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Quito Half-Day Tour: Equator Line and Pululahua Crater, All Entrances Included

Quito, Ecuador

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  • 3 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Half-day private Pululahua Crater and Equator line tour from Quito
  • Visit the Equator Line to see the meeting point of the northern and southern hemispheres
  • Tour the Intiñan Museum to learn more about Ecuador’s indigenous heritage
  • Marvel at the Pululahua Crater and its cloud forest
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Professional driver/guide.
  • Private transportation from and to your hotel in Quito (urban zone).
  • Meals as described in the itinerary (1x snack).
  • Activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fee museum.
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish.
  • Optional tips for the guide.
  • Additional food and beverages.

Departure & Return

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Please Note

You will be picked up from your hotel of preference inside the urban area of Quito, outside you will be charged extra.

What To Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your Quito hotel in time for a morning or afternoon departure (depending on option selected). Traveling by private vehicle, set out on the around 45-minute drive to the Mitad del Mundo – the ‘Middle of the World’ – to see the famous Equator line. While you’re there, visit the Intiñan Museum, where you can pose for photos on the ‘equator line’, learn more about Ecuador’s indigenous people, and watch a demonstration of the Coriolis Effect.

A short drive from the Mitad del Mundo is the Pululahua Crater, one of only two inhabited craters in the world. Here, you’ll have chance to visit the small town and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs, then drive to the top of the crater, a wildlife haven shrouded in cloud forest.

After taking in the views, tuck into a delicious empanada before setting out on the return journey. Return to Quito where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel. Please note, transportation from outside the Urban Zone is available for an additional cost.

Intinan Museum

After a 45 minute drive (approximately) from your hotel in Quito, you will reach the Intiñan Museum, located 200 meters from the monument of the Middle of the World. In this museum, you will able to see the effects that gravity exerts in each hemisphere.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve

After your visit to the Intiñan Museum, you will be taken to the Pululahua crater, which is located very close by. After arrival, you will appreciate the nature and the landscapes around this volcanic crater.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • *Important things to bring: comfortable and light clothing (a jacket just in case), water, sun block, sunglasses and passport.
  • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
  • Your Hotel in Quito
  • Arrival and departure information of international flights
  • Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)
  • For all guests:
  • Passport numbers
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Food restrictions
  • Medical restrictions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notifications due to unpredictable circumstances.
  • If you would like to change activities or restaurants please let us know, the tours are completely customizable.
  • Insurance is mandatory including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation included is from and to Quito’s hotel, located in the Quito urban Zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. The extra charge of $ 40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Quito Half-Day Tour: Equator Line and Pululahua Crater, All Entrances Included?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Quito Half-Day Tour: Equator Line and Pululahua Crater, All Entrances Included?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Quito Half-Day Tour: Equator Line and Pululahua Crater, All Entrances Included?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Quito Half-Day Tour: Equator Line and Pululahua Crater, All Entrances Included?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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A Must and a good start when in Quito
JIAJUN_Z, Jul 2022
Angel Rea is a wonderful guide. Not only having organized the entire tour completely, but also having almost answered all my questions I had as a beginner to Ecuador, through his professional introductions.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We’re very happy to hear that we met your expectations. Karina & Rebecca Adventure Travel Team
Very fun and being back in a science class!
EKTA_C, Mar 2021
We did this tour with Angel. He was very hospitable and professional. He could converse in English also very well. The experience at the equator was a lot of fun. So many interesting experiments! We couldn’t do Puluhua because of bad weather.

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