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Cooking Class & Market Tour in Cuenca provided by Cuenca Bestours

Cooking Class & Market Tour in Cuenca

Cooking Class & Market Tour in Cuenca
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About
Learn about our local cuisine and our organic products. We will visit and purchase some of the items from the local "10 de Agosto market". Then we head to a family house and beginning cooking our own meal!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • The Ecuadorian cuisine and it's many different flavors and mix of ingredients is the main reason we have opted to offer you a great learning experience. Although its gastronomy is considered to be one of the most forgotten of South America the country has nothing to envy Peru which one of the most recognized cuisines in the world. Our first duty is to visit the "10 de Agosto" local market to handpick the ingredients that will be needed for our lunch. There's nothing better than handpicking ingredients which are commercialized by the local farmers and vendors of the region. This will give an added flavor to our home-cooked meal! We will now proceed to visit a welcoming local family that will invite us to their kitchen where we will begin our class. The chef will lead you to step by step into making our meal into perfection. Whether it's a “Locro de papas” a “Seco de Pollo” or any of the options we have, you will have the chance to learn about the local dishes and culture.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The Ecuadorian cuisine and it's many different flavors and mix of ingredients is the main reason we have opted to offer you a great learning experience. Although its gastronomy is considered to be one of the most forgotten of South America the country has nothing to envy Peru which one of the most recognized cuisines in the world. Our first duty is to visit the "10 de Agosto" local market to handpick the ingredients that will be needed for our lunch. There's nothing better than handpicking ingredients which are commercialized by the local farmers and vendors of the region. This will give an added flavor to our home-cooked meal! We will now proceed to visit a welcoming local family that will invite us to their kitchen where we will begin our class. The chef will lead you to step by step into making our meal into perfection. Whether it's a “Locro de papas” a “Seco de Pollo” or any of the options we have, you will have the chance to learn about the local dishes and culture.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28838P18
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Market tour
  • Tour Guide/Driver
  • All ingredients
  • Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian or Vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Market tour
  • Tour Guide/Driver
  • All ingredients
  • Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian or Vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

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David N
Cuenca, Ecuador1 contribution
Fantastic
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a treat! We loved the market and cooking adventure with Wilson and Flavia! They shared their home and hearts. Absolutely the best Ecuadorian experience full of warmth and flavor. We learned so much about the history of their food culture! Cannot recommend HIGHLY ENOUGH!
Written 31 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

larryr54
12 contributions
Visiting a local's house and learning some traditional foods!
Jun 2021
If you love learning about the people of a country and what they eat taking a cooking class in someone house is a great way to do this. Our guide Wilson first took us to the market to show us what vegetables and fruits would be needed in our meal. If was fun seeing how a local deals and then buys from another. Then we went to his aunt house who let us do as much as we wanted to in the making of our meal which consisted of a soup, an entree and a dessert. It was a fun experience that we will always remember as we try to recreate the meals at home. If you are thinking about taking the course just go for it!!
Written 9 June 2021
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Tim S
New York City, NY5 contributions
Unique view of Cuenca Food and Culture
Feb 2020
This was an amazing experience and the highlight of our trip to Cuenca! So much to learn about the fruits and veggies of Ecuador, plus the opportunity to taste them all was amazing. Helping cook our meal AND get the recipes was well worth it.
Written 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

OldAsiaHand1951
New York City, NY7 contributions
Experience Cuenca from the hearth
Feb 2020
Javier and Alexandra provided us with an unrivaled experience. It wasn't just the market visit or even the cooking class per se, but being able to spend time in a lovely Cuenca home and, for the better part of an afternoon, becoming part of a warm and loving family. We wholeheartedly recommend this experience to anyone with an interest in Ecuadorian family life, not to mention great food.
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

M Othello R
Neckargemund, Germany15 contributions
Amazing insights in tradition of markets and culture(cooking)
We had a great time visiting the market. Not only we shopped for food, but got an explanation of everything we saw and wanted to know.
Cooking class was organized at the home of Alex, our teacher. The house was modern and the citchen well equipped. Alex is a amazing cook and even we cook a lot at home we learned much about the handling of different foods.
The meal was fantastic and the flyed.
Thank you so much for the event!
Written 30 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dee
St. George's, Grenada115 contributions
Amazing Cooking Class And Market Tour!
Javier and Maria were so friendly and knowledgeable on all things food and Ecuador. We seriously can’t recommend this tour enough. Right in a local home it felt like a few friends having lunch and hanging out. We wish we had more time in Cuenca because we would’ve done more tours with Bestours!
Written 8 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MrKins
Edmonton, AB46 contributions
Great Cooking Class in Cuenca
Feb 2019 • Couples
On Feb. 28, 2019, my wife Barbara and I enjoyed our day with our hosts, Javier and Alexandra. Javier picked us up at our apartment promptly, and took us over to shop for vegetables and fruits at the Mercado de August. His English speaking is superb, and he toured us around, describing a number of things to us. The market is certainly a beehive of action!

He then drove us to his lovely home, where we were then put to work by his lovely wife Alex, cutting and measuring and stirring and asking loads of questions. We made our favorite Ecuadorian soup, Locro de Papa. And rice, and Secor de Pollo. We also cooked Yuca and a mixed ensalada. We sat down at their family table, the 4 of us, and shared some of our 4 family’s and lives. Their 2 daughters also came in and we enjoyed visiting with them as well.

Javier and the family drove us back to our hotel. We highly recommend doing this cooking class!
Written 1 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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KimandFamily4
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Loved guide Alejandro
We had a wonderful guide, Alejandro. His English was quite good and he was super kind, thoughtful and smart. My h
juliette m
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Awesome trip around the valley of Volcanos
Very nice tour we booked for 2 with Cuenca Best tours via Viator, we found ourselves in a private car wich was very
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Fabulous Tour!
Amazing tour! We had such a great tour with Andres. Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone it is a full day
Nicki E
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Wonderful
An excellent first hike in Ecuador! Cuenca Bestours made planning so easy with great communication. Our guide, An
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Hidden Gem with a Superb Guide
The half day waterfall tour was a great option that allowed us to experience a natural wonder and Ecuadorian small
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Amazing views and species
My half-day trip to Cajas with Andres was fabulous and surpassed my expectations. In only four hours we got to see
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Great day trip for some Incan history
My wife and I decided to take a day trip while visiting Cuenca to see Ingapirca and we really enjoyed it. We chose
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. Great ride
Very happy with transportation. On time and nice car. Very friendly and safe driver. Went from Cuenca to Guayaguil.
Nicki E
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A Great Experience from Beginning to End
While staying in Cuenca, we did two half-day hikes at nearby national parks. Both were arranged ahead of time throu
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Tour taken on 19/9 with Andres, very well organized, Andres is omniscent, he answered every question asked + add so
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Personalized experience with friendly guide
Sebastian was an awesome driver and guide. We also had another tour with him to the Giron waterfall and the Yunguil
dennis g
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Cajas with Wilson
Our guide Wilson was a perfect fit! Knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating he led a great tour, wonderful driving,
Cindy R
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Great tour!
We thoroughly enjoyed this half day trip. Andreas was an amazing guide and we learned a lot from him. He took us to
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Bestours provided us with excellent service during our stay in Cuenca
We used Bestours for our two days stay in Cuenca and our transfer to Guayaquil. The first tour was a half day city
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Information Packed Ingapirca DayTour
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