Location: Quito, Ecuador
Rating: based on 13 reviews
Ecuador is home to the middle of the world! Travel on a guided private tour from Quito to the location where the southern and northern hemispheres meet (the equator) and view the monument which stands to represent this great divide! You can’t visit Ecuador without going to the middle of the world. The monument will make you feel like you’re on top of the world!
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Professional guide
- Entrance to the Middle of the World
- Lunch (if option selected)
You’ll start at the northern part of Quito and head up to the ‘Middle of the World City’ where you’ll visit the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres.
It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Ethnographic Museum to learn more about the culture and people of Ecuador.
Upgrade to the lunch package and enjoy a local lunch at one of the best restaurants in Quito!
Departure Point: Tour departs from most major Quito Hotels
Departure Time: 8:00am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
For additional information and bookings GO HERE!
Excellent guide! and excellent driver! The monument is well, mainly a photo op. but hey you have to go right? There are some odd but interesting displays by the monument including an insectarium and a small collection of pottery depicting the path of the sun. Don’t forget to try the local ice cream on the way out. It is worth it! I would recommend spending the 3 dollars for the museum at the actual GPS equator, get past the decor and just experience it. The experiments on the actual equator line is the real draw including balancing an egg on a nail, trying to walk the equator without loosing your balance (it’s harder than it sounds) and watching water go straight down a drain with no spin. The caldera near by offers spectacular views and is well worth stopping at. This offers the best scenery of the area and was my favourite stop.
Reviewed by: Trena R