Venture on a cruise during this leisurely Galapagos Islands tour and encounter comical and ancient flora and fauna. Gain cultural wisdom in Ecuador’s calm capital, where Spanish colonial and native history awaits you.
The capital of Ecuador, Quito, is one of the most visited countries in South America.
Quito City tour and Middle of the World On this private full day guided tour, visit the Independence Square flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace. Continue to the Church of San Francisco, one of the greatest religious buildings of the New World. Its impressive façade and atrium lead to its gold interior, Baroque influence by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. Then continue approx. 25 km north of Quito to the ‘Middle of the World.’ Here at the 30 m tall monument, learn about the French-Spanish geodetic expedition of 1736-1744 which determined the position of the Equator. Stand and have your picture taken with one leg in the northern hemisphere and the other leg in the southern hemisphere of the earth. (Full day, private activity, lunch included)
All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
If your itinerary includes self-drive travel, then all such travel is included in a high quality rental car with full insurance, for an unlimited number of kilometers
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Fees and taxes
This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.
Guests visiting Ecuador (including Galapagos) must provide proof of medical insurance cover that is valid for the duration of the stay, otherwise entry may be denied. Please send us a scanned copy of the medical insurance certificate before the the start of your trip.