Quito is the capital of Ecuador, located at an elevation of 2, 850 metres (9, 350 ft) above sea level, it has a pleasant climate with a temperature ranging between 9 and 20 degrees Celsius. Quito is known for having colonial treasures, in churches, convents and chapels you can admire baroque sculptures bathed in gold. We can also appreciate the architecture of the colonial houses with their balconies adorned with geraniums.
With the cable car we reached 4, 100 meters. It is the best place to see almost the entire city.
In the Middle of the World we can put a foot on each side of the equatorial line and perform experiments.
Our first stop is Intiñan Museum in the Middle of the World, an interesting center of ethnographic, cosmological and astronomical interpretation of the area. In addition, a series of fun experiments reveal some of the terrestrial phenomena that causes being in full equinoctial line.
Then, we go to "Ciudad Mitad del Mundo. " Its architecture is based on a typical sample of the colonial style and inside is the Equatorial Monument, perched on Latitude 0 º 0'0 ", where you may be in the two hemispheres at the same time.
Our third stop is Quito's cable car, where we are going to climb to an altitude of 4100 meters of Cruz Loma area, where you can view a spectacular image of the city of Quito.
Then, in the old town we continue to the Plaza de la Independencia in the streets of the colonial area, surrounded by the Cathedral, Presidential Palace, the Municipality and the Archbishop's Palace. We'll Visit the Church of the Society of Jesus and its wonderful golden interior.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
In high season, weekends or holidays in Quito we can take more time in the cable car.
The first point to visit can change It depends the season
The car is modern, very confortable, with Air Conditioned Suzuki SZ, SUV. For 3 people comfortable. (maximum 4 a bit tight).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - Entrances:
La Compañía de Jesús Church $ 5 USD
Cable Car $ 8.5 USD
Middle of the World City $ 7,5
Intiñan Museum: $ 4
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Juan was an excellent tour guide and was very accommodating to our schedule and getting us back to the airport. I highly recommend him if you're looking for a tour guide for a small group with personalized service. Thanks for a great tour!!! Just what we were hoping for and more!!!