Quito offers an extensive menu of options to explore, each with its special charm. A few minutes from Quito center we will visit the Middle of the World monument.
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was founded in the 16th century and stands at an altitude of 2,850m, was the world’s first city to be declared by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1978.
In the morning, we pick you up from your hotel. This tour covers Quito’s two most important sectors: The modern and the old colonial section, we will visit the imposing neo-Gothic church Basilica del Voto Nacional, the Basilic of Quito. Then we walk around independence square, the heart of Quito, surrounded by the Government Palace, The Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace , and the city hall.
Our next point is the Sagrario church, we visit the interior of the Church of la Compañia de Jesus, which is fully covered by gold leaf, and then we continue to San Francisco square, where we can admire one of the biggest monasteries in South America. Then we continue to El Panecillo, a hill located at 3000m (10000 feet), where the virgin of Quito is waiting for us. From this hill, you will get one of the best views of the old and new city.
Then we will drive 30 minutes to the Northwest of the city in order to go to the Middle of the World also called “equatorial” or” equator line “, where you can pose your feet in the North and South hemisphere simultaneously, we will visit the very interesting museum (Intiñan) where you can conduct scientific experiments and know more about the history of that place. Return to your hotel for overnight.