San Francisco de Quito is the capital of Ecuador and the closest capital city to the equator. It has an elevation of 2,850 m (9,350 ft) above sea level. Quito is actually the highest official capital city in the world. Its historic center is one of the largest and best-preserved in the continent. Declared by UNESCO IN 1978 as the first World Cultural Heritage Sites is considered one of the most beautiful cities in South America.
Your Private Trip to Quito!
Get a whole view of Quito one of the highest and most beautiful cities of South America, in this tour, you will enjoy its Colonial Center and Andean history. Quito City and Equator Line tour start in la Basilica Church, where we will make a brief stop to visit it. After walking through the colonial streets, we will then stop at the Independence Plaza to admire the Cathedral and the Government’s Palace. We will also visit the Company Church, The Sagrario´s Church, and San Francisco´s Church, which was built during the 17th century, you will also have the chance to taste Ecuadorian chocolate. After visiting the historical sights, we will go to Teleferico. This is one of the best ways to enjoy our city with views of beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains, and the capital, Quito. From a point of more than 13,000 feet (4000 m), you will enjoy magnificent views of the city. After lunch, you will head to the Equator Line monument, where you can stand right in the middle of the world line and straddle the two hemispheres. In addition, you will have a chance to participate in several experiments at the Intiñan Museum. You will also enjoy the amazing landscape in Pululahua inhabited crater just 5 minutes from the Equatorial line.
Duration: 9 hours
Departure: 8:30 am
Certified Spanish / English speaking guide.
Admission tickets: Teleferico, Inti Ñan Museum, Pululahua, Chocolate Tasting