The middle of the world STX02
This tour brings you to the middle of the world (the equator line), to the Pululahua crater and to the Rumicucho inca ruins. The Equator line is placed precisely at latitude - 0 -.
|Description:||the middle of the world, pululahua crater and Rumicucho ruins|
|Location:||Quito - Pululahua|
|Duration:||4-6 hours (daily)|
|Price:||1 Pax:||US$ 68.00|
|2 Pax:||US$ 48.00 per person|
|3 Pax and more:||US$ 35.00 per person|
The Equator Line
Placed precisely at latitude -0-, the monument known as “MITAD DEL MUNDO”, marks the spot where and 18th century French and Spanish geographic expedition located the position of equator. Proximity to this geographic feature gave Ecuador its name. Straddling the line puts one in both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. Visit the monument and its complete Ethnographic museum.
dry, green valley crater into which you can hike. About four miles beyond the monument at the middle of the world, there is paved turnoff to the right that leads to a scenic overlook of an eroded mountain area. Farms are located inside the crater.
Altitude: 1.800 a 3.356 m.
|Inca fortress ruins RUMICUCHO which means “Stone corner”. Builded by the Incas in 1480 - 1500.There is a fantastic view of the canyon, Pululahua and area.|