Quito Old District, Mitad Del Mundo & Pululahua Crater Full-Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Approx 8:30am, confirm with local operator
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up & drop off hotels outside the area have an extra charge, please contact us
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a full-day city tour in Quito to know more about the largest historical center in South America, with some of the most beautiful churches and buildings! Later, visit the famous Middle of the world monument, known as Mitad del Mundo where you will experiment in your own the phenomena of the Equator Line!

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza grande), Quito, Pichincha Province

It is the principal and central public square of Quito, Ecuador. This is the central square of the city and one of the symbols of the executive power of the nation. Its main feature is the monument to the independence heroes of August 10, 1809, date remembered as the First Cry of Independence of the Royal Audience of Quito from spanish monarchy.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: El panecillo, Quito, Pichincha Province

This is the most famous postcard of Quito! It is a symbol of the people religiosity and faith. Even though the statue made of almost 7.000 pieces of aluminum was set in 1975, the origin of this representation is in a 1734 sculpture made by Bernardo de Legarda, one of the most famous Colonial artists from Quito!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, Calacali, Pichincha Province

Pululahua is a Quichua word that means cloud of water or fog. It is a collapsed volcano with great biodiversity and unique geological formations. It is due to this uniqueness that it was declared a geobotanical reserve.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Intinan Museum, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Pichincha Province

A few hundred meters north of the entrance to the main Mitad del Mundo complex, this amusing museum has meandering outdoor exhibits of astronomical geography and explanations of the importance of Ecuadors geographical location.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco), Quito, Pichincha Province

The Church and Convent of San Francisco form part of the City of Quito World Heritage Site, the first site ever inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1978. It is the oldest and most significant religious site in Ecuador. The vast complex includes 13 cloisters, three churches, a plaza, more than 3,500 works of religious art, and a library holding thousands of books and historic documents.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Basilica del voto nacional, Quito, Pichincha Province

is a Roman Catholic church located in the historic center of Quito, Ecuador. It is the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

Certified English/Spanish speaking guide

Private transportation

Hotel pick up / drop off

All activities described in the program

Entry/Admission - Intinan Museum

Exclusions

Entrance fees as specified in the program

Food and drinks

Personal expenses

Tips

Entry/Admission - San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Sep-2019

    Great way to see Quito highlights and the Equator. Our guide Oscar was fabulous. Knowledgeable. Sensitive to our needs. Not rushed

  • 26-Aug-2019

    Although our guide Diego was very nice, the tour operator arrange this tour in unfair way as they put together people from 3 different tour. So the skip some part of our tour (no enough time as we have to see other things that were not supposed to be included in our tour) and we have to spend more money to visit sites that were not included in our tour (alternatively we should just wait outside and lost our time doing nothing). Viator should choose better the tour operator, if I reserve a tour I want to visit all the place that are supposed to be seen and no pay for extra sight that are included in other tour, this is a cheating!!! Avoid this tour operator.

  • 10-Apr-2018

    Our tour was excellent! Our tour guide was absolutely wonderful and informative. She even got us in a certain area to see the Old Town from above. Love the equator tour as well.

  • 17-Feb-2018

    Excellent tour. Great guide. Highly recommend.

  • 13-Jan-2018

    We had this with Latin Adventures. Alfonso, our tour guide, drove me and my wife a private tour to places like the Quito Virgin, and the Cathedrals in downtown Quito. Since this happened on a Sunday, the Feast of Three Kings in Catholic church, we were able to catch a parade that showcased the richness of the Ecuadorian culture. A visit to the real Mitad del Mundo highlighted our trip. It was a perfect day to have this tour. Amazing trip!

  • 17-Oct-2017

    This is NOT our first Viator all day tour. However this was our first time in South America. We booked this particular tour because it had everything we wanted, as well as the flexibility of a personal guide and schedule. We we not dissapointed! Our guide Francisco picked us up at our hotel in the heart of the old city early, and we packed the day full including some off tour goodies, like visiting the Olga Fisch shop and museum, and having an excellent lunch while on the way there. He spent all day with us, and dropped us that evening at our next hotel near the airport, as we had a flight out the next morning to the Galapagos. Francisco found us some wonderful vantage points of the old city from some rooftops we NEVER would have found on our own! Really appreciated this service, and the ability to book reliable and high quality tours ahead of time from anywhere in the world is truly wonderful.

  • 22-Sep-2017

    This tour was amazing! We got to see many exciting sights and my tour guide personalized part of the tour for us so everyone got to visit the areas of Quito that they wanted to see. It was over and beyond my expectations.

  • 09-Aug-2017

    Felt rushed the whole day. Weren't taken into the Middle of the World Monument had to take pictures from outside although we went into the official site next door. Was told we had to pay an extra 50 US because of the location of our hotel and we weren't told until we were already driving back to the hotel at the end of the day. What choice did we have at that point? None. We would have been better off just taking a taxi to the monument and later to central Quito, and going at our own pace throughout the day.

  • 28-Jul-2017

    We had a wonderful time on this tour and Daniel was an excellent guide!

  • 23-Jan-2017

    Our guide, Fabian, was very well informed and eager to share his love and knowledge of the sights we visited in
    a clear and interesting way. We especially enjoyed visiting the Intinan Museum at the Middle of the World and experiencing
    the differences from one side of the equator to the next.
    Our only 'complaint' is that he Viator booking confirmation did not provide a specific pick-up place/time and we had to phone
    their USA 1-800 number to get a local contact in Ecuador.
    BUT - all worked out perfectly!!

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