Our travel agency has two office locations: one in the heart of the city’s historic center, Old Town and one in the heart of Quito’s nightlife, La Mariscal. In both locations, we can offer travel advice and ideas about activities around Quito, Ecuador, the Amazon Jungle and the beautiful Galapagos Islands! OLD TOWN: Find us just one block from the Plaza Grande (main plaza) on Venezuela Street. If you are staying in the Historic area, we will be happy to assist you with any questions you might have at this location. Come enjoy our lounge area, with free coffee and wifi, while you plan your journey through Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Address: Venezuela N5-60 and Chile (1/2 block from Plaza Grande), back patio of the colonial house. Hours: Monday–Friday 9:30-17:00 LA MARISCAL: Find us just two blocks north of La Plaza Foch, inside of the Cafecito Coffee Shop/Hostel. Whether you are staying in La Mariscal area or are just visiting the popular area for food and drinks, stop by The Cafecito and say hello. We are at the main desk and have the perfect place to answer all your travel questions while getting a great meal or coffee at the same time. Address: Luis Cordero E6-43 and Reina Victoria (2 blocks from Plaza Foch), inside The Cafecito Coffee Shop Hours: Monday–Friday 9:30-17:00 and Saturday/Sunday 10:00-18:00. If you are planning to visit Quito and staying a few days in the capital city we definitely recommend staying in the Old Town or La Mariscal, depending on your travel preferences. We would be happy to help you book a nice hotel/hostel nearby. About the Old Town Our historic center has been described by travel guides to be the most beautiful colonial city of South America. If you’re short on time head straight to the old town. That’s where Quito distinguishes itself from all other cities in the world. Be certain to see the Plaza and Monastery of San Francisco, the Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), La Compañía de Jesús and the Museo de Arte Colonial. With its narrow streets, restored colonial architecture and lively plazas, Quito’s Centro Histórico (aka the old town) is a marvel to wander. Built centuries ago by indigenous artisans and laborers, Quito’s churches, convents, chapels, and monasteries are cast in legend and steeped in history. It’s a bustling area, full of yelling street vendors, ambling pedestrians, tooting taxis, belching buses and whistle-blowing policemen trying to direct traffic in the narrow, congested one-way streets. The area is magical, and one in which the more you look, the more you find. Churches are open every day (usually until 18:00) but are crowded with worshippers on Sunday. They regularly close between 13:00 and 15:00 for lunch.” – LONELY PLANET About the La Mariscal Full of life and excitement, the center of La Mariscal (aka Plaza Foch) is a great place to eat, enjoy cocktails, dance, and even shop! From Irish Pubs, to Mexican dinner spots, to Discotecas, Karaoke and more, the Plaza Foch has something for everyone. As a great central meeting spot for fun, this area is one of the busiest spots for parties, fun, and entertainment in Quito.