Quito Market Discovery

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  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends Quito, Ecuador
  • Explore an authentic Ecuadorian market
  • Taste the true flavours of Ecuador
  • Discover exotic fruits and vegetables
  • Learn about the use of medicinal herbs and plants
The Quito Market Discovery tour starts and ends in Quito. The Quito Market Discovery is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 4 hours.

Wherever you go in the world, markets are the source of the freshest food around and Ecuador is no exception. Join this Quito tour to discover (and taste) the ingredients that go into the signature dishes of this region.  
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“Was a great tour - guide shared lots of information about the country's history and culture. Had fun & learned a lot”

Go off the beaten path and discover the sights, sounds, and smells of the real Ecuadorian capital on this Quito markets tour.

First, we head for the foothills of towering Pichincha on the western edge of the city. Ride the cable car to the top to take in the unparalleled views from a staggering 4,100 meters above sea level. Explore the ecological trail that snakes along the mountain ridge, taking in different views of the city below. Visit the world’s highest Catholic chapel perched at a staggering 4,150 meters, which was built to honour the miracles of the Virgin Mary. Take in one last view of the city before climbing back aboard the cable car for the ride down the mountain.

Head to the Iñaquito Market, located in the northern part of the city. This fabulous market is known for its fresh produce, selling everything from exotic fruits and vegetables to medicinal herbs, fresh juices and local alcoholic drinks.

Feast on a range of Ecuadorian foods on offer, from crispy fried pork to delicate ceviche. Learn about the ingredients that go into making some of Ecuador’s signature dishes, and discover first hand the range of food on offer throughout the country. Don’t miss washing it all down with one of the many of juices on offer – from the usual orange and mango to the unusual such as babaco and tree tomat

This Quito tour is sure to leave you with a full tummy and a greater understanding of (and appreciation for!) Ecuadorian food and Quito market life - essential to feeling like a local!

  • Lunch including a natural juice
  • Private transportation
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance to cable car
  • Tips / gratuities for your guide
  • items of a personal nature
  • drinks not offered on the tour.
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Cancellation for this Quito Market Discovery tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 98 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Quito Market Discovery tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Quito Market Discovery tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Hotel Quito Lobby:  Av. González Suárez N27 142 y Gonzalez Suarez.

Meeting end point :

Hotel Quito Lobby:  Av. González Suárez N27 142 y Gonzalez Suarez.

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