MIDDLE OF THE WORLD AND PULULAHUA
- bilingual guide
- Transport by Van
- Entrance to Museum ($7)
Add a twist to your visit to the Middle of the world by visiting the nearby extinct volcano of Pululahua, a national park offering spectacular landscape and which has now converted to a fertile land for agriculture and has a very rich biodiversity.
If you are going to the Middle of the World, why not take advantage to make the most of your day by adding to it a hike in the National Park of Pululahua. This very unique site will not leave you disappointed
Your guide will pick you up in Masaya at 1.00 pm, and you will start your tour with the visit of the Equatorial line monument where you will stay for about half an hour. Thereafter, you will be taken to the Intiñan museum to discover the science, mysticism and ancient traditions behind the discovery of latitude 0°00’00”.
Then you will head to the spectacular extinct volcano of Pululahua, a fertile ground for agriculture, and will start descending to the crater while the guide will explain you its history and rich biodiversity. Pululahua is a Quichua word that means “cloud of water” or fog. It is due to this uniqueness that it was declared a Geobotanical Reserve. After having a look at the farms and the land down there you will hike back up to the summit before returning to Quito.
Walking: 2 hr