It is our way of showing you Quito like a true local. We are bound to remember experiences that touch our hearts, that take us places and create memories that live to tell. This Six Senses Tour has been designed to show you not only the main highlights and attractions of Quito that are bound to astonish you, but to take you on a journey of culture and authenticity.
This is a 3 day itinerary in Quito with all stays at Illa Experience Hotel.
Breakfast at INES restaurant (a la carte) or in-room experience | Airport transfer* | Welcome and daily experiences* | Free Wi-Fi | Experiences with Artisans | Meals at local restaurants | Spa to relax after an exploring day
This is one of our most sensorial and complete experiences, learn how to make the world’s best chocolate bars and truffles. Involves all 5 senses + love for one of the world’s favorite desserts
Enjoy a sommelier guided sampling of the different herbal varieties that grow from the high Andes to the tropical lowlands. Exotic flavors and aromas.
NEW WORLD BARISTAS
Some of the best coffee now grows in Ecuador, our baristas have chosen the ideal altitude, wind factor and soil to select the perfect bean and with world class grinding and processing coffee is an art.
Award winning beers come from unique blends, glacier water, Andean winds and grains blended with European lipids make Quito’s artisan breweries a great new trend.
CLAY BAKED TORTILLAS
A unique recipe and hands on with one of our favorite chefs brings back the Quiteño tradition of afternoon tortillas with Chuspa Coffee. Delightful.
ECUADORIAN ICE CREAM
Enjoy a unique ancient way to make ice cream in a golden bowl right in front of your eyes, in a very cozy atmosphere.
MIX THE NATURE
This is a very special method of making juice with fruits that usually are not seen back home
Is the fusion of representative ingredients of the Andean region creatively crafted into sushi rolls representative of Japan, enjoy the gastronomic culture of Ecuador in a way never experienced before.
Express your feelings with aroma; blend the exotic smells of the Andes, Amazon, Coast and Galapagos Islands into a unique perfume with your name.
BRONZE, SILVER AND GOLD
After visiting the amazing gold leaf art in Quito’s churches, we head to the workshops where restoration art is performed. Learn how to create jewelry and other metal works
TOYS FOR EVERYONE
A toy master, almost pulled out of the famous Pinocchio movie this modern day gepetto brings back tops, baleros and other artisan crafted toys for all ages.
THE MAD HATTER
The visit to this hat factory, will allow visitors to review the different moments in the history of the Ecuadorian hat, their uses and how designs have been adapted to modern times.
ANCIENT WOOD CRAFT
Another ancient art and exotic woods come together to restore colonial treasures, but also to create new pieces. This workshop displays the colonial woodcarving process and offers lessons.
HONEY AND BEES A LOT MORE THAN JUST WAX
Learn about the unique Equatorial bees, no stinger, and local varieties of honey from exotic Andean and amazon flowers. Make your own soap bars, desserts or cosmetics.