We start our tour in the city of Quito picking up passengers at their hotels, so we will start our journey through this large and well preserved city in South America, experiencing the traditions and cultures.
We will tour the historic centre in one of the original Trolleys, which are a replica of the trams that used to circulate in Quito in the last century.
Then we will visit the Church of the Basilica del Voto Nacional, where we will make a brief stop for an explanation of its façade, and then we will move on to the Mirador del Panecillo, an iconic place in the city, known for its beauty, and where there is a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", from which we will be able to admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito.
The tour continues to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the most representative places of the city, and full of history, from where we will walk to the Plaza Grande, the historical and political centre of the city, surrounded by the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace and the Church of La Compañía.
We will visit the traditional neighbourhood of La Ronda, where we can find craftsmen's workshops that keep alive the cultural traditions of this city. In this emblematic street you will have the opportunity to visit an ice-cream parlour where you can find very traditional Ecuadorian flavours, as well as a visit to one of the artisan workshops: toquilla straw hats or cabinetmaking or tinsmithing or products made from bee honey.
We will go to an exclusive handicraft shop of Ecuadorian artists from different parts of the country, after which we will have free time for lunch.
After our lunch we will go to the "Middle of the World City", where we will visit the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres of the planet.
In the Middle of the World we will live and learn an experience that defies the laws of physics and occurs only in the centre of the Planet. In this place there is an interactive museum that explains all these phenomena to us, such as; electromagnetic levitations, magnetic fields, ethnographic floors, levitations, why we weigh less, among others.