Mon - Fri 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 7:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 6:00pm
01242 386 476
Call us
The holiday ideas on our website are just examples of the amazing trips we offer
Adam Fogg

Travel Consultant

01242 386 476

01242 386 476

Calendar
Duration

Half-day

Globe
Where in the world

Quito, Ecuador

Guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser, this authentic ice cream activity is one of the most intriguing ways to get acquainted with the many flavours of Ecuador. During your visit so far, you may have tried helados de paila at local heladerias or from street-side vendors. Yet this will be your first opportunity to make your own and taste several of the different varieties it’s possible to create.

The paila is a large but shallow bronze pan which can be seen in kitchens throughout South America. These wonderfully antique-looking receptacles must then be filled with fruit – traditionally, with Ecuadorian fruit such as naranjilla or passion fruit. This is then mixed with sugar and placed in the paila over a large amount of ice and rhythmically spun until the mixture begins to thicken. 

The perfect group activity, making helados de paila is a great way to experience Ecuador’s exciting culture. After mastering the spinning technique, it’s time to tuck into your delightfully authentic dessert.

Still looking for inspiration?

We have a huge range of destinations, experiences and hotel options available.

Learn more about our luxury holidays to Quito

Interested in this experience?

Call us on 01242 386 476