Creative tourism

Creative tourism

In Quito you can find from cooking classes that will immerse you in the aromas of our traditional flavors, or learn how to make the best chocolate in the world, to traditional goldsmith and painting workshops; tour agroecological farms and experience the varied flavors of our craft beer and high-altitude coffee.

You can learn more about the fascinating world of the famous Ecuadorian rose and delight in the art and culture that this city has to offer you; These are just some of the experiences that make Quito a truly creative destination.

Santana Brewery

An ideal place to learn and taste the varieties of craft beers, where you will learn about their history and brewing process.

The beers are made to give you the same spirit and hospitality that characterizes this brand, where each beer is made with the best ingredients, harmonized in unique styles that represent family pride.

La Quiteña Gourmet Brewery

In the Middle of the World sector is “La Quiteña” gourmet brewery, where you can taste craft beer accompanied by artisan sausages made on site. In addition, tours are made that highlight the history of the beer plant.

Agave Spirit

It is a project of more than 15 years of research, innovation and enhancement of the culture of the Andean agave. In its artisan production center, it is possible to interact more deeply with the magical processes of extraction, transformation, pasteurization, fermentation, styling, resting and elaboration of the well-known chaguarmisqui.

You can access the environmental interpretation area where the agave plant and its planting and growth process are.

Finca Frajares

Producer of specialty coffee, recognized for its quality, offers visitors a fascinating tourist experience of high-altitude coffee. The activities to be carried out in this place are experiential and are recommended for coffee lovers and for those who appreciate its unique flavor and aroma, allowing the visitor to enjoy an incredible experience surrounded by a beautiful natural environment of the Andean Chocó.

Manos en la Ronda

One of the projects developed in Quito to recognize the talent of a group of artisans in La Ronda and generate a relationship between tourists and local artists: “Manos en La Ronda” is located in two beautiful heritage houses, Casa 989 and Casa 925.

Visitors create their own memories with silver, wood, metal, wax, chocolate and other elements and get to know the historical crafts and techniques that artisans maintain with great skill.


  • Chez Tiff Artesanal: Chocolate shop, didactic experience. Fine aroma cocoa from Moraspungo is used, and it is combined with other ingredients from Ecuador.
  • Orfebrería Campos: Millennial profession of working iron heated in a forge and shaped with different tools.
  • Taracea en Madera José Jiménez: Furniture fabrication inlaid with various types of wood and metals.
  • Zabalartes: In this workshop, time seems to have stopped and it is because, this creator rescues traditional Ecuadorian games such as spinning tops/ trompos.
  • Api Real: Beekeepers, inspired by the majestic sunrises of our land and the fragrant flowers that welcome the work of bees
  • Hojalatería Silva: manufacture of tin parts. Tinsmith
  • Humacatama: in Quichua it means "covered head", it is the name of this workshop that has been making hats for more than forty years.

Pacari House of Experiences

Experimental chocolate tastings and preparation of vegan truffles, through which you can learn about the tradition of cocoa worldwide, the history of cocoa in Ecuador and the history of fine aroma chocolate Pacari, their awards and recognitions; as well as you will find the Café and shop where you can buy and taste all the brand’s products.

Mashpi- Shungo Agroecological Farm

It is an experience that combines tours full of colors, smells and flavors, in which you learn how to make chocolat, while it is possible to participate in agroecological activities, permaculture, scientific research and volunteering.

gallery coffee

Live experiences for tourists are offered through the traditional and modern preparations of Quito. Chef Francisco Larco proposes a tour of the 18th century Quito traditions, with Ecuadorian coffee and tortillas cooked in pots that were eaten in the afternoon.

Mishqui Lab

“Mishki Lab – The Laboratory of the Tasty”, is a project of the Quito Eterno Foundation, to rescue the heritage importance of Ecuadorian food, through cooking workshops which bring people closer to the food heritage.

Cafetería Familiar La Marelle

It is a family space to see theater and circus performances with live music and also, to carry out experiential workshops for all tastes in photography, theater and circus.  Accompany your experience enjoying an exquisite meal.


Si tienes una mañana:

  • Talleres de la Ronda
  • Preparación de Trufas de Chocolate en
  • La Floresta

Si tienes un día:

  • Cata de Chocolate en Casa de Experiencias Pacari + Sombreros de Paja Toquilla en Casa Montecristi + Elaboración de Quesadillas
  • Elaboración de Helados de Paila en Heladería San Agustín + Artesanos de San Marcos + Cererías Quiteñas
  • Cooking Class en el Centro Histórico + Barrio la Floresta + Guápulo

Si tienes dos o tres días:

  • Visita al Taller de Taracea de la Escuela Quiteña + Visita al Mercado de San Francisco + Elaboración de Colaciones
  • Elaboración de Quesadillas + Taller Api Real + Taller de juguetes de madera Zabalartes + Elaboración de sombreros en Casa Montecristi
  • Tours Teatralizados en el Centro Histórico + Rutas de Leyenda + Rutas de la Mariscal
  • +593 2993300
  • Passage Oe3 Río Amazonas N51-20 & Street N50B
    Old airport, Quito

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Quito Turismo - Visit Quito

  • +593 2993300
  • Passage Oe3 Río Amazonas N51-20 & Street N50B
    Old airport, Quito

© All rights reserved

Quito Turismo - Visit Quito