Quito: Local Market Tour with Cable Car Ride

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating

iconDuration: 4 hours


Go off the beaten path and discover the sights, sounds, and smells of Ecuador on a guided tour that takes you on a cable-car ride for panoramic views of Quito and a visit to a traditional food market.

Head for the foothills of towering Pichincha on the western edge of the city and 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 4,150 meters, which was built by the locals 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.

Next, visit 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, from crispy fried pork to delicious ceviche. Learn about the ingredients that go into making some of Ecuador’s signature dishes, and discover first hand the range of food found throughout the country. 

Wash down all the tasty treats with one of the many juices on the menu– from the usual orange and mango to the unusual such as babaco and tree tomato.

Leave with a full tummy and a greater understanding and appreciation for Ecuadorian food and Quito market life - essential to feeling like a local.

Local guide

Private transportation

Cable car entrance fee




Tips (optional)

Meet your guide at the Hotel Quito Lobby.
  • Explore and meet the locals at authentic Ecuadorian market
  • Taste traditional dishes and discover exotic fruits and vegetables
  • Learn about the use of medicinal herbs and plants
  • Take a ride in a cable car to the top of the Pichincha foothill
  • Soak up stunning panoramic views of the Ecuadorian capital

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
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