The Middle of the World (3 hours, daily)
Three eras of art, history and symbolisms, 6 hours, daily except Monday
The Equatorial Monument, 25 Kms. (16 miles) North of Quito, marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º, where you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere.
Day by day itinerary
The Equatorial Monument, 25 Kms. (16 miles) North of Quito, marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º, where you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere. Visit the Ethnographic Museum inside the monument, which shows the great diversity of Ecuador’s native groups. Beside the monument there is a colonial-style town, complete with main square, church, post office, bullring, cafeterias, restaurants and many gift shops that sell postcards and souvenirs. A certificate for having crossed the Equator is issued to each guest.
Dress in layers (T-shirt, blouse, sweater, coat). Take a sweater even if the day is warm and sunny. Rain protection advised in the afternoon. This tour includes walking at an altitude of 2800 meters (9200 feet) and climbing stairs. Sun protection (SPF 40). Good walking shoes.
- Quito & the Middle of the World plus lunch, 6 hours, daily
- Quito and the Middle of the World (4½ hours, daily)
- Tulipe: Ancient Sun Culture, full day with lunch, Wednesday to Sunday