Your itinerary will be worked out between yourself and our local experts in Quito. They are extremely knowledgeable and highly resourceful — trust us! Your tour doesn't need to be a walking tour, we have access to vehicles and buses if needs be, so the world is your oyster (or at least Quito and the surrounding area is, in this case!). Whatever you are looking to do that is within our Responsible Travel charter, we can organise it for you.
We offer a wide range of options for your Custom Quito tour, such as:
- Explore the flavours and products of one of the city’s most popular food markets
- Learn about Quito’s colourful history on a jaunt into the historic downtown area
- Visit the iconic (and gold-plated) Compania de Jesus Church
- Discover the local shops and markets and find authentic souvenirs to take home
- Explore the San Francisco convent and museum where the past, present and future of Quito’s legacy resides
- Take a stroll down the charming La Ronda Street and indulge in an Ecuadorian chocolate tasting or choose from 600 flavours of ice cream at a local’s favourite gelateria.
- Spend some time learning about and creating local art work at a Quito School of Art workshop
- Tick the ‘Middle of the World’ monument off your bucket list
For a walking tour experience, tour pricing ranges from $150 USD for a 3-hour tour up to $450 USD for an 8-hour tour for groups of up to 12. For private driving tours, pricing starts at $175 USD for a 2-hour tour for groups of 6 or fewer. Additional costs may include stops for food and drinks, museum admissions, and gratuity for the guide. We can accommodate any size group and pricing varies based on your group size, length of tour and mode of transportation.
All you need to do to get your bespoke private tour organised is to choose your desired tour date. Use the booking function on this page for this request, and choose the number of passengers in your group. In the additional request box, include any information you think will be helpful in organising your tour. No payment is required to make your initial custom Quito tour inquiry.
As soon as we receive your inquiry (during normal office hours or at the next earliest point), we will contact you by email or, for those who leave a Ecuadorian phone number, we will give you a call and begin the process to organise your perfect stay in Quito. Then, to secure your desired date and time of the tour, we'll ask for a non-refundable deposit.
Once your itinerary and quote is all confirmed, we will deduct the deposit from the final quote. We can arrange all final payments and terms during the planning stages of your private Quito tour.
Inclusions: We will work with you to include whatever you need in accordance with your wishes and budget.
Exclusions: You'll discuss what will be included in your tour with your local guide. Exclusions will simply be anything outside of the inclusions you've agreed upon.
Dress standard: Depending on your request, we will let you know what to bring and what to wear.
Confirmation of booking: We will be in touch with you by email or phone very shortly after you apply the booking process here, to go through your required tour details and pricing with you. All details and pricing will be worked through with you during that conversation. Nothing is booked before that point.
Additional Information: To secure your desired date and time of tour, we’ll need a non-refundable deposit. Note that the deposit amount will vary depending on the options you select for your private tour. We will discuss this with you once you’ve made your initial inquiry. This deposit will then be deducted from your tour once you come to pay for it in total.
Closure of sites: Depending on the activities and travel date as your wish, we will advise if any sights are closed on your day.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour, depending on the activities chosen. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at a rate to be determined once your tour itinerary is confirmed. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.