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Quito: City Highlights and Food Walking Tour

1. Quito: City Highlights and Food Walking Tour

Explore Quito, the oldest capital in South America, from all of its angles. Get to know the main historical plazas, buildings, churches and parks. Admire downtown's colonial architecture with its mix of 16th century and modern style buildings. Get away from the main sites and explore lesser-known gems, like the main flea market in town, where you'll understand another side of every day local life. Eat at a top street food stop, and explore one of the main markets. Finish the journey sampling some of the best chocolate and coffee from the hands of a top chocolatier.

Quito: Street Food Essentials

2. Quito: Street Food Essentials

After years of research we’ve carefully selected the best street food stands in Quito in the most unexpected and hole in the wall locations. This tour prizes taste over aesthetic or price and is sure to make you craving the recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. You’ll try exotic fruits and juices, seafood delicacies and the best local bites, made with fresh ingredients. We will finish the journey with a top chocolate, coffee and cocktail tasting. In addition to getting a real taste of Quito, you will explore the city’s back streets, downtown’s flea market and cool off beaten path architecture, street art and more. We will wander through the parts of Quito that are home to the locals that dwell here and we will eat the food that natives have been enjoying for decades. By the time the tour is finished, you will understand the magic that makes our town one of the tastiest cities in Latin America, while feeling the impact that street food has on how we have built our culture.

Quito: After dark street food, art and drinks

3. Quito: After dark street food, art and drinks

Discover the best of Quito's after dark street food scene while exploring one of the coolest neighborhoods in tow. We'll start visiting the coolest gallery in the area, where you'll enjoy a drink with the artists while sharing their work. Then experience the bustle of the crowded stalls where local cab drivers grab a quick bite before heading to their night shifts. Savor homemade traditional dishes and enjoy a gastronomic paradise showcasing the natural abundance of Ecuador. Finish off the evening with a visit to a local bar.

From Quito : 2-Day Mindo Private Excursion with Lodging

4. From Quito : 2-Day Mindo Private Excursion with Lodging

Discover the evergreen wilderness and spectacular natural diversity of the Andes’ western slope. Day 1: Depart Quito in the early morning and visit El Pahuma Orchid Reserve for a 1-hour hike to the waterfalls. Stop off at the Alambi Reserve to take photos inside the hummingbird garden. Enjoy lunch in Mindo, and take advantage of free time in the afternoon to explore the city on your own. Spend the night at a hotel in Mindo. Day 2: Wake up to a relaxing breakfast at the hotel before you start your day. Choose from a variety of activities to participate in at your own expense, including river tubing, ziplining, rappelling, or visiting the butterfly farm. Return to Quito at the end of the day.

From Quito: Mindo Trekking & Wildlife Guided Day Trip

5. From Quito: Mindo Trekking & Wildlife Guided Day Trip

Pick from your hotel. Driving for around 2 hours We will get to Mindo. On the way , If you like We can stop in Los Armadillos garden to watch birds, At the place you can get some of coffee or drink. If your have another garden in your mine We can skip this. Getting to Mindo, We will go straight to the forest to walk and see Nambillo waterfall . To cross between mountains We will ride a rustic Cable car. If you want to see hundreds of butterflies , It is the place where the paradise is REAL. At the half of the day, if you are hungry We can enjoy good food, places where you will enjoy your meal. Yumbos chocolate factory is the last place to be visited. It is a great experience because you will see the fruit, taste some of chocolates and locals fruits. We will leave the area around 4 pm and get to Quito at 6 pm.

Quito: Chocolate Lovers Tour

6. Quito: Chocolate Lovers Tour

With an exclusivity typically reserved for wine tastings and Michelin star meals, this elite gastronomical experience is sure to be the culinary highlight of a trip and even a lifetime. While each unique encounter reflects a constantly changing and innovative tasting menu, the quality of this chocolate tasting remains high. Guests are treated to a multi-course tasting in an elite restaurant that goes beyond the typical understanding of cacao. The experience goes beyond just activating the senses and includes a rich history of Ecuadorian cacao and it’s uses, this is right perfect for those looking to jump out of the typical tourist experience.

Quito: Old Town Highlights & Food Tour

7. Quito: Old Town Highlights & Food Tour

Walk from Independence Plaza to the impressive Independence Monument, the city’s cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the seat of the government, Carondelet Palace.  Your guide will tell you the stories and legends behind the city’s most famous buildings and the roles these sites have played in Ecuador’s rich history. Then continue on to La Compañía de Jesús, a breathtaking Jesuit church with a volcanic stone façade and an interior covered in gold leaf. Explore the University of San Gregorio and then walk down ancient streets on your way to La Ronda, one of the most traditional Quito streets. Next up, visit a woodcarving workshop. Watch the artisans carving, gold plating, and setting in the old Quito style. Ask them questions and maybe even give it a go yourself. Then, learn how to make chocolate in the local old-fashioned way. Taste several varieties of some of the best chocolate in the world. Finally, stop at one of the most traditional ice cream shops of the old town. Try local flavors such as morocho corn and quinoa.

Chocolate tasting and Cocoa Tour

8. Chocolate tasting and Cocoa Tour

Experience the Ultimate Chocolate Tasting in Quito Are you a devoted chocolate enthusiast? Embark on an exceptional journey into the realm of chocolate with our captivating Chocolate Tasting Experience in Quito. Designed for true chocolate lovers, this adventure offers an enticing blend of education, exploration, and indulgence. Uncover the Art of Chocolate Crafting Step into the world of chocolate making with a hands-on presentation and explanation of the intricate process. Witness the enchanting journey from raw cacao pods to delectable chocolate bars. Our expert chocolatiers will guide you through the steps, immersing you in the mesmerizing transformation of cacao into the luscious treat we all adore. Explore the Essence of Cacao Pods Engage your senses as you get up close to cacao pods, the very heart of chocolate's essence. Delve into the origins of cacao, from the cacao trees' lush embrace to the moment of harvest. Learn how the distinct flavors and aromas are nurtured by different factors, creating the unique character of each chocolate variety. Savor a Decadent Chocolate Tasting Indulge your palate with a curated selection of exquisite chocolates that will transport you to new realms of flavor. Experience the velvety smoothness of milk chocolate and the intense richness of dark chocolate. To complement this delightful tasting experience, each chocolate is thoughtfully paired with a fine wine, creating a symphony of tastes that dance on your taste buds. Relax, Learn, and Engage In an inviting and relaxed setting, immerse yourself in the art of chocolate tasting. Our knowledgeable guides will take you through the journey, providing insights into the history, culture, and production of chocolate. Allow your senses to awaken and your understanding of chocolate to deepen. A Sweet Conclusion As the tasting draws to a close, you'll depart with a newfound appreciation for the complexities of chocolate. Whether you're returning to your hotel or finding yourself in a central location to continue exploring Quito, the memories of this indulgent experience will linger on your palate. Book Your Chocolate Adventure Today Secure your spot now for a truly unforgettable Chocolate Tasting Experience. Engage in a presentation that unveils the secrets of chocolate crafting, savor an array of sumptuous chocolates paired with exquisite wine, and discover the true essence of this beloved treat. Your journey into the world of chocolate awaits—reserve your place now!

Old District Quito City: Private Walking Tour

9. Old District Quito City: Private Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Plaza de San Blas located in the Old Town to begin your cultural tour into the city’s historical heart. Experience the sights, smells, and flavors of this sky-high capital as the day comes to life. Start this 4-hour adventure on the cobblestone streets of the city to visit: the Mercado Central, a vibrant and colorful market to immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere; follow your guide past stalls bursting with exotic fruits and fresh vegetables and discover sizzling local dishes. You will also visit the Independence Plaza, home to the Independence Monument, Government Palace, and the Archbishop’s Palace. Stop to absorb the colonial charm of the La Compañía de Jesús, a Jesuit church boasting an elaborate façade made entirely out of volcanic stone, and an interior rich in gold leaf. Next, adventure to the legendary San Francisco Catholic Church to explore convents and a monastery, then walk down through Rocafuerte Street, which in the Seventeen Century was known as “the long Street to the hill”. Explore La Ronda, one of the most picturesque cobblestone streets in Old District of Quito. Following your guide’s recommendations and try flavors that you’re not likely to find back home — like colaciones, empanadas etc... Enjoy a shot of "Canelazo" using your newly learned phrases to greet locals or stop in a chocolatería to taste and have a full explanation of the whole process of making chocolate. Your guide is happy to provide assistance in getting back to your hotel.

Quito: Cultural City Bike Tour

10. Quito: Cultural City Bike Tour

Start from the iconic Ochoymedio Arthouse Cinema. Take a look at the amazing street art around La Floresta and hear about some of the artists who painted them from your bilingual guide. Taste some pretty awesome chocolate before visiting a great lookout and hanging out with some locals. This is a fascinating and not very frequented part of Quito, a hidden gem. Then, visit some interesting parks, and get to see the local culture as well as the hub of activity that is the Mariscal area. Explore a special handicraft market and meet the actual artisans who make their products. Also, discover an iconic fruit and veggie market showing you how the "real people" live, shop, and eat. Next, head to the oldest park in Quito (and in Ecuador) and gain some fascinating historical insights. See the oldest astronomical observatory in Ecuador, as well as some other interesting places. Making your way past an impressive 50-meter (164-foot) tall mural, finish the tour at La Cleta Bici Cafe located in La Floresta, only a block from the starting point. Upon arrival, the café will give you a free drink and a snack.

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What people are saying about Quito

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Our guide met us promptly & immediately started letting us know about the history of the streets we passed through. His English was excellent and his connection to all the vendors in the markets we visited was lovely to see and gave us inside access to the food & beliefs of local people. The history of colonial buildings and their stories was very interesting and we were fascinated by the information provided. Excellent value and a really fun and interesting few hours.

We wanted to go to authentic local places to try local cuisine and Ernesto at Bondabu Ecuador did not disappoint. It was one of the best tours we've ever taken. Ernesto talked about local culture and how it impacted local cuisine. He took us to local places away from the tourist areas, and it was great to hear his insights. The three-hour tour ended up being five hours as we had a great time with him.

Nico, our guide, was fantastic. We got to hear about history, see churches, and eat native food. Food, drinks, and transportation are included. Quito is at a high elevation, so make sure you are comfortable with the altitude before taking this tour, as you will be walking most of the time.

Ernesto was absolutely terrific! The tour was informative, enjoyable, and the stops for lunch and a chocolate tasting gave us a glimpse into authentic Quito. (For an extra special bonus, ask Ernesto to take you to “Güero Güey”, the absolute best taqueria in town!)

A really fun way to spend the evening. It shows you the best places to visit for a meal, a drink or street food. Very interesting & our guide Daniella was amazing. Highly recommend!