Half-day trip to the "Middle of the World"
Have you ever been to the equator line? This is your chance! Experience the different experiments to prove that you are at the Center of the Earth. Here lies the purpose-built, colonial-style complex of whitewashed buildings, gift shops, bars and museums known as “El mitad del mundo” (middle of the world )
Description of the trip
You will be picked up from your Quito hotel at your time of convenience and will head north with your private transportation (approx. 45 min) to leave the city. Before reaching the Mitad del Mundo ¨The middle of the world¨ we will appreciate the view of the Pululahua crater the only inhabited in the world.
Close to the acutal equator line we will visit the Intiñan museum which has fascinating exhibits of astronomical geography and interesting explanations of the importance of Ecuador’s geographical location.
The museum features a number of interactive exhibits demonstrating events that occur only on the equator.
These include the complex Coriolis Effect, as well as simple, but effective and entertaining, demonstrations such as water going down a drain with no whirlpool, eggs balancing on the head of a nail, and the loss of muscle strength experienced when standing precisely on the line of the equator.