Quito Market Tour and Pichincha Cable Car Ride

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Experience Quito’s most magnificent views and freshest flavors on this half-day combo tour. First, ride a cable car to the top of the Pichincha volcano for a towering perspective over the city. Back in the historic heart of Quito, head to a local market to browse colorful stalls piled high with fresh produce, herbs and more. Learn about staples of Ecuadorian cooking from a guide, and taste it for yourself with a market lunch of regional dishes like fried pork, ceviche and fresh-squeezed juice.
  • Half-day cable car and market tour in Quito
  • Ride an aerial tram to the top of towering Pichincha volcano
  • Soak up spectacular aerial views of the city and surrounding mountains
  • Take in the sights, smell and tastes of the bustling Iñaquito Market
  • Eat like a local with a market-fresh lunch of specialty dishes and drinks

Local English speaking guide
Private transportation
Coffee and/or Tea
Items of a personal nature
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Avenida Gonzalez Suarez, Av. Gonzalez Suarez, Quito, Ecuador

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Go off the beaten path and discover the sights, sounds, and smells of the real Ecuadorian capital on this Quito markets tour.

First, we head for the foothills of towering Pichincha on the western edge of the city. 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 a staggering 4,150 meters, which was built 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.

Head to 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 on offer, from crispy fried pork to delicate ceviche. Learn about the ingredients that go into making some of Ecuador’s signature dishes, and discover first hand the range of food on offer throughout the country. Don’t miss washing it all down with one of the many of juices on offer – from the usual orange and mango to the unusual such as babaco and tree tomat

This Quito tour is sure to leave you with a full tummy and a greater understanding of (and appreciation for!) Ecuadorian food and Quito market life - essential to feeling like a local!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, a warm jacket, sunglasses, and a hat
  • Maximum group size is 12 participants
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation policy

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.Learn more about cancellations.
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