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Private Historic Sightseeing Tour in Quito including Mitad del Mundo

Private Historic Sightseeing Tour in Quito including Mitad del Mundo
7 hours
USD 55.00
<p>On this private tour you will leave around 9am and get to know two of the most important places in Quito; the historic centre and Mitad del Mundo. First you will be taken on an unforgettable journey through the largest and least-altered historic centre of South America. Visiting this UNESCO world heritage site you will find a great mixture of Spanish and Indigenous culture, which is showcased at its best in the many historic buildings and churches such as the Basilica Church, the Independence Square, La Compañia Church, San Francisco Square, El Panecillo and La Ronda Street.<br />At the Mitad del Mundo Museum you are offered a great interactive experience demonstrating the unique characteristics of being on the exact location of the Equator line. <br />This tour is private and won't be shared with other passengers, and will accommodate from 1 passenger up to a group of 45 passengers maximum. </p>

Private Mindo Cloud Forest and Chocolate Factory Tour

Private Mindo Cloud Forest and Chocolate Factory Tour
8 hours
USD 50.00
<p>Depart from Quito on your 8 hour private tour to Mindo; a lush green valley located just 2 hours away. It is here that two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet. Due to these unique characteristics, Mindo is a true paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. It is home to hundreds species of birds, butterflies, hummingbirds, bromeliads and orchids. During this tour you will visit the Butterfly Farm and Chocolate Factory. You will also have two additional options to choose from for the last activity such as Mindo Canopy, a small hike in the Cloud Forest, or a visit to an Orchid Farm. <br /><br /> </p>

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Quito International Airport

Where is Quito Airport?  

Quito has one of the best-preserved historic centres in the Americas, and it was the 2nd UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites ever declared (the 1st was Krakow). 

Quito's city limits come within 1 kilometre (0.62 mile) of the equator, or "la mitad del mundo" (the middle of the world); downtown Quito is just 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of zero latitude. Ecuador is Spanish for equator, and, yes, there is a marker you can visit.

Quito International Airport (IATA: UIO, ICAO: SEQU), officially Mariscal Sucre International Airport, also referred to as Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Sucre Airport or simply Quito Airport, is situated in Tababela parish, 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of central Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador. The new Quito airport, opened in 2013, is named after Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of Ecuadorian independence.

Quito Airport served 6,010,00 passengers in 2013, making it the busiest airport in Ecuador, ane one of the busiest in South America.

Airlines that fly to Quito Airport include AeroGal, American Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, KLM, Lacsa, LAN Airlines, SAEREO, TACA Airlines, TAME and United Airlines.

There are flights to Quito Airport from Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Colombia, Curaçao, Caracas, Esmeraldas, Havana, Houston, Lima, Madrid, Medellin, Miami, Montego Bay, Panama City, São Paulo, San Cristóbal, San Salvador, Santiago de Chile and Varadero, among many others.

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Be aware that due to traffic and roads, the travel time between Quito and Quito Airport takes 60-90 minutes, possibly more. Locals recommend you allow 2 hours. Combined with a recommended check-in time of 3 hours for international flights, that's 5 hours. 


Quito Airport services include:

  • Duty free shopping
  • Internet cafes
  • Left luggage facilities
  • Tourist information


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Additional Quito Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017