This day tour combines a visit to the educational museum built on the equator (‘Mitad del Mundo’) with a beautiful horseback ride through the Pululahua Crater. In the morning we start driving to the ranch where the horses are waiting. From the ranch, robust and amiable mountain horses will take us through the stunning landscape of this ancient volcanic crater – the biggest one on the whole American continent and one of only two inhabited craters in the world – with its constantly changing sceneries and huge biodiversity. While circling the central lava cone, we witness volcanic history and nature, interesting geological formations, mineral avalanches blooming with wild orchids and traditional Andean agriculture. The horseback riding time will be about 4 hours. Lunch with panoramic view over valleys and cloud forest covered mountains.

Afterwards we continue by car to the Mitad del Mundo. On an interactive guided tour they will tell you about the history of the tribes in that area and with some help of a few scientific tests you will find out that this place is exactly the middle of the world. After this interesting visit we’ll return to Quito.

(Note: All times are approximate, EXCEPT starting time).

Schedule Itinerary
09:00 Pick-up at hotel in Quito and start driving to the ranch
10:30-14:30 Horseback ride through Pululahua crater
15:30-16:30 Visit to the Mitad del Mundo museum
18:00 Arrival in Quito

 

Professional and bilingual guide

Transportation from and to Quito (to hostel)

Entrance fee and guided tour in Mitad del Mundo Museum

Guided horse tour on healthy strong horses for all levels

Use of wellington/rubber boots, helmets, hats, chaps and other equipment

Lunch

Tips for guide

Extra food and drinks

Necessary equipment:

– Longsleeves and long pants (preferably riding pants) – Sun block – Waterproof jacket
– Riding boots or other solid shoes with good grip – Sunglasses / hat – Camera
– Riding helmet if available – Mosquito repellent – Small bottle of water

PRICE

$100,- USD p.p. (2 – 15 persons)

$150,- USD p.p. (1 person single fee)

*It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.