Quito City Tour, Equator Museum and Pululahua Crater

Quito, Ecuador

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Maximize your time in Quito with a private full-day tour that checks off three of the capital’s most popular attractions. Take in the highlights of the UNESCO-listed historic center, walk along the Equator Line at the Intiñan museum, then marvel at the views from the Pululahua crater. Tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and all activities.
  • Private Quito, Pululahua Crater, and Equator line tour from Quito
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed center of Quito, including the Panecillo, the Basilica, and the San Fransisco Monastery
  • Visit the Intiñan Museum on the Equator Line
  • Marvel at the Pululahua Crater and its cloud forest
  • Great-value tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and all activities
  • 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 Quito’s hotel (urban zone)
Meals as described in the itinerary
Activities as described in the itinerary
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
Tips for guide
Extra food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your tour begins with pickup from your Quito hotel. Traveling by private vehicle, head straight to one of the city’s most prominent landmarks, Panecillo hill. The 655-foot (200-meter) high hill is capped by a famous statue of the Virgin Mary, but the real highlight is the view, which spans the entire city.

Descend into the Old Town and enjoy a walking tour of Quito’s UNESCO-listed monuments, as your guide tells you more about the city’s colonial history. Along the way, stroll through the bustling Plaza de la Independencia, visit the magnificent San Fransisco Monastery, and peek inside the grand Gothic Basílica del Voto Nacional.

Break for lunch (included) at a local restaurant in Quito’s Mariscal area and tuck into some delicious Ecuadorian food. After lunch, relax on the around 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 tribes, 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 a chance to visit the small town, then drive to the top of the crater, a wildlife haven shrouded in cloud forest.

Return to Quito where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
La Virgen del Panecillo
Visit one of most iconic attractions in Quito: the Virgin Mary monument at the top of the Panecillo hill. From there, you will have an awesome view of the city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Quito Old Town
Quito has the biggest and better preserved historical center in South America. Around 10:30 AM, you will visit La Basilica church, the main squares, and the San Francisco church. After this, you will enjoy a local lunch.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Intinan Museum
At 2:30 PM, you will visit the Intiñan Equator museum, located 200 meters from the monument of the Middle of the Word. Here you can experience the effect of gravity on the equator in a fun way.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pululahua Volcano & 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: 1 hour 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.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous lations or notifications and unpredictable circumstances.
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  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Food restrictions
  • Medical restrictions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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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