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Discover the colonial flavours of Quito on this culinary tour packed with sweet treats, mouth-watering pastries and tasty tamales. Meet artisan bakers and talented cooks, admire the heritage-filled architecture of Quito as the backdrop as we learn the secrets to making Ecuadorian favourites in an informal cooking class in the home of a local family where there’s always something going on in the kitchen!
- Visit one of the oldest bakeries in Quito to see Ecuadorian-style quesadillas being made
- See traditional sweets being created in a historic, family-owned business
- Taste the unique rum and whiskey flavoured sweet treats known as 'mistelas'
- Learn how to make tasty tamales and delicious empanadas in a local home
Tour style:Artisans & Culinary Experience
Private guide and transport, all meals as indicated in the itinerary
Items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities for your guide
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 6 hours
- Pickup location:
Quito Urban Adventutres Office (Reina Victoria N21-226 between Carrión and Roca in La Mariscal)
- Pickup Time: 8.30 AM
- Drop off location:
Quito Urban Adventutres (Reina Victoria N21-226 between Carrión and Roca in La Mariscal)
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Quito Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
- Additional information:
Quito's climate is variable so it is recommended to use sun block for sunny days. Please bring your camera because you’re sure to have special memories.
- Dress standard:
We suggest wearing comfortable clothing, a warm jacket, comfortable shoes and a hat.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Language: English
Taste the unique flavours and meet the local faces of Quito on this culinary tour through the sweet spots of this fair city. Start the morning by joining your guide on a visit to one of the oldest bakeries in in the city. See how the iconic quesadilla is made and sample traditional flavours which have been perfected over generations.
Next, travel through backstreets and lesser-known neighbourhoods to the southern part of Quito. While here, visit a family-owned micro-enterprise that has been creating sweet delicacies for more than 80 years. Sample the exquisite caramel delicacy known as majar de leche, which is made before your very eyes. Afterwards, continue the tour by learning the history and production process secrets behind the creation of the sweets known as 'istelas. Some mistelas are made with whiskey and rum so be sure to try these special flavours!
Next, don your apron for a fun and interactive cooking class in a local home in Quito’s historic centre. Try your hand at making delicious tamales and empanadas - two culinary classics that can be found in most food markets, cafes and restaurants throughout South America. Finish the day with a head full of culinary knowledge and a full stomach!
This is a great companion tour to the Quito Market Discovery which takes in the north of the city.
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For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspire excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
The main goal of Quito Urban Adventures is to provide a quality of service that exceeds your expectations. Through our unique tours of Quito, our team includes professional guides who not only show you the most interesting sites Quito has to offer, but also give you unique insight into the Ecuadorian lifestyle while sharing with you some of the city’s many secrets, traditions and legends. Because of its unique multiethnic culture and biodiversity, Quito offers a variety of experiences for visitors and locals alike making an urban adventure in the city an ideal choice for your Ecuador holiday.
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