Quito is the only site on the planet where the Equator line crosses over highlands. It only takes one step to go from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere. This place is known as latitude 0o0’0”.
Departing from the hotel, we begin the tour driving to the north of the city to visit the Equatorial monument “Mitad del Mundo” (Middle of the World), situated at 0o0’0” latitude where the French Geodesic Expedition according to planet calculations, designated the center of the world. Visit the museum of the Ethnic groups of Ecuador.
After this visit, we will drive back to downtown Quito and stop at the Teleferico cable car to have a wonderful sightseeing of the city at the top.
For lunch we will have a typical delicious menu at a restaurant in the old city, and then we will go to visit the colonial site of Quito and its churches and cathedrals: the gothic Basilica, the Compañía de Jesús, the Convent of San Francisco, among others. We will visit the Plaza Grande where is located the Presidential Palace, the Major’s Office, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop Palace.