What a better way to get to know the different regions of Colombia in one day than through its gastronomic offerings? In this tour you'll get a taste of the various regions of Colombia and the manners and lifestyle of locals.
What to Expect
To start the tour and the day off in the best of ways, you will be taken to enjoy the most important meal of the day, breakfast, at a traditional bakery. Pasteleria Florida is an artisan bakery that’s been around for 78 years. Here you'll be able to taste a traditional aguapanela and other traditional meals that are common, especially in the Andean region. After a delicious breakfast, you'll be taken to the Paloquemado market, one of the biggest and oldest food markets in Bogotá. Here you can find anything you can think of. The richness of Colombian agriculture is all in one place, from the traditional to the exotic. This place isn’t limited to fruits and vegetables; you can also find meat, fish, herbs, handcrafted goods, and an amazingly beautiful flower market. This place might not be the typical touristic destination, but you will love its vibrant and colorful atmosphere.
Next you will visit another of Bogota’s long-standing places. This place has been around for a century, serving its delicious empanadas since 1902. Las Margaritas, a place that has lived through that many generations is definitely worth a visit. From outside to inside you’ll breathe an air of history, starting with the facades of the restaurant that remain almost intact as they were back in its origin. Rumor has it that their empanadas are addictive, so try leaving some space in your stomach for your next gastronomic destination.
Start your way back to the center of the capital into the Septimazo, commonly known as a place for fun. The Septimazo has become a street fair where you can find people in stands selling all types of things, different street singers, artists and almost anything. Here you will walk through the streets that have witnessed the history and daily life of the majority of the citizens in the capital, and stop in a variety of food stalls to amaze your palate. After this entrée you will walk into the streets of La Candelaria to a place called La Puerta de la Catedral. This colonial type restaurant serves an amazing Ajiaco, which is the must-eat meal when you come to Bogota. It is a soup made with many kinds of potato and herbs, chicken and a side of corn rice and avocado. Make yourself at home while you enjoy lunch in this cozy and delicious restaurant. Just a few blocks away from there, you will find the last place you'll visit on this tour. It is called Cacao y Cacao and it is well known for its artisan hot chocolate. Here you can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and learn about the history and production process of the product.
- Private transportation from and to your hotel
- Transport between various tour sites
- Designated meals and snacks at the various locations
- Expert guide in the language of your preference (Spanish, English, Portuguese)
What's Not Included
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
Know Before You Go
• Please state if there’s any food you’re allergic to. Comfortable casual wear is recommended. The order of tour activities may be modified by climatic factors.