Dive into Bogotá’s culinary wonders on this half-day food tour led by an expert guide. Soak up rich history and traditions as you visit Pastelería Florida, an established artisanal bakery, and then explore the singular street fare maze of Septimazo. Sample unique regional delights and admire exquisite handmade goods at bustling Palo Quemado market, one of the city’s oldest and largest markets. Numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group food tour, ensuring a more personalized experience. Pickup and drop-off from most hotels are included.Description
They say the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach. Prepare to fall in love with Bogotá on this half-day foodie tour. After hotel pickup, begin your culinary adventure with your guide at Pastelería Florida, an artisanal bakery with a classic, old-world sensibility.
Open since 1936, the snack shop-restaurant is frequented by student intellectuals and the elderly alike. Depending on availability, try typical Andean breakfast fare, like pan de bono
(cheese bread), almojabanas
(cheese rolls) or tamales, along with a cup of aguapanela
(tea alternative made with hardened sugarcane pulp).
Then, drive to a labyrinth of winding stalls that make up Septimazo, where vendors sell an array of wares so diverse, it would be difficult to pin it down with any one theme. With street singers and musicians lining the streets, you might find Afro-Colombian beats, grains of rice engraved with names or offers for self-portraits. Follow your guide to select food stalls and bite into obleas
, delicate wafer cookies commonly filled with dulce de leche or jam, which you’ll wash down with decadent chocolate santafereño
, hot chocolate with a side of cheese.
Journey on to vibrant and colorful Palo Quemado market, one of the largest food markets in the city. In one place, discover the spectrum of Colombian produce, ranging from the traditional to the exotic, including vegetables, fruit, meat and fish. Inhale the scents of various herbs and admire the beautiful blooms at the flower market. Perhaps you’ll come upon a handmade item you simply have to purchase as a souvenir. Walk with your guide to local-favorite booths to bite into exotic fruits, empanadas and corn arepa
Your culinary exploration complete and fondness for the city of Bogotá confirmed, enjoy transport back to your hotel.Highlights
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Free drinks included
- Free snacks included
- Fully narrated tour
- Get inside tips from a local
: Bogotá, ColombiaDuration
: 4 hours 30 minutes Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.