Visit one of the two inhabited volcanic craters in the world! Stand and be photographed at 0 degrees, 0 minutes and 0 seconds, right on the landmark that divides the northern and southern hemisphere! Enjoy the company of a knowledgeable tour guide, through the charming streets of the colonial town, and make your stay in Quito a fascinating life experience!!
Your tour guide will pick you up at 08h30 from the hotel, due to the viewpoint of the volcano Pululahua, one of the 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 northern and southern hemispheres as established by the French Geodesic Mission in the eighteenth century, we will see beautiful displays of different ethnic groups in Ecuador, plus the story of their lifestyles, explained by a specialist guide.
This is an opportunity to be photographed with your feet on the northern and southern hemispheres at once! On the way back to Quito, we will pass close by the Equatorial Monument.
In the afternoon we go to the historical center of Quito, the first world cultural heritage site (UNESCO 1978). During our walk, we will pass through the Independence Square, scenery of many dramatic battles of revolution in the history of the Republic of Ecuador. And we will 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 style, the charming neighborhood of La Ronda, and the Church and Convent of San Francisco, built in 1540. We will be back in the hotel at 15h30.