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* A traveler said: "We were in a small 3-person group with Nicolas our guide. Young man who has lived in Quito for all of his life and his love for his city and country showed in every conversation!! Stops included "mulled wine", meats/veggies on a stick (pinchos), quimbollito/tamal/humita, tripe, empanadas, juices, beers and then ending up at a former speakeasy now ultra low key cool bar with open air dancing!!! This tour tests your ability to walk a bit (harder due to altitude) but like in most tours of this type, the guide makes/breaks the experience. Nicolas is an asset and even helped us out with some recs closer to our hotel for ceviche on a different day!"
* A traveler said: "Fabulous tour! Our driver Marlon and guide Diana were friendly and knowledgeable and we had a lot of fun! Highly recommend this tour, especially to see something other than Quito!"
* A traveler said: "This was different than I expected, our guide and driver were awesome and we had a beautifully clear day to see all the Volcanos. They took us first to a nicer shop to see the process of making some of the tapestries and the shop had excellent quality goods. Then we headed to the market which we went on a Saturday so it was huge. We gave our kid (10 & 12) some cash and they had a blast shopping. We then went to another area for lunch which was excellent. This area is known for its leather goods which shops had some really good stuff."
* A traveler said: "Great, affordable tour! My guide was energetic and spoke good English (he did had to give the tour both in English and Spanish). The site and museum is a good day trip for those who have a couple of hours of time to spare."
* A traveler said: "Great guide, awesome trek, and amazing scenery. Would recomended if you're looking for a good challenge while visiting Quito!"
* A traveler said: "Amazing, great, interesting, knowledgeable in history and not only in history Diego tour guide A big thanks from our family for such beautiful day"
* A traveler said: "I especially enjoyed the interactive museum at the middle of the world. The driver was very knowledgeable"
* A traveler said: "Great day to learn about the what Ecuador has to offer! We went to the center of the world, a hummingbird garden, a butterfly garden, chocolate factory, drove through a cloud forest, and zip lining. One thing that surprised us and was not disclosed (at least we didn't see it) was we needed to bring cash to pay for all the places he brought us. It was not expensive, but we used all the cash we had on this excursion."
* A traveler said: "Driver was very helpful and safe. We spoke a simple English and Spanish conversation and he told us more about Quito and Ecuador"
* A traveler said: "I thought the market will not have as much sellers, as I went on a Tuesday (which is a non-peak day), but it seemed complete with not so many buyers. Perfect if you want to avoid the stress of an over-crowded area! 🙂 Cotocachi was fantastic which even had a short yet scenic hike! Thanks Heidi for being a wonderful guide!"
* A traveler said: "Making the coffee and the chocolate. I also enjoyed the hummingbirds a butterflies. The guide was knowledgeable"
* A traveler said: "Favorite part of the trip was visiting a local family! It was humbling and inspiring! Loved the Lagoon and mule ride back up. Diego was great!"
* A traveler said: "My wife and I took this cooking class with Chef Edwin. While in Ecuador, we went to the Galapagos, the Amazon Rainforest, and celebrated the Fiestas de Quito. This was arguably one of our top experiences on the trip. Chef Edwin is very hospital and multilingual. He spent the first part making sure we were comfortable and plan out the menu with us. When we were ready, we took a tour of the markets where he and locals buy their groceries. Along the way, he shared and explained the Ecuadorian culture and history and asked us about ourselves. He taught us about the local fruits at the beginning of the tour and then at the end had use find specific fruits ourselves in a market as a quiz (so make sure you're paying attention). Back at the restaurant, the cooking setup was in a beautiful style building (similar to Andalusian style homes in Spain). Chef Edwin taught us new techniques and recipes for cooking, preparing, and displaying food that blew us away. And at the end, we got to have the food in a special and intimate setting. I highly encourage you to take this class if you want to take part in an experience (not just vacation observing), have an interest in food, an interest in a group activity, or an interest in culture."
* A traveler said: "It was fun riding around the beautiful city on a antique trolley. The Old Town was lively and there were many ornate churches. Our guide was very enthusiastic."
* A traveler said: "The driver and tourist guide were very informative and friendly. I bought the tour online the same day. I didn’t know where to take the bus. I sent a message in what up . They answered fast."
* A traveler said: "Our tour guides Andrea and Alex were excellent. Not only were they very knowledgeable, but also very considerate. There love for their country was evident and clearly cared that we enjoyed our trip. Easy going, lovely folks that made it feel Like we spent a lovely day with friends. Highly recommend Viator and these particular guides. 👍🏽"
* A traveler said: "Fabulous tour with knowledgeable guide I highly suggest Rodrigo. He know a lot of nature and their environment …so nice he is a Diamond for your tour! Beautiful humming birds so many varietals. Gorgeous hike in cloud forest with waterfalls. Ending with chocolate tasting and learning how they make these chocolates as they make it right there YUM. Fab !"
* A traveler said: "DAY 3 Mindo, Amazon Rainforest Canopy Tour, Ciudad Mitad del Mundo We were met by our drver Guillermo for our private tour at our hotel at 7:00 am. We started on our 2 hour journey to Mindo and had to go over Pichincha an active volcano that last erupted in October of 1999 which started activity in the ring of vocanos that cross Equador. Looking out the widow in the hotel room you can see the western side which is opposte where caldera exploded. It is over 15,000 ft high and we had to go over it to get to Mindal on a two lane road. When we arrived at Mindo we found a quaint little village with with a cobblestone mine street bordered by wooden colonnades reminicent of an old wester town however the architecture is one of mid 19th century. The standout in the middle of the main street was the beautiful church that was just letting out a Palm Sunday service. We followed the main street colonnades to a central square that had a colorful lanscaping with exoitic plants from the rainforest and a sculpture of a hummingbird feeding it's baby. We had time to visit a small cafe up a dirt side road and had some coffee fried plantains and brownies made from the chocolate they produce. The town of Mindo is known in the region for producing chocolate. After breakfast we headed up a dirt road into the Mindo Valley. The Mindo Valley is a mountainous watershed in the western slopes of the Andes, where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes. We were told it is set in beautiful cloud-forest, and it is surrounded by the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest the forest is home to hundreds of species of birds, many of which are in danger of extinction. After a ten minute drive over the Mindo river where we could see river rafters washing down the choppy waters we arrived at the Canopy Tours of Mindo where we were in a group of 10 people who were going into the rainforest to take 10 zip lines that would traverse the canyons and ravines. This Canopy tour is supposed to be one of the top ten tours in the world. We were at the 10,400 foot elevation at the start of our Canopy tour according to one of our two tour guides. We hiked another 500 ft. The forest was alive with butterflies, and sounds of hundreds of species of birds. We were able even to see a Tucan. Let the fun begin! Freedom, excitement, exhilaration, thrills, adrenaline rush, it lets the average person feel the closest thing to flying without wings. The exhilarating feeling of soaring through the air can take your breath away. Ziplining is more than being attached to a cable and allowing gravity to pull you to the other side. Its about letting your inner child free, letting yourself laugh and cry and feel the adrenaline coursing through your veins. Its about getting an unforgettable view and in this case it was a view of inexplicable greens of the lush canopy that blanked the rainforest along with the reds and browns of the folage set against the rich blue of the late morning sky. As you fly down the cable you almost bush against the trees as you dive down to the ending platform. Half the fun is to watch and listen to the other members of your tour as they squeal and sometimes scream as they soar over the abyss with increasingly longer, faster and steeper lines. Two hours later we ended our tour with the last line landing where we started. Everyone in the tour group felt a special kinship with each other that comes from being on a unique and exciting adventure. We said farewell to our guides and left to go back to Mindo to have a lunch. Ziplining can work up an appetite. We found ourselves back in the square and went to a local family run restaurant called El Cheffsito where we had a seasoned broth soup with chicken, plantains, carrots, potatos, peas and yucca heart along with a plate of chicken that was so very flavorful and cookedso it fell of the bone, rice, potatos, and a small salad, which we washed down with refreshing passion fruit juice. The family worked the restaurant ant the three daughters that looked to be ages 8 - 13. served us and we enjoyed watching them teasing, giggling and playing around, but still paying attention to our needs. We were the only ones in the tiny restaurant."
* A traveler said: "Our guide andres was so warm friendly. He made the class so enjoyable. He introduced us to new fruits and vegetables we have never seen. The food we made was incredible- we are definitely going to try these recipes at home. We have done cooking classes all over the world but honestly this was my favorite"
* A traveler said: "I was lucky enough to get Nico, who gave me the most amazing tour of the city AND customized the menu selections to my taste. He picked me up at my Airbnb and we walked all the way to the Restaurant District - happily eating all the way!!! Nico showed me the markets (flea market and grocery/fruit market), took me to areas of the city I wouldn't have known existed, and shared local history and current events in a way that was passionate and thoughtful."
* A traveler said: "Diego was our guide for the afternoon and did a fantastic tour of the old town with so much information about the history of many of the sights!"
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- Presidential Palace
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- Capilla del Hombre (Guayasamín Museum)
- Avenue of the Volcanoes
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