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Quito City Tour Experience: Learn & Taste

Quito City Tour Experience: Learn & Taste

By Adventure Journeys
Live demostration on the preparation the local candy. Visit a local market. Have lunch as a local. Interact with the local children visiting the foundation. Important Note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this trip
per adult
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Ages 8-80, max of 15 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English, Spanish

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Confortable Transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town
What's not included
  • Tips

  • Swissôtel Quito, Ave 12 de Octubre 1820 y, Quito 170525, Ecuador
    You will be picked up by your AJ Guide at Swissotel's Lobby
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59685P18

    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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