Quito: Full-Day Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Tour

4.6 / 5

51 reviews

Quito: Full-Day Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Tour

From $30 per person

Experience the thrill of being in both hemispheres at the same time on a full-day tour of the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo complex from Quito. Go to the viewpoint of the Pululahua Crater and get panoramic views of the "Middle of the World."

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get a full access pass to the "Middle of the World" complex on the equator
  • Feel the power of being in both hemispheres at the same time
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Pululahua Crater viewpoint
Full description
Board the Quito Tour Bus on Avenida Naciones Unidas in the heart of Quito, and then depart the city at 12:00 PM to journey to the Geobotanical Reserve of the Pululahua Crater at the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo complex. Located 26 kilometers north of Quito, the grounds contain the Monument to the Equator, highlighting the exact location of the equator at the "Middle of the World." Upon arrival, get a full pass to skip the lines to the Equatorial Museum, Train Station and cultural pavilions at the complex. See the yellow line that marks the 2 hemispheres and access the planetarium, where an optomechanical projector allows you to visualize about 3,000 stars from any point on earth. Take an English and Spanish-speaking guided tour of the ancestral housing and go to Plaza del Cacao, where you can sample some of the world's most delicious chocolates as you learn the story of the cacao bean. Visit the new Beer Museum, see a miniature model that celebrates the architectural beauty of the Historic Center of Quito and more. Finally, you will visit the Agave Museum where you will have a tasting of this ancestral drink. Return to the start point at approximately 7:00 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation on board the Quito Tour Bus
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • All entrances
  • VIP entrance to the Middle of the World ( Ciudad Mitad del Mundo) complex
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

10:45 AM / Quinde visitors center - Plaza Grande (Venezuela St. and Espejo St. Next to the Major's Palace). Venezuela and Espejo streets are pedestrianized, the guide will walk there to your pick-up. 11:25 AM / La Mariscal - Plaza Foch (Reina Victoria St. between Calama St. and Foch St. Stop number 3 quito tour bus) 11:50 AM / Naciones Unidas Boulevard (Naciones Unidas Ave. and Shyris Ave. stop number 1 quito tour bus). Note: tour starts at 12:00 PM. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

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Important information

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  • Please note that times are subject to traffic and street conditions and reasons of force majeure, such as the closing of streets that can delay the normal frequency of the tours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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The tour was good.

However, our guide didn't tell us when we had reached our stop at the end of the tour and we didn't get off. He had been advised at least 3 times where we needed to get off. We are elderly and expected to be taken care of a little bit better. It was rush hour so they couldn't take us back to the stop so we were put in a taxi that quickly ate up $2.00 for one block. We got out and went to the Hilton close by and the Consierge Desk was able to help us. We had dinner and he put us in the taxi at the Hilton to take us home about an hour later.

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May 24, 2019

The tour was great, our guide Carlos did a great job !!! At the center itself you have enough time, the only criticism (and therefore only 4 instead of 5 points) is that you at the crater only 35 min. has, we found too little honest. 1 hour or 1.5 hours would be better :) Great was also that we had the opportunity to choose the drop off at the Plaza Forch, so we did not have late night still looking for a taxi to hostel.

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May 2, 2018

Interesting

The bus was very punctual in the collection and transfer, in addition to being very comfortable. THE guide very attentive and knowledgeable. The place is a closed tourist complex that has several museums, craft stalls and a couple of restaurants. With Alex, our guide, we did some activities and demonstrated at all times great mastery of the history of Quito and its original cultures. But we lacked free time to visit other attractions on our own.

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January 26, 2018

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