The Middle of the World in half-day

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5 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Each booking is a new history for Us!!! Start the trip from Quito or the airport, this will depend on where you have chosen your stay. Located 8 miles northwest of Quito city, capital of the Ecuadorian Republic, The Middle of the World or Equator Line is the most visited tourist attraction in the country. Due to its privileged geographical location, it has become a tourist magnet, where visitors can learn more about ancestral knowledge, nature and science. The city of the middle of the world is a perfect time to enjoy a half-day tour with fun activities. There is much controversy about which is the true middle of the world, since in this area, there are at least 4 places that boast of having the true equator line, I invite you to bring your GPS and check it out on your own.
To this tour you can add on optionals activities such as a walking tour in Quito, Teleferico (cable car) or birdwatching with additional cost.

What's Included

An English-speaking Naturalist Guide-Driver

History - Cultural - Tourist Information

Pick up transfer

What's Not Included

Entrance fees


Travel Insurance

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 4 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 79

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Departure to northwest of the city of Quito to cross over the modern zone of the metropolitan district. The journey envelops us in the atmosphere of the traditional neighborhoods of the Capital of Ecuador.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

San Antonio de Pichincha
Upon arrival at San Antonio de Pichincha parish town, we observe the dynamism of this small town that is located in the Equatorial Line. The most outstanding buildings, we will see are the Former Unasur building that was the headquarter of the South American Nations. A large obelisk located in the Middle of the world city. In addition, up ahead in the distance, you can see a round elevation that was considered sacred by the first inhabitants of Quito, it is presumed on this mountain the first pre-Inca astrological observatory was built. Other attractions of San Antonio are the mountains called "La Marca" on whose back is the Pululahua crater. The climate of San Antonio de Pichincha is dry, reaching up a temperature of 75°F during the day and 54°F at night in the summer season. However, in the winter season the temperature does not down too much.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pululahua Volcano & Geobotanical Reserve
Contrary to what many people believe, the Pululahua is an active volcano, except that at the moment it is sleeping. Pululahua volcano is located in the northern hemisphere very close to the equatorial line. It is part of the Geobotanical reserve, that has the same name, whose extension is 13,000 hectares. The most curious fact is there are people living on the crater, so it is one of the inhabited volcanoes in the world. From the viewpoint, we can observe volcanic domes, houses and tourist ventures that give life to the sector.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Intinan Museum
Explore the Intiñan museum. This place represents the Equator Line and is located 100 meters north of the giant obelisk. The meaning of Intiñan come from the Kichwa word which is sun trail. On the tour, you will be accompanied by a local interpreter from the museum who will show you up different sceneries that represent indigenous villages, old houses built several centuries ago, among other things. Also, you will carry out experiments will prove that you are in the middle of the world, including the experiment of stopping a raw egg on the head of a nail, if you succeed, the museum will delivery you a diploma as master of the egg.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Mitad Del Mundo
In 1936, an Ecuadorian geographer proposed to build a monument in the sector of the Equator line to commemorate the first arrival of the French Geoadesic Mission who arrived at Ecuador in 1736. Years later, the geographer´s idea was taken and the obelisk begins to be built in 1976 which has a height of 31 meters. This monument offers a good background to take the best pictures when you visit the middle of the world. People call this place like the "Fake Equator"

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Mitad Del Mundo with Eduardo
Gina H, 19-02-2022
This was a great way to start my trip to Quito as I always wanted to see the Middle of the World (both of them). Eduardo was an excellent tour guide. He was timely and even communicated with me before the tour to prepare. He even reminded me to bring my passport so that I can get it stamped on the Equator. We also stopped by the Pululahua crater and Eduardo gave me some great insight about Quito and surrounding areas. He also took good pictures of me as I was traveling solo. I would highly recommend this tour to Mitad Del Mundo.
Our Mitad del Mundo private tour
xaviervA8690TJ, 04-11-2021
This is the first time I ever had a private tour and it was worth it. La Mitad del Mundo is unique place and our tour guide Marcelo was very knowledgeable and made the tour even more interesting with facts about the place. Marcelo picked us up at our hotel at the time specified and was very flexible when we asked him to drop off at our next event - the Turibus. If you are short of time but enjoy a private tour experience, I recommend this tour.
Jenaycw, 31-08-2021
Eduardo was awesome!! Very informative, responsive, & he even took great photos! Highly recommend this tour! I was a solo traveler and felt comfortable the whole time!
Great way to see several interesting sites in a short time
Melinda_K, 01-08-2021
I usually try to avoid private tours but this one was great. Eduardo confirmed the pickup time and location in advance and arrived right on time. The tour included several stops and Eduardo added colour and background to all of them as well as places that we passed along the way. He even found an ATM when I realized I had to pay cash for everything and didn't have enough. My favourite part of the tour was the Intinan Museum - probably because I am a science nerd.
The Middle of the World Half-Day Tour
kathleensZ8399YB, 03-02-2020
Eduardo was recommended by our hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. He was extremely knowledgeable about not only Quito, but also other regions of Ecuador. The tour was tailored to our interest and to the abilities of the travelers to walk vs. ride, while acclimating to the altitude (having come from sea level). Often tours are scripted and scheduled, but Eduardo was very flexible in customizing the tour based on our interests. We have recommended this tour to others that are planning to visit Ecuador.

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