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Free Walking Tour Quito

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Free Tours Quito

Duration: 3 Hours
Next Tour: Tomorrow, 09:00

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Essential Free Tour Quito
Essential Free Tour Quito
Essential Free Tour Quito
The tour was really interesing and we had a really good time with Joel. Thank you so much.
Essential Free Tour Quito
Had a great time with Sebastian, who stepped in at the last minute when our scheduled guide failed to turn up. He responded to our requests and, although we did not have quite the schedule we expected, we had an excellent time exploring the old city, sampling many different sorts of traditional sweets, ice creams and pastries, seeing how coffee is processed and brewed and how chocolate is made. He explained much about the history of Quito, the layout of the old city and made some excellent recommendations for places to eat. Thank you for a memorable day.
Essential Free Tour Quito
Muy buen tour! aprendí muchas cosas de la historia de Quito y de su arquitectura. Además muy simpático y amable nuestro guía Jared! Saludos,
Essential Free Tour Quito
Estuvo 11/10. Alejo fue super amable y se nota que le gusta lo que hace. Me hizo tener ganas de conocer más!!!!

Best Free Tours in Quito

At 1,7 miles (2,850m) above sea level and founded in the 16th century on the ruins of a pre-Columbian settlement, Quito is one of the highest and oldest capitals in South America. Join one of the Free Walking Tours in Quito and discover an ancient and fascinating city that hangs from the heights of the Andes and is rooted in three powerful civilizations. You will see and understand how each one of them left legacies of their great ancient astronomical and cultural wisdom. Book the Essential Quito City Tour to uncover the long history of Ecuador with a local guide. You will listen to many legends about what happened to the Lost Inca Gold, discover why Quito is located in the middle of the world, dive into indigenous culture, understand centuries-old spiritual traditions, and how ancient temples became colonial Christian churches.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Quito

Quito boasts the largest and best-preserved historical city center in the Americas. There are so many archeological and cultural gems in this metropolis that it was the first World Cultural Heritage City to be listed by UNESCO. Join a Free Tour in Quito and explore the old town stopping to admire the beautiful colonial buildings such as the Sucre Theater. Stroll down La Ronda and check out the many stalls in the Central Market and enjoy the opportunity to try exotic ingredients, such as yucca, coconut, peanuts, etc. Visit the Basilica of the National Vow and the Chapel of Cantuna, referred to as Quito’s Sistine Chapel. Its impressive exterior is matched by an interior covered in gold! Head to the Plaza Grande and learn about Ecuador’s struggle for independence. Visit Plaza San Francisco, and you will come across the oldest brewery in South America, founded in 1566.

Things to Do in Quito

After getting to know the essentials of the city center, we recommend joining more fun and educational Quito Free Walking Tours around other colorful districts and unique markets. Take a walk down La Ronda, one of the most colorful and lively streets in Quito, lined with galleries and cafés. It’s a great spot for a coffee whilst taking in the atmosphere. While you’re there, try an empanada, a delicious staple on Ecuador’s street food menu. Those with a sweet tooth and a taste for chocolate will love Quito. Ecuador is the home of the cacao bean and you can find many chocolate-tasting experiences. Try Mariscal Sucre neighborhood for some of the best. If you have a strong head for heights, take the Quito Cable Car, one of the highest aerial lifts in the world, for breath-taking views as it climbs up the Pichincha Volcano. At the top, you will find a theme park or take one of the many hiking or cycling trails.

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