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Mitad del Mundo and Hiking in Pululahua Volcano

Mitad del Mundo and Hiking in Pululahua Volcano

From US$ 149 per person

Enjoy a day away from the city by visiting one of only two inhabited volcanic caldera in the world, and the only one cultivated by its inhabitants. Experiment on your own the only phenomena that happens in the latitude 0,0,0 in Ecuador!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up/drop off in Quito. Outside of the city has extra $40,00 charge
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Entrance fees included in Pululahua Crater and Inti Ñan Museum
  • Free hotel pick-up and drop off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Full description
Begin your tour with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Quito. You’ll then start driving for 50 minutes northwest of Quito to reach the amazing Middle of the World Monument, Ciudad Mitad del Mundo. Here, you will have a chance to visit the equatorial line and straddle the two hemispheres of north and south. Take a picture at this iconic site and then take part in several experiments at the Intiñan Solar Museum and be amazed at what you see. Experiments include watching water go down a drain in a different direction only inches away from either side of the equator, balancing an egg on a nail, using an ancient sundial, and more. After lunch, head to the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve to enjoy a 3-hour hike. As you walk on the trail, enjoy the amazing landscape of this inhabited crater and spot its unique flora. After a fun-filled day, you will head back to your hotel in Quito.
Includes
  • Entrance fees included in Pululahua Crater and Inti Ñan Museum
  • Bottled water
  • All activities
  • Professional guide hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    2/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    1/5

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The programme stated that there was 3 hours of horseback riding in the Volcano crater. The guide(who was 30 mins late) knew nothing of this. He telephoned his office and the reply came back that we could do riding but we would have to pay extra. They tried to say that GyG had got the wrong information. We refused to pay any more - we had already paid over $100 each for the trip. We had to go back to the hotel to change into hiking boots since there were no horses. Next came confusion over lunch (it was billed a full day trip with lunch). The guide wanted to squeeze it all in in the morning and drop us back in Quito for lunch. We rebelles against this and had lunch in a traditional restaurant near to the museum. We went to the museum after lunch. The volcano and museum were both very good. Sadly the confusion over the actual trip was annoying.

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February 14, 2020

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Product ID: 63864