Guided tour

Quito: Middle of the World Tour with Tickets

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86 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Ecuador
Guided tour

Quito: Middle of the World Tour with Tickets

Activity provider: Gray Line Ecuador
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From US$ 19 per person

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During your time in Quito be sure you don’t miss the Equatorial Monument, located on the line dividing the northern and southern hemispheres.

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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup and drop-off included from the lobby of selected hotels in Quito: • Hilton Colon Quito • Mercure Hotel Alameda Quito • Reina Isabel • Río Amazonas • Nu House Boutique Hotel • Galería Ecuador (La Mariscal) • Hotel Swissôtel Quito • Hotel NH Collection Quito Royal • Hotel Kaia • Holiday Inn Express Quito • JW Marriott Hotel Quito • Wyndham Garden Quito • Dann Carlton • Le Parc Hotel • Sheraton Quito Hotel
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the dividing line between the north and south of the world
  • Visit the Middle of the World Monument and village
  • See the monument that divides the hemispheres, built in the 17th century
Full description
Begin your 3-hour tour in the northern part of Quito and head up to the middle of the city. This is where you will find the monument that stands on the line that divides the northern and the southern hemispheres. The Equatorial Monument was built during the 17th century when the precise dividing line between the hemispheres was defined by a French expeditionary team.
  • Visit to the Equatorial Monument
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking guides
  • Free cancellation
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, unless option selected
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Monday to Saturday: Holiday Inn Express Quito (Avenida Francisco de Orellana E6-54 Y, Quito 170522) at 2:00 PM • Sunday: Holiday Inn Express Quito (Avenida Francisco de Orellana E6-54 Y, Quito 170522) at 08:50 AM

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 86 reviews

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Was greeted by our tour guide Andres who escorted me to our tour bus. En route to our destination, Andres filled the time with interesting information about Quito and the surrounding area. Very engaged with everyone on the tour. On our arrival at Midal del Mundo, Andres collected out entrance tickets, then led us through the park to a meeting point. He pointed out all the areas available to visit, then turned us loose for an hour to explore on our own. When we returned to our meeting point, Andres then led us to an exhibit featuring the housing and day-to-day living conditions of the indigenous people who occupied the area pre-Inca. Andres clearly had a depth of knowledge of the subject and was enthusiastic in his presentation. Our return trip was quick and uneventful as we were dropped off at our respective hotels. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this trip and especially Andres as your host.

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February 22, 2023

It was a cool place to check out with a great guide! Very reasonable, I would definitely recommend this. It says hotel pickup but then the meeting point was about a twenty five minute walk from my hotel. After talking to someone I was able to arrange my pick up a bit closer but false advertising and an inconvenience.

July 19, 2019

Cute bus, fun to go to the "centre of the world"

Interesting drive through northern Quito to get to the monument. Bigger complex than expected with various galleries and museums to look around too. Some of these, have timed entries so almost impossible to visit when on a tour with a time limit. A real shame that the ticket entry was only for the complex and didn't include going into the monument. Would have paid the extra if we had only known but a bit late when we were there. Don't forget to take an umbrella as there is little cover when it rains!

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January 22, 2017

Product ID: 50894