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Historic City of Quito and The Middle of the World

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with pickup from your Quito hotel, or the Galería Ecuador, in time for an 8.30am departure and a short drive into the historic center of Quito. Set out to explore the UNESCO-listed district on a guided walking tour, stopping to admire the magnificent neo-gothic Basilica of the National Vow. Then head to the top of Panecillo hill to see the famous statue of the Virgin Mary and enjoy views spanning the entire city.

    Continue through the main square of Independence Plaza, then follow your guide to landmarks such as the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, and Church of the Jesuits. Finally, stop at La Ronda street for a quick look at artisan workshops and traditional homes.

    After a break for lunch (own expense), meet back up with your guide for the around 45-minute drive to the Mitad del Mundo monument – the ‘Middle of the World’ – to see the famous Equator line (entrance included). While you’re there, you’ll also have the option to visit the Intiñan Museum (entrance not included), where you can pose for photos on the ‘equator line’, learn more about Ecuador’s indigenous tribes, and watch a demonstration of the Coriolis Effect.

    On return to Quito, your tour ends with drop-off at your original departure point.
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    Departure Point
    Galería Ecuador, Reina Victoria N24-263, Quito 170143, Ecuador

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up available from selected hotels at request if you book with 24+ hours of anticipation before tour begins. Otherwise, we will meet at the pick-up point specified here.

    Pick Up Schedules:
    Monday to Saturday (AM): Sheraton 7:30, Dann Carlton 7:32, Wyndham Garden 7:40, KAIA 7:55, Swissotel 7:58, J.W. Marriott 8:08, Holiday Inn 8:10, Río Amazonas 8:15, Galería Ecuador 8:20, Nu House 8:22, Reina Isabel 8:24, Mercure Alameda 8:28, Hilton Colon 8:30

    Sunday (AM): Hilton Colon 8:15, Mercure Alameda 8:18, Reina Isabel 8:22, Río Amazonas 8:26, Nu House 8:29, Galería Ecuador 8:32, Swissotel 8:40, NH Collection 8:40, KAIA 8:43, Holiday Inn 8:50, J.W. Marriott 8:52, Wyndham Garden 9:00, Dann Carlton 9:10, Le Parc 9:10, Sheraton 9:15
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Starting point pickup and drop-off
    • Entrance to the Middle of the World
    • Entry/Admission - Mitad Del Mundo
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entry fees to churches
    • Entry/Admission - Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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