Experiences and Activities in Quito

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Urban landscape near Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito's historic district.
The Basilica of the National Vow
Man observing the sunset over Quito near Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel.
Watching the sunset in Quito’s old town

All the Treasures of Old Town, right at our Doorstep

Welcome to the Heart of Old Town Quito.

Casa Gangotena is a boutique hotel in Quito located right in the heart of one of the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As a result, we’re surrounded by some of the most beautiful and historically significant buildings and churches on the continent. When staying with us, be sure to explore Ecuador’s capital with our curated selection of activities in Quito!

Embark on a journey of discovery and delight with Casa Gangotena’s curated selection of activities. Whether you’re craving cultural immersion, outdoor adventure, or culinary exploration, we have something for every traveler.

Quito Tours

Panoramic nighttime view of Quito, highlighting the proximity to Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel.
Panoramic of Quito

Full Day Quito Expedition Tour

$314 p/p

Dive into the soul of Quito, a city where spectacular mountains kiss the sky and where culture and history intertwine around every corner. Our all-inclusive journey takes you on a curated tour of the capital’s most mesmerizing landmarks. As you navigate through its iconic wonders, you’ll feel the heartbeat of Quito and get a thorough understanding of what makes this capital city so unforgettable.
Iconic Middle of the World monument, a tour highlight from Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito.
Middle Of The World

Half Day City Tour and Middle of the World

$100 p/p

Guided by knowledgeable experts, you’ll embark on an engaging exploration of the city’s most stunning religious, historical, and architectural hallmarks. Last but certainly not least is a trip to the Middle of the World, where you’ll learn about the history and scientific experiments that have taken place on the equator!
Guests enjoying a chocolate tasting at Casa Gangotena, Hotel Quito's Boutique
Chocolate Tasting

Half Day Quito's Cultural Marvels and Chocolate Experience

$359 p/p

This riveting half-day tour seamlessly combines art, history, and culinary delights, all set in the spectacular scenery of one of the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites! But the experience goes beyond traditional sightseeing, as you’ll gain unique cultural insights into Ecuador as you learn about two of its most cherished exports: chocolate and art.

City and Cloud Forest Tour: Casa Gangotena & Mashpi Lodge

$2,321 p/p

Delve into an awe-inspiring multi-day package that interlaces the historic elegance of Quito from the comfort of Casa Gangotena, with the unparalleled biodiversity of the Mashpi cloud forest. Begin by basking in the grandeur of Quito, a historic capital that sings with cultural richness and traditions. Then, head to the realm of lush greens, where the world-renowned Mashpi Lodge awaits, perched amidst the Andean cloud- and rainforest. This journey offers a harmonious blend of urban sophistication and raw, untouched nature, allowing travelers to savor both the cultural legacy and the ecological wonders that Ecuador proudly presents.

Mainland Ecuador


Museums & Churches

Quito’s Old Town ranks among one of the largest and best-conserved historic centers in all of the Americas. It is a preserved wonder from a bygone era, brimming with museums, houses, churches, plazas, and exhibitions that help piece together the larger picture of the city of Quito—a jewel on the crown of the Andes. So get ready! Exploring downtown will bring you face-to-face with many of the landmarks in Quito, and there’s no better place to start than from Casa Gangotena!
San Francisco church visit from Casa Gangotena

We Recommend

Located at latitude 0° on the northwestern side of South America, Ecuador boasts a privileged location that harbors plenty to see and do. Despite its compact size, the country is home to a remarkable abundance of flora, fauna, and scenic landscapes, earning it recognition as one of the world’s top 17 mega-diverse countries.  When you visit, be sure to embark on a journey that follows the path of the sun’s daily passage over the equator and explore the country’s four distinct and inspiring regions. Not to mention, Quito, the capital, serves as the ideal hub for getting to the extraordinary Galapagos Islands, the beautiful coast, and/or the nearby Choco rainforest!
Family and guide exploring, a unique tour offering from Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito.
A family posing with a Marine Iguana

The Galapagos Islands

The highlight of any trip to Ecuador is the Galapagos Islands. The archipelago is full of fearless, fantastic creatures and otherworldly terrain. Whether it’s aboard an expedition vessel (such as the Santa Cruz II, Yacht La Pinta, or Yacht Isabela II) or from the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel on Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos won’t fail to impress and should never passed up on!
Casa Gangotena experience Mashpi Lodge
The Sky Bike at Mashpi Lodge

Mashpi Lodge

Situated within the Metropolitan District of Quito, Mashpi Lodge is the ultimate and nearby forest destination for those looking to have up-close encounters with up to 300 species of birds, trees, and frogs found nowhere else in the world! The area surrounding the Lodge is a transition zone, meaning experience both cloud- and rainforest, complete with crashing waterfalls and incredible flora! Trek down hidden paths, splash through rivers, rise at dawn to spot rare fauna, or fly high above the canopy aboard the Dragonfly gondola.
Splendid view of Cotopaxi volcano near Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito
Quito, Ecuador and a look at Cotopaxi

Continental Ecuador

Aside from its impressive cultural treasures, Ecuador’s natural riches are staggering and amazingly diverse. Head north of the capital to experience volcanos, historic haciendas, lakes, and indigenous markets. Head east to discover the mighty Amazon, where the concentration of flora and fauna is truly remarkable. Venture south for the mighty “Avenue of the Volcanos” or east to savor the jewels along the Pacific Coast. Casa Gangotena is only the beginning of the adventure!


Frequent Asked Questions

How much do the activities cost for those who are not guests at Casa Gangotena in Quito?

Our activities are available to folks not staying at Casa Gangotena with a reservation for USD 25, including taxes, per person. Please get in touch with our front desk for more information at (+593) 99 714 6787.

Yes, they are!

All our activities last approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Currently, we do not offer any tourist activity at night. We can arrange a night visit for groups at an additional cost. Please get in touch with our front desk for more information at (+593) 99 714 6787.

The Concierge team is always ready to accommodate guest requests at an additional cost. We work with service providers to arrange tours within or outside the city. We adapt to the needs and tastes of our guests to customize tours in Quito and beyond.

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