History, Traditions and Legends at Night with Cooking Class
Visit the largest and best preserved Historic Center of South America, meet a local market and its traditions. Admire the attractive illuminated churches at night. Enjoy a local gastronomic adventure with a professional chef.
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- Take in views of colonial and modern Quito from the Mirador del Panecillo
- Discover a traditional market
- Admire the attractive illuminated churches at night
- Enjoy a local gastronomic adventure with a professional chef
DescriptionYou will visit the historic center, the largest and best preserved in South America. Visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where you will have a brief stop and will be able to climb up to its high towers. Later move towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty, and where is a giant statue of the 'Winged Virgin' where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Later you will continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city and full of history. From there you will walk to the Plaza Grande, historical and political center of the city, surrounded by innumerable attractions including the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañía Church. You will finish up this portion of the tour in the traditional La Ronda neighborhood where you can find workshops where you will learn from a group of authentic artisans about how their works and the trades of yesteryear that keep the cultural traditions of this charming city alive. You will move onto one of the traditional markets of the city, where you can enjoy the colorful landscape produced by the stalls full of fruits and vegetables from all regions of the country. Undoubtedly, this is a place full of familiar flavors, and the best opportunity to meet a variety of local consumer products that are mixed with the offer of very striking items such as herbs and healing, world-renowned roses and liquors of national production, among others. Later you will visit the Guayasamín House Museum also known as “Capilla del Hombre” (entrance included), of the most important plastic artist of Ecuador in the modern era, and know the great value of the artistic heritage assets that this artist left the country. Enjoy a local gastronomic adventure, with the most varied ingredients and the lessons with a professional chef that will prepare next to you a delicious Andean dinner. In the evening you will begin in the northern part of the city with a tour along with the most important commercial areas, where you can find most of Quito's hotels and nightlife. Then we head to the historic center to admire the spectacle of the churches and historic buildings illuminated and its main tourist attractions. The tour continues to the Mirador del Panecillo, recognized for its beauty, where you can delight with a beautiful view of colonial and modern Quito. During the tour, you can get to know the people who live in this city better, you will be able to recognize them by their way of speaking, thinking, and visit the city as your guide will tell you about urban legends that are part of the history of Quito.
IncludesStarting point pickup and drop-off • Professional guide • Entrance to museum • Food and drinks • Gratuities
- • Tour departs from the following Quito hotels: Rio Amazonas, Holiday Inn, Wyndham Garden, Kaia, Mercure Alameda, Hilton Colon, Swissotel • If you are not staying at these hotels, your pick up will be at Galeria Ecuador (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García) • Saturday: 2:15 PM Culture and Traditions of Quito
- Saturday: 4:30 PM Andean Cooking class
- Saturday: 6:15 PM City Tour Quito • Saturday: 6:45 PM Urban Legends of Quito at Night
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