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9-Day Ecuador Food Private Tour

From $3,554 p.p.

Tour Summary

Get ready to taste different flavors and dishes on this Ecuadorian food tour!
Ecuador has four different regions with a wide variety of food. The Andes, the Amazon, the Coast, and the Galapagos Islands have their own cultural gastronomy and historical traditions. If you’re a foodie by nature, you’ll love this culinary experience. The tour starts in Quito with a cup of amazing coffee, followed by delicious meals in the Historical Center of Quito and at other interesting stops around the city. Then, moving to the deep country through the Andes, you will be able to experience Ecuadorian diversity through food. Among sweet and salty options, get ready to taste delicious desserts. Moreover, the Ecuadorian food tour includes a typical Andean cooking class! Also, you will visit an Ecuadorian winery. In addition to all the food that you are going to taste, you will enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of this beautiful country. For instance, you will be surrounded by the majestic Cotopaxi volcano and other beautiful Andean Mountain ranges.

Certainly, food is a big part of vacations, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Ecuadorian traditions and its rich cuisine, including new projects regarding gastronomy in this Ecuadorian food tour. Check out some of our popular Ecuatorian Mainland tours.

Highlights

  • checkWonderful Food ExperienceSavor the flavors of traditional Ecuadorian cuisine.
  • checkCotopaxi National ParkOne of the highest active volcanoes in the world, covered with snow at its peak.
  • checkHistorical Center of QuitoEnjoy some of the beautiful architecture, founded in the 16th century.
  • checkLocal Family DinnerExperience the local cuisine while eating with a local family.
  • checkCuenca cityThe most charming city with its cobblestone streets, old-world cathedrals, colonial parks and urban rivers.
  • checkHacienda La DanesaDiscover and live the country life in the discrete luxury of a historic family hacienda close to Guayaquil.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 WELCOME TO QUITO!
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito, Ecuador

    Today, your Ecuador & Galapagos Gastronomic Tour starts. After you arrive at Quito Airport, you will have a private transfer to your hotel in Quito. Depending on your arrival time, you will enjoy a welcome cocktail on the hotel rooftop. At night, enjoy a delicious dinner.

    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Carlota or similar.
  • DAY 2 QUITO FOOD PRIVATE TOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito food tour

    Prepare to indulge your senses as you delve into the culinary wonders of Ecuador’s vibrant capital city. Begin your day at a charming coffee lab at the heart of the Mariscal area, before venturing into the captivating Historical Center. Explore a quintessential Quiteño food market, then stop at a local restaurant for a delectable empanada (stuffed pastry). Stroll the main square and visit one of the Old Town’s emblematic churches before delighting in a traditional lunch.

    Top it off with traditional sweets: Pristiños (fried pastries with raw sugar syrup), Quesadillas (muffins crowned with frosting), and Helados de Paila (unique ice cream). This extraordinary exploration concludes at a classic fonda quiteña (small economical restaurant) with a traditional beverage. Return to your hotel with your heart and taste buds forever captivated by the flavors and traditions of Quito.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing, Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Carlota or similar.
  • DAY 3 COTOPAXI DAY TOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel cotopaxi picnic

    After breakfast, you will be picked up to go to Cotopaxi National Park. There are several activities that you can choose to do inside the National Park such as horseback riding, mountain biking or just hiking. You will enjoy a delicious and traditional picnic. In the afternoon, you will be dropped off at a local country house where you can see alpacas and enjoy the mountains.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing, Hiking, Horseriding, Biking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda Santa Ana or similar.
  • DAY 4 COTOPAXI TO GUAMOTE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Guamote community

    After breakfast, you will go to the Chimborazo province, on the way you have the opportunity to visit towns like Lasso, try the famous “Salcedo Ice Cream”, visit local markets in Latacunga or Saquisili where you can admire the local lifestyle, fruits, and vegetables colors and variety. You will arrive in Guamote, where you can enjoy a delicious “Pamba Mesa” (community food of ancestral origin) and the local activities at the lodge, like a visit to the community. Finish the day with a traditional dinner.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Inti Sisa or similar.
  • DAY 5 GUAMOTE TO INGAPIRCA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Ingapirca, Cuenca

    This morning, you will enjoy Inti Sisa Community, learning about the local activities they practice (farm, school projects, handmade articles, etc) and enjoying an Andean Cooking Class. After lunch, you will drive to the Ingapirca ruins. You will visit these in the afternoon, and at night you have a local hacienda dinner with potato soup and pork.

    • ActivityActivity:Cooking, Hiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Posada Ingapirca Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 6 INGAPIRCA AND CUENCA EXPLORATION
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Traditional desserts - cuenca

    In the morning you will visit the Ingapirca ruins and then you will be transferred to Cuenca. You will visit the historical center of Cuenca including the Turi viewpoint. You will visit the local market and have lunch at one of the famous restaurants in Cuenca. Cuenca has won as South America’s Leading City Break Destination of 2018, and in this tour, you will see why that is the case. It is an amazing city with a lot of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At night you will go to a wonderful rooftop bar where you will enjoy some cocktails.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Cruz del Vado or similar.
  • DAY 7 CUENCA - HACIENDA DANESA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart to the Ecuadorian Coast region. You will have a view of Cajas National Park and other beautiful panoramic views. You will arrive at Hacienda La Danesa, where you will enjoy a delicious local lunch and enjoy the afternoon with local activities like tubing, chocolate-making tours, or hacienda activities. Dinner will be waiting for you at night time.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda Danesa or similar.
  • DAY 8 VISIT TO ¨DOS HEMISFERIOS¨ - GUAYAQUIL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel dos hemisferios winery - guayaquil

    Early in the morning, you will depart to the Progreso sector to visit “Dos Hemisferios”. You will have a tour of the vineyard, where you can learn how the impossible is made possible, sowing and harvesting grapes for high-quality wine. Following this, you will visit the plant where you will learn about the entire winemaking process. Once the tour is over, you will return to Gran Samán, where you will finally taste wines like Bruma Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay, Enigma, Travesía Cabernet Sauvignon, and Paradoja wines, along with a delicious three-course picnic lunch. Late transfer to Guayaquil.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel del Parque or similar.
  • DAY 9 GUAYAQUIL TRANSFER OUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel

    You will be brought to Guayaquil Airport by the hotel shuttle.

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

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9 Day Ecuador Food Private Tour Map

9 Day Ecuador Food Private Tour Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 5,404 p.p.
2 - 3 guests$ 3,832 p.p.
4 or more guests$ 3,554 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Bus Tours and transfers as described in the itinerary.
  • Tour Guide Professional English speaking guide during tours.
  • Activities Entrance fees as described.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Optional tips for guide.

    + Extra food and drinks.

    + Personal expenses.

    + Medical insurance.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • The price listed corresponds to accommodation in Casa Carlota Hotel or similar. If you would like to know more options, 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.
  • If you would like to enter the Cotopaxi National Park (for example, to visit Limpiopungo or the Cotopaxi Refugio, or to stop underway to take pictures), you are required to rent the services of a local guide. The cost is USD 40.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • 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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