Bogotá Food And Local Markets Tour - Bogota

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Dive into Bogots culinary wonders on this half-day food tour led by an expert guide. Soak up rich history and traditions as you visit Pastelera 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 citys 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.


  • 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

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They say the way to a persons heart is through the stomach. Prepare to fall in love with Bogot on this half-day foodie tour. After hotel pickup, begin your culinary adventure with your guide at Pastelera 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 youll wash down with decadent chocolate santafereo, 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 youll 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 (flatbread).

Your culinary exploration complete and fondness for the city of Bogot confirmed, enjoy transport back to your hotel.

Inclusions for Bogotá Food And Local Markets Tour

  • Food samples at 3 different stops
  • Soft drinks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or car, depending on the group size

Exclusions for Bogotá Food And Local Markets Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Minimum age is 10 years

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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10 Traveler Reviews

  • Unfortunately this tour fell extremely short on anything of a food tour. Our tour guide was very nice and had a great personality but didn't take us to all the things on the description. We were picked up promptly at our hotel and went to the Market. He encouraged us to pick out fruit to try. He did not make any recommendations nor did we try anything else than about 3-4 fruits split between 5 people. There was nothing else at the market like described in the info. We then headed down to the Bakery where again recommendations were not made. He just let us order whatever. Which honestly I could do this on my own without a tour guide then. I was expecting some input and history to be explained on items. We decided to get the queso and chocolate not because of the suggestion but actually from a previous tour guide telling us its a must try in Colombia. After that we literately had NO MORE FOOD. We just walked around the city. So to our disappointment we barely tried anything! We left feeling like we didn't even have a tour at all. I did not learn anything about true Colombian food or even tasted it. There was no street food, no empanadas, no arpeas. It was lacking pretty much everything a food tour should be focused on, that is its food. However we thought our guide was nice and maybe misinformed on what was expected. and even after reaching out personally before this review the companies customer service is poor and had little acknowledgement that our tour was so poor. I would not recommend this tour. Try a different company because there is plenty of good food in Bogota.

  • Got to try so many good things! Unfortunately many of the vendors were closed by the time we got there, but the market is huge and it was still really worth it! If I went again I would do the morning time.

  • We kind of wandered around the market that we could have done on our own. I've been on other similar tours and they were fantastic. This one was so-so. The guide was friendly, though somewhat quiet and reserved. He did speak english, which was important. We tasted some fruits and juices in the market. We then went to a coffee shop/bakery where we had coffee, hot chocolate and some food products. Following that, we went to Candelario and had some great Chicha from fresh corn. Thanks for finding this gem. The rest of the candelario tour was ok. This wasn't a bad tour, but it definitely could have been better.

  • Delightful exposure to new, tasteful fruits, meats and drinks! Friendly vendors who go the extra mile to please the customer. The rice and pork dish served from the cavity of a hog was incredibly good.

  • 300 characters is not enough to give a detailed review, so here goes. Fantastic tour, Luis Saurez (tour guide) was multilingual and simply amazing. The tour guide exceeded our expectations. We left with a lifelong friend in Luis.

  • Loved it!

  • This was a wonderful tour and I had a grand time!! With my guide Juan Frederick and driver Jonathan, I went to the Plaza de Paloquemao to visit the market. I saw so many new and interesting fruits, vegetables, and other food. I also saw many different kinds of potatoes in all shapes and colors, each with its own I sampled many different new fruits, coffee and breads, and a special pork and rice dish at Lechoneria. We also stopped to visit a few churches on the way to the restaurant where we had a traditional chicken soup for lunch. Everything was delicious! Juan was very knowledgeable about Bogota and the foods he is a chef and a tour guide in his spare time. I highly recommend this tour.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • This was so cool! Ate things I've never heard of! Saw some foods I've never seen and the largest produce market ever lol. The guide was very knowledgeable and i felt very safe. Would highly recommend this tour if your an adventurous foodie! I was alone on this tour could have been more fun with more people but it was nice to have all the attention and go at my pace.

  • Excellent in everyway. Jaime was our tour guide and he was very friendly and welcoming.

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