If you've got some spare time in Quito, this three-day tour is the perfect way to spend it. Catch a cable car to the top of a volcano for an eye-popping view, wander the city's historic neighbourhoods, and sample some craft beer at a local pub — all with a CEO as your ever-so-knowledgeable guide.
Arrive at any time.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.</p>
Accommodation: Casa CarpeDM
Catch the cable car up Volcán Pichincha for panoramic views of the city. After, have lunch at a local restaurant then explore Quito on a walking tour, sampling some tasty local bites along the way. Stroll through Quito's plazas and admire the stunning architecture of Palacio Arzobispal and La Compañía. Enjoy a chocolate and coffee tasting and learn the process of how different products are made. End the day at a local pub to sample one of Quito's many local craft beers.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Enjoy spectacular views of Quito from this sky tram up Volcán Pichincha. Choose to go for a hike at the top, or just come along for the ride. </p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Take the day to deep dive into Quito's rich music and food scenes! With a focus on some iconic favourites and hidden gems, you'll come out of today with a local's view of this vibrant city and all it offers to stimulate your senses.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Visit a local craft brewery in downtown Quito for a tasting of popular local beers.</p>
Accommodation: Casa CarpeDM
After checking out of the hotel, enjoy a free day to choose from a variety of optional activities like a tour to Cotopaxi or Mindo Cloud Forest. For travellers continuing on to another G Adventures tour, your CEO will help facilitate the joining of the new group starting in the evening.
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