Join your culture and nature guide Juan on a sightseeing city tour of Quito before checking out the Equator Line in Ecuador! Your guide will pick you up at 8:30 a.m from your hotel and bring you to the volcano Pululahua, which is one of two inhabited craters in the world. This volcanic complex consists of a main boiler, a central volcano with two craters and the remains of a third party, and several volcanic domes within the caldera located on the edge and outside of it.
Then we head to the Intiñan museum, geographically located at 0 degrees, 0 minutes and 0 seconds, that marks the division between the northern and southern hemisphere as established by a French Geodesic Mission in the eighteenth century. We will see beautiful displays of different ethnic groups in Ecuador, and learn the story of their lifestyles, explained by your specialist guide. Take this opportunity to get a photograph of you in both the northern and southern hemisphere at once! Pass by the equatorial monument on your way back to Quito.
In the afternoon, you’ll get to spend some time in the historical center of Quito, the first world cultural heritage site (UNESCO 1978). During our walk, see the Independence Square, scene of many dramatic battles of revolution in the history of the Republic of Ecuador. We will also have the chance to visit the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s palace, the Church of the Society of Jesus of Quito, summit of the Latin America Baroque, the charming neighborhood of La Ronda, and the Church and Convent of San Francisco, built in 1535. We will be back in the hotel at 5:00 PM.