Quito’s Insights and Flavours

Quito's Insights & Flavours

Live an authentic experience!

From $147/ person
6 hours Group & Private Tours Monday – Sunday

Quito's Insights and Flavours

Live an authentic travel experience!

 Explore Quito from a different perspective and point of view.

Quito’s Insights and Flavours 

Explore Quito’s Insights and Flavours from a different perspective as you walk in the Historical Center visiting the dome of one of its iconic colonial churches and climbing El Panecillo Hill to see and understand the city from unique viewpoints. Discover the interior of Casa Gangotena, a wonderful early-20th century mansion as you enjoy tasting traditional snacks. 

We drive to Pomasqui, 16 miles north of the Old Town, to learn about the fascinating culture of the Agave plant, including a taste of the Ecuadorian spirit known as Miske! History, colonial art, tradition and sophistication, local flavours and spectacular views await you.

Highlights

  • Quito Historic Center & Pomasqui (a northern valley outside the city)
  • Explore the Domes of La Compañía de Jesus church (or similar), Casa Gangotena mansion and 
  • El Panecillo hill, climbing its staircase with 847 steps. Up for the Challenge?… *(Also Tourist Transport Available if you do not want to walk to the top)
  • Visit Casa Agave museum; experience the millenary culture associated with this plant with all of your five senses
    Ideal tour for people who want to see some of the jewels of Quito from a different perspective and with the leadership of a friendly and well trained local bilingual guide (English/ Spanish)
  • Taste some food and drinks made of agave (century plant) as you learn the value of this living culture that benefits the environment and economy of the local community.

Quito Insights and Flavours

All prices are in USD & tax inclusive.
If you require a Custom Tour, Special Order or need more information please contact us!

Shared Group Tour – 7 Hours
10 People Max / Extended Half Day
$147/ person
  • Departures
    9.00am
    Wednesday - Thursday - Saturdays
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide (English/Spanish)
  • Private Tourist Transportation
  • Admission Fees
  • Tasting Traditional snacks & drink at Casa Gangotena Mansion
  • Tasting Agave Products and Ecuadorian tapas at Casa Agave
  • Small Groups – COVID Safe Travel
Private Tour – 7 Hours
1 to 10 People Max / Extended Half Day
From $167/person
  • Departures
    9.00am
    Every Day – Monday to Sunday
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide (English/Spanish)
  • Private Tourist Transportation
  • Admission Fees
  • Tasting Traditional snacks & drink at Casa Gangotena Mansion
  • Tasting Agave Products and Ecuadorian tapas at Casa Agave
  • Small Groups – COVID Safe Travel
  • Pick Up and Drop Off (Quito or Airport Area)
  • Private Every Day Departures
    Choose Private at Booking/ CheckOut

What is Included, Not Included and What to bring

Read carefully and if you have any questions please contact us!

  • Licensed, professional, bilingual Tour Guide (English/Spanish)
  • Private tourist transportation from El Panecillo Hill to Casa Agave and back to Quito
  • Tourist Police assistance to walk up the stairs to Virgen del Panecillo statue
  • Admission fees to La Compañía de Jesús church (or similar) and Casa Agave museum
  • Tasting traditional snacks and drinks at Casa Gangotena
  • Tasting agave products and Ecuadorian tapas at Casa Agave
  • *Local Pick Up and Drop Off (Private Tours Only)
  • Personal expenses (shopping opportunity at Casa Agave)
  • Tips
  • ID (copy)
  • Comfortable casual wear
  • Sweater or thin fleece jacket
  • Comfortable shoes (about 1.5 mile walk)
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunblock
  • Camera
  • Some cash
  • Water

IMPORTANT Information

 
  • All our activities and services comply with biosafety standards COVID Safe – Travels
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour so that we can leave on time
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please read our Refund Policy, under FAQs Payments and Refunds.
  • Keep in mind that Quito is 2867 metres (9300 feet) above sea level. Although this is an easy walk, give yourself at the very least, a few hours to acclimatize. In case you are not able to walk upstairs to the top of Panecillo Hill, you will have the choice of going there onboard our tourist bus and rejoining the group at the top of the hill, before we continue our trip to Casa Agave.
  • It is imperative that you have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. If you do not, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will Quito Bike Tours be held responsible for any injuries incurred.
  • Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • We are happy to answer any questions that you may have but please check our FAQs first, to make sure that it has not already been answered.
 
NOTE: Quito Bike Tours & Travel Experiences reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notifications due to unforeseen circumstances or weather.
 
We are A Covid Safe Travel Certified Company
Great Value Inclusions

A True Cultural Experience - Professional bilingual Tour Guide (English/Spanish) - Private tourist transportation - Admission fees - Tasting traditional snacks & drink at Casa Gangotena Hotel - Tasting agave products and Ecuadorian tapas at Casa Agave

History, Culture & Local Flavours

A must travel experience! - UNESCO Sites and Buildings - Amazing Lookouts and View Points - Food Tasting and Drinks - Authentic Cultural Experience!

Safety

COVID Safe Travels – BIO-Security... always! - Temperature Checks - Small and Private Groups - Safety briefing - Mask Wearing

Travel Style

Cultural Tour & Food Experiences – Bus & Walk - Skill Level: Easy/Medium - Duration: 6-7 Hours - Altitude: 2862 metres above sea level - Maximum climb: 847 Steps. 1.5 Miles/2.4km. Max elevation 3030 - Transport Available : If you do not want to walk up the Panecillo hill

Professional Tour Guides

Passionate People who love what they do - Licensed bilingual guide (English/ Spanish) - Knowledge & insight of history and culture - First Aid trained and certified - Art Buffs and Foodies

Transport

Professional Drivers - Clean and Comfortable - Friendly Driver - Safety Road Worthy - Tourist Van, Bus or Vehicle

Trip Itinerary

Explore UNESCO Buildings, Walk-Up the 847 steps to El Panecillo Hill, Food tasting at Gangotena Hotel and much, much more.

Meeting Point / Departure – La Compañía de Jesús church
Departure from our Meeting Point (outside La Compañía de Jesús church – Address: García Moreno and Sucre/ Quito’s Historic Center)
Visit to La Compañía de Jesús Church
Visit La Compañía de Jesús Church including the dome from where we enjoy a privileged view of San Francisco square and church
Visit the interior of Casa Gangotena Mansion
Visit the interior of Casa Gangotena mansión which has been converted into a hotel and café. We enjoy tasting local snacks and a traditional drink as we enjoy contemplating the beautiful inner courtyard of this early 1920´s house, originally owned by one of the aristocratic families of Quito.
Walk to the top of Panecillo Hill - 1.5 mile/2.5 km
1.5 mile/2.5 km walk to the top of Panecillo Hill, one of the main sights of the city with great views and full of stories dating from pre-Columbian times until present day. We climb 847 steps from 2830 to 3030 meters above sea level (9300 to 10000 feet).
Note: In case you are not able to walk upstairs to the top of Panecillo Hill, you will have the choice of going there onboard our tourist bus and rejoining the group at the top of the hill, before we continue our trip to Casa Agave.
45-minute drive to Pomasqui to the Agave Museum
45-minute drive to Pomasqui (16 miles north of Quito´s old town). Visit Casa Agave where we learn about agave plant exploring the little garden, the museum, understanding the process of making the spirit of agave locally known as Miske, and finally making a toast to a great variety of experiences of our day in Quito. We enjoy tasting Ecuadorian tapas before our drive back to Quito.
Return to Quito and Drop Off
There are three fixed drop off places in Quito and choose the most convenient for you.
“Great tour, great food, sights, viewpoints and awesome guides. We had an amazing time. Small group, but easily accommodated by Quito Bike Tours and Travel Experiences. Totally Recommended"
Karla
Amsterdam
“Interesting places, culture, art, food taste, sights and guides. We had a great time on tour with my family. Quito is much more I recommend this tour to people that like history and local food"
Alberto
Sao Paulo
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