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Quito Culinary Tour and Cooking Class provided by Urban Adventures Quito

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Quito Culinary Tour and Cooking Class

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 20/10/13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Few travelers do more than sample Ecuadorian food when in Quito, but during this culinary combo experience—including a food tour and cooking class—you can fully immerse yourself in the country’s cuisine. Visit Quito’s oldest bakery, cook in the company of a local chef, and learn how to make popular dishes for skills you can take home with you.
  • You'll start at
    Av. Gonzalez Suarez 142
    Av. Gonzalez Suarez 142, Quito 170135, Ecuador
    Hotel Quito Lobby: Av. González Suárez N27 142 y Gonzalez Suarez. Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///spend.weep.pylon
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    Stop: 5 hours
    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.
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  • You'll end at
    Av. Gonzalez Suarez 142
    Av. Gonzalez Suarez 142, Quito 170135, Ecuador
    Hotel Quito Lobby: Av. González Suárez N27 142 y Gonzalez Suarez. Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///spend.weep.pylon
    See address & details
  • Take a food tour of Quito before participating in an Ecuadorian cooking class
  • Visit bakeries and markets, before creating empanadas and tamales
  • Small group capped at 12 participants ensures an intimate experience
  • This is the ideal culinary introduction to Ecuador for food lovers
Important Information
Departure Point
Av. Gonzalez Suarez 142, Quito 170135, Ecuador
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Food tour
  • Cooking class
  • Local English speaking guide,
  • Transportation,
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
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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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mwilliab wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
We had a fabulous day visiting a local bakery where we had the chance to help make Ecuadorian quesadillas -- quite different than the Mexican kind. We also enjoyed hot chocolate with -- mozzarella cheese (way better than we expected!). We then visited a lovely local market and
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Date of experience: February 2020
bakery wrote a review Dec 2019
Canada855 contributions199 helpful votes
What a great way to explore the tastes of Quito! The tour started at one of the traditional markets of the city, where we met a few vendors and learned about what they were selling. Next we visited a bakery, where we toured the kitchen, then sampled Ecuadorian quesadillas and
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Date of experience: December 2019
mediawise wrote a review Oct 2019
suburban chicago22 contributions18 helpful votes
A most memorable dining experience. We bought and prepare a typical Equadorian meal. Touring the market to buy the ingrediants was the opening to the hands on culinary experience. We then spent the afternoon preparing and eating ingredients from the market. The “tour” last
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Mariank9camp wrote a review Sep 2019
Rindge, New Hampshire62 contributions43 helpful votes
The culinary tour started with a walk through a local food market. This was no tourist attraction, I believe we were the only tourists there, but our guide made us very comfortable. He had been going there with his grandmother since he was a boy and that made it all the more
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Date of experience: September 2019
H Baze wrote a review Jan 2019
2 contributions
This tour was so much more than we expected...and I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to gain a local connection to Ecuadorian cuisine. We started our journey in a local market where our guide (Pablo) knew many of the vendors and shared his stories of attending the market
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Date of experience: January 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from qui2u, Guest Relations Manager at Quito Culinary Tour and Cooking Class
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we hope to see you soon in another Urban Adventures around the world.
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Urban Adventures Quito
A Great Experience and Education
Pablo was amazing. We learned so much about the history of Ecuador, Quito and the Old Town area. We especially lov
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This was an average day trip. The bird rescue center was a highlight, but could easily have been visited by taxi fr
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An eye opening
I found out that this country is amazingly crazy through our guide stories, he is very knowledgeable and tells us l
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Connie C
what an amazing experience and a beautiful city is Quito the Capital of Ecuador... is a mix of the old and modern c
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Quality sightseeing and attention
We also did the Otavalo Market tour and an Old Town Historic Sites tour. All three tours were wonderful. We had be
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Really informative and fascinating day
We had an excellent day with our guide Pablo. He was so knowledgeable about anything from history to geology to orn
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Great tour!
This is a long tour due to the distance driving but I would definitely say that the views are part of the tour as t
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Louisa J
very beautiful
we walked old town and were able to climb the flights of stairs to the towers, and really liked the views from ther
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Fabulous Experience
Be prepared to meet natives and see how they live! This tour is more than a culinary adventure. Our guide, Pablo,
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Geoff M
Otavalo Market - 1st UNESCO World Heritage Site!
What an amazing experience of the history of Ecuador and the indigenous people! The love and care put in to all of
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Philip D
Don’t Blame Jorge
As you can tell from some other reviews, tastes in these kinds of things can vary. We just expected something very
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Patty U
Custom tour of Quito
We did a full day, custom tour- included a ride up the Teleferico, Old Town, a great market lunch, Chocolate store,
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Shawn H
We toured Old Town with Urban Adventure's guide, Pablo. His knowledge of old and new was very informative. Pablo's
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Grace K
A Great Tour of Old Quito with Pablo
We recently went on the Quito Legends and Culture Tour with Pablo. Pablo was an exceptional guide. He was friendly,
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Ron B
Even though the tour guide did a good job there wasn’t anything outstanding about the tour except the ‘gold church’
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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