Enjoy the wonders of Quito and visit the famous Middle of the World monument, known as Mitad del Mundo. You will be accompanied by a bilingual certified guide and have private transportation from and to your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
Your guide will pick you up in the morning from your hotel in Quito to start your sightseeing tour of the city. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city by heading the Panecillo Hill, the perfect place to take beautiful pictures of the city. The tour continues to Quito’s Old Town and the Basilica Church, where you will make a brief stop,then you will have the opportunity to walk through the colonial streets and stop at the Independence Plaza admiring the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace and Ronda Street. You will also visit La Compania Church, the Sagrario Church and the San Francisco Church, which was built during the 17th century.
After lunch, you will head to the Middle of the World monument, where you can stand right in the middle of the equatorial line and straddle the two hemispheres. In addition, you will have a chance to participate in several experiments at the Intiñan Museum such as watching water go down a drain in a different direction (only inches away from either side of the equator), or balancing an egg on a nail, or using an ancient sun dial and much more. At this place complex, you will also be able to visit a fascinating ethno-graphical museum which gives a great overview of the many distinct cultures of this small country. You will also enjoy the amazing landscape in Pululahua inhabited crater just 5 minutes from the Equatorial line, inside of the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve.