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Savor the gastronomic delights of Bogotá on this 4.5-hour, small-group, food tour of Colombia’s culinary capital, led by a guide. Discover the country’s artisanal food traditions at Pastelería Florida, a famous bakery, then get lost in a labyrinth of delicious street food on the famous Septimazo avenue. You’ll also have a chance to sample regional culinary delights at Palo Quemado, one of Colombia’s largest markets. This intimate food tour is limited to just 15 total participants and also includes soft drinks and round-trip transportation from hotels in Bogotá.

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour food-and-market tour of Bogotá with an expert guide
  • Visit a local favorite bakery, Septimazo and Palo Quemado market
  • Awaken your palate with exotic tropical fruits, cheese bread, empanadas, hot chocolate and other culinary offerings
  • Gain an insider’s perspective of local food and market favorites
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon tour
  • Food tastings at three stops and round-trip transport from most hotels included

What You Can Expect

Bogotá Food and Local Markets Tour

Sample fresh bread at a traditional bakery

Come hungry and curious for this culinary adventure through the diverse food traditions of Bogotá. Over the course of this 4.5-hour epicurean exploration you’ll discover some of Colombia’s most typical foods, along with Bogotá’s most iconic food destinations.

Begin your tour with your choice of a 9am or 2pm pickup from your Bogotá hotel, continuing to Pastelería Florida, a traditional Colombian bakery with an old-world European sensibility. Since its founding in 1936, this snack-shop-cum-restaurant has catered to Colombians from all walks of life, serving everyone from the intelligentsia to elderly grandmothers. During your visit, sample typical breakfast fare like pan de bono (cheese bread), almojabanas (cheese rolls), tamales and a cup of aguapanela, a tea alternative made with sugarcane pulp.

Next head on to Septimazo, a warren of street stalls selling delicious food along with just about every type of product under the sun. As you soak in the chaotic fun atmosphere of the market, surrounded by the sounds of Afro-Colombian music and vendors hawking self-portraits, follow your guide to the area’s top food carts. Try out the obleas, wafer cookies that are filled with dulce de leche or jam, and then wash them down with a decadent cup of chocolate santafereño, a uniquely Colombian style of hot chocolate that includes melted cheese.

Finish your tour at the sprawling Palo Quemado market, the largest in the city. Take a look at the eye-popping range of Colombian produce for sale, spanning everything from exotic jungle fruits to traditional vegetables and meat and fish. Make sure to investigate the perfumed air of the herb section and check out the colorful bouquets of the flower vendors. Your guide will navigate you to the best food booths to sample various fruits, empanadas and corn arepas along the way.

After leaving the market, your transportation brings you back to your Bogotá hotel.

Customer Reviews

Ramona G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

300 characters is not enough to give a detailed review, so here goes. Fantastic tour, Luis Saurez (tour guide) was multilingual and simply amazing. The tour guide exceeded our expectations. We left with a lifelong friend in Luis.

Vicki T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Loved it!

Joan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a wonderful tour and I had a grand time!! With my guide Juan Frederick and driver Jonathan, I went to the Plaza de Paloquemao to visit the market. I saw so many new and interesting fruits, vegetables, and other food. I also saw many different kinds of potatoes in all shapes and colors, each with its own I sampled many different new fruits, coffee and breads, and a special pork and rice dish at Lechoneria. We also stopped to visit a few churches on the way to the restaurant where we had a traditional chicken soup for lunch. Everything was delicious! Juan was very knowledgeable about Bogota and the foods he is a chef and a tour guide in his spare time. I highly recommend this tour.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Katherine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was so cool! Ate things I've never heard of! Saw some foods I've never seen and the largest produce market ever lol. The guide was very knowledgeable and i felt very safe. Would highly recommend this tour if your an adventurous foodie! I was alone on this tour could have been more fun with more people but it was nice to have all the attention and go at my pace.

Cristina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent in everyway. Jaime was our tour guide and he was very friendly and welcoming.

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