Full-Day Middle of the World Monument Tour from Quito
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Stop At: Mitad Del Mundo, Avenida Manuel Cordova Galarza KM. 13/5, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180 Ecuador
Depart at 8:00am in front of your hotel with your friendly guide and private transportation.
The first stop will be the outside of the headquarters of UNASUR, the "Union of South American Nations", a modern building with extraordinary architectural attributes, with meeting places for conferences and international summits. Entering the seat is optional.
Continuing the tour, enter the tourist city of Mitad del Mundo, an architecturally colonial city of the time, the whole journey accompanied by joy and colorful by craft shops and local people. The key point is the central square where the church is based.
We complete this tour at Latitude '0' where we will enter the Monument to the Middle of the World, built after the French Geodesic Mission in the eighteenth century showing the calculation and line crossing of the hemisphere. Take a picture and have the memory of one of the places in the world you must know.
After this we will enter the Ethnographic Museum located inside the monument, where you can learn about the 9 stories that reflect multiculturalism and diversity of indigenous nationalities of our wonderful Ecuador. We end this part of the tour at the viewpoint of the monument which reflects a breathtaking and unmissable view.
After this tour we will have lunch based on the tour option chosen you have selected. Visitors who booked without lunch can choose between a wide variety of restaurants located outside the tourist town, always accompanied by our guide.
Duration: 5 hours
Stop At: Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, Crater Volcan Pululahua mirador de Pululahua, Calacali 170154 Ecuador
Then we head to the dazzling Pululahua volcano, dormant for thousands of years with its crater now quiet and perennially dampened by fog. This is a magnetic place to explore thousands of plant species and observe a big variety of birds, mammals and insects. In its viewpoint you can shop multiple representative crafts of the area.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Intinan Museum, Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180 Ecuador
A unique interactive museum, located at the exact point of Ecuador. Laughter, unique experiences with the interaction of the museum guide who will thoroughly explain important features of latitude 0, as well as all the historical cultural features of Ecuador
We will the approach the Inti Nan museum and afterwards we will return back to the hotel in the afternoon!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private transportation
- UNASUR (outside)
- Tourist City Mitad del Mundo
- Ethnographic Museum
- Cultural interaction
- Lunch with special restaurants 3, 4 and 5 stars (if option selected)
- Inti Ñan Museum
- Water bottle
- Entry/Admission - Mitad Del Mundo
- Entry/Admission - Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
- Entry/Admission - Intinan Museum
- Ticket UNASUR (optional internal tour)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum numbers apply
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Dress code is smart casual
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
This private tour was provided by a mother/daughter team, with the 17 year old daughter the guide and the mother the driver. They knew where to go for a comprehensive view of the attractions for tourists, although they would have adjusted to a specific request. The one difficulty for not getting five stars was the communication at the start. You have to be persistent in order to reach them in advance for a tour confirmation,
Great experience visiting both museums. Our guide, Viviana, was very kind, patient and explicative with us.
Loved this tour....it was exactly as described and not rushed so I was able to see everything. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Quito.