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9 Day Ecuador Food Private Tour

Duration9 Days
Price From $2,695
Highlights
  • checkHistorical Center of QuitoEnjoy some of the beautiful architecture, founded in the 16th century.
  • checkCotopaxi National ParkOne of the highest active volcanoes in the world, covered with snow at its peak.
  • checkIngapircaEcuador’s best pre-Columbian ruins.
  • 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.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 WELCOME TO QUITO!
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    Today, your Ecuador & Galapagos Gastronomic Tour starts. After your arrival 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.

    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealDinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Casa Carlota or similar.
  • DAY 2 QUITO FOOD PRIVATE TOUR
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    In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel to start your Quito Food Private Tour. The first visit will be to a Coffe Lab located in the Mariscal area where you’ll enjoy and learn about the multiple varieties of coffee available in Ecuador. You will continue the way to Quito Historical Center with a stop in a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious “empanada” (stuffed bread or pastry). After a short walk around Quito’s main square, you’ll taste the Andes’s variety of flavors with a traditional lunch. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to learn about Quito’s typical sweet traditions like “garrapiñada” (caramel-coated peanuts), “pristiños” (fried pastries served with raw sugar syrup), or “quesadillas” (muffin topped with frosting). This amazing experience ends with a visit to a traditional “fonda” (small and traditional restaurant) where you can try the local beer, the famous “chicha” (a fermented beverage made of corn), or local cocktails.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing, Walking.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Casa Carlota or similar.
  • DAY 3 COTOPAXI DAY TOUR
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    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.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing, Hiking, Horseriding, Biking.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHacienda Santa Ana or similar.
  • DAY 4 COTOPAXI TO GUAMOTE
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    After breakfast you will go to the Chimborazo province, in the way you have the opportunity to visit towns like Lasso and try the famous “Salcedo Ice Cream” visit local markets in Latacunga or Saquisili were you can admire the local lifestyle, fruits and vegetables colors and variety. You will arrive in Guamote, were 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.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsInti Sisa or similar.
  • DAY 5 GUAMOTE TO INGAPIRCA
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    This morning, you will enjoy Inti Sisa Comunity, learning about the local activities they practice (farm, school projects, handmade articles, etc) and enjoying an Andean Coocking 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.

    • ActivityActivityCooking, Hiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsPosada Ingapirca Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 6 INGAPIRCA AND CUENCA EXPLORATION
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    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 the South America’s Leading City Break Destination of 2018, and you will see in this tour 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 rooftopbar were you will enjoy some cocktails.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsCruz del Vado or similar.
  • DAY 7 CUENCA - HACIENDA DANESA
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    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 to Hacienda La Danesa, where you will enjoy a delicious local lunch and enjoy the afternoon with local activities like tubing, chocolate making tour or hacienda activities.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHacienda Danesa or similar.
  • DAY 8 VISIT TO ¨DOS HEMISFERIOS¨ - GUAYAQUIL
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    Early in the morning you will depart to Progreso sector to visit the “Dos Hemisferios”, You will have a tour of the vineyard, where you can learn how made the impossible possible, sowing and harvesting grapes for a high quality wine. Following this, you will visit the plant, where you will be able to learn about the entire winemaking process. Once the tour is over, you will return to Gran Samán, where you will finally be able to 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.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsWyndham Puerto Santa Ana Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 9 GUAYAQUIL TRANSFER OUT
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    You will be brought to Guayaquil Airport by the hotel shuttle.

    • ActivityActivityDeparture.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
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

TOUR SUMMARY

Get ready to taste different flavors and dishes in 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 the 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The price listed corresponds to accommodation in Casa Carlota Hotel or similar. If you would like to know more options, 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’, only eat peeled fruits, 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 will have current travel insurance including health insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 4495 p.p.
2 - 3 guests$ 2995 p.p.
4 or more guests$ 2695 p.p.
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