Quito City & Teleferiqo Tour

From $104 per person

A full day private tour beginning with the Teleferiqo cable car ride onto the Pichincha Volcano before exploring Quito’s UNESCO protected historical centre.

  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Highlights: Teleferiqo, panoramic city views, Basilica, Plaza Grande, La Compania de Jesus, San Francisco Plaza & Church
Local people walking around Plaza Grande in Quito Ecuador on a sunny day


This morning we visit Quito’s “Teleferiqo”, a cable car which takes you on a spectacular ride up to 4100m on to the Pichincha Volcano. This mountain marks the western edge of the city of Quito.

The Teleferiqo ride itself takes around 15 minutes each way. As the cable car climbs up the flanks of the Pichincha Volcano you can enjoy fantastic views across the city of Quito as it sprawls along this high Andean valley from north to south. On clear days the views from the top of the Teleferiqo across the Eastern Cordillera are spectacular and can include the snowcapped volcanoes of Cayambe, Antisana and Cotopaxi.

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains so bring warm clothes and a waterproof jacket.

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

Later we make our way down into the old town and continue on to visit the neo-Gothic Basilica with its unique gargoyles and vertigo-challenging towers (if you dare to climb).

In Independence Square (Plaza Grande) we discover the cathedral and government palace with its colorful guards. Walking a short distance, we come to the impressive La Compañia de Jesus Church, with its intricate stone carved façade and incredible gold-leafed interiors.

Our tour finishes in the nearby San Francisco Plaza and church, an area of the old town with an authentic indigenous ambience.


Prices 2024

2 people
$154 p/p
3 - 4 people
$115 p/p
5 - 6 people
$104 p/p

Price includes:
Private transportation, top English speaking city guide, entrance fees to the Teleferiqo, La Basilica & La Compañia de Jesus.

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.

Teleferiqo Cable Car Ride in Quito
View of the city of Quito from the Teleferiqo Cable Car
Llamas on the Pichincha Volcano, Quito Teleferiqo
Plaza Grande or Independence Square, Quito
Garcia Moreno Street in Quito approaching the Cathedral and the Palacio de Carondelet
Intricatley carved facade of the La Compania de Jesus Church
San Francisco Church & Plaza, Quito