The Beacon of America. Just by learning how Quito got its nickname, we can appreciate its significant history and understand its impact to modern Latin-America. This city is suitable to be the capital of Ecuador – Small yet richly diverse, and a manifestation of history and heritage in itself.
Just consider some of these ideas: Mountain biking through volcanic landscapes, helicopter tours hovering among sacred mountains, UNESCO World Heritage Site tours, a butterfly museum, colonial churches and cathedrals, a jungle chocolate factory, straddling the equatorial line at the "Middle of the World" museum or visiting the Insect Museum. How about a more “local touch?” Shop at the food market early morning. Make your own ceviche and share it with your neighbors. Wander the historic district and have lunch at a “hueca”. For the evening, get to know “Quitenos” by sharing micro-brewed beers with endemic ingredients. But it doesn’t stop there – you can also visit an Ecuadorian rose farm, sample Ecuadorian wine and cheese, stay at a luxury hacienda, go horseback riding in the Andes or visit an indigenous animal market… There is just so much to do on a day tour of Quito and its surrounding areas. Choose what you like and then let us work out the details of perfect excursion tailor-made just for you!
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