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Quito Cooking Class is a half-day tour that takes you to the local food market in the Historic Center of Quito for an intense culinary experience. First, the chef goes to the market with you and explains everything you need to know about Ecuadorian endemic fruits and vegetables. Then, you will prepare traditional Ecuadorian dishes in a cozy restaurant

Before the Quito Cooking Class begins, you will receive a chef’s hat, an apron, and a mini recipe book with the three Ecuadorian dishes the chef has selected for the class. These may include Locro Quiteño (potato stew), Encocado (fish stew), Chocolate fondue, and others. The cooking class usually starts around 11:30 am. However, when booking you can let us know if you would like to change the time. 

Upon request, you can also have an enhanced Deluxe Cooking Experience at the beautiful 17th-century Franciscan “San Diego” convent; contact us for more information.

You can also integrate the Quito Cooking Class tour into a Quito City Tour for a complete culinary experience. You can do this tour privately or shared.

*Note: Please note the market is only open until 15.00 from Monday – Saturday so if you choose to do the Quito Cooking Class tour at night you won’t go to the market.


  • checkWonderful Food ExperienceSavor the flavors of traditional Ecuadorian cuisine.
  • checkQuito's Old Town MarketThis half-day tour takes you to the local food market in the historical center of Quito, and to a very cozy restaurant where you will prepare your traditional Ecuadorian dishes.
  • checkTraditional DishesYou will cook three traditional Ecuadorian dishes, which the chef has specially selected for the class.
  • checkCooking ClassBefore the cooking class begins, you will be given a chef’s hat, an apron, and a mini recipe book with three dishes you will be cooking.


    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito-Cooking-class-Day1-Itinerary

    11:30 Welcome drink at Altamira Experience.

    11:45 Start class and visit the local market.

    12:30 End of market visit. Walk back to the Altamira Experience.

    12:45 Start cooking class; a chef’s hat, apron, and mini recipe book will be provided.

    14:15 Lunch. This is the time to taste your self-made lunch.

    15:45 End cooking class.

    *Note: All hours are approximate, except for the starting time.

    • ActivityActivity:Cooking, Exploring, Sightseeing, Walking.
    • mealMeal:Lunch.


Quito Gastronomic Experience Map

Quito Gastronomic Experience Map

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  • Bus Transportation private tour only.
  • Tour Guide Visit to the market.
  • Tour Guide Professional chef (English, French, or Spanish speaking).
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals Guided lunch with soft drinks or juice.
  • assistance Materials needed for the cooking class.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Transportation from Altamira Experience.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • Private tours include transportation from and to your hotel in the Quito Urban Zone.
  • Shared Tour: Meeting point in Quito Central Market. Departures only on Sundays and Mondays. 
  • This is a private tour that you can modify to your own preferences
  • Time Disclaimer: It is recommended that this private tour start no later than 08:00 A.M. because you will enjoy the tour at a good pace and will not miss out on any activities. If you choose a later departure time, you might miss some activities due to traffic or other circumstances.
  • Important things to bring: comfortable and light clothing, (a jacket just in case) water, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • If you would like to change activities or restaurants, please let us know, the tours are completely customizable.
  • 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.
  • When you book a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree to its terms and conditions.

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