Quito: Full-Day Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 4 hours
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After some initial confusion with the tour operator (Latin Adventures) over pick up times the tour went ahead as planned and was a great experience. Our guide spoke excellent English (which was great as our Spanish is very limited) and was very knowledgeable about the site and it's surrounding area. She ensured we toured the "actual" equator line exhibition with an English speaking group and then took us to another sub exhibition to learn about chocolate making starting with the bean. This part of the tour would be particularly interesting for those interested in earth sciences though the group guide's gory description of how indigenous head hunters cleaned and displayed their victims heads could have be more tastefully done. She then escorted us around the "original" equator line park, explained the significance of various statues before accompanying us into the monument itself to help us understand the various displays contained within it. A great afternoon out 1hr from Quito.
Very inexpensive and easy way to learn about Quito. Our tour guide was friendly and informative. It was easy to book through the site and the built in GPS system in the app was extremely helpful to find the meeting point.
Wish had more time at the crater. FYI You can ask your guide how to get to the “real” equator about 300 meters away down the road, there’s enough time to go there and back.
Really interesting and comprehensive tour that took in both equator lines and a volcanic crater.
I always wanted to go to the centre of the earth and I am glad that I have accomplished this.