Explore the fascinating capital of Quito and ride like a local. Travel on board the city’s one-of-a-kind trolley (bus). Enjoy surprising shows at each of the carefully chosen stops. You will get acquainted with local Ecuadorian life as you purchase roses and tasty quesadillas ( pastries) from a local vendor. Welcome a troop of Andean folk musicians onto your trolley for a lively performance. A common sight in this bustling city. After listening to the guitars and charangoes, disembark to explore the historic centre.
Quito was the first ever UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was recognised for its extremely well-preserved Incan and colonial remains. The layout of the centre has barely changed in over 600 years. Visit the bustling Independence Plaza. This significant square is full of architectural masterpieces such as the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral of Quito.
Next, visit the marvellous Jesuit church, La Compañía, an astonishingly elaborate architectural gem. Examine the building’s gold-leaf gliding, ornate wooden carvings and impressive Solomonic columns. Your journey continues past flowering balconies and tree-lined boulevards. The final stop is Francisco Church, where you can tour its museum of religious art.
Additional notes about the tour
You will travel on a specially-chartered unit of Quito's Public Trolley Transportation System for the experience. On Quito’s public transport, it is very common to see folk musicians who make a living by performing on board buses.