Mitad del Mundo – Equator Monument

Departures: Every day

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.

Active
30%
Culture
60%
Nature
40%
Relax
70%
Itinerary

First you will head Pululahua to visit the viewpoint of the crater, one of only two inhabited craters in the world. Pululahua is one of those places where you feel the magnetism and the energy of an active volcano, totally covered by the unique Ecuadorian flora and fauna. Then you will continue for a visit to the Middle of the World complex with a Full access (VIP) to visit the Ethnographic museum, the planetarium, the plaza del cacao and all its other attractions. In front of the monument you can get a great picture with one foot in each hemisphere. You will also see various demonstrations of natural phenomena, gravity and balance manifested in the equatorial zone. At the end of the afternoon you will return to Quito, where you will be back around 7:00 PM.

Included and excluded
Included:

  • Activities as described in the itinerary
  • Full access pass (VIP) to the Mitad del Mundo complex
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transport

Not included:

  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
What to bring?
For this tour we recommend to bring the following:

  • Passport (only if you want to receive a stamp)
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hat or lightweight scarf
  • Rainproof jacket
  • Layered clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water and snacks
Price
Shared tour
USD $30 p.p.

Private tour
Check out our Mitad del Mundo Equator Museum tour for a private excursion to Mitad del Mundo. 

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