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CITY TOUR +
COOKING CLASS

Embark on a unique journey in our special program that combines a fascinating city tour of Quito with an authentic culinary experience.

We invite you to do it together!

FULL DAY City Tour

Discover the best-kept secrets of the Ecuadorian capital, exploring its rich history and architecture. But the adventure doesn't stop there: immerse yourself in Ecuador's gastronomic culture with an exciting cooking class. Learn how to prepare traditional dishes, fusing Quito's historical legacy with the authentic flavors of the local cuisine. Join us for a day full of discoveries, from the city's emblematic monuments to the creation of exquisite Ecuadorian delicacies, we invite you to live an experience that will delight all your senses!

INCLUDES

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Unspecified items
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ITINERARY

1

Central Market

This market is the oldest in the city, opened in 1952 and was declared by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) as the Healthy Market of Ecuador. It has more than 200 merchants in different stalls selling vegetables, vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices and flowers, in addition to offering various typical Ecuadorian dishes.

2

Altamira Restaurant - Cooking class

The cooking class begins in a picturesque 19th century Colonial House, with more than 220 years of history. Participants will wear a chef's uniform consisting of a headdress and apron to prepare typical Ecuadorian recipes. During the class, participants will have the opportunity to manipulate food, peel, cut, season, mix, whisk, all with the continuous accompaniment of the chef, who will share details and stories of each dish. At the end, participants will be able to enjoy their dishes during lunch time.

3

Plaza Grande

This beautiful square is the heart of the city and has been the scene of many important moments in the history of Ecuador. In its center, stands the Monument to Independence (Quito), a tribute to the heroes of August 10, 1809, a date that began the process of independence of Spanish America. The Independence Square is surrounded by emblematic historical buildings such as the majestic Carondelet Palace, the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace of Quito and the Municipal Palace. How exciting to be able to walk through this square and enjoy the historical legacy it holds!

4

Church of the Society of Jesus

We will tell you about the impressive church and convent of San Ignacio de Loyola de La Compañía de Jesús de Quito, affectionately known as La Compañía. What is most striking is its facade carved in beautiful volcanic stone and the interior decorated with 23 carat gold leaf. Its architectural value is indisputable, being considered one of the most important examples of baroque art in the Americas and the world. Despite having been built over a period of 160 years and by different architects, the temple maintains a cohesive baroque style, definitely a place worth visiting!

5

Museo del Carmen Alto

The Museo del Carmen Alto exhibits in each and every one of its rooms unpublished works of art, while at the same time it is a space that allows sharing educational, spiritual and constructive experiences. In addition, one of the rooms narrates the life of Santa Marianita de Jesús, the first saint of the city, also known as the Azucena of Quito.

6

San Francisco Church

The Church and Convent of San Francisco is absolutely impressive! This architectural complex is the largest within the historical centers of all America, which has earned it to be known as "the Escorial of the New World". It is a jewel of architecture due to its mixture of different styles that were combined throughout more than 150 years of construction. The main altar is simply majestic, highlighting the great baroque altarpiece covered with gold leaf. The sculptures that adorn it, particularly the "Virgin of Quito" by Legarda and the "Jesus of the Great Power" by Father Carlos, are simply exceptional. Both artists are outstanding members of the Quito school of art. Without a doubt, a visit to the Church and Convent of San Francisco is a must for any lover of history and architecture!

7

La Ronda

The real name of this place is Juan de Dios Morales street, however, people got used to call it La Ronda street. Along this street, there are several restaurants of typical Ecuadorian food, literary and bohemian cafes, a legendary picantería, as well as a traditional Quito candy store and an orphanage. During the day, the balconies full of geraniums of different colors brighten up the street, but at night, the lights give life to this place full of history, legend and traditions.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • All rates are in U.S. dollars and per person.
  • Rates apply throughout 2024, except on Ecuadorian holidays.
  • Tours for 1 to 3 passengers are conducted with a guide-driver; in case a different service is required, a supplement applies.
  • Rates in the itineraries are per person according to the type of room, hotel and activities detailed in this document.
  • Rates for jungle programs are per person according to room type and hotel category indicated and include all activities and meals detailed in the itinerary.
  • Nights at the hotels indicated in the itineraries include breakfast and taxes.
  • If local taxes change, rates will be updated and tour operators will be informed and itineraries updated.
  • Outlet Viajes reserves the right to modify itineraries due to unforeseen events or national regulations. Tour operators will be informed and itineraries updated accordingly.

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