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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 own 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$ 1058 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 604 p.p.
6 - 11 guests$ 451 p.p.
12 or more guests$ 375 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

  • 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.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, eat peeled fruits only, etc).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • It is important that you have current travel insurance including health insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

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