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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.