Quito Tour: A Full-Day Photography Expedition in Ecuador Capital
Quito Tour Highlights
Immerse yourself in a full day of photographic exploration through Quito, the capital of Ecuador and a UNESCO World Heritage site. From the crack of dawn to the charm of twilight, traverse through architectural marvels, pulsating cultural hubs, and bustling local life that constitute the city’s vibrant ethos. Our itinerary includes iconic locations such as the picturesque Itchimbía hill, the golden La Compañia de Jesus church, the historic Plaza Grande, the bustling Santa Clara local market, the artifact-rich Alabado museum, and the towering Statue of the Virgin of Panecillo. This tour is designed to unlock the hidden beauty of Quito and create lasting memories through your lens.
Your day begins with a sunrise view from Itchimbía hill, offering a stunning vista of the city. After breakfast, you’ll delve into Quito’s colonial and religious past, visiting landmarks like the gilded La Compañia de Jesus church and the bustling Plaza Grande. A stroll through the San Francisco church and plaza and the San Juan neighborhood gives you more architectural marvels to capture.
Next, you’ll visit the vibrant Santa Clara local market, a perfect spot to capture the daily life of Quiteños. After lunch, you’ll explore the Alabado museum’s pre-colonial treasures. Following a rest, you’ll catch the sunset from the Panecillo Hill, topped with the iconic Statue of the Virgin of Panecillo. Your day concludes with a night tour of Quito, emphasizing the city’s stunning architecture and the vibrant La Ronda Street.
- Solo Journey: 520 USD
- Traveling Pair: 280 USD per person
- Group Adventures: 220 USD per person (for groups of 3 or more)
- Private transfers and excursions accompanied by a Spanish-speaking driver and a certified English-speaking photographer guide
- Meals as indicated in the program: breakfast and lunch
- Entrances to sites, museums, and national parks specified in the program
- Visits included in the program
- Photography permission to la Compañia de Jesus Church
Services Not Included
- International flights
- Hotel with breakfast in Quito
- Individual equipment
- Visits indicated as “Optional” or “at an additional cost”
- Drinks in bars, hotels, restaurants, or villages
- Not indicated meals
Note: A passport with at least 6 months validity is required for entry into Ecuador. As of now, proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test are no longer required to travel to Ecuador.
Departure/Return LocationYour hotel in Quito
Return TimeAfter 18h00
What to wearComfortable seasonal clothing and shoes
Not IncludedAccommodationEntrance FeesExtrasInsuranceLocal FlightsMealsTransport
Quito Full-Day Photography Tour Schedule
Explore the city that is beautifully nestled in the Andean foothills. Known for its well-preserved colonial center, Quito's rich blend of 16th and 17th-century churches and structures present a mix of European, Moorish, and indigenous styles. Capture the city's stunning views from sunrise at Itchimbía hill to sunset from the Panecillo Hill.