Deliciously Authentic Cooking Class in Otavalo

Unearth the secrets of Andean cuisine
Unearth the secrets of Andean cuisine
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  • Duration3-4 Hours
  • Group size1 - 10 pax
  • Starting point Your hotel in Otavalo (pick up 10 am)
  • All year round
  • Bookings at least 72h in advance

Embark on a delightful Cooking Class in Otavalo where you’ll have the opportunity to learn the art of preparing a local lunch alongside the warm and welcoming team at Kawsaymi Restaurant. From the moment you arrive, everything you need will be provided – from the necessary attire and authentic Andean ingredients to the kitchen utensils and a knowledgeable instructor guiding you every step of the way.

Don’t worry if you’re not fluent in Spanish, as Claudia can communicate in basic English to guide you through the class. Her ability to communicate in some English ensures that language won’t be a barrier during the experience, making it accessible to all travelers.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary traditions as you learn the secrets behind each mouthwatering dish. From chopping fresh produce to mastering traditional cooking techniques, you’ll gain invaluable skills that you can take home and share with friends and family.

But it doesn’t stop there. This unforgettable experience goes beyond just cooking. Take a stroll through the restaurant’s very own family garden, where you’ll discover an array of aromatic herbs and vegetables used in the preparation of their delectable meals. And to truly embrace the ancestral heritage, indulge in a taste of chicha de jora, a sacred beverage enjoyed by the ancestors.

After the activity and the satisfying feast, sit back and relax as the transport conveniently takes you back to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the local culture and cuisine.

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What makes this experience Impactful?

Discover and immerse yourself in the rich indigenous culture through our immersive cooking classes. Not only will you learn authentic recipes and techniques, but by participating in this activity, you are actively supporting the local community both economically and culturally, ensuring that their traditions are preserved for generations to come.

In our sustainable experience, we believe in the power of Impactful Travel – where every journey is an opportunity for personal growth and making a positive difference. By engaging with the indigenous community, you become a part of their story, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for their heritage.


Price Includes

  • Private transportationFrom/to Otavalo
  • Cooking classClaudia speaks basic English but that is not a limitation
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

What to Bring

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Deliciously Authentic Cooking Class in Otavalo

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

If you suffer any allergy or have dietary restrictions, make sure to inform us during checkout and we will take the necessary precautions. We do need to know in advance though, please.

Is this cooking class family friendly?


We recommend kids to be at least 8 years old so they can actually take on certain tasks. And please consider the total number of participants (including kids) at the moment of booking or enquiring this Cooking Class in Otavalo. Thanks

Is this a private tour?

This Cooking Class in Otavalo is not a private experience, but groups are small (up till 8 people max.) and you can always request a private tour with us, too.

Do I need to book a translator?

Claudia only speaks basic English, but some could get by with hands and feet (or use a smartphone with translation options). 

Can the cooking class be booked for the afternoon with (early) dinner instead?

Not yet, sorry! But we are currently working on making the necessary arrangements to offer this option in the near future.

General questions

For questions about booking a tour, prices, preparation for your trip, health and safety or other themes, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you can’t find your question & answer, email us and we’ll add it!

Your Host


Meet Claudia (on the right), the talented chef behind our sustainable culinary experiences. Claudia’s passion for local cuisine and commitment to sustainable practices shines through in every dish she prepares. With her expertise and warm personality, she creates a welcoming environment where guests can learn, connect, and indulge in the flavors of the region.