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Private Quito City Tour and Middle of the World

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Quito has the best-preserved, least altered historic center in entire Latin America. First you will bring a visit to this wonderful historic center where we will visit historic plazas, churches and colonial buildings. Afterwards, we will head to the Middle of the World where we will visit the famous monument and an interesting museum which is exactly located at the equator line.

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Stop At: Quito

This interesting city tour goes through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial and modern Quito, and to visit the top Quito attractions such as historic plazas, churches and colonial buildings like the Independence Square, the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop Palace, the Municipal Building (City Hall), and the Cathedral.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: El Panecillo

Finally, we head to the most famous hill in Quito, Panecillo viewpoint. Here you will notice the contrast between colonial and modern Quito. In the afternoon we continue to the middle of the world, the origins of this place goes back to the First Geodesic Mission which came to our country for the purpose of study and determine the exact curvature of the planet. This mission, managed by the French scientist Charles Marie de la Condamine and the Ecuadorian scientist Pedro Vicente Maldonado, determined where the equator crossed.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mitad Del Mundo

We have the opportunity to visit Intiñan museum just 200 meters north of the Mitad del Mundo monument, here is the actual "middle of the world," marked. This museum showcases what modern-day GPS has proven to be the true site of the equator line. Here your device will actually read zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude.

Duration: 1 hour