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Private Tour: Middle of the World & Pululahua Crater. All entrances included!

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Quito, Ecuador
Private Tour: Middle of the World & Pululahua Crater. All entrances included!

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

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.
  • Explore 'Mitad del Mundo' on a half-day excursion
  • Try out unique physics experiments demonstrating the strange phenomenon of the equator at Intiñan Museum
  • Round-trip hotel transfers and entrance fees included
  • Optional upgrade for a private tour
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Guided activities
Certified English/Spanish speaking guide
Transport by private vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance tickets: Inti Ñan Museum, Mitad del Mundo Complex and Pululahua Crater
Food and drinks
Hotel pick up/drop off outside of the city
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Hotels pick up / drop off outside of the city has an extra charge
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Latin Adventures Cía Ltda
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Middle of the World & 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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Middle of the World & Pululahua Crater. All entrances included!?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Middle of the World & Pululahua Crater. All entrances included!?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Middle of the World & Pululahua Crater. All entrances included!.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Middle of the World & Pululahua Crater. All entrances included!?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
Great tour, would recommend
Melissa_F
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Wendy, was great. She was very knowledgeable and took time to explain the history of her country. She brought fruit for us to try during the drive to experience more of Ecuador. We recommend this trip!
star-5
Excellent way to see the best of Quito
Barbara_C
, Nov 2019
Our tour guide Oscar and driver Bolivar arrived at our hotel on time and took us up through the hills of Quito all the while explaining the city history and culture, answering our questions along the way. We stopped at a park to view a village of people living inside a volcano crater followed by an amazing time Learning about the culture and people of Equidor at the museum then to Mitad del Mundo. We wanted to see more of the city, so they dropped us off at Old town so that we could walk through the city and provided us with an excellent lunch recommendation. It was a great time!
star-5
Equator visit, both the historical and geotechnical sites
Companion34974886003
, May 2019
This trip was excellent. Great guide great photo opportunities. Fun to be on the equator. We were happy to gave the same guide the next day
star-4
Mitad del Mundo
Scott_P
, Dec 2018
This was a very good tour! Oscar, Our guide, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. If there was a choice this would be closer to 4.5. We stopped at Pululahua Geobotanical reserve, which is very interesting. We learned much about Ecuador at the Intinan Solar museum. The only downside was that we were told to be ready at 8 AM via an email and it was 9 AM before we were picked up. There seemed there seemed to be some confusion, but otherwise it was a great trip!
star-5
Our guide, Gabriel, was wonderful...
Joyce L
, Jan 2018
Our guide, Gabriel, was wonderful. He was personable, informative, and adapted to our requests. We loved visiting the volcano, Mitad del Mundo, and the real equator. A marvelous 1/2 day!
star-5
Our tour guide was early and had...
Marion D
, Dec 2017
Our tour guide was early and had good English. The private tour is worth paying the extra for. The official tour at Mitad del Mundo was very poor - hurried and disinterested, but our Viator driver took us around again and gave us extra time. He knew as much as the official guide and was more interesting.
star-3
Mitad del Mundo from Quito was a...
Lauren M
, Nov 2017
Mitad del Mundo from Quito was a nice, but semi-corny tour - it only included the Intinan Museum...NOT the entry to the separate Mitad del Mundo monument area. Drive is about 30-45 minutes from Quito, depending on your starting location. Roads and drivers are a bit hectic, and most cars are manual / stick-shift. The Intinan outdoor museum is clean and run by well-versed guides that take you quickly through a planned route, explaining indigenous tribes, and other cultural exhibitions. It is a tad kitschy, but the feeling and once-in-a-lifetime experience of being on the equator overrides that. There are a few experiments, that kids would love. Balancing the egg, water rotation, sundials, etc. On this specific tour, we left the Museum and drove down the road to Mitad del Mundo monument. Apparently the tour cost did not include the 8 for entry to this location. I must have mis-understood the tour description, but I feel like this should have been included by default. We took pictures from outside the gates. Tour company Latin Adventures in Quito was just ok. Pick-up location was communicated by me, but never reconfirmed from them. We called and emailed, but never got a response. The morning of, myself and the other tour attendee were nervous about pick-up logistics and chance of not being picked up. We were both picked up, but about 20-30 minutes after we were told. In the end, we figured out that our separate tours were combined since Mitad del Mundo overlapped on our itineraries. It was an old SUV, and not a professional vehicle for the tour. However, the tour guide / driver was nice, professional and spoke good English. He was flexible and took us to his favorite ice cream place on the road on way back to city. I should note, that I work in the travel industry, so I might be overly harsh hah.
star-5
I had such a great day on this tour...
shelley.joy.anderson
, Nov 2017
I had such a great day on this tour. The driver who's name I've embarrassingly forgotten was flexible and allowed us to spend more time at the locations that interested us the most. He was friendly and welcoming. The tour at the Intiñan Museum was in-depth and so much more interesting than just a visit to 'a line'. I'd recommend this tour to anyone heading to Quito!
star-5
A lovely afternoon, perfect if you...
Debra D
, May 2017
A lovely afternoon, perfect if you have time before a late night flight. Guide was excellent, on time, a unique experience
star-5
We booked the group tour but were...
Jenna_K
, Apr 2017
We booked the group tour but were the only ones on the trip, so it ended up being a private tour! We were picked up from our hotel on time and our guide was great. We stopped at the Mitad del Mundo, both the government monument and the Intiñan Museum, as well as the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve. We also stopped at a small ice cream shop for a treat--it was a great way to spend half the day!
star-5
Wonderful trip..our guide Natalia...
Donna_P
, Feb 2017
Wonderful trip..our guide Natalia spoke perfect English..she was very knowledgeable about the Equator and Ecuador..having a personal tour allowed us to be educated on this country...well worth the money....
star-4
Overall a very good trip. Dante is...
Craig H
, Feb 2017
Overall a very good trip. Dante is an excellent guide and I would recommend his company. Only change that I would recommend would be to allow guests on the tour the time to access the Mitad del Mundo monument site at their own cost, optional, instead of stopping outside for a quick photo opportunity.
star-5
Dante, our guide was extremely...
ERWINH_E
, Jan 2017
Dante, our guide was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and professional. Could not have been better. The tour was awesome. The museum is really extraordinary. Our museum guide moved us through one after another experience to show the uniqueness of being at the center point of the equator. Altogether an unforgettable excursion.
star-3
Excellent service, called for at our...
andrew c
, Jan 2017
Excellent service, called for at our condo by English-speaking crew in a comfortable van with good driver. Guide Natalia was very competent and personable. Intinan Museum is well worth the trip, lots of cool photo ops. But what's all this about a geobotanical reserve? Never saw it, unless it's up behind that ball thing.
star-5
This was a great experience...
NikiL_K
, Jan 2017
This was a great experience! Spending time and learning about the equator and history of the Ecuador with the experienced tour guides at the equator was fascinating. Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable about Quito and the area - we had so many questions for him and he was more than happy to educate us. The tour includes a small hike in a beautiful crater that is inhabited by farmers. So pretty. Not in any tour guides so it was a special find!
star-5
Well worth the trip, interesting...
Edward_G
, May 2016
Well worth the trip, interesting exhibition and a good guide
star-5
This was a great introduction to...
Lee K
, Apr 2016
This was a great introduction to Quito and area on our first day in the city, thanks largely to our knowledgeable and affable guide, Dante. He answered every question we had honestly and enthusiastically. The short tour afforded us the flexibility to do things that were important and of interest to us. Highly recommended to get a good overview and the unique experience of visiting the equator!
star-5
An excellent half day tour with guide...
Lindsay B
, Jan 2016
An excellent half day tour with guide who spoke perfect English.
star-5
metade do mundo- quito EC
Trek540874
, Jan 2019
muito bom o tour, carro confortável, guia excelente, tudo no horário.foi explicado os detalhes do passeio.houve tempo suficiente para ver tudo
star-5
El guía turístico y el chofer...
Ana E S
, Nov 2015
El guía turístico y el chofer llegaron puntualmente, luego fuimos hacia la Mitad del Mundo, en donde se nos explico todos los detalles relacionados que se encontraban en el Museo, los científicos, las razas e idiomas que hablan en Ecuador-Quito y alrededores. El guía esta muy educado frente a los diversos temas y preguntas que le hacíamos. Nos gusto mucho, se recomienda.

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