Bogotá Food Tour: A Must for Foodies!
Please note: This tour is not suitable for under 18s, vegetarians, vegans or those who don’t eat pork.
Tour time: 12:00-16:00 (can overrun due to unforeseen circumstances e.g. weather, crowds etc.)
You will meet your local food expert directly outside the brightly coloured ‘La Perseverancia Market’. Here you will learn about common local ingredients and enjoy the best ajiaco (traditional soup in Bogotá) in the entire city.
There will be a stop at a local Chicheria where you’ll be able to discover more about the turbulent past of Bogotá’s ‘indigenous beer’ and taste it for yourself.
After leaving La Perseverancia neighbourhood, you’ll begin your walking tour around the city, finishing in La Candelaria. The walk isn’t challenging and should be fine for anyone who has had a couple of days to acclimatise to Bogotá’s high altitude conditions! It goes without saying that there will be plenty of refreshment stops along the way.
The tours run with a maximum of eight guests so you will get a very personal look at Colombia’s food scene. During your tour, there will be 10 tastings across the city including exotic fruits, roasted suckling pig (also known as lechona), chicha and the famous Bogotá hot chocolate and cheese!
Later on, you’ll visit a local bar to try the nation’s favourite game: Tejo. This is Colombia’s national sport and involves throwing metal pucks at gunpowder packets. It’s wild, fun and a must-do activity in Colombia!
The tour will close with a coffee workshop where you’ll learn about coffee production in Colombia and steeping techniques. Of course, we know that any coffee workshop wouldn’t be complete without a cup of some authentic Colombian coffee too!
Undo the button on your jeans and get ready for the ultimate Colombian feast!
- Food (unless otherwise stated)
- Drinks (bottled water and local drinks)
- English/Spanish speaking guide
Bogotá Food Tour – FAQs
What is the group size?
There is a maximum of 8 guests and a minimum requirement of two people for the group to run.
How many dishes do we taste?
There will be 10 tastings throughout the tour plus a coffee workshop.
Are drinks provided?
Bottled water and local drinks are included.
Can children come on this tour?
All group tours are for over 18’s only. This is because of the tejo.
Is this tour suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
What if I have allergies?
Please contact us to enquire about any allergy avoidance. We will, of course, try to accommodate you but please understand that your safety is our main priority. We cannot 100% guarantee that traces of anything won’t be found in dishes, owing to the nature of street food.
What should I bring?
This tour does involve walking so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. We also recommend a rain jacket or umbrella in case of a downpour! Even on cloudy days, the sun in Bogotá can be fierce. Suncream and sunglasses also come recommended.