Old town-Cooking Class-Equator


You will start a perfect day in Quito with while visiting the idyllic Quito Colonia City and a splendid cooking class (Independence Plaza, The Cathedral, San Francisco Square).

This city was colonized by the Spanish and recognized as a city in the mid-16th century. In 1978, together with Kraków in Poland, the entire city became the first UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast at the hotel, visit the old town and meander down romantic narrow streets to see the colonial Churches of San Fransisco, La Compañia, where you will step into South America’s best example of Spanish Baroque architecture church, La Compañia De Jesus and other historical landmarks.

After breakfast, your English-speaking guide will pick you up for a walking city tour. The colonial center of Quito was already named world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1978.

Quito, EC

Tour Plan

In the morning
Plaza Grande & Cooking Class

Visit the Plaza Grande and the beautiful churches La Compañía and La Basílica, and walk down the oldest street of Quito, La Ronda.

Get acquainted with Quito’s culinary delicacies during this classic style as you participate in a cooking class, where you will learn from the hand of their local chef how to prepare traditional Ecuadorian dishes, with fresh products picked from the local market.

By the end, you will learn how the bizarre mixture of two worldviews (Incan religion and European Catholicism) is beautifully reflected in Colonial City.

In the afternoon

In the afternoon, experience the thrill of being in both hemispheres at the same time by stepping right in the middle of the world by visiting the Equatorial Monument, which highlights the exact location of the equator line according to the Franco-Spanish mission that determined its approximate location.

It’s also the location of the Ethnographic Museum that showcases the indigenous culture and ethnography of Ecuador.  In the evening, you return to your hotel in Quito

  • Meals are mentioned in the program.
  • Private English-speaking guide and transportation through all the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned places and activities.
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses such as tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any other meals, drinks, and/or services not mentioned in the program
  • PCR COVID TEST if applies

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Please note that the category stars given for the accommodations are estimated as local categories that do not fit international standards. Local categories are in all cases alike or higher than the ones given above.

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons, and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any expedition. Nevertheless, the safety and the interest of our passengers is always the first priority.

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