Quito Culinary Tour and Cooking Class

6 hr


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Day Trip

Group Tour

Discover the flavors of Quito on this culinary tour packed with sweet treats and tasty tamales. Meet artisan bakers and talented cooks and learn the secrets to making popular Ecuadorian dishes. Admire the historical architecture of Quito as you walk from place to place and take a cooking class with a local expert chef. This flavor-filled food tour is a perfect introduction to the Ecuadorian food scene.
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Itinerary Details

Experience the flavors and culture of Quito on this food tour! Meet your knowledgeable culinary guide and visit a food market to browse for fresh fruits and vegetables. Then, head to one of the oldest bakeries in Quito. See how traditional Ecuadorian quesadillas are made and sample the finished product while learning about Quito's food culture from your guide.

Next, travel through backstreets to the southern part of Quito and admire the city’s historical architecture as you make your way to a local Quito home to test out your cooking skills during an Ecuadorian cooking class! Learn how to make authentic tamales and empanadas. Your expert chef will teach you how to perfect these authentic dishes before you get to taste these popular Ecuadorian dishes.

Important Details

  • Food tour
  • Cooking class
  • Local English speaking guide,
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transportation,
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Av. Gonzalez Suarez 142, Quito 170135, Ecuador
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years old
  • 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
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews

Reviewed: March 10, 2018

Michael B

Absolutely amazing cooking class!

Reviewed: February 23, 2018

Adam M

Everything a tour should be.
From the off the beaten path stops, to the educational factor, to going into someone's house and cooking with them and listening to them share their stories and their history.
all the 5 star reviews are accurate.

Reviewed: February 1, 2018

Tamara T

An absolute must for anyone interested in a great tour guide, authentic cuisine and a better cultural understanding of the wonderful Ecuadorian peoples!

Reviewed: December 21, 2017

Todd M

When was the last time you were invited into someone's home when you went on vacation to learn how to make a few local foods, enjoy some conversations, history and grasp a bit of local culture? I cannot say enough great things about this tour. From the moment we started the drive over to the open market we were given a history lesson for Quito and the surrounding Ecuador. At the market we saw fruits and veggies from floor to ceiling along with flowers so, so many flowers and the stalls for candies/chocolate along with fresh cooked foods.
The second stop was at an actual bakery - again in the middle of Quito. We saw the entire process and then sat down for Quito quesadillas they are not what you think they are, hot chocolate with mozzarella cheese again, it was an experience and I think my new way of drinking hot chocolate in the future.
We then proceeded to be invited into a lovely home in the middle of Quito to cook with a beautiful woman who could have easily been my grandmother. Her and her family cook for vendors all throughout the city and they were in full production when we arrived. The cooking portion was fun but the conversations, the actual tasting of the foods, and sitting down at their family table to eat - was unexpected and humbling to say the least.
Out of all the travels that my wife and I have experienced, this was by far the best excursion led by the absolute best guide. We cannot thank you enough.

Reviewed: October 25, 2017


A great guide and a great trip!