Quito: Street Food Essentials
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 3 hours
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After some initial confusion with the tour operator (Latin Adventures) over pick up times the tour went ahead as planned and was a great experience. Our guide spoke excellent English (which was great as our Spanish is very limited) and was very knowledgeable about the site and it's surrounding area. She ensured we toured the "actual" equator line exhibition with an English speaking group and then took us to another sub exhibition to learn about chocolate making starting with the bean. This part of the tour would be particularly interesting for those interested in earth sciences though the group guide's gory description of how indigenous head hunters cleaned and displayed their victims heads could have be more tastefully done. She then escorted us around the "original" equator line park, explained the significance of various statues before accompanying us into the monument itself to help us understand the various displays contained within it. A great afternoon out 1hr from Quito.
This was such a fun and up-close way to get to see many of the different neighborhoods in Quito, including some more traditional tourist spots as well as some spots that only locals would know. Ernesto and Nico were my guides and they were so friendly and provided a lot of background information and history. Not to mention, the food was amazing! I would recommend starting this tour on an empty stomach, as you will definitely get more than enough food. I would also suggest bringing a backpack to carry raincoat/water bottle, and wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. On our few hours of walking we experienced both bright sunshine and pouring rain. Ernesto did call us a car at one point so we wouldn’t have to walk in the downpour. I will definitely recommend this to my friends who are visiting Quito!
We had a wonderful day, Erica and Alberto went above and beyond to make our day enjoyable. From Mindo to the chocolate factory everything was for our benefit. Even to giving me a helping hand up some of the steeper parts.
an absolute amazing experience and would definitely recommend to everyone I know who would come through Quito! best guide and couldn’t be happier!
Really interesting and comprehensive tour that took in both equator lines and a volcanic crater.