Bogota Cooking & Food Tour

Summary

We start the food tour by taking you to Plaza de Paloquemao – one of Bogota, Colombia’s oldest and largest traditional markets. Then it’s off to a cooking school! You’ll take part in a hands-on cooking class where you’ll learn to make a traditional Colombian dish.

We will pick you up from your hotel and go straight to Plaza de Paloquemao. Founded in 1946, leaders relocated Paloquemao to its current spot in the heart of Bogota in 1967. This market is one of the most popular places for locals to buy fresh produce, meat, flowers and more! You will taste exotic fruits, Colombian snacks and fresh breads as we wander through the market in search of the best places to buy ingredients for lunch. Plaza de Paloquemao is the perfect environment to interact with the locals and learn about day-to-day life in Bogota.

Once we’re finished at the market, we will drive to the cooking school, where you will prepare a traditional Colombian dish under the guidance of a skilled chef. You will learn more about Colombian food and which dishes are famous in each region of Colombia. Once your food is ready, we will sit down together to enjoy a delicious Colombian lunch complete with fresh fruit juice.

Our last stop will be to Bogota’s dessert district. This is where families gather on weekends to partake in somethingsweet. You’ll get the chance to choose from a variety of traditional Colombian desserts such as tres leches cake, flan, milhojas and more.We’ll drop you off back at your hotel around 2 p.m.

What's Included

 Transfer to and from the hotel

 Guided tour in English

 Ingredients for lunch

 Cooking class

Lunch and drinks mentioned in the itinerary

What's Not Included

× Any other personal expenses and tips

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ActivityReviews

  1. Daniel

    Wednesday 17th April, 2019
    My girlfriend and I went on their culinary tour and cooking class a few days ago and it was absolutely the highlight of our time in Bogota. Daniel was an incredible guide; he knew a ton about all the food we were tasting and was happy to answer all our questions about Bogota and Colombia in general. The chef, Guillermo, was wonderful! He was so gracious and welcoming, and the food we made was incredible. We had high expectations for this experience, and they were surpassed. I'd highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Bogota. I'd do it again!

  2. Timothy

    Tuesday 16th April, 2019
    This was one very interesting and fun tour. We got picked up (and later dropped off) at our hotel, went to the Paloquemado Market. Our driver was very kind and took time to show us the whole market, explaining regional foods like the fruits that are not common in our region (Europe). We then went on buying all the ingredients for the meal and headed to the cooking school. The chefs were very professional, friendly and fun. The meal was delicious (Ajiaco) and rich, we even prepared a dessert. This is an eventful adventure, which my wife and I enjoyed greatly.

  3. Lindsay

    Tuesday 16th April, 2019
    My fiancee and I took the cooking class with Daniel Rodriguez. He picked us up from our hotel at 9am and he arrived a bit early, which was perfect for us. Daniel was very friendly and knowledgeable; it was a pleasure to spend the day with him. He took us to Paloquemao Market and we walked through the flower market. It was amazing! Flowers were beautiful, fragrant, and cheap. Daniel showed us around the market. We tried some really tasty. Colombian food: juices, arepas, buñuelos. The highlight was the pork arepa, which was just so fresh. We shopped for our meal and it was such a unique experience to go shopping at this market. Afterwards, we went to the culinary school. It was a legitimate cooking school, not just a house. We met the chef and his assistant. Because I am lactose intolerant, our menu was customized. We had a traditional dish from the Caribbean Coast (Trout with prawns, coconut rice, plantain, ceviche de mango). I love cooking, so it was such a great learning experience to make the meal. Since we had the chef and his assistant, my fiancee and I didn't have to do much chopping. The finished product was delicious! Thank you, for such a wonderful experience! This truly was one of the top highlights of our trip.

  4. Julie

    Tuesday 16th April, 2019
    We visited the amazing food and flower market in Bogota. We purchased fresh fish, fruits and vegetables and enjoyed a cooking class with a master chef and our guides. Daniel was extremely informative and friendly. He responded to all of our questions and dietary needs. To top off the the day, we visited "dessert row" and enjoyed a lovely Colombian dessert. We felt as if we were a part of Colombia and welcomed with warmth.