The Equator
Categories: Quito, Day Tours, 1 Day, Under $99
The Equator Day Tour
Starting At: $40 USD
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1/2 Day
Places: Quito - Ecuador
Users Rating 11205 from 9 ratings


The Equator is that one stop you cant go by without if you ever stay in the main capital, not only will get the chance of taking some mandatory pictures at the monument, but participate in other attractions in the surroundings. A popular way of acclimatizing to the city, with an easy going tour that is only 30 minutes north of Quito.Activities will involve visiting the Official Monument, the Inti Nan Museum and the Pululahua Crater; all carrying their own distinctive attractions covered in a ½ day tour.

The Equator Day Tour Highlights:

The Equator tour is great for families or for travelers looking to fill in their day without much effort, short travel with mild walks to enjoy scenic landscapes at Pululahua, the famous official Equator Monument and the engaging visit at Inti Nan Museum. Don’t forget to bring your passport if you want to have an official stamp of the Equator.

Attractions, People & Surroundings

The Equator Highlights

The Equator Features

Inti Nan museum statue

Pululahua Crater

An impressive caldera now filled with great diversity and a small population, declared as a Geobotanical Reserve in 1966. With an altitude of 1800t to 3356 meters (5906 to 11011) feet, Pululahua stands true to its Quichua name meaning cloud of water. A rather consistent fog covering the caldera is one of the main attributes that nourishes the flora and fauna found in the caldera, home to a variety of orchids, mosses and lush tree vegetation.

Inti Nan Museum

Inti Nan museum, meaning the path of the sun, is a particularly interesting stop, guides will take you through a trail of historical artifacts and reenacting stages to narrate their use and meaning. Guests will also be involved in different activities that demonstrate quirks of gravitational force altering ones strength, a water drainage vortex spinning in different directions based on hemispheres location; among other activities that can only be carried out in the Equator.

Official Monument

Usually referred to as la Mitad del Mundo, (the middle of the world) the official monument is the most prominent visit to your tour, a line dividing both north and south hemispheres allow you to set foot on both locations at once, a great stop for some memorable pictures of your visit to the Equator.

The Equator Program 2017


A 30 minute ride from the new city, traffic dependent.


A visit to the Pululahua Caldera from a gorgeous view point.


Visit the official monument, perfect for picture opportunities.


An instructional visit to the Inti Nan Museum.


Tour ends, your guide will drive drop you off in your hotel.

  • Available 09:00 to 13:00 or 14:00 to 18:00 any day of the week

The Equator Rates 2017

Hotel Pickup (city hotels)

Transport (hotel-tour-hotel)

Certified bilingual guide
Activities as listed *entrance fees apply

Personal expenses & entrance fees
Tipping (optional)
Transfer to other locations


Last revision: 30-Jan-2017 / Valid until: 31-December-2017
Certified tours by local authorities, compliant with local regulations.
Programs are private by default with certified English speaking driver-guides.

Regular vehicles used by default, a van or bus for groups above 4 guests.
Order of activities are not fixed & might change to optimize your experience.
Activities may be replaced/changed if they can be arranged in the allotted time.

  • High factor sun block cream or gel
  • Bottled water to carry with you in tour
  • UV400 sunglasses with 100% UVB block
  • Light clothing for different types of weather
  • Digital camera or mobile phone
  • Cash for souvenirs, meals & tipping
  • Backpack to carry personal belongings
  • Passport copy, keep original stored in hotel

Children allowed: Yes
Children discount: 50%
Children minimum age: 6 years

Considered child: Under the age of 6
Restrictions: Accompanied with 2 adults
Discount & restrictions subject to change

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  • Melissa

    I had a great half day tour to the equator. Booking through the website was easy, and Angel was very responsive to all my questions. My guide, Marcelo, was on time, personable and professional. I knew this tour would be somewhat touristy, but since I was in Ecuador I wanted to see the equator. We went to the “real” equator which was somewhat of an outdoor museum. The guided tour was good; we saw different exhibits and conducted some experiments. After this, I didn’t think it was necessary to go to the monument and museum at the original equator spot, so we skipped that. I would recommend this tour and GreenGo Travel.

  • Billy Paxter

    It was a great tour, we had a lot of fun, kids were entertained…it was easy going, we filled in the afternoon and the guide was very knowledgeable.

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