Quito Family Tour

From $106 per person

A fun day for all the family in and around Quito, with a great balance of activities to keep all ages entertained.

  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Highlights: Wildlife spotting at La Basilica, chocolate experience, Plaza Grande’s colourful guards, La Compania de Jesus, La Ronda art district, ice cream tasting, El Panecillo, Inti Nan Museum on the Equator
Young girl with spotty t-shirt and baseball cap smiling in front of clock towers of the Basilica in Quito, Ecuador


This morning we begin in Independence Square (Plaza Grande) where we can discover Quito’s cathedral and government palace with its colorful purple guards.

In the nearby chocolate museum we can learn all about the cacao fruit and how its beans are processed into delicious chocolate. Taste chocolate from different regions of Ecuador, the variety in the flavors will definitely surprise you!

Walking a short distance, we come to the impressive La Compañia de Jesus Church. Outside the stone front is intricately carved, inside the walls shine with gold.

Next it is time to experience Quito from above, taking in the amazing panoramic views of the city. We can drive up the hill to the top of El Panecillo, from here the statue of the Virgin of Quito overlooks the historical center. There is plenty of room for the kids to run around and stretch their legs. Alternatively, for the more adventurous, climb the vertigo-challenging towers of the neo-Gothic Basilica with its unique gargoyles depicting native animals of Ecuador – can you spot the Galapagos Tortoise? Both visits offer similar 360-degree views, you can decide on the day with your guide which is the best option for you.

Lunch can be enjoyed in a local café (not included)

In the afternoon we continue onto the Mitad del Mundo. This is where the equator line crosses Ecuador – have your photo taken with one foot in the northern hemisphere and one foot in the southern hemisphere! At the Inti Ñan Museum, take part in some of the quirky trick experiments on offer – watch how the water runs in different directions in the northern and southern hemisphere and balance an egg on a pin head.


Prices 2024

2 people
$154 p/p
3 - 4 people
$116 p/p
5 - 6 people
$106 p/p

Price includes:
Private transportation, top English speaking city guide, entrance fees to La Basilica, La Compañía de Jesus Church & the Inti Ñan Museum, chocolate experience.

Not included:
Lunch, tips and personal expenses

Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.
This tour begins and ends in the city of Quito. For pick up / drop off in Quito airport extra charges will apply.

The clock towers of La Basilica in Quito
Unusual gargoyles on Quito's Basilica
Making chocolate - peeling the roasted cacao beans
Chocolate making - hand-grinding the cacao beans to make a chocolate paste
Plaza Grande, Quito
Colourful palace guards in the Palacio Carondelet
La Ronda Street in Quito
Sampling the local ice cream in La Ronda Street
Virgin Mary statue on top of El Panecillo
View of Quito's old town from El Panecillo
Balancing an egg on a nail on the Equator Line - Inti Ñan Museum