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Visit the Equatorial monument dividing the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere. Explore the Cotopaxi National Park, based on operations day.Description
Day 1: Full Day Tour
1914 Original trolley city tour of Quito: Wednesday or Friday - 08h00
We begin in the northern part of the city with a tour along the most important commercial areas, where most of the hotels in Quito are located. Then we head to the historic center to visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional, where we will make a brief stop and explanation to later reach the Plaza de la Independencia, where through a walking route you will see the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañia Church, recognized for its adornments and gold altars. Tour will continue towards the Church of San Francisco, built in the seventeenth century. (Entrance to churches are not included). Then headed to the Mirador del Panecillo, a place renowned for its beauty, where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito.
Northern and south Hemisphere Experience In the Middle of the World: Wednesday or Friday - 14h30
In the afternoon, we will start at the northern part of the city heading up to the “Middle of the World City” where the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere will be observed. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. Includes entrance to the Middle of the World, where you can enjoy the cultural experience of the attractions of this privileged place.
Day 2: Full Day Tour:
Feel the Andes Volcanoes Adventure (Cotopaxi & Quilotoa Volcanoes) (Thursday – 07h00)
Departure by bus from through the Panamerican Highway admiring the diverse ecosystems of the route, as a clear sign of the majesty of the Andes. We continue to the Cotopaxi National Park, arriving at the foot of the impressive active volcano. Visit the Museum Park, the Limpiopungo Lagoon and and through an interesting hike will reach the forest of chuquirahuas to 4200 meters. (if the weather permits).
We reach the Quilotoa Volcano, which has in its crater a stunning turquoise lagoon, making it one of the most beautiful landscapes of Ecuador. We take a short hike to appreciate the magnificent view of the volcano (if weather conditions allow).
Free time for lunch (not included).
* Not included: entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park. Highlights
: Quito, EcuadorDuration
: 2 days Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.