Quito + Equator Shared Day Tour

Quito Historic Center and the Equator on the same day

Visit the main churches in Old Town Quito:

  • Basilica – Where you can climb the tower of this Gothic Church and get the best views of Old Town Quito
  • San Francisco Plaza – Take it easy at this beautiful plaza and learn about the legends and myths surrounding it
  • La Compañia – The gold covered church is definitely a must-see site when in Quito

Get to see traditional Quito sites at Independence Square:

  • Presidential Palace – walk around our version of the White House and take pictures with the guards
  • Arch-Bishop’s Palace – take pics of this beautiful quintessential Quito buildings
  • Cathedral – you can go up to the domes and take the best pictures for your social media pages

Go atop the Panecillo Hill

After visiting these iconic sites you will be taken atop the Panecillo Hill. Here you will be able to visit the statue of the Virgen, which is larger in size than the Christ Statue in Rio de Janeiro. Take in the breathtaking sites of downtown, southern and northern Quito.

Visit Middle-Earth at the Equator Monument

Finally. head to the Equator Monument and Inti Ñan museum in the Middle of the World. Take part in experiments with a floating egg, reversed toilets and stand in both the southern and northern hemispheres.

Connoisseur Tip:

Make sure you take along your passport so you can get an Equator stamp on it at the museum.

Day 1
Quito+Equator Shared Day Tour

Today you will be picked up from 8am -9am, exact pick-up time will be included in voucher sent on the day prior to the tour.

The tour begins with a visit to the main churches such as the Basilica, San Francisco and La Compañia, where you can observe the spectacular paintings and sculptures showcased in these charming churches. Continue to Independence

Square, where we find the Presidential Palace, Arch-Bishop’s Palace, City Hall and the renowned Cathedral. Here we

can admire the fantastic infrastructure of these colonial houses and buildings. Afterwards, venture to the Panecillo Hill to observe the massive Panecillo Virgin Statue and to get the best views of modern and historic Quito. Your tour ends with a visit to the Equator Line and

the Intiñan Solar Museum. A fascinating visit which includes zero latitude experiments. On the way back from the Equator you can ask the guide to stop for some Ice-cream or empanadas.

Quito+Equator Shared Tour Rates

$60 USD per person


  • Touristic Transport
  • Bilingüal Guide

Not included

  • Entrance fee to the attractions
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Others not specified on the itinerary

Important Information

  • Any tour in the Andean region of Ecuador involves high altitude, it’s easy to get altitude sickness here so please take it easy while trekking, climbing or doing any physical activity.
  • As mentioned on the packing list, you should dress in layers, this way you are ready for any climate change during the day.
  • You should have valid travel and medical insurance.
  • If you have any medical conditions please let us know to advise the guides.
  • Let us know if you have any dietary requirements to also let the guides know about this.

What to pack for a trip to Quito and the Equator

  • Layered clothes (t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, waterproof shoes and pants, and windbreaker)
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Passport and travel documents
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Trail mix and snacks
  • Camera

Pick-up locations:

North Quito: Dann Carlton and Sheraton Hotel
Mariscal area: All hotels
Old Town area: All hotels

Pick-up time:

You will be picked up from 8 am -9 am, exact pick-up time will be included in voucher sent on the day prior to the tour.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Quito + Equator Shared Day Tour

Trip Facts

  • Shared Day Tour
  • Hotels in urban Quito
  • from 8:00 - 9:00 am
  • Shared transportation
  • 5-6 hours
  • Hotels in urban Quito
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