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Historical Tours in Quito: Quito Archaeological Museum

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Key facts

Where: Quito , Ecuador Duration: 3 hours

Highlights

  • Visit the Hall of Gold and bedazzled by an array of ancient gold artefacts
  • The Archaeological Museum has one of the finest archaeological collections in the Americas

Overview

Offering a peek into Ecuador’s ancient civilisations, the Archaeological Museum will draw you into a bygone era. With one of the finest archaeological and gold artefact collections in the Americas, traverse history from pre-Hispanic times to the colonial era.

The museum houses over 1800 pieces, beautifully arranged in chronological corridors with explanatory panels and dioramas.

Relive the history of Ecuador’s most ancient cultures on this archaeological journey into its past.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel (or closest pick-up point) and taken in a private air-conditioned vehicle for a guided tour to the Archaeological Museum in the city of Quito.

The museum is located at the Ecuadorian House of Culture in Quito. It exhibits over 1800 pieces, highlighting the evolution of the cultures that developed in Ecuador in pre-Columbian times.

The pieces exhibited correspond to the period between 4000 BC (the oldest piece) and 1534 (the arrival of the Spanish Conquers to Ecuador).

The highlight of this museum is the Hall of Gold, which presents an exhaustive synthesis of the most precious legacy of magnificence and grandeur. In Ecuador, as in all the pre-Colombian Andean world, the principal manifestation of power, hierarchy and wealth was the brilliance of gold and other precious metals. On display are masks, nose pendants, rings, earrings and ornaments in gold and platinum, as well as artefacts of everyday use such as golden needles, fish hooks and depilatory tweezers.

At the end of this tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel (closest drop-off point) in Quito.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Monday

Duration

3 hours

Start time

Start time: 09:00am and 03:00pm
Duration :3 hours

Meeting point

You will be picked up from selected hotels in Quito.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Selected hotels/ closest drop-off point in Quito

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Inclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Entrances to all visiting sites included in the tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop –off at the selected Quito hotels

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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