Quito City Sightseeing and Middle of the World Monument
Enjoy a full-day city tour 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 in Quito.
Your tour starts early in the morning as you are picked up from your hotel in Quito and board a private vehicle to start your sightseeing tour of the city.
Visit Panecillo Hill where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city and take great pictures. The tour continues to Quito's Old Town and the Basilica Church. You will then enjoy walking 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 (not included), 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 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.
After a wonderful day of sightseeing, you will be taken back to your hotel in Quito.