Creative tourism

Creative tourism

If you wish to experience the aroma and taste of our traditional dishes, you can take a cooking class. You can also learn how to prepare the best chocolate in the world, or visit goldsmith and painting workshops, tour agroecological farms or enjoy the many flavors of our crafted beer and high-altitude coffee.

There is a lot to learn about world famous Ecuadorian roses or enjoy and delight in the art and culture that Quito has to offer. These are just some of the experiences that make our city a truly creative destination.

Santana Brewery

An ideal place to taste craft beers, and learn about their history and brewing process.

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

La Quiteña Gourmet Brewery

Around the Middle of the World area is “La Quiteña” Gourmet brewery, where you can taste craft beer accompanied by artisan sausages made on site. In addition, enjoy a tour that highlights the history of the beer plant.

Agave Spirit

This is a project backed up with more than 15 years of research, looking for innovation and enhancement of the culture of the Andean agave. You will be in touch with the magical processes of extraction, transformation, pasteurization, fermentation, styling, resting and elaboration of the well-known chaguarmisqui.

You can enter the area where the agave plant is and learn about its growth process.

Finca Frajares

Where specialty coffee is produced. A product recognized for its quality, the “finca” offers visitors a fascinating tourist experience of high-altitude coffee. The activities to be carried out in this place 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 the 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 neighborhood, to generate a relationship between tourists and local artists. “Manos en La Ronda” takes place in two beautiful heritage houses, Casa 989 and Casa 925.

Visitors create their own memories, working with silver, wood, metal, wax, chocolate and other elements and get to know the traditional techniques that artisans keep 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: An ancient profession of working iron heated in a forge and shaping it with different tools.
  • Taracea en Madera José Jiménez: Furniture fabrication inlaid with different types of wood and metals.
  • Zabalartes: In this workshop, time seems to have stopped and it is because the artist rescues traditional Ecuadorian games such as spinning tops/ trompos.
  • Api Real: Beekeepers inspired by the majestic sunrises of our land and the flowers that welcome the work of bees with their aroma.
  • Hojalatería Silva: manufacture of tin parts. Tinsmith.
  • Humacatama: In Quichua it means "covered head" and it is the name of this shop that has been making hats for more than forty years.

Pacari House of Experiences

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 Pacari chocolate, their awards and recognitions. Here, you will find the Café and shop where you can buy and taste all Pacari products.

Mashpi- Shungo Agroecological Farm

It is an experience that combines tours full of colors, smells and flavors, where you will learn how to make chocolate, participate in agroecological activities, permaculture, scientific research and volunteering.

gallery coffee

Tourists can get involved in live experiences offered through traditional and modern local preparations. Chef Francisco Larco, presents a tour of the 18th century Quito traditions, with Ecuadorian coffee and corn tortillas, cooked in pots to enjoy in the afternoons.

Mishqui Lab

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

Cafetería Familiar La Marelle

It is a family space to enjoy theater and circus performances along with live music. Also, there are experiential workshops in photography. Enjoy an exquisite meal while you´re there.


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