Founded on the ruins of an ancient Inca city, it should come as no surprise that Quito was one of the first two cities to become a World Heritage-listed site. One of the main areas of Quito is its Old City, which is home to an impressive collection of churches, monasteries and squares all just waiting to tickle your history bone. Further north you can find plenty of museums, restaurants and nightlife. Flight Centre can help you see it all with a range tours providing memorable experiences.
Don't miss these Quito attractions
- Quito city tours
- City culinary tours
- Central Bank Museum
- Papallacta Thermal Centre
- Ecuadorian Ballet
The sights and tastes of Quito
Quito is a city that appeals to the senses, treating the eyes to an array of impressive historical buildings and monuments, and your tastebuds to delicious local fruits. One of the best ways to experience the latter is with a guided food tour around the city or by heading outside to visit the Otavalo Marketplace.
Fortunately, there are plenty of walking tours available that are run by locals who know the right attractions and food purveyors for making your trip unforgettable. Keep an eye out for the Church of the Society of Jesus, Independence Monument and the Government Palace.
Day trips from Quito
It's very easy to become consumed by the city, but don't forget to explore the outside landscapes as well. There are numerous day trips available that can show you the incredible world outside of Quito. If you want to get active and see an actual active volcano, you can head along to Cotopaxi Volcano National Park.
For some more adventure, you might want to take on the wild white-water rapids on Toachi River and Blanco River. Not only will this get your adrenaline pumping, it's also a great way to immerse yourself in the nature.