Albatros de Galapagos

Quito

Our starting point

Located north of the Ecuadorian Andes and surrounded by spectacular mountains and snow-capped volcanoes is Quito, one of the oldest cities in America and Capital of Ecuador. It is the direct starting point to all the tourist destinations in the country. There are many places of interest at short distance from Quito, such as the Otavalo Indian market, the Cotopaxi volcano and National Park, the cloud forest of Mindo, the thermal baths at Papallacta, the Antisana ecological reserve and more. The Historic Center of Quito, its history, its architecture and above all its impressive churches, are of great cultural interest and, by visiting them, you will feel transported to the ancient times of the colonial epoch. You will notice that many of its

Pre trip


- Complementary for all our programs in Ecuador
- Includes tour of the Historic Center of Quito
- 3 nights hotel
- Transportation from and to the airport
- Prices based on double occupancy
- All meals as noted on Itinerary
- Experienced certified guides.

buildings were built on the ruins of old Inca constructions of an ancient city. Quito is also home of fantastic museums, art galleries and handicraft shops, boutiques, modern shopping centers and a wide variety of hotels and restaurants of Ecuadorian and international cuisine. We present our complementary program for all our trips to Galapagos and mainland Ecuador, departing from Quito, consisting of 2 nights in one of the hotels selected for before the trip of your interest and a third night after, before returning to your country.

Complementary 3-night program
Day 1 Arrival to Quito. Transfer to the hotel (private) D
Day 2 Visit to the Historic Center of Quito (private). Lunch. Free afternoon. BLD
- Your trip to your choosen destinations in Ecuador start here. B
Day 3 Return to Quito at the end of your trip through Ecuador. Last night in Hotel Rincón de Puembo. D
Day 4 Transfer to the airport to take your flight back home. B
Prices
Hotel Package price (per person)
Patio Andaluz From USD 590

Prices based on double occupancy. Please ask for lower prices according to the size of your group.

Includes:

- 3 hotel nights in Quito (see below)
- Alil meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Private tour of the Historic Center of Quito
- Private transfers, personalized attention

Not Included:

- Tips; alcoholic beverages; personal expenses

Prices valid until December 31 / 2017

Hotels in Quito
Patio Andaluz

Elegant boutique hotel located in the Historic Center of Quito, in a colonial style house of the end of the XVI Century. This hotel displays great arcs and inner Patios and lies at only 2 minutes walk from the Main Square and among other places of great interest within the Colonial district.

Rincon de Puembo

Hostería Rincón de Puembo is located 15 minutes from Quito’s Mariscal Sucre Airport and 30 minutes from the city’s financial district. A charming place surrounded by beautiful gardens, water fountains, art, peace and tranquility. We spend here our last night or whenever will be better to stay close to the airport.

Visits in Quito and surroundings

Historic Center

It is the must-visit if you're in the city. According to UNESCO, Quito has the largest historic center (320 hectares), best preserved and least altered in Latin America. The old Quito has an outstanding architecture with magnificent churches and monasteries, narrow streets and squares of colonial style. Some of its churches and convents are: Quito Cathedral, Church of La Compañía, Church and convent of San Francisco, Church and convent of Santo Domingo, Church and convent of La Merced.

Banco Central Museum

This museum has an important collection of pre-Columbian objects, including ceramics and objects of gold, from cultures established at different times on the Ecuadorian territory. In the upper floors you can find also paintings and sculptures from different colony epochs and the Republican period.

The Equatorial Line

20km to the North of the city lays the Equatorial monument. The Citadel has a large monument erected on the site where the Geodesic mission known as La Condamine established the crossing of the Equatorial line. Their mission was to check the shape of the Earth by measuring an arc of one degree of a global meridian, and therefore verify the idea of Isaac Newton that the planet is compressed at the poles. The visit takes about two hours.

There are many one day visits that you can do outside of Quito. For more information about other museums, visitor sites close to Quito and activities, please contact us.