Private Quito city tour + equator line

Quito, Ecuador

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Midland Travel
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11 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 4
Private Quito city tour + equator line
Quito, Ecuador

Midland Travel
  • Email address verified
11 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 4

About this trip

Discover Quito’s Magical Culture and Iconic History

Get ready to explore the heart of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at its colonial architecture and vibrant markets. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the city’s most iconic sites such as the churches Basílica del Voto Nacional and Compañía de Jesús.

But the adventure doesn’t end there. You’ll also head to the north to visit the equator line at Mitad del Mundo and experience what it means to be at the middle of the world.

Important Notes

-> The itinerary is subject to change for operational reasons. 

-> Midland Travel recommends all passengers to have travel insurance that  includes personal medical insurance and trip cancellation. 

-> Level of difficulty: easy to moderate

-> If you have any special health requirements or needs, please let us know in advance. 


What’s included

  • Private licensed guide
    English/Spanish
  • Private transportation
    from/to your hotel in Quito

What’s not included

  • Meals
  • Entrance fees
    $15-25 per person
  • Tips
    and any other services not mentioned as included

Available Packages

Private 1-day tour of Quito (1-4 people)
Available until 2 days before departure

duration: approx. 6 hours

$189

Itinerary

Quito and Equator Line
1-day private city tour of Quito and Mitad del Mundo

At 9 AM, our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Quito to take you to the  historic center of Quito. To get an overview of the city, you’ll first visit El Panecillo Hill (3000 m / 9900 ft), where the statue of the virgin of Quito is waiting for you. Its convenient location in the  center of the city offers you one of the best views of the old town and  newer city parts to the north and south.

Afterwards, you’ll go down to explore the historic center of Quito more closely. First, you’ll examine the neo-Gothic church Basílica del Voto Nacional and notice its special gargoyles that represent the Ecuadorian animal kingdom. Then you will walk around Independence Square – the heart of Quito, which is surrounded by the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the City Hall.

You’ll continue on to Sagrario Church and after that, visit the interior of la Compañía de Jesús church which is covered by gold leave. You will proceed to San Francisco Square to admire the church and convent of St. Francis and learn about its legends.

After lunch, you will travel almost 30 kilometers (19 miles) north to Mitad del Mundo – Middle of the World. Here, you’ll visit the interactive Inti Ñan Museum where you’ll learn about different Ecuadorian cultures and experience through different experiments what it is like to be at the equator. Later you will stop at the historical  monument that symbolizes the French Geodesic Mission during the 18th century and its contribution to world history.

Return to your hotel in Quito.

Your Organizer


MT
Midland Travel
11 reviews
Midland Travel is an Ecuadorian travel agency and tour operator headquartered in Quito. Our wide portfolio includes tours to all four regions of Ecuador (Galapagos, Amazonia, Andean highlands and the coast) as well as to our neighboring country Peru. Midland Travel arranges vacation packages from budget to high-end luxury for individual travelers and groups.

Reviews

The cruise covered several islands with completely different landscapes. The variety of wildlife was amazing both above and below the water. The crew and guide were very friendly and provided a superior service. The food was of excellent quality, although I would have preferred more Ecuadorian food and the desserts far too sugary and bland. The boat and the bedroom/en-suite were kept immaculate for the whole week.
By GARY C for Galapagos cruise aboard M/C Anahi on Oct 05, 2023
We were very happy with the service we received from Midland Travel. They arranged for a mini-van transport from Quito to Cuenca with stays in Latacunga, Banos, Riobamba. Our English speaking driver/guide Guillermo was a very safe driver abd we got along with great. Guillermo also accompanied us on our hikes up Cotopaxi and Quilotoa crater. He made stops at local attractions along the way, educated us on local culture and history and never rushed us or pressured us to shop at any particular store or outlet.. Alejandro was our sales consultant and provided us with straight forward reasonable pricing with no games or bait and switch. Alejandro patently answered every question we had and his responses were super quick.
By Chandrashekar A for Private trip from Quito to Cuenca on Sep 04, 2023
Thank you for the fantastic experience
By ALEXANDER S for Galapagos cruise aboard MY Cachalote Explorer on Sep 01, 2023
Fantastic! Midland travel was very helpful with our travel needs for the Galápagos Islands. Alejandro found a child tailored experience for us as many ships do not allow small children. Payment was trustworthy and quick. Responses are quick! I highly recommend booking through Midland travel and using WeTravel for payment
By Jennifer A for Galapagos cruise aboard Tip Top IV on Aug 19, 2023
We had an amazing time, the boat was good but more importantly, the guide and the crew were amazing, they couldn’t do enough. They arranged trips at times when we could see the most wildlife, ahead of groups on other boats. It was a really good choice for us as most of the other cruise participants had a similar attitude, wanting to see as much wildlife as possible and take advantage of every opportunity. The locations on the cruise were perfect for what we wanted to see and do. Thank you so much for finding a cruise that suited our budget and our requirements so well.
By HELEN H for Galapagos cruise aboard M/Y Monserrat on Mar 16, 2023
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