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Cuenca: Private Cooking Class

Cuenca: Private Cooking Class

Activity provider: Latin Adventures Cia Ltda.

From US$ 125 per person

Learn how to prepare a traditional 3-course Ecuadorian meal with fresh ingredients purchased at a local market.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from centrally located hotels in Cuenca.
Private group


  • Experience the bustling atmosphere of Cuenca's main market
  • Learn how to prepare traditional Ecuadorian dishes from a local chef
  • Savor the rewards of your efforts after the class
Full description
Immerse yourself in the wonders of Ecuadorian cuisine for a truly memorable culinary experience in the heart of Cuenca.  After getting picked up from your hotel, pay a visit to Cuenca's main market. Here, pick up the ingredients required to prepare your chosen menu and get a glimpse into daily life for the locals. Learn more about Andean products and how to bargain with vendors from your guide. Then, enjoy a short walk through the old town to reach the chef's kitchen. Here, learn how to prepare the starter, main course, and desert that you have chosen. Learn more about the techniques and recipes used in traditional Andean food from your local chef. At the end of the class, savor the rewards of your efforts as you sit down to eat the meal you have prepared.
  • English/Spanish-speaking guide
  • Market tour
  • Cooking class with a professional chef
  • All ingredients and recipes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

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  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to run.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Wilson gave us an excellent education on purchasing fruits, veggies, meats and food from Augusto 10 Mercado including price points and then Montserrat welcomed us into her beautiful home and showed us how to prepare a traditional Ecuador meal. It was educational, fun and delicious and we highly recommend this to new and exploratory expats!

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October 12, 2021

Adrian had clear English and spent time explaining all the different items at the market. Cooking was a blast and the food amazing. it was a great experience.

March 19, 2022

Product ID: 287030