Learn about the history, architecture and customs of the people of Quito in this trip. You will have the best view of the city once up on the top of Teleférico at over 13,400 feet (4090 m) above sea level. Experience new things at the Intiñan Museum in Mitad del Mundo excursion.
Duration: 9 hours
You will begin your tour with a pick-up from your hotel. The tour will then continue from the Basilica Church, where we will make a brief stop to visit it.
After walking through the colonial streets, we will then stop at the Independence Plaza to admire the Cathedral and the Government’s Palace. We will also visit La Ronda Street, The Company Church, Santo Domingo´s Church, The Sagrario´s Church and San Francisco´s Church, which was built during the 17th century.
After visiting the historical sights, we will go to the Teleférico. This is one of the best ways to enjoy our city with views of beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains and the capital, Quito. From a point at more than 13,000 feet (4000 m), you will enjoy magnificent views of the city.
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.