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Bogota: Food Discovery Tour

1. Bogota: Food Discovery Tour

Explore the unique flavors of different Colombian regions on this food tour of Bogota. Go to 7 places within the La Candelaria neighborhood and sample a variety of traditional food and drinks. Visit the local market and stop by multiple family-owned businesses to try aborrajado, ajiaco, and other special dishes. Meet with some of the best professional baristas in the region. In a single afternoon, get to learn about Colombian culture through its food and history. This tour accommodates both vegetarian and vegan preferences. Be prepared to tuck into lunch and dinner so make sure with an empty belly.

Bogotá: Downtown Sightseeing Biking Tour with Refreshments

2. Bogotá: Downtown Sightseeing Biking Tour with Refreshments

Join this guided bike trip for a perfect way to get a comprehensive perspective of the city. This is the best option if you're looking to cover more ground than you would by feet. Plus, being led by a local, you'll get a much deeper insight into the history and culture of Bogotá. Receive your bike and helmet, then head over to the three founding plazas in La Candelaria to understand how the city has changed over time. Then, you will cycle along the iconic 7th avenue, originally a salt road in indigenous times. Stop by the National Park and take in the half forest-reservoir, half-cultural hub. Afterward, ride along the bike roads to the Parkway Boulevard, a natural path full of trees, before crossing El Dorado Avenue and going back to La Candelaria. Cycle through hidden neighborhoods where graffiti has become a way of facing social issues. On top of that, you will taste traditional snacks and drinks in local places and finish the day by having a rewarding tree-planting experience.

Bogotá: Paloquemao Market Private Tour with Tastings

3. Bogotá: Paloquemao Market Private Tour with Tastings

The experience begins with pickup from your Bogotá accommodation and heads to the vibrant Paloquemao Market. Upon arrival, soak up the unique sights and scents of this bustling community hub and mingle with the locals going about their day. Wander between the colorful market stalls and learn about regional produce from your expert guide. As you explore, enjoy an exotic fruit tasting session, with over 15 varieties to choose from. You’ll also sample a selection of juices made from the fruits you're unable to find at the market. Finally, taste at least five traditional snacks and delicacies, and get a sense of authentic Columbian cuisine. By the end of the experience, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation for Colombian cooking, cuisine, produce, and culture.

Bogotá: La Candelaria Historical Walking Tour with Snacks

4. Bogotá: La Candelaria Historical Walking Tour with Snacks

Explore the Candelaria district, the oldest and most important neighborhood in Bogotá, and learn about the history, culture, and the current social and political situation in Colombia. You will start off by sampling a variety of local fruits in the second oldest market of Bogotá. Then you will enjoy chicha, the most traditional fermented drink in the city, as well as some local snacks. At the end of the tour, you will play the gunpowder game, better known as Tejo, a drinking game from the pre-Hispanic times. This tour will give you an enticing introduction to Colombia's capital. You will be able to take in the artsy and colorful streets and alleys while discussing a variety of topics. You will visit the most important spots in the city, and interact with locals. Join us on the oldest walking tour in the city! Duration: 2 to 3 hours.

Bogota: Food Tasting Tour and Coffee Workshop

5. Bogota: Food Tasting Tour and Coffee Workshop

Greet your guide at the Market Square district perseverance and start your food tour, carefully planned to give you insight into every corner of Bogota cuisine. First, head to a small local market where you'll try several different types of exotic fruits (some you've likely never heard of, let alone tasted!). Next, visit a local joint to sample cheesy melt-in-the-mouth corn arepas. For carnivores, there's no happier place than our next stop: a small hole-in-the-wall eatery, where you'll indulge in lechona — roasted and stuffed suckling pig with crunchy golden skin. At the next tucked-away restaurant, experience modern twists, including innovative takes on local ajiaco soup, gourmet ceviche accompanied and aguadiente (local firewater) cocktails. Walk down the streets of Old Town Bogota while your local guide recounts the city's stories and history. Famous among locals, the next stop is a bakery, which has been producing fine snacks served with aguapanela (panela water) since the 1930s. Continue through the streets of central Bogota and stop to try golden buñuelos, a deep-fried doughnut-like pastry paired with a local oatmeal smoothie called avena. Then, eat mouthwatering beef empanadas served with slices of lime and zingy local salsa. After, jump into one last restaurant, which has been serving hungry locals for almost two centuries. Here, try steamy leaf-wrapped chicken tamales with frothy hot chocolate.  Sign off the tour with a coffee workshop, where you'll learn the ins and outs of coffee production from three different areas of Colombia, see various methods of steeping, sample three different coffees and discover why the country produces and roasts some of the finest beans in the world.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Julie was an excellent tour guide. Very thorough in knowledge of the history of Colombia and the locale in Bogota. She was very passionate about the local gastronomy. 7 different stops on the tour each with a different theme. You definitely get your monies worth on this tour. Nice safe walking. I recommend this tour!

We had a great afternoon with Julie. She showed us the best places in La Candeliera, told us lots of facts and shared her opinions and experiences about life in Bogota! This tour comes highly recommended!!!

Excellent tour to get to know an authentic Colombian food. Julie was an excellent guide, really knowledgeable and handled the group perfectly. Highly recommended

A great thing to do in Bogota. It was our favorite activity of our few days there. Julia was a great guide and introduced us to some awesome tasting food.

We really loved Lorenzo and his authentic way of doing the tour! I can warm-heartedly recommend the tour.