equatorial line

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.

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!

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.