Half Day

“Quito is well known for its well-preserved old town; however, it also hides centuries of culinary traditions. You will be escorted by a private guide through a local fruit and vegetables market where you will see and taste the ingredients to prepare authentic Ecuadorian food.”

You will be picked up at your hotel in Quito and driven to the colonial center where you will visit one of the highest points in this area to have a beautiful view, giving you a clear idea of the various dimensions that represent the best-preserved historical district in South America. Your guide will drive you to a local market to purchase ingredients to prepare a traditional dish. After, you will participate in a class from one of Quito´s expert chefs in an iconic and well-located spot where you can have an amazing view of the city while learning the secrets of Ecuadorian cuisine. The tour will finish in the bohemian district of Quito where you can taste the best chocolate in town.

Quito Culinary Experience

Prices 2024

Prices Per Person

Number of Guests Price
1 Guest
USD 273.00
2 Guests
USD 144.00
3-5 Guests
USD 118.00
6-9 Guests
USD 90.00
10-16 Guests
USD 81.00


  • Private services with local English-speaking guide
  • Services and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Entrances to listed sites
  • Permanent assistance by our operations department


  • Meals and services not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses

  • Tips

What our customers say

Yehudit S.

Columbus Travel was very professional and helpful. They prepared a wonderful trip for us and provided a very professional guide and driver. The Galapagos Legend was a good choice for the variety of experiences provided and the staff.

Yehudit S.
Dec, 2022
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I felt that Sofia and her team were always on top of things. It made my trip comfortable despite the COVID paperwork.

April 2021
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Naaman Goren

Our trip was enriched by the expertise of the naturalists on board. Their depth of knowledge was impressive. The food was delectable, and special events were organized to encourage interaction among passengers. We learned much during our journey, especially conservation efforts.

Naaman Goren
Apr, 2023
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Jan Feasel

Yes we had a fabulous day in Quito touring with Paula. She was probably one of the best tour guides I have ever had in all of our travels.   I give her 11 stars!!⭐️ And all of our transfers have been great!! Many thanks for everything, so far a fantastic experience! We loved Quito! We are boarded now for Galapagos 🎉🎈

Jan Feasel
January 2024Read more “Jan Feasel”