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Quito is one of the most important cities in the Andes, filled with a great mix of architecture, culture, and gastronomy. This 3-Day Cultural Quito tour includes a visit to a traditional market, a cooking class, and a dinner with a local family. You will explore the historical center of Cultural Quito which has been part of the Unesco World Heritage list since 1978. You will also visit other highlights such as the Teleferiqo, the Equator Line, and Catequilla. You will stay in the 5-star experience Hotel Illa at the Historical Centre or La Palma Polo Club, a country-style hotel. All tours are led by private guides.


  • checkHistorical Center of QuitoEnjoy some of the most beautiful architecture, founded in the 16th century.
  • checkCooking ClassVisit the local market and prepare your own Ecuadorian lunch
  • checkTelefericoOne of the highest cable carts in the world.
  • checkLocal Family DinnerExperience the local cuisine eating with a family.
  • checkCatequillaThe real Equator line in the Middle of the World.


    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito

    Upon arrival at Quito Airport, an English-speaking guide will pick you up and take you to your hotel. The drive will be about 20 minutes if you choose La Palma Polo Club or 45 minutes if you pick the Hotel Illa. At night, you will have dinner with a local family so that you can experience the culture and food traditions of an authentic family from Quito. You can bring some chocolates or a bottle of wine to share with your hosts if you want, but it is not mandatory.

    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:La Palma Polo Club or Illa Experience Hotel.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito-Cooking-class-Day1-Itinerary

    On the morning of your second day, you will visit the highlights of the historical city center of Quito, including the Basilica church, La Ronda Street, and the San Francisco church. You will stroll through the lovely streets and plazas of the old town. After this, you will visit a local market accompanied by a chef who will explain all about the Ecuadorian typical ingredients. Then, with the help of the chef, you will prepare your Ecuadorian lunch during a special cooking class. In the afternoon, you will go to the Teleferico where you will be able to go up in cable carts, reaching 3,945 meters (12,943 ft). Here, you can enjoy one of the most amazing views over Quito. Additionally, you can take some nice pictures of the famous Teleferico swing.

    • ActivityActivity:Cooking. Sightseeing. Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:La Palma Polo Club or Illa Experience Hotel.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Catequilla Mountain, Quito

    This is the last day of your Quito cultural adventure. In the morning, you will visit the equator/center of the world area in the north of Quito. One of the highlights here is the archeological site, Catequilla Mountain. It is the only prehispanic site in the Americas that is located precisely at the Earth’s Equator. After the visit to the center of the world area, you will be transferred out to the airport or to another destination, so you can continue your journey through Ecuador.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.


3 Day Cultural Quito Map

3 Day Cultural Quito Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 1111 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 634 p.p.
6 - 11 guests$ 473 p.p.
12 or more guests$ 394 p.p.
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  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Tour Guide Professional and bilingual driver/guide.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Extra food and drinks.
    + Extra activities.
    + Optional tips for guide.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • The price listed corresponds to accommodation in Rukka Lodge. Accommodation in Illa Experience Hotel (higher class) is also available for this tour. If you would like to know more about this option, please contact us.
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, water, energy snacks, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weighs 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.


  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.

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