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 2023

Prices Per Person

Number of Guests Price
1 Guest
USD 288.00
2 Guests
USD 158.00
3-5 Guests
USD 136.00
6-9 Guests
USD 93.00
10-16 Guests
USD 83.00


  • 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

Maya Zwang

Hi Sofia, Everything was incredible! The guides were great and so were the excursions. Thank you for all your support throughout this process. We will be back and I’ve referred my friend, Anne, to your email as well!

All the best!

Maya Zwang
August 2023Read more “Maya Zwang”

Joy Wegner

Hi Sofia – Joy Wegner here — my husband Bud and I completed our Peru journey last Friday.

I just wanted to send you a personal note of thanks — everything about our Peru trip was outstanding service! People easily picked us up at airports and train stations, they were completely informed of travel plans and showed an obvious desire to ensure our safety and our health. The guides, in Lima, in Cusco, and in Machu Picchu were so knowledgeable and really on-target with their guidance for our trip. We will recommend Columbus Travel to friends.

Thank you for your part in making this trip so enjoyable for us! Best wishes . . .

Bud & Joy Wegner
April 2023
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Sofia was great! I was worried about a wire transfer, but it all worked well. She was very helpful throughout the process and very responsive to emails. We had some issues with the boat, but Sofia stepped in and ensured everything went smoothly.

August 2021
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Hola Maria, I have been traveling globally since the mid-1970s. And so I have worked with many travel companies and agents.
I can say without reservation that Sofia has been EXCELLENT (10+)! She is professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. I will certainly recommend her and your company to all family and friends interested in visiting the Galapagos Islands or Ecuador.

Aug, 2022

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