Quito Old Town Private Walking Tour - Local Market - Fruits & Chocolate Tasting

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4 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore the spectacular sights of Quito’s captivating city on a private walking tour. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere while strolling around the central market; sample traditional "canelazo" drinks or chocolate tasting and experiment with Ecuadorian greetings; and uncover the intriguing history of Quito with a certified English- Spanish speaking guide.

What's Included

1 canelazo drink or chocolate taste per participant

Local fruit & food market

Professional Certified English / Spanish speaking guide

Quito City Tour

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Groups smaller than 5 participants free tasting and the whole process of making chocolate

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 70

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Walking tour around 3 hours in the Old District of the City
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Mercado Central
Here you find some of Quito’s most traditional (and cheapest) foods, in the Mercado Central, where you find fruits and veggies, meats, fresh fish, flowers and natural products are available too. Discover the history, culture, and traditions of Quito in a half-day tour.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Calle La Ronda
This is a narrow cobblestone street very famous among locals because it appears in many paintings and it was the cradle of several famous poems and songs. The street has recuperated its splendor and it is very popular for local people who come on Friday and Saturday nights for drinking a traditional hot "canelazo" made of cinnamon with a liquor!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande)
Located in the heart of Quito’s historic district, Independence Square has as its main feature a monument honoring those who first called for independence from the Royal Audience of Quito in August 1809.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
One of the most iconic destinations in Quito’s historic center is the Plaza San Francisco. With its dramatic backdrop of the colonial, whitewashed San Francisco Church against the dark green Pichincha Volcano, it is probably one of the most photographed plazas in the entire capital city

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


The Old Town Walking Tour is a Great Way to Start Your Visit!
jme415, 18-10-2021
This tour is a great way to start any visit to Quito. Our tour guide, Miriam, was wonderful! She shared a lot of interesting information and was very warm and welcoming. We saw quite a bit, got to enjoy a specialty drink with a city view, and learned about how their chocolate is made -- which was a highlight. I highly recommend this tour! Miriam's terrific and Latin Adventures is a great company. On our second day, they took us on the Mitad Del Mundo Tour, which was outstanding.
Fantastic walking tour
Barb_R, 01-03-2020
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!
Walking Centro Historico Quito
Susan T, 24-08-2018
I was lucky enough to have a private tour of the Old Town in Quito with Fernando. Quito’s UNESCO world heritage status is well deserved. Fernando knew every crook and cranny of the Old Town. He was very professional and friendly. His English is excellent and he helped me with my Spanish. His knowledge of Ecuador’s history was amazing. In four hours we went to churches, museums, plazas and markets. He took me to a market where I was the only tourist. It was four hours of walking but it was over in the blink of an eye. Fernando took me to a family run chocolate shop which was a highlight. I was given a great explanation of the chocolate process and I have not tasted better chocolate. Travelling with a local is the best way to explore new places.

A Wonderful Introduction
_tlthompson82, 06-08-2018
My friends and I absolutely loved this tour! We were the only 4 in the group and Alex was amazing as our guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We truly felt like we were visiting the Old Town with a friend. We especially loved the stops at Mercado Central and the chocolate shop in La Ronda! If you're looking for a great walk through Quito's Old Town, look no more. This is the trip to book!

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