Extremely interesting behind the scenes experience that included a detailed market tour with explanations about the fruits and vegetables, native to Ecuador, and the opportunity to participate in the preparation of Ecuadorian sweet quesadillas, savory empanadas and a crispy dessert. The empanadas and dessert were prepared in a local home, then enjoyed in the host's dining room, along with an Ecuadorian tamale. Pablo, our tour guide, gave a detailed description of everything we saw and experienced. This is a semi-private tour, accommodating up to four participants. Come prepared to participate and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Pablo was a fantastic guide talking not only about the food we were experiencing but also about how Ecuadorian history and recent events have shaped food production and distribution in the country. Tasty food, fascinating narrative - highly recommended.
We had a great time, Highly recommend!
Jorge was a wonderful guide! The tour through the market was a delightful learning experience. Our host cooks were charming and made us feel very comfortable. It was memorable experience. We have already made some empanadas at home!
I had a fantastic time with Pablo and Graciellaa. The food we made was outstanding
Excellent guide who was able to customize our interests. WE greatly appreciated his English language ability. We enjoyed the 'home' cooking experience, the bakery and the market. It was Terrific!!
This was a great way to start my Ecuador vacation.
this was a great tour, our guide was fantastic,the market was very interesting, the bakery was good fun and the cooking lesson at the local ladies house was amazing, would highly recommend
I had a great time with Pablo on this tour! It was very informative and interesting! It was very nice to see how some of the traditional food of Quito is made! Graciella was super friendly and a very good host! She and her family made me feel part of their family! It was just me on the tour and I can recommend it to anyone, whether you are in a group or by yourself! This is really a tour of the beaten track! Experience Quito from a local's perspective!
Jorge met us at the designated meeting place on time. On the journey to the market he provided information plus answered our many questions on Quito - economy, history, political climate, etc.
The market was extremely lively and interesting.
At the bakery we assisted with making some Ecuadorian quesadillas, then got to taste many delightful products along with hot chocolate.
At Graciella's we assisted with the making of empanada's and other items - all the time having our numerous questions answered plus learning about the Ecuadorian culture. Of course, we got to eat what we helped make plus more!
This tour was at the beginning of our stay in Ecuador and provided so much insight into local customs and cuisine. Highly recommended.
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