Quito, headquarter of explorers

Technical characteristics

Description of the circuit : Discover Quito as the headquarter of explorers like Aimé Bomplant and Alexander Von Humboldt

Travel Theme : Culture, history and gastronomy

Group : private, 15 persons

Duration : 1 day

Arrival city : Quito

Departure city : Quito

Physical Level : Low, easy

Day 1: Quito, headquarter of explorers

Accompanied by the famous botanist Aimé Bomplant, Alexander Von Humboldt arrived in Quito at the beginning of January 1802. He began in a systematic way, to explore the Andes and to ascend all the volcanoes to their reach. The then capital of the Real Audiencia de Quito, would become its main base. Some students from Quito like Carlos Montufar had the pleasure of accompanying him on some of his expeditions. The Quito of that time was a multifaceted city full of hidden mysteries, surprising stories and hidden corners. But above all we were at the beginning of some great popular events that several years later would result in historical libertarian events. In order not to miss any of these complex and fascinating stories, we invite you today to accompany our historical guides, for a tour of the past and present of the Ecuadorian capital. An immersion in the republican history and cultural miscegenation to meet the old and unknown neighbourhoods and samples of colonial culture of the capital. Typical lunch at the restaurant La Quinta Paila del diablo. We will have moments to talk about different milestones in the history of the city such as the stays of the different European explorers while we will walk quietly through some of the city's inescapables such as the ‘Convent of Santo Domingo´, the ‘Plaza de la Independencia´ or the ‘Iglesia de la Compañía´, and thus complement our meeting Quito with scenes of daily life and artistic, anthropological and cosmological interpretations. Free dinner

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Net price per person depending on group size

Choose Number of people: Price Per Person: $55,00

Our prices include
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Private transport
  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Lunch
Our prices not include
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • Tickets to different sites of visits
  • Tips
  • Personal belongings
  • Transfer Charges
  • TAX (12%) only for residents and Ecuadorian clients