Experiences and Activities in Quito
All the Treasures of Old Town, right at our Doorstep
Quito Tours 2023-2024
Full Day Quito Expedition Tour
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.
Half Day City Tour and Middle of the World
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!
Half Day Quito's Cultural Marvels and Chocolate Experience
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
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.
Museums & Churches
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!
The Galapagos Islands
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 you’ll 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.
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.
Are all activities offered by Casa Gangotena in Quito suitable for children?
Yes, they are!
What is the estimated duration of each activity?
All our activities last approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
Are night-time tourism activities offered?
Are tours outside the Historic Center offered?
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.
Christian has been extremely helpful and we are so excited for our upcoming adventures to Finch Bay, Mashpi Lodge and Casa Gangotena!
Rosa has been so helpful planning my trip and her extensive knowledge of the islands is very much appreciated! I will definitely recommend Metropolitan Touring to everyone!