Gastronomic City Tour with Dinner from Bogota
- Paloquemao Market: As one of the most important markets in the city for fresh produce, fish and modern staples, this is the go-to place for wholesale ingredients.
- Colombian cooking class: Enter the doors of Restaurant SUNA, where you can master the creation of the popular dish, Ajiaco Santafereño.
- Enjoy a dish of Ajiaco Santafereño: a delicious blend of potatoes, chicken, corn and herbs.
About this Bogota tour
Wherever you go in Colombia, you can guarantee that a nosh will be delicious, especially if you venture to the center of the country. The Colombian people practice a variety of cooking techniques, with traditional meals being accompanied by onions, tomatoes or rice. If you are a food connoisseur, delve into the city’s gastronomical side by participating in a cooking class.
Before you put on your apron, gather your ingredients at Paloquemao Market. A place to engage all of your senses, this market guarantees an authentic experience for all. The market’s history dates back to 1946, and much of the produce is sourced from the Caribbean and Pacific coast.
Finding what you are looking for won’t be a struggle, because Paloquemao Market is divided into various sections, such as meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and herbs. You can even buy fresh flowers here to create a table centerpiece when you’ve finished preparing your meal!
Take in the aromatic scents as you stroll around the market and converse with the locals. Local interaction won’t end there, because when everything is ticked off your shopping list, a chef at Restaurant SUNA will teach you how to balance different foods and textures to create the most palatable Ajiaco Santafereño possible – a blend of potatoes, chicken, corn and herbs. You’ll enjoy this dish after you make it!
Common Cooking Techniques in Colombia
The people of Colombia take their food very seriously, and many of the dishes are influenced by the Caribbean shoreline, which licks the Latin American country’s mainland. Many other countries influence popular dishes, including Asia, Africa and Spain. Cooking methods used by the indigenous Chibcha people (many of whom still reside around the country’s capital) are also widely practiced today. Deep frying, boiling and poaching are three examples of techniques that Colombian people use for their culinary creations, with some of the most popular traditional dishes including pea purée and pork mixture, lechona, milk soup, changua, and the combo platter, Picada Colombiano.
Please meet in the lobby of your downtown-area hotel or a nearby central location. Let us know the name of your hotel/preferred meeting location when you reserve this tour so we know where to meet you. Your guide will be holding a GoBe sign with your name.
As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. Bogota has a Mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters, but the temperature never gets much higher than 70 degrees.
This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, some of which is over cobblestones and uneven paths, with steps to climb. It's not wheelchair accessible. Travelers with limited mobility may not see all sites fully but can participate at their discretion.
Cultural, Food & Wine, Walking Tour
Vehicles? We have all kinds for all sizes of groups, from cars to buses. Vehicles vary based on the number of travelers.
Beverages: Bottled Water and Colombian Coffee
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for travelers 10 years of age and older.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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