Quito Market Tour and Pichincha Cable Car Ride
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Quito Market Tour and Pichincha Cable Car Ride

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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 honor 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!
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  • Local English speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Not included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, a warm jacket, sunglasses, and a hat
  • Maximum group size is 12 participants
4 | 2016-02-09

Really enjoyed learning from the guide. I was not at all familiar with Ecuador and I learned a lot. I chose this tour because I didn't have a full day. It was great to be able to see both the cable cars and the markets in the limited time I had. I wouldn't recommend doing the cable car on your first day in Quito. I had a hard time with the altitude. It's good to have a bit of time for your body to get used to the altitude before you go higher. Unfortunately it was foggy on the day I went but I was able to see some birds and learn about the trees.

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