Cartagena Foodie Tour

  • We will try Arepa de Huevo (deep-fried ground maize flat bread filled with an egg) with chilly sauce and suero costeño (a kind of thick curd).

  • We will walk the busy and narrow alleys of this market, bustling with vendors selling all kinds of fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and meet

  • We will walk the busy and narrow alleys of this market, bustling with vendors selling all kinds of fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and meet

  • Taste traditional Colombian food and drinks in the market and even buy some ingredients to prepare your own Colombian meal later.

  • Take a peek in the lives of the real inhabitants of Cartagena at the Bazurto Market, one of Cartagena’s hidden gems.

  • After that, we will head back to the old city, straight to one of the busiest bakeries, where hot pandebonos

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant located in the old town, and finish the gastronomic adventure with a freshly made cocada.

In a Nutshell

  • Visit selected places and sample a diverse combination of local treats that will bring your travel experience to a higher level.
  • Learn about the way that the rich cultural heritage is present in everyday life trough food.
  • Take a peek in the lives of the real inhabitants of Cartagena at the Bazurto Market, one of Cartagena’s hidden gems.
  • Taste traditional Colombian food and drinks in the market and even buy some ingredients to prepare your own Colombian meal later.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant located in the old town, and finish the gastronomic adventure with a freshly made cocada.

Price includes

  • Spanish or English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request) 
  • Transfer: City Centre – Bazurto Market - Centre (Taxi) 
  • Guided tour at the market 
  • Food at every stop.
  • Lunch
  • Depending on bookings you might be in a small group up to 6 people or by yourself.

 

Important Information

Come hungry! Let us know of any allergies or food restrictions in advance. 

Please read our cancellation policy


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Departure time:
9:00am

Duration:
4 Hours

* Travelers:
Is your group bigger than 9?

Price Per Person $125.28
Total Price $125.28


Although Cartagena is not the capital of Colombia, it is considered by many as the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean. This 500-year-old city has been molded by the merchants, pirates, explorers and missioners that came from all over the world leaving behind a rich heritage. Mix this with the native Colombian cultures and the vast diversity of ingredients found in the region, and you have as a result of a bustling gastronomic scene, overflowing with exotic flavors, fruits that you have never seen before, preparations that challenge creativity and locals who are proud to share their gastronomic treasure with the world.

On this tour, you will dive into the local gastronomy while sampling lip-smacking treats, fresh fruits, and a delicious lunch. Our guide will take you to selected places on a route designed to give you a complete overview of the food, the culture and the history of the city.

The tour starts at the Clock Tower (Old City) where our guide will meet you. From here we will walk to the Getsemani neighborhood, where we will have our breakfast stop. We will try Arepa de Huevo (deep-fried ground maize flat bread filled with an egg) with chilly sauce and suero costeño (a kind of thick curd). Together with some tinto (our lighter version of Americano) makes the perfect breakfast for the day ahead.

From here we will take a taxi to Bazurto Local Market. We will walk the busy and narrow alleys of this market, bustling with vendors selling all kinds of fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and meet. We will have a stop to sample some fruits that you have never heard of, and interact with the friendly shop owners. After that, we will head back to the old city, straight to one of the busiest bakeries, where hot pandebonos (manioc bread with salted cheese with guava paste) and pasteles de pollo (chicken stuffed pasties) are assaulted from the shelves, and accompanied by a chilled níspero or guanabana juice.  Finally, we will walk the picturesque streets of the old town until we reach one of the few remaining restaurants where locals actually eat. Here we will finish our gastronomic adventure with a homemade sancocho de pescado (fish stew) and a coconut sweet that will leave you ready for a well-deserved afternoon nap. 


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