Essential Quito Free Tour

With our Tierra de Chullas y Cholas tour, you can explore the corners of the Historic Center of Quito while meandering through alleys,  zigzag hills and streams; and maybe you will meet a Quito character.

What is a Free Tour?

It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.

Things to do Essential Quito Free Tour

The tour begins in the Plaza Grande (next to the monument in honor of the First Cry of Independence), where our guide will be waiting to welcome you and give you some instructions to make this tour unique. In the heart of Quito , we will talk about the important buildings that surround it and part of the history that runs through the streets of the Historic Center.

Then we will visit the Archbishop's Palace where we will taste delicious sweets from Quito and delicious paila ice cream, to then find the ideal spot to talk about the Basilica of the National Vow and El Panecillo , then we will move on to visit the beautiful Church of La Merced, where we will learn more about the famous Quito School and part of the indigenous festivities.

After this stop full of history we will visit the magnificent Church of San Francisco where we will meet the famous Virgin of Quito and the reason why Quito is considered the Cradle of Beer.

We will advance to see the Arco de la Reina , the buildings that surround it, and then visit the famous Barrio de la Ronda , where we can try paila ice cream with unique flavors and learn more about coffee in Ecuador .

We will close the tour with a flourish with a delicious tasting of the best chocolate in the country , in this chocolate shop we will be able to learn about the process of making chocolate.

Highlights to see in Essential Quito Free Tour

  • Plaza Grande
  • Archbishop's Palace
  • Church of La Merced
  • Church of San Francisco


3 hours
Guide in Spanish and English

Adults & children: free

Availability and starting time

10:15 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

14:00 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

When to book?
You can reserve up to 3 hours before the activity
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel the reservation, so that the guide does not wait.


National bilingual tourist guide
Photos of the experience
1 Participación en Premios Mensuales: Ver Premios


Extra expenses
Entrance fees to specific churches and museums

Meeting point

At the Monument in honor of the First Cry of Independence in the Plaza Grande look for our guide, he will be waiting for you with a sign with the Kunakkuna Experiences logo


How to book?
Limited availability. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability. Choose date and fill in the required fields. Secure and protected payment. You will immediately receive your booking confirmation.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Exterior and interior of most named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?
Almost fully adapted
Guaranteed departures without min of travelers
Are animals allowed?
Activity recommended for children?
Yes, families are welcome

Our promises

Best price guaranteed
Quick and easy reservation
Multilingual Customer Service
Secure payment

Contact us

Do you have any question?
Would you like this tour in private?
Reservation online or by phone (+34) 621002436
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