Quito City Tour and Middle of the World

This tour explores both the wonderful city of Quito and the so called "Middle of the World," which is the place where the equator runs through Ecuador. You'll learn a great deal about the history and culture of Ecuador while on this tour.

The tour begins with a visit to the Mirador de Panecillo. This viewpoint overlooks downtown Quito and offers travelers a great way to orient themselves to the city and surrounding area. While here, your English-speaking guide will tell you about the history of Quito and also provide information on the city's economy, culture, attractions, and traditions.

Once you've soaked up the view and taken a few pictures, the tour will continue on to the colonial neighborhoods of Quito. You will walk around for about two hours and visit the most emblematic attractions in Quito, including the Iglesia de San Francisco, Iglesia de la Merced, La Catedral, the Plaza de la Independencia, and the Archbishop's Palace. These are some of the most important sites in the city, and you will surely enjoy visiting them and learning about their history.

Next, you will continue the journey at Mitad Del Mundo, or the "Middle of the Earth." This is where Ecuador's namesake, the equator, runs through the country. As such, tour participants will have a chance to stand with a foot in each hemisphere. While here you'll learn about ancient Ecuadorian culture and also visit an ethnographic museum.

What to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, light waterproof jacket, camera, and water bottle.

What's Included:

Transportation, English-speaking guide, Lunch and entrance fees.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, light waterproof jacket, camera, and water bottle.

What's Included:

Transportation, English-speaking guide, Lunch and entrance fees.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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