Quito City & Mitad del Mundo Tour

From $97 per person

Explore the beautiful highlights of the historical center of Quito, before visiting the Mitad del Mundo Equator line museum.

  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Highlights: El Panecillo, La Basilica, Plaza Grande, La Compania de Jesus Church, San Francisco Plaza & Church, Mitad del Mundo
Mitad del Mundo Monument made of brick with globe on top on equator line in Ecuador


This morning we begin in Independence Square (Plaza Grande) where we discover the cathedral and government palace with its colorful guards. Walking a short distance, we come to the impressive La Compania de Jesus Church, with its intricate stone carved façade and incredible gold-leafed interiors.

We then continue on to the nearby San Francisco Plaza and church, an area of the old town with an authentic indigenous ambience.

Next it is time to experience Quito from above, taking in the amazing panoramic views of the city. We can drive up the hill to the top of El Panecillo, from here the statue of the Virgin of Quito overlooks the historical center.

Alternatively, for the more adventurous, we can climb the vertigo-challenging towers of the neo-Gothic Basilica with its unique gargoyles depicting native animals of Ecuador. Both visits offer similar 360-degree views, you can decide on the day with your guide which is the best option for you.

Lunch can be enjoyed in a local café (not included)

Later we travel north to the Mitad del Mundo. This is where the equator line crosses Ecuador – have your photo taken with one foot in the northern hemisphere and one foot in the southern hemisphere!


Prices 2024

2 people
$144 p/p
3 - 4 people
$107 p/p
5 - 6 people
$97 p/p

Price includes:
Private transportation, top English speaking city guide, entrance fees to La Basilica, La Compania de Jesus Church & the Mitad del Mundo.

Not included:
Lunch, tips and personal expenses

Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.
This tour begins and ends in the city of Quito. For pick up / drop off in Quito airport extra charges will apply.

Virgen Mary statue on El Panecillo
Panoramic view of Quito's historical center from El Panecillo
La Basilica Church, Quito
Streets of Quito looking up towards El Panecillo
Plaza Grande or Independence Square, Quito
Intricate carvings on the facade of La Compania de Jesus Church
Mitad del Mundo monument, near Quito