Full Day Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

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Full Day Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo
from USD $129.80
Learn about the history, architecture and customs of the people of Quito in this trip. You will have the best view of the city once up on the top of Teleférico at over 13,400 feet (4090 m) above sea level. Experience new things at the Intiñan Museum in Mitad del Mundo excursion.
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In Brief

Quito, Ecuador
8 hours
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Stop At: Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, Garcia Moreno N 10-43, Quito 170150 Ecuador

Its decoration based on strokes Muslims, and altars covered with gold leaf and fruit shapes, birds and carved faces, make this unique architectural gem American Baroque. Has enormous religious significance because his altar lie the remains of St. Marion of Jesus, protector of the capital

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150 Ecuador

Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco), commonly known as el San Francisco, is a 16th-century Roman Catholic complex in Quito, Ecuador. It fronts onto its namesake Plaza de San Francisco.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), Gabriel Garcia Moreno Entre Chile y Espejo, Quito 170150 Ecuador

Plaza Grande is the principal and central public square of Quito, Ecuador. This is the central square of the city and one of the symbols of the executive power of the nation. Its main feature is the monument to the independence heroes of August 10, 1809

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Mitad Del Mundo, Avenida Manuel Cordova Galarza KM. 13/5, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180 Ecuador

Stop to take pictures and explanation about the complex´s history and importance

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Intinan Museum, Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180 Ecuador

.You will have a chance to participate in several experiments on Intiñan Museum (such as watching water go down a drain in a different direction only inches away from either side of the equator, or balancing an egg on a nail, or using an ancient sun dial, etc…)

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de Santa Domingo, Jose Valenti Domingo Espinar, Quito 170150 Ecuador

Briefly stop to take pictures and know more about history and architecture

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Basilica del Voto Nacional, Carchi 122 y Venezuela., Quito 170150 Ecuador

Briefly stop to take pictures and whole explanation about its history and architecture

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Teleferico Quito, Off Avenue Occidental Taxi is 3 Easiest, Quito 170150 Ecuador

Have a spectacular view of the city when day is clear and sunny.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Calle La Ronda, Juan de Dios Morales, Quito 170150 Ecuador

This is a narrow cobblestone street very famous among locals because it appears in many paintings and it was the craddle of several famous poems and songs.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • All activities as described in the program
  • Certified English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • La Compañia Church, Inti Ñan Museum and Teleferico admission fee
  • Entry/Admission - Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
  • Entry/Admission - Intinan Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Teleferico Quito


  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees unless specified
  • Tips
  • Entry/Admission - San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
  • Entry/Admission - Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande)
  • Entry/Admission - Mitad Del Mundo
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica del Voto Nacional
  • Entry/Admission - Calle La Ronda

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up/drop off customers outside of the area with an extra charge

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Weather conditions vary, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per departure is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Definitely recommend this tour! It was a solo tour for me (on the more expensive side), but on the plus side it was customized to my whim. The tour guide Oscar was very knowledgeable and friendly.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
Our guide Diego was excellent. He was a fountain of knowledge and really passionate about his country. We started off with a trip up the Teleferico- a cable car ride up to 4000 metres. The views were amazing. Diego gave us a great idea as to how Quito has grown and all about the local plants. Next it was off to the Mitad del Mundo. Some of the tour by the guide there was interesting but the equator line they show you is not actually correct-it is under the road outside!! In the afternoon it was off to the old town. Diego was great. In our two hour walk he explained the history of Quito explaining how the city grew and showed us a couple of beautiful Churches. It was a tour worth taking!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Great service, fun trip with good learning experience, If the trip can add the original Midad de Mundo park visit will be perfect! Overall, had good time, Thank you for Diego and Gabriel excellent service!
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
This tour covered some of Quito's best attractions, perfect if you don't have much time. Diego the tour guide was amazing.
• Submitted 01 May 2019
The Quito city tour was fun and informative! I saw so much in one day. It was a great way to learn about the uniqueness of Quito. Oscar was knowledgeable, personable, and tireless guide!
• Submitted 07 Nov 2018
Diego was great. Super informative and rolled with changes due to teleferique closure. Took us to great insider sites too.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2018
Tour guide was great, and super knowledgeable.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
It was a great trip to see as much of Quito as possible in a day. Eduardo was an excellent guide and Diego was a great driver. Lovewd the Pululahua National Park and the views from there. Mitad del Mundo was an interesting experience with a bit of info on the Amazon jungle, all about the equator and its effects with the northern and southern hemisphere, and finally the amazing views from top of the Teleferico. Great 1 day tour of Quito!!
• Submitted 05 Apr 2018
Had a great tour guide - very knowledgeable. Easy way to see the highlights of the city in one day!
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018
My tour guide Alfonso was so knowledgeable about the city of Quito. He was patience and flexible as well. Took us to a great restaurant for lunch and really gave us a great feeling about the city of Quito. I will return for sure.
• Submitted 16 Mar 2018
This tour takes you to the Equator Museum, up the Teleferico and then on a Tour of the Old City of Quito. There were only 3 of us plus the driver and guide. Our guide, Iban, was knowledgeable and entertaining. Our driver was very professional. I would highly recommend this tour, especially if you only have 1 day in Quito as I did. We were picked up at the hotel at 8:30AM and returned there at 5:00PM. The old city of Quito is lovely, the view from the Teleferico is beautiful and the Equator museum is very interesting.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2018
Gabriel spoke excellent English and provided a thorough historical tour of Quito. From our visit to the Middle of the Earth to the depths of the city and beautiful churches and monuments, to the authentic lunch, our private group of 5 enjoyed this full day of getting to know Quito! Cindy B.
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
Fantastic tour and amazing way to see Quito in one full day. Highly recommend. We had a large group of 9 people and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day!
• Submitted 13 Feb 2018
Diana P. was incredible! She knew Quito very well. We enjoyed our entire day with her, visiting Old City and Mitad. Exceptional view of Quito from teleferico peak. We had tasty Ecuadorean late lunch at L Cafe de Fraca in Old City. Diana went extra mile as our Quito guide. Thank you for memorable visit, Diana!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
Highly recommended tour! We got picked up from our Airbnb at 7:30, and given the weather, we changed our schedule and visited Mitad del Mundo and a volcano near there in the morning. Daniel, our guide, had phenomenal English and explained the history of the town really well. After visiting the equator, we went to Teleferico and enjoyed the view of the city from the cable car. Lunch was pretty late 2:30pm, which was delicious but not included in the tour. We then visited the Historic Centre of town and visited some of the famous churches in Quito. If you have time in Quito outside of the tour, go to the Basilica del Voto Nacional, it's well worth your time and has phenomenal views of the city.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2017
Really good experience. Bring something warm when you take the cable car. It get a bit chilly and you can feel also the change of altitude. All in all, it was a good experience. The guide, Diego, was really good, provided a lot of information on the history of the places and the culture, friendly and took good care of us. :
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
The tour was great. Diego, the guide was really well prepared, provided a lot of infrormation, he was reallly awesome! :
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
Frederico was a fantastic guide! I really enjoyed Teleferico and the city tour! So much fun and I learned so much!
• Submitted 28 Jul 2017
Our guide, Danielle, did an excellent job showing us all the major sights. He made the great decision to go to Teleferico first so we got an amazing cloudless view which was closed in by the time we were heading down.
• Submitted 27 Jun 2017
The tour was great and our tourguide Alfonso made it perfect
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017
This tour was exactly what we were looking for. We saw so much of Quito in this one day. The guides were able to get us into places that we wouldn't have been able to on our own. Weather went from warm and sunny to breezy and rainy, so bring a jacket. We happened to be there on Viernes Santo Good Friday such an amazing day to experience Quito!
• Submitted 29 Apr 2017
Very good. Adjusted to the weather and still did everything. Signed up for the Cloud Forest trip for the next day and it also was great. The guides knew their stuff.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2017
another excellent tour highly recommend Viator as have used them multiple times, never let down!!!
• Submitted 10 Mar 2017
This tour included a three part exploration of Quito highlights. Our guide, Daniel, was very personable and knowledgable regarding all aspects of Quito's history, geography, economy, and politics. His English was outstanding. Our first stop was Teleferico where we rode the cable car to exquisite views of the city. Daniel explained the vegetation at different altitudes highlighting the paper tree at the summit. We had our pictures taken with a llama dressed in native ponchos and hats. The second stop was Mitad del Mundo, the equator. This was a fascinating tour including demonstrations of the magnetic forces of north and south meeting at the center of the earth. Daniel was able to balance an egg on the head of a nail at latitude 00. There was a lovely gift shop where we purchased beautiful alpaca sweaters at bargain prices. We then drove to the Old City of Quito where we had a delicious lunch at an upscale restaurant. This was followed by a walking tour of the Old City. This tour featured the architecture and designs of Quito's grandest cathedrals. We started at the Grand Plaza and were greeted by those campaigning and advocating for political candidates outside the residence of the President. Daniel reviewed the fascinating history of the design of Iglesia de la Compañia de Jesús. The magnificence of the beauty, history, and interior of gold was staggering. This tour made for a very informative and enjoyable way to experience the highlights of the lovely city of Quito.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2017