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Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve (Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua) Tours

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Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve (Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua)
Only two craters in the world are inhabited—and Pululahua is one of them. Essentially a fog-filled, fertile bowl set 9,000 feet in the sky, Pululahua is the only crater in the world that’s also actively farmed. Though the area rarely ever receives rain, the rolling fog provides ample moisture for raising fields full of crops. Most people who visit, however, only make it as far as the overlooks, which are dotted along the crater rim and offer sweeping views of the basin. Those with a little more time, however, and a healthy dose of adventure, can hike, bike, or horseback ride the trails to the crater floor. Once here, walk amongst a rural setting that feels like it’s frozen in time. Gone are the urban trappings of Quito and the incessant hum of cars, which are replaced by the sounds of smiling farmers who still work the ground by hand. Aside from the trails, farmers, and fog, Pululahua is famously known for its ecological wealth. The crater is a geobotanical reserve with over 2,000 species of plants, and was the first place in South America preserved as a National Park. It’s even possible to sleep in the crater in simple, traditional hostels, and even if you can only spend 30 minutes admiring the view from the rim, this spot the Inca dubbed “cloud of water” is a site you’ll never forget.

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Pululahua Crater is approximately 30 minutes from the streets of downtown Quito. The crater is accessible by bus or cab, as well as a number of guided tours that visit multiple sites in the area. For travel by bus, catch the bus to Mitad del Mundo and hire a taxi from there. Views of the crater are best in the morning before the clouds roll in, and remember to pace yourself when hiking to account for the high elevation.

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Equator Line and Pululahua Crater - Half Day Tour

Equator Line and Pululahua Crater - Half Day Tour

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The Equator line and the Pululahua Crater are two of the most visited attractions around Quito. This private half-day tour combines both, with a visit to the Intiñan Equator Museum, followed by a scenic tour of Pululahua. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Quito's Urban Zone is included.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$103,86
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US$103,86
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Middle of the World Half-Day Tour from Quito Including Entrances

Middle of the World Half-Day Tour from Quito Including Entrances

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Cover some of Quito's highlights, including the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo) and the Pululahua Crater, on this double-decker bus tour. During the half-day tour, you'll learn about the landmarks and popular attractions in Quito from your guide and enjoy VIP access to all of the attractions in the Middle of the World Complex.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30,00
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US$30,00
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Private full day Quito; Old town + Mitad del Mundo + Pululahua

Private full day Quito; Old town + Mitad del Mundo + Pululahua

Join us to discover the best of Quito city, the capital city of Ecuador. You'll start walking in the historical center, this is the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, and the largest old-town in Latin America. The mandatory visits are Basilica de Voto Nacional church, Plaza Grande, Carondelet Palace, Primary Cathedral and La Compañia de Jesús (the gold church). The tour continues to Pululahua viewpoint, one of the active volcanoes near Quito, this place is one of the uniques in the world with a community of people living on the caldera. In the afternoon you'll visit the equator line complex. It is halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, at 0 degrees latitude. You will walk on the equator that divides the planet into a Northern Hemisphere and a Southern Hemisphere.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115,00
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US$115,00
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You in the Middle of the World

You in the Middle of the World

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This tour invites travelers to know places little visited but of great historical, cultural and natural interest
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70,00
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US$70,00

Pululahua Crater Horseback-Riding Tour

Pululahua Crater Horseback-Riding Tour

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Take a horseback ride on the Pululahua Crater during this day trip from Quito. Following a guide, cross the ancient caldera, leftover from Pululahua's eruption 2,500 years ago, to explore its fertile green landscape. Equipment and lunch are provided.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$208,21
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US$208,21
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Private Mitad del Mundo Tour & 3 Hour Horseback Ride in Pululahua Crater

Private Mitad del Mundo Tour & 3 Hour Horseback Ride in Pululahua Crater

Escape the city on this memorable adventure that includes stops at two of Ecuador's incredible volcanoes. Enjoy an exciting 3-hour horseback ride across the Pululahua Crater and head to the Mital del Mundo complex located at the equator. Learn the history of local tribes and how they cultivate the volcanic land. This thrilling outdoor excursion is perfect for first time visitors looking to make the most of their time in Quito. Upgrade your tour an indulge in lunch with panoramic views over the valley and cloud forest. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$141,03
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US$141,03
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Private Tour Mitad del Mundo & Pululahua's Crater Hike

Private Tour Mitad del Mundo & Pululahua's Crater Hike

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Experience the incredible geography and scenery of Ecuador during this full-day trip covering Pululahua National Park and the country’s ‘Middle of the World’ equator monument. Start your excursion by straddling both the north and south hemispheres at the ‘Mitad del Mundo’ site marking the earth’s equator. Then head to Pululahua, a geo-botanical reserve inside a dormant volcano where you can observe more than 50 species of exotic plants and more than 20 different types of animals. This trip also covers a guide, activities, entrance fees, bottled water, round-trip hotel transport and an optional lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$107,70
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US$107,70
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Quito Old District, Mitad del Mundo & Pululahua Crater Full-Day Tour

Quito Old District, Mitad del Mundo & Pululahua Crater Full-Day Tour

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Enjoy a sampling of the natural, cultural and historical sights found around Quito during this comprehensive full-day tour. Take in gorgeous hilltop views of the city from Panecillo Hill and San Juan Mirador. You’ll also explore Quito’s historic city center by visiting several of its churches and colonial-era buildings. After lunch experience life on both sides of the earth’s equator at the Middle of the World monument before finishing your day with the amazing landscapes of Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve. Your comprehensive Quito trip also includes a guide, some site entrance fees and an optional private tour upgrade.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$101,54
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US$101,54
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Self-Guided Scooter Tour of Quito & Mitad del Mundo

Self-Guided Scooter Tour of Quito & Mitad del Mundo

Experience Ecuador’s “Middle of the World City” on this self-guided motor scooter excursion. After a quick safety briefing, head to Mitad del Mundo—the precise location of the equatorial line—and visit the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres. Check out a museum that tackles the physics and folklore of the area, tour a dormant volcano in South America’s first national park, and explore other sites in and around Quito.
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  • 3 hours to 1 day
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US$38,15
per group
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US$38,15
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Middle of the World and Quito Private City Tour

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Middle of the World and Quito Private City Tour

Visit two of the world’s most interesting locations on a full-day private tour. First, visit one of only two inhabited volcanic craters in the world and see how locals are living. Then, head to the Intiñan Museum to visit the exact division of the northern and southern hemispheres at 00º 00’ 00”. Lastly, head to Quito for a tour of the world’s first UNESCO-listed city and learn about its rich history.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65,55
US$69,00
US$3,45 savings
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US$65,55
US$69,00
US$3,45 savings
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Full-Day Middle of the World Monument Tour from Quito

Full-Day Middle of the World Monument Tour from Quito

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When the French Geodesic Mission surveyed the equator in 1739, they declared the spot of this monument outside Qutio as the Middle of the World. With this full-day tour from Quito, enjoy a day away from the city as you visit the Middle of the World monument, as well as the real Latitude Zero 787 feet away. You’ll have time to visit the Ethnographic Museum and the Inti Nan Museum.
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  • 8 hours
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US$71,80
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US$71,80

City Tour Con Mitad Del Mundo

City Tour Con Mitad Del Mundo

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Discover the main attractions of the city of Quito in a single day, visit the Middle of the World, the Historic Center and the Pululahua viewpoint. Our specialized guides give you the best experience in our beautiful city.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87,18
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US$87,18
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Quito: Extreme Adventure Time and Equator Line Tour

Quito: Extreme Adventure Time and Equator Line Tour

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Enjoy a day full of fun and excitement with our extreme activities in Quito and the visit to the Middle of the World Touristic Complex where you can do cultural, recreational and adventurous activities according to the combination that best suits your style.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80,00
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US$80,00
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7-Day Ecuador Cross Crossing Cycling

7-Day Ecuador Cross Crossing Cycling

Join the best cycling adventure in Ecuador, cycling through Andean mountains and tropical lush jungles, enjoying stunning landscapes of active volcanoes, craters, lakes, wildlife and remote villages populated by original local cultures in the heart of Ecuador, one of the countries with the biggest bio-diversity in the world. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to discover your adventurous spirit and meet your guides from Adventure Journeys to be part of a lifetime experience
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1 584,00
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US$1 584,00
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3-Days Stay in Quito Private Tour

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3-Days Stay in Quito Private Tour

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Dive head first into the sights of Quito on a private three day tour. With airport pickup and drop-off, two nights of accommodation, and all transportation included, you don’t need to waste a moment planning logistics.  Simply follow your guide and enjoy the comprehensive itinerary, including a tour of the UNESCO listed historical city center. While visiting the highlights, get a photo of yourself straddling the northern and southern hemispheres.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$365,75
US$385,00
US$19,25 savings
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US$365,75
US$385,00
US$19,25 savings
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Full Day Quito City Tour - Private Tours

Full Day Quito City Tour - Private Tours

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We are specialized tour guides, we have also our private car to make all the tour, it is a new car. We also, have bike and skates for renta if you want to make the tour in another transport. We will adapt to your preferences, we have walking, biking and skating tours with all the equipment.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82,06
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US$82,06
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Ecuador Nature Travel and Galapagos 18d/17n

Ecuador Nature Travel and Galapagos 18d/17n

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Places to visit: Unique Natural Reserves from Andes to Amazonia; Bellavista cloud forest; travel to the Amazon region, and the Enchanted Galapagos Islands. And much more!
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  • 18 days
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US$6 081,00
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US$6 081,00

Ecuador Nature Travel 15d/14n

Ecuador Nature Travel 15d/14n

Places to visit: Unique Natural Reserves from Andes to Amazonia; Bellavista cloud forest; travel to the Amazon region, etc.
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  • 15 days
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US$4 916,93
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US$4 916,93

Pululuahua Reserve & Museo del Sol Tour -

Pululuahua Reserve & Museo del Sol Tour - "Small Group"

You will be able to admire the biological wealth of the only Geobotanical Reserve in the country, PULULAHUA, the first National Park created in South America, Feel the special energy that is felt in this place and visit "Templo del Sol Museum" where you can appreciate a variety of paintings and sculptures in a totally energetic and spiritual place. At the end of the visit, we will pick up the passengers who will visit the Middle of the World, where you will have the opportunity to take a photo (outside the complex), with the background of the Middle of the World Monument.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20,00
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US$20,00
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Private Tour: Pululuahua Reserve Tour & Museo del Sol

Private Tour: Pululuahua Reserve Tour & Museo del Sol

You will have the opportunity to visit the only Geobotanical Reserve in the country, the PULULAHUA, which is a dormant volcano with great biological richness inside, which is distinguished by not having a conical shape.  Afterwards, you can visit the Museo del Sol, a strategic, energetic and spiritual site located near the equator, in the viewpoint of the Pululahua volcano.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55,00
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US$55,00
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