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Quito City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
"Take the city tour in Quito at your own pace while setting your own schedule with the system hop-on hop-off aboard the Quito Tour Bus. The double decker bus will allow you to see the tourist attractions of the north and center of the city and allow y restaurants and cafes. It is the principle area for entertainment in this zone. Continuing the journey at stop No.4 El Ejido - Craft Market where you will be able to find in a few blocks a colorful shopping experience which offers a great variety of crafts and s in close proximity you can visit the National Museum of Culture which exhibits Ecuadorian art from all its history. We continue to stop No.5 at the Contemporary Art Center where you can enjoy visual and digital art as well as other artistic expressio within a few short steps you can visit the government palace and the oldest cathedral in South America dating from the sixteenth century. The last stop No. 11 is at García Moreno Park located in front of the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church."""Enjoy a city tour of Quito at your own pace on board the Hop-on Hop-off. This is a great alternative to get to know the attractions of the north and center of the city though a system of hop-on hop-off which will allow you to jump off and on at any of the
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
"Explore the historic district of Quito and enjoy authentic Ecuadorian foods on this full-day tour! Begin your adventure on the cobblestone streets of Old Town Quito with your expert guide. Browse the central market where you'll see a variety of goods including roses exotic fruits and local vegetables.Then follow your guide to the heart of Old Town -- Independence Plaza. Walk around the plaza while admiring the impressive Independence Monument the Archbishop's Palace and the Government Palace. Learn about the significance of these buildings from your guide as you walk through the plaza.Next stop for lunch at a traditional Ecuadorian restaurant. From there head to the Monastery of San Francisco. This large
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Quito Culinary Tour and Cooking Class
"Experience the flavors and culture of Quito on this food tour! Meet your knowledgeable culinary guide and visit a food market to browse for fresh fruits and vegetables. Then head to one of the oldest bakeries in Quito. See how traditional Ecuadorian quesadillas are made and sample the finished product while learning about Quito's food culture from your guide.Next travel through backstreets to the southern part of Quito and admire the city’s historical architecture as you make your way to a local Quito home to test out your cooking skills during an Ecuadorian cooking class! Learn how to make authentic tamales and ""Discover the flavors of Quito on this culinary tour packed with sweet treats and tasty tamales. Meet artisan bakers and talented cooks and learn the secrets to making popular Ecuadorian dishes. Admire the historical architecture of Quito as you walk from title=Highlights&1=Culinary+tour+in+Quito+including+a+Ecuadorian+cooking+class&2=Visit+one+of+Quito%27s+oldest+bakeries+and+witness+how+they+make+some+of+Ecuador%27s+traditional+pastries&3=Take+a+cooking+class+with+an+expert+chef+and+learn+to+cook+some+of""
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SHEEP HEAD SOUP IS NOT FOR ME

At some markets in Ecuador i saw stalls full of sheep heads that were for sale. I am told that sheep head soup is one of the favorite local meals here and you can even buy the soup at the market if...
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El Ultimo Hielero – The Last Ice Merchant

Twice a week Baltazar from the village Cuarto Esquinas walk up the slopes of Chimborazo with his donkeys, to the glacier. There he cuts large blocks of ice from the glacier. Each block weighs around...
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Paseo del Chagra, Machachi

Machachi is a town about 35 km south of Quito. It is situated on the west side of Panamericana, at an altitude of 2950 metres (so it can be quite chilly). It is a medium sized town with 12 500...
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Chocolate

Ecuador is a large producer of cacao, but much of the cacao is sold to big companies in other countries. However, there is also production of high quality chocolate within the country from...
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Inti Raymi celebrations

The Inti Raymi festival is a festival celebrating the summer solstice and harvest. It is especially celebrated in the northern highlands and I had hoped to see some celebrations while I visited Quito...
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Typical foods

I had read quite a lot about Ecuadorean cuisine and was keen to try some of the local delicacies. Luckily we found that most restaurants served the traditional cuisine, even if they had a few...
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Club or Pilsner?

Ecuadoreans are far more likely to drink beer with a meal than wine, and although they do produce a little of the latter we never saw any in any of the restaurants we visited – only Argentinean and...
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Helado de Paila

Helado de Paila is a particular sort of ice cream made in the north of Ecuador. It is made not through churning, as is usual, but instead prepared in a wide metal pan (a bit like a wok) which the ice...
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Día de los Muertos

The Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is commemorated in Ecuador as in many South and Central American countries, although not to the same extent as in Mexico perhaps. Its observance is strongest...
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Traditional dances on Plaza Grande, Quito

One Saturday night in Quito, after dinner, I saw there was a lot of people on Plaza Grande. Someone told me there was going to be a performance below the cathedral so I also went there to have a look....
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Tigua paintings

People around Tigua have painted drums and masks used at festivals for many generations, but it was not until the 1970s that they started to make paintings to sell. It all started when a foreigner was...
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Cuy - a local specialty

Forget the concept that guinea pigs are PETS, here in Ecuador they are FOOD. A specialty, as you will see on the price tag as "cuy" (as they are called here) are a rather more expensive treat for...
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Kiss on the Cheek

When you meet someone new or see someone you haven't seen in a while, a quick kiss on the left cheek is common. You don't even really have to kiss the person, just put your cheeks close together and...
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Definitely Try the Fruit

There is a wondrous diversity of fruits in Ecuador, much like everything there. These are fruits that you have most likely never seen or tried before, and they don't taste like anything you've had....
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Popular Cities in Ecuador

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Quito

Provincia de Pichincha
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Guayaquil

Provincia del Guayas
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Cuenca

Provincia del Azuay
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Baños

Provincia del Tungurahua
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Otavalo

Provincia de Imbabura
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Montañita

Provincia del Guayas
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Top Hotels in Ecuador

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San Jose de Magdalena, El Chontal
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Avenida Naciones Unidas y Republica de el Salvador, Quito, Ecuador
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Calle Larga 6-93 y Presidente Borrero, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Av. de las Amazonas, Banos, 2000, Ecuador
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Avenida 9 de Octubre y García Moreno, P.O. Box 09-01-9636, Guayaquil, 0, Ecuador
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Km 12, via a Baltra, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Top Things to Do in Ecuador

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El Panecillo - La Virgen de Quito

El Panecillo is quite close to the city center so easy to get to. Don't go walking though! That's not so safe. The most special thing about going up here for me is that I finally had a good overview...
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Malecon 2000

By the time we reach the food court is almost dark, we have spend about 4 hours in the area I can't' believe we spent too long, we didn't noticed the time because there are so much to see around, and...
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Old Town

When the guide said that this is a school building I can't hardly believe due to its unique structure and is part of the heritage of the city of Cuenca. This is the biggest building of Cuenca she...
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Las Piscinas de La Virgen

Baños is known for its many thermal baths. The thermal baths in Baños are rich in minerals like chlorates, magnesium and sulphates and the water it is said to be healthy to swim in. There are several...
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Otavalo market - souvenirs

Another beautifully goods to find in Otavalo market is the impressive display of blankets, rugs, wall decorations, table cloth and so on in amazing designs and colors. Prices are not display, but...
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On the beach

Walking on the beach ...I took off my shoes to feel the invigorating touch of ..Mother Earth, especially when the ground underneath was carpeted with that invitingly soft white sand! The waves...
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