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Intiñan Solar Museum Tours

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Intiñan Solar Museum
Who would’ve thought an invisible line would be so hard to find? As the very name of the country describes, the Earth’s Equator bisects Ecuador into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres—although pinpointing the exact location of that line has been an ongoing challenge. For hundreds of years, it was believed the Equator bisected Ecuador at the Mitad del Mundo monument, but new data has revealed the site is off by a few hundred meters. The nearby Intiñan Solar Museum, it’s said, is the site of the real Equator, although GPS info seems to point out that neither spot is correct. Either way, regardless of the Equator’s exact location, this small museum north of Quito is still a fascinating stop. Try to balance an egg on a nail or watch water spin opposite ways, and while some of the exhibits might be staged, the concepts behind the gravity and physics are curiously entertaining. In addition to exhibits about the Equator, the Intinan Museum also offers a look at Ecuador’s culture—from the biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands to Amazonian tribes. There’s even the chance to take a photo with an ancient shrunken head, and while the somewhat kitschy Equator tricks are admittedly fun to see, it’s the authentic looks at Ecuadorian culture that defines this Quito museum.

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The Intinan Museum is open daily from 9:30am-5pm. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children, and the museum is approximately a 20 minute cab ride from the center or Old Town of Quito. 
Address: Manuel Cordova Galarza, Quito, Ecuador
Hours: Open daily from 9:30am-5pm
Admission: Adults: $4; Children: $2
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Transport to Middle of the World, Intiñan Museum and Teleferico

Transport to Middle of the World, Intiñan Museum and Teleferico

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Traveling between Quito and the dispersed monuments that surround it can often be a hassle. Eliminate the stress of public transport with an organized ride between the Middle of the World Monument (La Mitad del Mundo), Intinan Museum, and  Teleférico Quito, South America’s highest aerial lift. Watch the sunset from Teleférico Quito, where the tour concludes. Please note, entrance fees are not included.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12,83
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US$12,83

Half-Day Tour to Mitad del Mundo Complex, Inti Ñan Museum & Pululahua Crater

Half-Day Tour to Mitad del Mundo Complex, Inti Ñan Museum & Pululahua Crater

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Straddle two different hemispheres during this half-day visit to the equator at Ecuador’s famous ‘Mitad del Mundo.' Try out some unique physics experiments demonstrating the influence of the earth’s poles at the Intiñan Museum. This trip includes a guide, Intiñan Museum entrance fees, round-trip hotel transport, and an optional upgrade for a private tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$61,54
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US$61,54
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Full Day Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

Full Day Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

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Get a sense of the architecture, history, and culture of Quito during this private tour visiting the city’s top sights. Start with an exploration of the historic city center of this Ecuadorian capital, visiting its main Basilica, Independence Plaza, and many more colonial-era sites. Then take a trip aboard the Teleférico to a peak more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above the city for sublime views, finishing your day at ‘Mitad del Mundo,’ a monument marking where the earth’s equator splits the world into north and south.
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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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Private Mindo Ziplining, Chocolate Tasting, and Equator Museum Tour

Private Mindo Ziplining, Chocolate Tasting, and Equator Museum Tour

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Escape the city for a full-day adventure in the Ecuadorian Andes on this private tour from Quito. Get your adrenaline pumping as you zipline through the Mindo Cloud Forest, sample coffee and chocolate on a tour of the El Quetzal Chocolate Factory, and walk along the equator line at the Mitad del Mundo. Tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and all activities.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$179,73
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US$179,73
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Quito City Tour, Equator Museum and Pululahua Crater

Quito City Tour, Equator Museum and Pululahua Crater

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Maximize your time in Quito with a private full-day tour that checks off three of the capital’s most popular attractions. Take in the highlights of the UNESCO-listed historic center, walk along the Equator Line at the Intiñan museum, then marvel at the views from the Pululahua crater. Tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and all activities.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$125,09
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US$125,09
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Mitad del Mundo Complex, Hummingbird´s Sanctuary and Hike in the Cloudforest

Mitad del Mundo Complex, Hummingbird´s Sanctuary and Hike in the Cloudforest

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Venture out of the city to experience some of Ecuador's outstanding biodiversity. Along the way, stop off at the middle of the world to tour the Intiñan Museum and learn some fascinating tidbits about being on the Equator. Proceed to a hummingbird sanctuary and orchid reserve to take in the surrounding Andean landscape while hiking through a cloud forest.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$132,31
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US$132,31
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Mitad del Mundo Complex, Pululahua Crater & Quito´s TelefériQo

Mitad del Mundo Complex, Pululahua Crater & Quito´s TelefériQo

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Journey to the 'Middle of the World' on this memorable tour that stops at the Pululahua Crater, Intinan Museum, and more. You'll learn about local customs and traditions from a friendly guide and capture panoramic city views of stunning Quito from atop Teleferico.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$101,54
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US$101,54
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Full Day Middle of the World, Cable Car and Quito City Tour

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Full Day Middle of the World, Cable Car and Quito City Tour

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Don’t worry about confusing and time-consuming public transit in Quito; instead, opt for a comprehensive full-day excursion which covers several city highlights and includes private transportation. Ideal for visitors with limited time in the city, visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional, tour the old town, and more in the company of a local guide, learning more than you could if exploring independently.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65,55
US$69,00
US$3,45 savings
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US$69,00
US$3,45 savings
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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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Private Quito Old Town & Equator Day Tour

Private Quito Old Town & Equator Day Tour

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Your private Quito tour starts with a hotel pick up. From here you will drive to the true Equator. Here you can take an interactive tour of the Intiñan Museum. A local guide will explain the culture of the indigenous tribes and you can also partake in some fun and interesting equator "experiments". After stopping to view Pululahua volcano, we then drive into Quito for a three course lunch at a traditional restaurant. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a walking tour of the Quito Old Town. Here your guide can share the interesting history of Ecuador while visiting museums, churches and plazas. Later in the afternoon, we will make one last stop at the most famous landmark in Quito, El Panecillo. Here you can enjoy the sunset over Quito north before returning to your hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$123,08
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US$123,08
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Mercado Central + Teleférico Quito + Mitad Del Mundo

Mercado Central + Teleférico Quito + Mitad Del Mundo

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This tour is very complete for having the opportunity to visit a typical Ecuadorian food market. Then we will visit the Quito cable car at 4000 meters high and observe the best views of Quito. In the middle of the world we will visit 3 emblematic places: Intiñan Site Museum / City half of the world / Crater del Pululahua 
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50,00
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US$50,00

Private Full Day Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Tour

Private Full Day Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Tour

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Maximise your time in Quito with a private full-day tour that checks off all of the capital’s most popular attractions. Take in the highlights of the UNESCO-listed historic center; admire landmarks such as Plaza de la Independencia, San Francisco Monastery, and the Panecillo; then walk along the Equator Line at the Intiñan museum. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$88,44
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US$88,44
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Museum of Tulipe, Reserve of Bellavista and Mital del Mundo Day Trip

Museum of Tulipe, Reserve of Bellavista and Mital del Mundo Day Trip

Spend the day exploring some of Ecuador's top attractions with this popular tour from Quito. Follow your expert local guide to Nanegalito, where you'll savor the region's unique and bold flavors. Visit the Museum of Tulipe, sip coffee at the Reserve of Bellavista and trek through the lush landscapes, then make a stop at the Middle of the World Museum on the equator.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$189,00
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US$189,00

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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Middle Of The World, Hummingbirds Paradise, and Craft Beer Tasting

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Middle Of The World, Hummingbirds Paradise, and Craft Beer Tasting

Choose this fabulous private "half-day" tour to discover the Equator Line and its surrounding hidden attractions! Take amazing pictures of exotic birdlife, at a Subtropical Rainforest, in a relatively short drive!! Maximize your time to visit the Equator, and finally relax at a local Pub tasting the best craft beer of Quito! Enjoy the flexibility of this private tour, and stay away from crowds...
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$103,55
US$109,00
US$5,45 savings
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US$103,55
US$109,00
US$5,45 savings
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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
per group

3 Day Trip of Cultural Experience in Quito

3 Day Trip of Cultural Experience in Quito

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Discover the highlights of Quito in this 3 day cultural tour to visit the Old District of the city. Enjoy of the experiments that only offers the Inti Ñan Museum in the Equator Line. Experience the culinary of the Andes with a professional chef. Visit La Capilla del Hombre which is a purpose-built art museum dedicated to the peoples of Latin America. Enjoy of magnifient views from teleférico of Quito over 13,200 feet and explore fruits and vegetables local markets. 
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$407,70
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US$407,70
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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: Middle of the World Monument and Quito City Tour

Private Tour: Middle of the World Monument and Quito City Tour

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Explore the historic sights of Quito, including its iconic ‘Middle of the World’ monument situated on the equator, during this full-day private tour. Start your day in the Old Town section of Quito, visiting two of its top churches, La Compañía and San Francisco, and checking out the government palace. You’ll then head to the ‘Mitad del Mundo’ (Middle of the World) monument, marking zero degrees of latitude, where you’ll explore the Intiñan museum and a number of on-site attractions dedicated to this unique geographic location. This Quito city excursion also covers round-trip hotel transport, a private guide and vehicle and entrance fees.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$136,36
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US$136,36

9 Day Trip Andes Essences Small Groups from Quito to Guayaquil

9 Day Trip Andes Essences Small Groups from Quito to Guayaquil

This 9 day trip to in the Andes will give you the chance to really get to know the amazing mountains and villages. Our small nation on the equator offers you a great variety of landscapes as well as nature and cultural highlights, which you will be able to observe on this fully guided tour. From the capital Quito, which was one of the first cities declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, you will go to Guayaquil passing through Cuenca to experience the breathtaking Ecuadorian essences. You will visit impressive volcanoes in the Andes and get to see colourful indigenous communities.
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  • 9 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1 741,54
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US$1 741,54
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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

The Middle of the World in half-day

The Middle of the World in half-day

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Start the trip from the Quito city or the international airport of Quito, this will depend on where you have chosen your stay. Located 8 miles northwest of Quito city, capital of the Ecuadorian Republic, The Middle of the World or Equator Line is the most visited tourist attraction in the country. Due to privileged geographical location, has become a tourist magnet, where visitors can learn more about ancestral knowledge, nature and science. The city of the middle of the world is a perfect time to enjoy a half-day tour with fun activities either in the morning or in the afternoon, this will depend on your free time.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40,00
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US$40,00
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Private City Tour Quito & Middle Of The World

Private City Tour Quito & Middle Of The World

Quito, the capital of Ecuador and declared by the UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity invites you to visit and learn about its historical and modern part, going through its streets and squares. Afer 45 minutes of the city is the Middle of the World, here we will visit its complex which is located the "Equatorial Line", here the tourist will have the opportunity to jump from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere. Next to the complex is the Intiñan Museum, which is a dynamic and interactive museum with tourists. Return to the hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103,00
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US$103,00

12 Day Galápagos Islands & Machu Picchu Experience

12 Day Galápagos Islands & Machu Picchu Experience

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History & Culture – Galapagos Islands – Inca´s Ruins This 12  day adventure package allows you to explore a great variety of landscapes in Ecuador and Perú as well as nature and cultural highlights, which you will be able to observe on this fully guided tour. From the capital Quito, which was one of the first cities declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, you will go to Lima, the City of the Kings, Cuzco, Machu Pichu and its Sacred Valley to admire the inca´s ruins and history. This is a great chance to see the main of Ecuador and Perú Highlights.
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  • 12 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$4 089,75
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Intiñan Solar Museum hours of operation: Open daily from 9:30am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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