Quito

The unique city where the equator goes through! Enjoy the amazing Andean mountains with Ecuador’s historical regions. You will experience breathtaking city view on high points from the Andean mountains.

Mitad del Mundo – Equator Museum

Although the equator runs through hundreds of places, Ecuador takes particular pride in its unique geographical location. Both the country’s and its capital city are named after the equatorial line. Less than an hour away from Quito, the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemispheres meet at Mitad del Mundo (“Middle of the World”). In this half day tour you will visit this interesting place and learn why it has been an important site for many cultures.

Quito City Tour

In this half day tour you will visit the main squares, churches and other highlights while your guide will explain you all about Quito’s history. Located in the Andean mountains, Quito is the world´s highest capital city with an altitude of ±2850 meters. Its well-preserved historical center was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 and it´s considered the cultural capital of South America.

Bellavista Cloud Forest

The Bellavista Reserve is located in the at the southern edge of the Chocó region, an extended area, reaching from Panamá to Peru, famous for its great biodiversity and endemicity within, probably due to the Andes isolating flora & fauna. Discover botanical treasures such as bromeliads and orchids, that are in bloom year round and enjoy the presence of over 330 recorded species of birds in this area. Bellavista’s cloud forest will amaze you.

Quito City Tour & Mitad del Mundo

In this day tour you will visit all the highlights of the old town as well as the equatrorial line and learn about this important site to many ancient cultures. Located in the Andean mountains, Quito is the world´s highest capital city with an altitude of ±2850 meters. Its well-preserved historical center was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 and it´s considered the cultural capital of South America. In addition the city has a unique geographical location. At Mitad del Mundo (“Middle of the World”) you can stand with both feet on different hemispheres at the same time!

Cotopaxi National Park

The Cotopaxi volcano, an almost perfect ice cone that emerges 5897 meters of altitude is something unique in the planet and one of Ecuador’s iconic attractions. The Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in Ecuador and the second tallest mountain in the country. It’s last eruption took place in August, 2015. The paramo that surrounds the area is habited by rabbits, skunks, deer and Andean weasels known as chucuris, sparrowhawks, black-chested buzzard-eagles, condors, Andean foxes and paramo wolves amongst others. This day combines an active hike and mountain bike ride with spectacular views inside the Cotopaxi National Park.

Mitad del Mundo – Equator Monument

The Middle of the World Monument (Ciudad Mitad del Mundo) commemorates the site where 18th-century French explorer Charles Marie de la Condamine once calculated the globe's equatorial line to be. It is located 26 km north of Quito. Make a day trip from Quito to this tourist mecca to snap a share-worthy photo straddling the equator line where the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemispheres meet.

Otavalo Indigenous Market

Otavalo, famous for its indigenous market, a place full of traditions and the country’s best place to do some serious souvenir shopping. The market on Plaza Poncho can be visited any day, although on Wednesday it is a bit bigger and on Saturdays at its maximum, not only covering Plaza Poncho but a big part of the town. But the region has more to offer! Imbabura province is known as the province of the lakes, San Pablo lake is located at the foot of Taita Imbabura (4.621 m) and crater lake Cuicocha can be found next to Mama Cotacachi (4.939 m). These volcanoes are starring in a famous and very interesting legend.

Papallacta Hot Springs

A few hours from Quito you can find the thermal pools of Papallacta. On this tour you can enjoy a full day of relax in a magical High Andes landscape. Visiting the hot springs is an experience that will awake all your senses. The secret to Papallacta’s springs lies deep in the earth. The water that pours from the ground at Papallacta is thermally heated by the subterranean activity of the 5,758m-high Volcan Antisana, Ecuador’s fourth-highest mountain. The minerals in the springs are said to have natural health-giving qualities, assisting against the likes of rheumatism, allergies and swelling.

Mindo Cloud Forest

Mindo, a small town located in a valley 2 hours northwest of Quito, will offer you a lot of nature and adventure! This day tour will give you the opportunity to explore both. The village is located in the Chocó region, an extended area, reaching from Panamá to Peru, famous for its great biodiversity and endemicity within, probably due to the Andes isolating flora & fauna. It is also the perfect place for birdwatching. Mindo’s cloud forest will amaze you.

Quilotoa Crater Lake

Nearby the Andean Mountains there is emerald color lagoon, located inside a volcano crater with a height of 3800m named Quilotoa. Its geography allows us to go down by its surroundings from the top to its base. Quilotoa has the appearance of a caribbean island, but located in the middle of the andean region. The minerals in the water make the lagoon a spectacle of different tones: green, turquoise and blue. Let yourself be amazed by the Quilotoa lagoon.