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Quito City and Middle of the World Tour

6 hours +/-

Tour Description

This tour begins with a great view of Orellana's Way and Guapulo Sanctuary (XVII Century). We will see the stone carved façade of Ecuador's House of Congress, and then will walk in the old city, visiting Independence Square, which is surrounded by historically important buildings. We will visit the Cathedral (XVI Century), Presidential Palace, El Sagrario Church (XVII Century), and one of the most beautiful baroque churches in South America, La Compañia de Jesus (XVII Century). The Church of San Francisco and Monastery were built a few months after the Spaniards arrival (XVI Century).

We will drive 15 km north of Quito, towards the Middle of the World, where the equatorial line divides the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. We will visit the main Monument built in honor of the French Scientific Expedition that arrived to Ecuador in the XVIII century to define the correct location of the equator. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Ethnographic Museum, located inside the Equator Monument, with a display of the main cultures of Ecuador. Or, visit the Inti Ñan Museum, a scientific and cultural Museum, located in the exact place where the Equator Line crosses.

 Tour Notes

  • Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, and jacket are recommended
  • Lunch is available for an additional cost

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