Equator Line and Pululahua Crater – Half Day Tour

Quito, Ecuador

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icon3 hours 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

The Equator line and the Pululahua Crater are two of the most visited attractions around Quito. This private half-day tour combines both, with a visit to the Intiñan Equator Museum, followed by a scenic tour of Pululahua. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Quito's Urban Zone is included.
  • Half-day private Pululahua Crater and Equator line tour from Quito
  • Visit the Equator Line to see the meeting point of the northern and southern hemispheres
  • Tour the Intiñan Museum to learn more about Ecuador’s indigenous heritage
  • Marvel at the Pululahua Crater and its cloud forest
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

Professional driver/ guide
Private transportation from and to your hotel in Quito (urban zone)
Meals as described in the itinerary (1x snack)
Activities as described in the itinerary
Entrance fee museum
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
Optional tips for guide
Extra food and drinks
Personal expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up from your hotel of preference inside the urban area of Quito, outside you will be charged extra.

Your tour begins with pickup from your Quito hotel in time for a morning or afternoon departure (depending on option selected). Traveling by private vehicle, set out on the around 45-minute drive to the Mitad del Mundo – the ‘Middle of the World’ – to see the famous Equator line. While you’re there, visit the Intiñan Museum, where you can pose for photos on the ‘equator line’, learn more about Ecuador’s indigenous people, and watch a demonstration of the Coriolis Effect.

A short drive from the Mitad del Mundo is the Pululahua Crater, one of only two inhabited craters in the world. Here, you’ll have chance to visit the small town and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs, then drive to the top of the crater, a wildlife haven shrouded in cloud forest.

After taking in the views, tuck into a delicious empanada before setting out on the return journey. Return to Quito where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel. Please note, transportation from outside the Urban Zone is available for an additional cost.
Stop At:  
Intinan Museum
After a 45 minute drive (approximately) from your hotel in Quito, you will reach the Intiñan Museum, located 200 meters from the monument of the Middle of the World. In this museum, you will able to see the effects that gravity exerts in each hemisphere.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
After your visit to the Intiñan Museum, you will be taken to the Pululahua crater, which is located very close by. After arrival, you will appreciate the nature and the landscapes around this volcanic crater.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mitad Del Mundo
After visiting the Pululahua Crater, you will enjoy a delicious local snack, an empanada, which is a type of fried pastry, with filling inside. This is a very typical snack in Quito.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • *Important things to bring: comfortable and light clothing (a jacket just in case), water, sun block, sunglasses and passport.
  • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
  • Your Hotel in Quito
  • Arrival and departure information of international flights
  • Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)
  • For all guests:
  • Passport numbers
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Food restrictions
  • Medical restrictions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notifications due to unpredictable circumstances.
  • If you would like to change activities or restaurants please let us know, the tours are completely customizable.
  • Insurance is mandatory including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation included is from and to Quito’s hotel, located in the Quito urban Zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. The extra charge of $ 40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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