We began our day of Quito sightseeing with a visit to El Panecillo and view of Quito from above the city.
Next we walked Quito’s Old City …
… and saw Independence Plaza, Government Palace, San Francisco Church, and the beautiful Santa Domingo Church.
After an hour long bus ride across the city we had a late, but authentic, lunch at Restaurante Cochabamba. Our last stop today was the equator and a chance to stand in both the northern and southern hemisphere at Mitad del Mundo – the equator monument.
We’re heading out to dinner soon. Early tomorrow morning we fly to San Cristobal Island and begin to explore the Galápagos Islands!