See where the equator divides the northern and southern hemispheres on this tour of the Middle of the World Monument from Quito. Climb aboard a 20th-century replica tram to head to the museum built to honor a French expedition and where numerous Ecuadorian crafts and items are displayed. This tour highlights one of Ecuador's most popular attractions and allows travelers plenty of time for exploring, shopping, and learning, too.
Middle of the World Monument tour from Quito
See the monument erected to mark the divide between the Norther and Southern hemispheres
Ride in a replica 20th-century tram from Quito
Professional guide, admission, and transportation included
This tour transports travelers to one of Ecuador's most popular cultural, scientific and commercial attractions and offers ample time for exploration. The colonial-style architecture of Ciudad Mitad del Mundo showcases the nation's past and a small on-site museum, as well as local shops highlights handicrafts and item indigenous to Ecuador. Begin your tour with hotel pick up in Quito or meet your guide at the Galeria Ecuador. Climb aboard a 20th-century replica tram drive through the northern part of the capital city. Admission to the Middle of the World is included and travelers will see the monument erected to mark the divide between the Northern and Southern hemispheres, which was defined by French explorers in the 17th Century.
Reviews by Viator travelers
More of a transport and entrance ticket than a tour
, Jul 2019
The primary function of this activity is getting to and from the Mitad Del Mundo, and it includes entry fee. The tour guide did provide some history of Quito/Ecuador/Equator during the ride to the site. Upon arrival, he got us into the venue and then let the group do their thing. This was what I was expecting based off description and reviews and what I wanted. We had enough time at the Mitad Del Mundo to also go by the Intiñan Solar Museum which was 3 minute walk from Mitad Del Mundo. The museum has a nice interactive tour as part of their entrance fee which would recommend.
Enjoyed the trip, guide could have been more helpful. We were dropped off at the main monument and then found our way to the secondary equator spot where the guides were extremely helpful. Highly recommend going down the road to this area! Bring your passport to get stamped.
From pickup to drop-off, it took about 4 hours total which I felt perfect for the experience. You are given some time to wander around on your own. The guide (Juan) was very friendly and personable and eager to share his knowledge as well as find out more about each of us. Most of the other tours I'd researched were around $30+ so I thought this was a nice alternative.
Nice tour. It was a bit hard to understand the driver on the bus. Microphone and accent didn't help. Museums were really cool. Wish we had more time at the actual monument. Would have liked to have seen a few more of the exhibits there. It was a good afternoon though.
The young man took on a bilingual tour. However the Swedish couple didn't receive the same level of info. I know because I'm bilingual. Also they received a lackluster guide at the intanan museum. Oursspanish-speaking guide was wonderful! Also he rushed us through the main park. 20 minutes to shop,take pictures etc. Ridiculous! His English wasn't good enough. His attitude left a lot to be desired. He was the only guide in Quito I didn't tip
We had a very late start, but the tour was great. We enjoyed everything and learned a lot. I was even able to balance an egg on a nailhead! Our guide was very knowledgable and informed. We would recommend this tour to others.