well as different exhibitions. The museum Inti Ñan offers fun interactive experiments which demonstrate the Equator’s effects. Spend the night at our standard hotel in Quito.

Day 3: Free day in Quito

Today you have a free day in Quito where you can visit one of the many interesting museums, shop for souvenirs in one of the handicraft markets or enjoy a stroll through the streets and alleys of colonial Quito. Spend the night at our standard hotel in Quito.

Day 4: Depart Quito

After breakfast at your hotel, you will have a transfer to the airport at the appropriate time to check-in for your onward flight.

  • Return private transfers between Quito airport and your hotel
  • 3 nights in double or twin share room at our standard hotel,  including Breakfast
  • Private tour of Quito and the Centre of the World, with English speaking local guide
  • Entrance tickets for the churches mentioned and the Centre of the World monument
Not Included:
  • Unspecified meals and services
  • Optional tips for guides and/or drivers
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes

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Quito Historic CentreLa Compania Church, QuitoQuito Cathedral
  • DSA Standard Quito Hotel

Standard hotels and lodges are clean, comfortable and well located. They have en-suite bathrooms with hot water and towels, and some in-room facilities like a TV and phone. Depending on the location, many will have wi-fi at least in the lobby areas if not in the rooms. They are often small, locally-run establishments, and are tastefully decorated and full of charm. You can expect hotel staff to speak basic English. Our standard accommodation is usually classified locally as 3*.

  • DSA Superior Quito Hotel

It goes without saying that Superior hotels are also clean, comfortable and well located.  They offer that extra bit of comfort and a wider range of facilities (such as heating, hair dryers, cable TV, wifi in rooms, restaurant and sometimes room service). Rooms should be of a good size and you will have an en-suite bathroom with towels and some toiletries.  Staff will normally speak good English. 

Packing List
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Fleece or down jacket for evenings
  • Trainers or walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sun block
  • Small backpack
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Camera, memory card and charger
All our tours are fully customisable - please ask us about any changes you would like to make to this itinerary.