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Quito Sweet & Culinary Experience

Highlights / General details 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 flavored sweet treats known as 'mistelas'. Learn how to make tasty tamales and delicious empanadas in a local home. Inclusion Local English speaking guide; Transportation; All meals as indicated in the itinerary. Exclusion Additional food; Items of a personal nature; Tips or gratuities for the guide. Hours of operation Available: Monday - Friday; Start time at 8:30am. Duration Approximately 6 hours. Location Meeting point: Quito Urban Adventures Office (Reina Victoria N21-226 between Carrión and Roca in La Mariscal). Finish point: Quito Urban Adventures Office (Reina Victoria N21-226 between Carrión and Roca in La Mariscal). Exclusion Additional food; Items of a personal nature; Tips or gratuities for the guide. Hours of operation Available: Monday - Friday; Start time at 8:30am. Duration Approximately 6 hours. Location Meeting point: Quito Urban Adventures Office (Reina Victoria N21-226 between Carrión and Roca in La Mariscal). Finish point: Quito Urban Adventures Office (Reina Victoria N21-226 between Carrión and Roca in La Mariscal). Itinerary 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 flavors 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! Participant restrictions Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 years are not permitted on the tour. Additional Information We suggest wearing comfortable clothing, a warm jacket, comfortable shoes and a hat. Quito's climate is variable so it is recommended to use sun block for sunny days. Please bring your camera because you’re sure to have special memories. Policies For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people. If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**
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