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Quito Tours and UNESCO heritage sites
With a new airport, it is now easier than ever to embark on a Quito tour. Quito is nestled among the Avenue of the Volcanoes in central Ecuador. The first city to earn UNESCO World Heritage status, Quito is said to have more churches per capita than any other Latin American city. Stroll through the historic old town, visit the Cathedral, and Plaza de la Independencia on a tour of Quito. But Quito is not just a historic city; the modern part is decorated with parks, plazas, shopping centers, restaurants, and bars. The influx of retired ex-pats, attracted by free healthcare and the affordable cost of living, gives the city an international flair. Spend the night at a 4 star hotel and enjoy a Quito Ecuador tour before heading off to the Galapagos Islands – or add an extra day in Quito to visit the Mitad del Mundo museum or the Otavalo Market.
Update: Ecuador Covid-19 Travel – Ecuador is open for travel again!
Ecuador has reopened to tourists and we’re delighted to be planning trips again.
|Travelers who can prove they’ve been vaccinated do not need a test to enter mainland Ecuador. Otherwise, an antigen or PCR test is required.|
|Additionally, an antigen test may be carried out on arrival in Ecuador|
|A health declaration must be presented on arrival in Ecuador|
|Galapagos Islands require a PCR test, regardless of vaccination status.|
|See full details at IATA Travel Centre|
|Most international flights have resumed, including from the USA, Canada and Europe.|
|Domestic flights are operating|
|Updated Mar 22, 2021|
Elsewhere in South America
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|Open without quarantine?||Covid-19 test required before travel?|
|Antarctica||See entry country details (Argentina or Chile)||–|
|Bolivia||YES||Yes – PCR (72hrs) if not fully vaccinated|
|Brazil||YES||Must be fully vaccinated (12 years+) or Antigen or PCR – 24hrs prior to boarding flight|
|Chile||YES||Proof of full vaccination required (6 years+)
Negative PCR test, taken maximum 72 hours before boarding final leg of flight to Chile
|Colombia||YES||PCR (72hrs) required if not fully vaccinated|
|Ecuador & Galapagos||YES||Must be fully vaccinated (12 years+)|
|Paraguay||YES||Yes (PCR or LAMP)|
|Peru & Machu Picchu||YES||Proof of vaccination required (12 years+)
If not fully vaccinated, PCR Test required within 48 hours of planned departure to Peru
|Updated May 12, 2022
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City of Quito
During a Quito Ecuador tour, you’ll definitely want to visit the Cathedral of Quito on Plaza de la Independencia. Also walk around the modern part of Quito with its parks, shopping centers, and offices. Go on top of El Panecillo to see the large statue of the Virgin Mary called La Virgen del Panecillo. Just outside of Quito, visit the Mitad del Mundo monument that is situated 240 meters away from the real equator. Travel 11 miles (18km) north of Quito to the Middle of the World Complex and put one foot in each hemisphere.
From Quito, you can also visit small indigenous communities, such as the Otavalo, and learn more about their indigenous traditions. See below to find our tours that include Quito tours. Quito is almost automatically part of any Galapagos tour as you need to connect here to the domestic flight over. To secure the connection, we do recommend that you overnight in Quito and by doing so also have a tour of the town. For more Quito news, check out our blog with plenty of articles on Ecuador and its fantastic cities.
5 Best Quito Tours and UNESCO heritage sites for 2023
|Quito & Devil's Nose Train Ecuador Tour||from $||9 Days||This Quito-to-Cuenca Ecuador tour is chock-full of highlights to see in Ecuador's fascinating mainland. Ride the Chaski Antawa and the Devil's Nose...|
|The Heart of the Andes||from $||8 Days||Travel along the Avenue of the Volcanoes, also known as the backbone of Ecuador. The Avenue of the Volcanoes is a long strip of volcanoes and Andes...|
|Guayaquil to Quito Train Journey||from $||7 Days||Experience one of the most dramatic changes in vegetation and scenery in the world, while aboard the Tren Crucero. Pass by fertile plains in the...|
|Luxury Galapagos Cruise & Ecuador Trains||from $10645||14 Days||The Luxury Ecuador Galapagos and Train Tour is a 3-for-one special! Start your journey visiting some of Quito's best highlights, on a guided city...|
|Ecuador Amazon Rainforest Eco Lodge & Quito Tour||from $2140||8 Days||Discover the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest from the comfort of the Kapawi Lodge. This Ecuador Amazon Jungle Adventure Tour also includes a guided tour...|
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