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Middle of the World Tour with Tickets

by Gray Line Ecuador
per traveller Price is AU$30
Duration: 3h+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Visiting a monument built to mark the midpoint of the world

  • Chance to straddle the Northern & Southern hemispheres

  • History of the research that showed the equator's location

  • Reflecting on the equator's scientific & cultural value

  • Expert local guide providing insightful information

Highlights

  • Visiting a monument built to mark the midpoint of the world

  • Chance to straddle the Northern & Southern hemispheres

  • History of the research that showed the equator's location

  • Reflecting on the equator's scientific & cultural value

  • Expert local guide providing insightful information

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2:17 PM, Middle of the World Tour

Duration 4h
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Total price is AU$29.19, taxes included

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2:17 PM, With Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off in English

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is AU$38.41, taxes included

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Middle of the World Tour with Tickets

Activity Location

Mitad del Mundo

San Antonio de Pichincha

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • GALERIA ECUADOR

    Reina Victoria Lizardo García

    Quito 170143


Description

Visit a monument built to mark the exact location of the Earth's equator, the imaginary line that divides our planet into northern and southern halves. Step between the hemispheres and reflect on the scientific work that helped to define the size and scope of the world.

After you meet your group at the pick-up point in Quito, head north to the parish of San Antonio de Pichincha, a rural area where the Southern and Northern hemispheres meet. See the monument, built to commemorate the work of 18th-century scientists who calculated the equator's position to within one-seventh of a mile (240 m).

As you view the monument and its surroundings, find the line made on the plaza to mark the equator and stand with one foot in each hemisphere. Take the opportunity to learn about the significance of this imaginary border, after which the country of Ecuador is named.

Includes entrance to the Middle of the World complex, where you can live experiences that defy the laws of physics and occur only in this part of the world.

After visiting this privileged place and registering it in your passport, you will always see Ecuador and the Middle of the World in a different way.

Regular services (SIB) depart and return only from the following hotels: Mon to Sat PM: Hilton Colon 14:00, Mercure Alameda 14:03, Reina Isabel 14:07, Amazon River 14:11, Nu House 14:14, Galeria Ecuador 14:17, Swissotel 14:25, NH Collection 14:25, KAIA 14:28 , Holiday Inn 14:35, JW Marriott 14:37, Wyndham Garden 14:45, Dann Carlton 14:55, Le Parc 14:55, Sheraton 15:00 Sun AM. Hilton Colon 8:15, Mercure Alameda 8:18, Reina Isabel 8:22, Amazon River 8:26, Galeria Ecuador 8:32, Swissotel 8:40, KAIA 8:43, Holiday Inn 8:50, JW Marriott 8: 52, Wyndham Garden 9:00, Dann Carlton 9:10, Sheraton 9:15


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Middle of the World

  • Admission to Middle of the World

  • Pick-up point is from GALERIA ECUADOR (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García)

  • Commentary in English and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Admission to the Intiñan or Ethnographic Museums


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Middle of the World Tour with Tickets ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Expedia-Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5

3/5 24 Sep. 2019

It was an interesting place to visit just to tell everybody that you've been on the middle of the world. However I find it a bit over commercialize around the area. Also most of the museums except one that were on the site had nothing to do with the history behind it. In the tower many of the equipment, that explain the effects of were the site is, weren't functioning. There is a lot on the local cultures and the different ecological areas around Ecuador.

5/5 31 May 2018

The tour was great! Juan the tour guide was excellent & very friendly! I would definitely recommend this tour with Juan as the tour guide! Thank you, Juan! :)

Marwah Vivian

United States

3/5 20 Feb. 2018

The English documentary was terrible we could not understand anything the guide on the bus stated but the content of the tour was excellent