Bogota Gastronomic Walking Tour: a journey through Colombian traditional flavors

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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

One of the best ways to get to know a country is by tasting its food and walking through the most historic streets. With this 4-hour gastronomic journey, you’ll be able to know more about Colombia by visiting key places that will help you discover its culture, culinary and architecture. You’ll have an idea of the typical ingredients, products, and recipes that are prepared throughout the country while you understand how Colombia’s rich cultural mixture has resulted in a diverse architecture and a broad specter of flavors.

Itinerary Details

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To begin, you’ll meet with your guide at the National Museum before moving on to “La Perseverancia” food market, a place created by the working-class people at the beginning of the XX century.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de Mercado La Perseverancia

There you’ll feel the typical atmosphere of a traditional Colombian food market as you talk to traditional cooks and locals, and try delicious fruits.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: La Macarena

You’ll then walk all over La Macarena neighborhood, which was Bogotá’s bohemian area in the mid-XXth century. Nowadays, this area has been transformed into a recognizable zone of international restaurants and art galleries.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Afterward, you’ll walk along the 7th street to enjoy the “Septimazo”, a very diverse path where you'll find street artists, singers, food karts and handicrafts, and will also identify some of the iconic buildings of the area. You’ll stop at the traditional “La Florida Bakery”, to taste delicious pastries and a hot beverage like Aguapanela or hot santafereño chocolate with cheese. Heading southeast, you’ll appreciate downtown’s transformation with the new cultural, commercial and residential students buildings in contrast to colonial and republican constructions, before tasting an artisanal ice-cream made out of Amazonic exotic fruits.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Barrio La Candelaria

Next, you’ll walk through La Candelaria historic district to enjoy a savory meal at a colonial restored house, where you can taste and see recipes from different regions of the country. At last, you’ll visit an indigenous store, where you’ll have the chance to taste some coca leaf products and have a chat with an indigenous woman from the Embera’s group. She’ll explain to you why Coca is not Cocaine and why it is a fundamental part of indigenous nutrition and a sacred plant. You’ll also get to know more about how they’ve struggled to preserve indigenous culture, economy, and traditions as they’ve faced conflicts with narcos, industry and the government.

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
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