Private Mitad del Mundo Tour & 3 Hour Horseback Ride in Pululahua Crater

Quito, Ecuador

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

Escape the city on this memorable adventure that includes stops at two of Ecuador's incredible volcanoes. Enjoy an exciting 3-hour horseback ride across the Pululahua Crater and head to the Mital del Mundo complex located at the equator. Learn the history of local tribes and how they cultivate the volcanic land. This thrilling outdoor excursion is perfect for first time visitors looking to make the most of their time in Quito. Upgrade your tour an indulge in lunch with panoramic views over the valley and cloud forest. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Middle of the World and Horseback Ride in Pululahua Volcano
  • Visit some of the top attractions outside Quito with a local guide
  • Spend three hours on a relaxing, scenic horseback ride
  • See the Middle of the World

All activities, horseback ride, museum etc.
Certified English speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Lunch
Entrance fee to Mitad del Mundo Complex and the Inti Ñan Museum
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Tips

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels pick up/drop off outside of the city have an extra charge

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
Pululahua Volcano is inactive but its past eruptions, the last around 2500 years ago, have left a huge crater full of fertile soil. At 34 square kilometers, the volcanic crater is one of the largest in the world. The lava dome in the middle rises around 500 meters above the crater floor and is covered in lush cloud forest vegetation. Pululahua is one of only 2 inhabited volcanic calderas in the world and the only one cultivated by its inhabitants. It is believed that it was first settled by the Incas. The small agricultural communities here grow various crops in the rich soil of the fields around the floor of the crater.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Intinan Museum
An interactive museum that showcases the history of ancient towns in the country and answers all your pressing equator-related science queries.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • 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.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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