This walking tour in La Floresta is 3 beautiful hours of wandering through historic hacienda houses with an artistic twist, and learning stories from Ecuador’s dramatic history. As your guide reveals great views, art, StreetArt, Graffiti people, and food markets, you will find your own reasons why La Floresta is not to be missed.
The tour includes bright murals done by local and international artists, the famous independent cinema called Ocho Y Medio, great views of the mountain valleys east of Quito, intimate visits into Quiteño artist workshops, and a short break at a cafe with fresh fruit juices, high-quality local coffee and homemade snacks available to purchase.
⋅Visits to Local Artist Workshops
⋅Insight Into Quito's Graffiti Art Scene
⋅Stop at a Popular Local Café
We meet at the corner outside of Swissotel, on 12 de Octubre and Luis Cordero.
Please show up at 9:50 so we can start on time!
If you happen to be running late, that's okay!
Please call us at +593 99 886 0539 to hear how to catch up with the group! Also, the folks at the Swissotel will be happy to help you :)
Click on the image bellow to find the location on google maps:
The meeting point:
Free Walking Tour
Alternative Gems and Local Stories
Monday → Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
⋅Comfortable Walking Shoes
How To Get To The Meeting Point ↑ :
From Old Town (Centro Historico):
(Recommended) Take the bus! Walk to bus terminal La Marin and take any bus that is heading north to 12 de Octubre. Get off the bus when you pass the Supermaxi grocery store on your right. After getting off the bus walk 3 blocks north to the Swissotel, a huge beige building. Bus ride is $0.25.
Take a taxi. Every taxi in the city should know where Swissotel is. Or, tell them the intersection - 12 de Octubre y Luis Cordero. From the Centro Historico, this taxi ride should cost $3 to $5.
From La Mariscal
(Recommended) Meet us at the Swissotel. Swissotel is an easy-to-find building within a 15-minute walk of most places in the Mariscal. Just ask your friendly hotel/hostel receptionist for an easy route.
Take a taxi. Every taxi in the city should know where Swissotel is. Or, tell them the intersection - 12 de Octubre y Luis Cordero. From the Mariscal, a taxi ride should cost the minimum ride cost of $1.50.
From Other Areas:
(Recommended) Ask your hotel/hostel receptionist for the best route and form of transportation. For example, your AirBnB host will most likely know best how to get to Swissotel.
If the route is safe, walk! Make sure you leave with plenty of time to make it.