The traditional proposal of tourism in Quito points to its heritage and historical value; however, there are experiences within the District that do not deserve to be hidden and that can be enjoyed while celebrating the 483 years of Spanish foundation of the ‘Carita de Dios’ (God´s face)
The alternative route begins in the Interactive Museum of Sciences, in Chimbacalle, a place where children can develop their curiosity in a playful way, while learning didactically about some physical effects.
The next destination on this tour is the San Francisco market, located on the central Rocafuerte street. Based on the Andean culture, there is a wide variety of bitter and sweet herbs, which are used to make a clean energy at affordable prices, to attract good luck.
The third destination is San Roque. There Jorge Rivadeneira Granda awaits at the end of the hill of Rocafuerte street. He is considered a living heritage of the city, because he is a specialist in dancing the spin, in fact, he has 38 different ways of doing it.
The route continues in Nayón, a parish that more than being a nursery of the city, has turned towards extreme sports, such as canopy, canyoning, climbing, camping and more.
The last destination is El Tejar, where night tours are made through the alleys of its crypts, in the midst of colonial stories. (I)