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Quito - Middle of the World

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Day 1 : Quito - Middle of the World

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Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Us at La Mitad del Mundo - where water drains straight down

Day 1 Quito - Middle of the World

Drive north to visit "El mirador de Guápulo" (view point), from where we can admire its church and Quito's nearby valleys. We'll go south towards Quito's colonial center - one of the world's cultural heritage sites, where we can see many historical buildings; including churches, museums and monuments. From here we'll continue to El Panecillo - the small, rounded hill which dominates the old town. From its summit we'll see marvelous views of the whole city stretching out below, as well as magnificent views of the surrounding volcanoes.

We will then travel towards "La Mitad del Mundo" (the middle of the world) in the village of San Antonio, about 22 Km. north of Quito. Here we'll visit the trapezium stone monument, which is built on the Equator, and the excellent Museo Etnográfico and Inti-Ñan.

This tour is approximately 5 hours
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$125

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  • ½ Day Private Guide Service

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