Luxury Travel to Quito

A Colonial Masterpiece & UNESCO`s First Declared City

Explore Quito on Your Terms

ecuador-quito-description-01Set on the foothills of the oft-rumbling Pichincha Volcano, private travel to Quito affords wonderful views at almost every turn and – thanks to its high elevation and proximity to the equator – a temperate year-round climate.

Before the arrival of the Incas, who began expanding their empire north in the 15th century, Quito was inhabited by several tribes, including the Quitus, who gave the city its name. It was later used as the Inca’s northern capital. ecuador-quito-description-02When news of the approaching conquistadors reached the Incas, General Rumiñahui ordered that the Inca city be destroyed to prevent it from falling into Spanish hands.

When the Spanish arrived in town, they promptly began rebuilding the city in their own style. With them came the Catholic missionaries, whose influence can still be seen in the 40 or so churches and chapels, and 16 convents and monasteries of the city’s UNESCO-listed historical core.

Ecuador’s capital has an altogether more modern side too, one that bears no trace of its colonial past. Shiny office buildings and busy business district contrast with the historical core and speak of the 21st-century realities of life in this bustling hub.

With its dramatic setting, historic old town and lively spirit, Quito is a tempting place to spend a few days during a luxury tour of Ecuador or an Ecuador family trip. It’s also, along with Guayaquil, one of the two jumping off-points for luxury tours to the Galápagos Islands and the Amazon Rainforest.

Things to see & do in Quito

Like all of our tours, these are just suggestions to complement your customized tour to Ecuador.
We welcome you to check out some of the cultural, culinary, artistic, ethnic treasures that abound Quito and its surrounding landscape.

Itineraries Including Quito

Customized Itinerary exploring the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador

The Best of Ecuador & the Galapagos

09 DAYS / 08 NIGHTS

Travel between mainland Ecuador and the animal-packed Galápagos archipelago with this luxury tour of Ecuador. Wander around the breathtaking high-altitude capital of Quito …

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Private luxury tour of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands

Wonders of Peru & the Galapagos

13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

History, wildlife and captivating culture; this luxury tour of Ecuador and Peru flaunts the splendors of two wondrous Andean countries. The fun gets underway …

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Other Destinations in Ecuador

Still looking for inspiration? Ignite your travel bug by reading more about Kuoda’s destinations.
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They can respond to your questions, queries and qualms about luxury travel in Bolivia, Ecuador and/or Peru.

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