Full-Day Middle of the World Monument Tour from Quito

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

When the French Geodesic Mission surveyed the equator in 1739, they declared the spot of this monument outside Qutio as the Middle of the World. With this full-day tour from Quito, enjoy a day away from the city as you visit the Middle of the World monument, as well as the real Latitude Zero 787 feet away. You’ll have time to visit the Ethnographic Museum and the Inti Nan Museum.
  • Skip the line at the Middle of the World and Inti Nan Museum
  • Upgrade your day trip with lunch at a local restaurant
  • Views of the Pululahua Volcano on the road to Quito
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Quito

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
Ticket UNASUR (optional internal tour)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your Quito hotel zone
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Mitad Del Mundo
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 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
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
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Intinan Museum
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
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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

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