Walk For Tips Ecuador

Walking Tours and Experiences in Quito, Ecuador. 

Fun walking tours and travel experiences, exploring amazing sights thus connecting you with the locals and daily life. Book online now!

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Walking Tours & Experiences

Como and discover Quito and around whilst feeling the local vibes. We love and feel Quito. We are quiteños (Quito inhabitants), committed to responsible tourism offering you top quality walks for a real immersion through our local culture in the most entertaining and friendly way… Let your five senses understand, learn and have fun by walking with us.  



  • star rating  David was our tour guide for three of us. He was very informed about the Ecuadorian history and various periods in the development of Quito. The manner of his personal... read more

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    star rating  Our tour was to the Mitad del Mundo (middle of the world). We saw both the monument and where the actual equator line crosses. The museum there is very fun... read more


    star rating  David provided an amazing tour for us this morning. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and was able to give us so much information about Quito. He is highly educated, and was... read more

  • star rating  Andrea showed us around in the historical quito and shared beautiful stories and fascinating facts about the city and about Ecuador in general. We had a blast!


    star rating  We had a lovely half-day with our guide Katty. She was able to give us really nice insights to the Ecuadorian life. Highlight of our tour was a chocolate tasting!


    star rating  Andrea took us to beautiful streetart and told very detailed stories about the history of Ecuador. So knew the answers on all our quistions and we had fun in... read more


Historical Quito Discovery Walking Tour

Quito Colonial Town. Walk For Tips Ecuador.

The Origin and Daily Life of Quito's Historic Centre

  • Independence Square
  • Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Presidential Palace
  • Archbishop’s House
  • Bolivar Theater
  • San Agustín Church
  • Basilica Church
  • Carmen Bajo Church
  • Iconic traditional houses
  • Benalcázar Square
  • Metropolitan Cultural Centre
  • La Compañía de Jesús Church
  • San Francisco Church & Convent
  • Meeting Place: 9.00 a.m. Independence Square Plaza Grande- at Metropolitan Cathedral (Main Staircase)
    Address: Espejo street, between García Moreno and Venezuela (Old Town Quito)

Mariscal & La Floresta Exploration Walking Tour

La Floresta Neighbourhood, Quito. Walk For Tips Ecuador.

Art Scene and Contemporary Life of Quito

  • La Circasiana (El Ejido Park)
  • Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
  • Plaza de la Memoria
  • Local Universities
  • Street art and murals
  • Quito’s representative plants
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Guápulo viewpoint
  • Gonzáles Suarez district
  • Vinci´s castles
  • Gabriela Mistral square
  • Plaza Foch
  • Artisan’s market

El Panecillo - 847 Steps Uphill Walk Challenge

847 Staircase to El Panecillo Hill. Walk For Tips Ecuador.

Quito's Historic Centre from a Different Perspective

  • Independence Square
  • La Compañía de Jesús church
  • García Moreno Street
  • Arco de la Reina
  • El Carmen Alto Convent
  • Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum)
  • Boulevard 24 de Mayo
  • San Lazaro Historical Hospital
  • Staircase of El Panecillo hill
  • El Panecillo Virgin
  • Viewpoint of Quito and the Avenue of the Volcanoes
  • Local Food Market
  • San Francisco Church & Monastery
  • Meeting Place: 9.00 a.m.  Independence Square – Plaza Grande at Metropolitan Cathedral (Main Staircase)
    Address: Espejo street, between García Moreno and Venezuela (Old Town Quito)
  • Catch Up Place: 9.30 a.m Plaza San Francisco – Address: Benalcazar y Sucre, corner. (Old Town Quito)

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About Us

We are a group of professional and experienced National Tour Guides, that have got together to show you the best of Quito and Ecuador.  Enjoy our authentic travel experiences for a true discovery of the history, arts, culture and more, whilst experiencing the daily life of this enigmatic Andean city.

We love and feel Quito. We are quiteños (Quito inhabitants), committed to responsible tourism offering you top quality walks for a real immersion through our local culture in the most entertaining and friendly way… Let your five senses understand, learn and have fun by walking with us.

Our Walk for Tips experiences are based on your willing contribution at the end of our tour (Tips), as a recognition for what we will do for you with so much pleasure.

Live Quito at its best with Walk for Tips Ecuador!

Looking forward to meeting you and walk with you!  😎✌️

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Awesome Professional Guides

The Team

Catalina Leiva Naranjo Tourism Expert


Tour Leader &Guide

24 Years of Tourism Expertise. Licensed National Tour Guide.

Catalina is passionate about Quito’s colonial architecture and its history. She specialized in Ecuador’s cultural and local immersions. 

Diego Torres Garzón


Tour Leader National Guide

24 Years of Tourism Expertise. Licensed National Tour Guide.

Diego loves nature photography, birdwatching and discovering the stories of Quito’s daily life. Passionate about life and its country. 

Katty Lopez Tourism Expert - Tour Guide


National & Local Tour Guide

10 Years of  Tourism Expertise. Licensed National Tour Guide.

Katty likes hiking the Andes, she has inherited ancestral spiritual practices from the region. Loves a good laugh and sharing the local traditions.



National & Local Tour Guide

Esteban is an urban cyclist, he loves Quito’s culture and diversity and wants to show it to you!

He can be seen around the city playing bike polo, visiting a museum or library or just enjoying the nightlife of Quito … on a bike or on foot!

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- Licensed Approved
- Years of Experience
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- Fluent Guides
- English, Spanish, German
- Catalan, French
- Quiteño Slang :)

Travellers Reviews

What people say?

A great tour with Catalina in the historic center of Quito “the tour with Catalina was so great! she knows so much and we explored many different places. Thank you so much again! I really recommend it!”
Fantastic walking tour and super helpful team! Catalina has been super amazing. She is so resourceful and helpful and has the patience to plan my entire month in Ecuador, not just in Quito. This includes activities that I can do on my own. She planned my transport and gave me may alternatives and options. She even contacted local tour agents in Amazon and Galapagos for me to get good deals. She is such an angel! I also did a walking tour with them to the Virgin of El Panecillo. The tour was absolutely fantastic and worth doing. Thanks a million to the Quito Tour team.
Hong Kong
I took the walking tour of Old Town Quito. I learned so much interesting facts about the history of Quito and Ecuador as well as the current situations for people in Ecuador. She was very knowledgeable and informative. I’m so glad I took this tour and know a bit about Quito and its rich history and culture. Thank you!


Most frequent asked questions and answers

This is not a FREE walking tour, however, our team is convinced that friendly, informative and fun travel experiences should be within reach of all travellers visiting Quito. Our profesional guides FEEL the city and show it with PASSION, helping you DISCOVER and LIVE this wonderful destination.

Your contribution helps the local economy and its people; thus generating social impact, awareness and in inclusiveness. 

We are a socially responsible travel company. Walk with Us! ✌️

When you decide what to tip, take a minute and take consideration of the guide’s knowledge, the added value delivered and the guide’s passion. Think about how much you learned and how much you enjoyed it. We believe that a great quality tours should be within everyone’s reach and budget.

We donate a portion of your tip to promote local initiatives and projects in the community and neighbourhoods we visit.  We are a social and inclusive travel company. 

We invite travelers to go deeper and travel mindfully if you love traveling, the way it opens eyes, minds, hearts.Travellers learn and engage with activists and journalists, explore local history, culture and nature, and then return home as knowledgeable advocates for the causes they have seen.

El Panecillo Staircase - Quito, Ecuador
Empowering local initiatives to partner with the locals and their places, thus showcasing the best of Quito and its people.
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  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap or hat
  • Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Money, including small change
  • A backpack … if you want to buy or store stuff
  • A great altitude! Oops sorry, attitude!
  • WATER! In our quest to help save our planet, we advise you to bring your own water or water bottle.
  • Face mask (mandatory, as per COVID biosecurity laws)

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  • Well a “Free” walking tour is not really free! There is not expectation to tip, but it will be nice as gratitud for the service provided.


  • A tip based walking tour is NOT FREE and there is usually a tip expected for the guides efforts, knowledge and time. 👉✌️ At Walk for Tips Ecuador, we work with licensed and professionals tour guides, whom they have spent their lives studying and working in tourism to provide you with the best insights and knowledge of the destination. Our guides are making a stop in the current paid tours to include everyone. Show them that, you value their time and efforts. You contribution helps to create a better world for all.  👌
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