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Less crowded and more accurate than the other one

This sundial is closer to the current measurement of the equator than the larger (and more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A Less Touristy Place to Experience the Equator

If you want a few minutes to stand over the equator line and take a photo without too many other... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Ono O
Fremont, California
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At North Of Quito 47km, Cayambe 170202, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This sundial is closer to the current measurement of the equator than the larger (and more touristy) location most people visit. The site is run as a charity with donations very welcome although they aren't pushy - you can purchase various souvenirs (globes, maps, DVDs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

If you want a few minutes to stand over the equator line and take a photo without too many other tourists, this is a very good place to do it. Less touristy that the 'other' sites, this is an easy in, easy out place. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

The short presentation (less than 15 minutes ) was more scientific and less gimmicky than those at Quito. The guide gave an very clear explanation of being on the equator. Good photo stop. Lots of day trips to the Otavalo market also use it as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Traveling through this area would not be complete without a stop here and at nearby Hacienda Guachala for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate! I have stopped here so many times I have lost count, yet I always learn just a little bit more...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Kinda hokey taking pics with one foot in each hemisphere but oh why not :) An interesting presentation on how maps should be drawn. And they do have a toilet so you can answer the age old question of how toilets drain in the other...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank RCMV
Reviewed 22 July 2016

On our way to the Otavalo Market our National Geographic Guide Henry Sisa took us to the Quitsito Sundial. What a thrilling experience to walk the line between North and South Hemisphere and also knowing that all the star constellations could be seen from one...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

To get here is easy if you join the tour to Otavalo this is a common stop before heading to Otavalo market. Day trips from Quito is widely offer we pay 45$ per person to visit Otavalo market with lunch and local guide included. The...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Unique educational experience. Great to have one foot in each hemisphere. The docent was very knowledgeable and bilingual. Took bus from Cotacachi to Otavalo. Another bus to Cayambe and then a taxi to the Sundial. Great views and easy trip.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Phil_From_Texas
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I have straddled the equator in Indonesia and both my wife and I have straddled the prime meridian so she wanted to have her try at straddling latitude 0.00. I had read about the other more popular location nearby but was not really interested in...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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