Gray Line Ecuador
City Tour in Trolley Middle of The World
Visit the colonial city of Quito and see the monument dividing the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy deeply the beautiful interests such as history, architecture, living cultures, crafts, photography, shopping, tourist attractions and unique landscapes, but above all, share the heritage of these people and unique experiences of the city. The unique 20th century trolley takes you around Quito. Enjoy this fascinating tour through time as you learn about the colonialism that existed and how it influenced the art, culture and architecture. Visit the Middle of the World Monument. It literally stands at the middle of the globe as the Equator passes through it. Know the geographic facts and interesting features of this edifice as you admire the architecturally regal monument.
We begin in the northern part of the city with a tour of 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 Compania Church, recognized for its adornments and gold altars. Tour will continue towards the Church of San Francisco, built in the 17th century. 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. We will stop at the ‚ÄúZona Rosa‚Äù of the city, approximately an hour and a half to have free time for lunch and then continue to the northern part of the city, heading up to the ‚ÄúMiddle of the World City‚Äù, where the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere will be observed. It was built during the 17th century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. Includes entrance to Middle of the World where you can enjoy the cultural experience of the attractions of this privileged place. On Sunday, this tour operates in an inverted way, first you visit Middle of the World and then the city tour.
Roundtrip hotel transfers, trolley