Quito Sweet & Culinary Experience

    • 6 hours
    • UIOD
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $129
    • *Approx package price

Do I smell empanadas? Join this Quito tour for a day of power-eating and empanada-making. Taste rich caramel at sweet-making institution, see quesadillas being made at a bakery and learn how to make tamales and empanadas in a local masters home.


* Visit one of the oldest bakeries in Quito to see Ecuadorian-style quesadillas being made

* See traditional sweets being created in a historic, family-owned business

* Taste the unique rum and whiskey flavoured sweet treats known as mistelas

* Learn how to make tasty tamales and delicious empanadas in a local home

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito Urban Adventutres Office (Reina Victoria N21-226 between Carrión and Roca in La Mariscal)
  • Finish:

    Quito Urban Adventutres (Reina Victoria N21-226 between Carrión and Roca in La Mariscal)
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, transportation, all meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Exclusions:

    Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for your guide, additional food.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard

We suggest wearing comfortable clothing, a warm jacket, comfortable shoes, and a hat.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.



Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspire excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.


Taste the unique flavours and meet local faces of the city on this Quito food tour through the sweet spots of this fair city. Start the morning by joining your guide on a visit to one of the oldest bakeries in the city. See how the iconic quesadilla is made and sample traditional flavours which have been perfected over generations.
Next, travel through backstreets and lesser-known neighbourhoods to the southern part of Quito. While here, visit a family-owned micro-enterprise that has been creating sweet delicacies for more than 80 years. Sample the exquisite caramel delicacy known as majar de leche, which is made before your very eyes. Afterwards, continue the tour by learning the history and production process secrets behind the creation of the sweets known as mistelas. Some mistelas are made with whiskey and rum so be sure to try these special flavours!  
Next, don your apron for a fun and interactive Quito cooking class in a local home in the city’s historic centre. Try your hand at making delicious tamales and empanadas - two culinary classics that can be found in most food markets, cafes and restaurants throughout South America. Finish the day with a head full of culinary knowledge and a full stomach!
This is a great companion tour to the Quito Market Discovery tour, which takes you through the north of the city.

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