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The Bogotá Food Experience provided by The True Colombian Experience

The Bogotá Food Experience

The Bogotá Food Experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Barrio La Candelaria In this experience you will discover the unique flavors of the different Colombian regions. We will go to 7 places in total within the La Candelaria neighborhood and sample a variety of traditional foods. We will visit multiple family-owned businesses to try authentic dishes and interact with locals. In a single afternoon, you will be able to learn more about the Colombian culture through its food and history. This tour is accomodating for both vegetarian and vegan preferences , please just let your guide know. We will eat plenty of samples over the course of the tour so please make sure you come hungry! **We are constantly changing the venues we visit to accomodate whatever is going on in the city, so the photos and attractions listed may not be the same as the day you do the tour.** **Please make sure you bring good walking shoes, an umbrella, and water. Make sure you give yourself enough time with the traffic to arrive at the starting point.**
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 132427P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • We will stop at 7 different places and try samples from various regions of Colombia. Drinks not included, please bring water!
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • The Cranky Croc Hostel, Cl. 12d #346, Bogotá, Colombia We will meet at... The Cranky Croc Hostel Cl. 12d #3-56, Bogotá, Colombia ***Once you arrive inside of the hostel, go to the reception desk and say that you are here for the tour.*** Please bring good walking shoes, an umbrella, and water. Please give yourself enough time with traffic to arrive
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • We will stop at 7 different places and try samples from various regions of Colombia. Drinks not included, please bring water!
Departure details
  • The Cranky Croc Hostel, Cl. 12d #346, Bogotá, Colombia We will meet at... The Cranky Croc Hostel Cl. 12d #3-56, Bogotá, Colombia ***Once you arrive inside of the hostel, go to the reception desk and say that you are here for the tour.*** Please bring good walking shoes, an umbrella, and water. Please give yourself enough time with traffic to arrive
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 16, 2020
A note from The Bogotá Food Experience
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this tour will visit only restauratns that follow all the adresses and regulations in order to protect the healty of our customers. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this tour will not provide any share food and every customer will have theyr own food and snak.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Cranky Croc Hostel
    Cl. 12d #346, Bogotá, Colombia
    We will meet at... The Cranky Croc Hostel Cl. 12d #3-56, Bogotá, Colombia ***Once you arrive inside of the hostel, go to the reception desk and say that you are here for the tour.*** Please bring good walking shoes, an umbrella, and water. Please give yourself enough time with traffic to arrive
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  • 1
    La PUERTA de la CATEDRAL
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 2
    Restaurante Carbón de Leña
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    CAFE DEL CHORRO
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Restaurante Fulanitos Candelaria
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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everydaygolde
California5 contributions
As soon as I booked the tour, I received a Whatsapp Message from our tour guide Fredy. He provided useful info about what to bring - face mask (for biosecurity measures required by law), raincoat, umbrella, and comfy shoes. And checked for any food allergies. I appreciated him reaching out via Whatsapp because we were running late (traffic in Bogota is unpredictable so plan ahead) and I was able to message him directly to let him know our status.

Fredy clearly has a passion for what he does. His tour is a story-telling of Colombia's history, climate, and biodiversity through food found in Bogota. We started with empanadas from the coastal region, then tamal from the Tolima region, coffee from Bogota, chicha and tea, (surprisingly good) mystery meat, and ended with arguably Colombia's national dish, Ajiaco Santafereno. In between stops we walked through the historic La Calendaria and learned about the history of the city and its people. Fredy would recommend other restaurants to check out on future visits and would answer any questions we had, not even related to the tour.

I felt very safe covid and security-wise and wouldn't hesitate to book another tour with Fredy / The True Colombian Experience.
Written November 15, 2020
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Claire Flaherty
10 contributions
Couples
Highly recommend this tour especially good to do on your first day as it gives you a real feel for the city & its different districts. Value for money is exceptional so many types of food to try we were stuffed by the end of the tour. Andreas was an excellent guide giving us so much interesting information on the history of the city, its local artists & local businesses. Making Empanadas was a treat & a great memory. 👌
Written January 24, 2020
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Phoenix Glen
Courtown, Ireland11 contributions
Couples
The whole trip was fantastic from start to finish, we tried so much food, fruit, meat, drinks, all local and based in various regions of Colombia, we had Christian as our guide and he made it super fun and was very informative. We had a great group of mixed language and it was no problem to our guide. The food was amazing, absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this tour to everyone, it’s super cheap, you get more value for your money, the places we are and drank were fabulous, you get to see parts of La Candalaria you probably won’t if you don’t get involved. And if you do go just be aware there is lots and lots of food and drinks along the way. I love to eat and even I was full after it. Highly highly recommended
Written September 19, 2021
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Elisawet Z
1 contribution
Business
Certainly a must to learn more about the local cuisine and its varieties. We were a group of five and our tour guide, Milena, gave us a deep dive into the city’s cuisine. She was excellent in explaining, very knowledgeable and always made us feel very comfortable. We had about 7 different dishes throughout an afternoon in the area La Candellaria. A great experience. I truly recommend this tour! Thank you, Milena.
Written December 23, 2021
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Theresa
3 contributions
Solo
Milena guided us to 8(!) hidden gems, gave us a Colombian perspective on live and seamlessly dropped so much knowledge along the way. The food was delicious, the tour really well planned and Milena was a fabulous host. Highly highly recommend!
Written June 16, 2022
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Philipos
3 contributions
I've been on many food tours, and this one was by far the best. It's not only an extremely great value (just $22 USD), but Gina (tour guide) makes this trip special. You truly feel like a local on this tour. From the different types of fruits and traditional columbian dishes to the history and cultural tidbits you pick up on, this tour blew me away. It's long but in a good way. You actually feel full. And this coming from someone who eats a lot. There are other food tours (I haven't tried yet), but most are pretty expensive ($50-66 USD). This food tour gives you a ton of quality food and at a great value. The fact that they're charging only $22 USD is astounding. Book this and hope you get Gina. She's amazing and super personable. She remembers everyone's name on the tour. She's also curious about open to different types of culture. Her tour assistant Phillipa is also an amazing kid. Very knowledgable and super bright. It was amazing talking to both while eating and learning about a great country like Columbia.
Written February 2, 2020
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Gary P
2 contributions
Solo
Where to start. I was greeted by Mister Fredy at the starting point and he was very heartwarming to begin with.
I was then greeted by Gabriella who took over the tour experience. She was very energetic and knowledgeable about the culture as she took me to different areas which I found extremely fascinating.
I was mesmerized by the local surroundings that I came across a beautiful painting of Jesus Christ which was amazing to say the least.
We even took time to go souvenir shopping for my family and a few goodies that filled my appetite even further.
All in all I had a great time, great food and highly recommend this tour for future visitors outside of Bogotá.
Written March 3, 2021
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Mihnea A
12 contributions
Mili was a great host. She's very enthusiastic, outgoing and friendly, makes sure everyone on the tour is having a good time. We tried a lot of stuff, when they say come with an empty stomach, they mean it. Outside the food, you'll also learn a lot about local culture, music, if you're (un)lucky like me, she'll also pick you for a dance in front of the group haha. Definitely recommend the experience.
Written November 15, 2021
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Carlos M
2 contributions
Couples
The Colombian food tour was great!! We ate food from many different regions of Colombia, and Freddy was an excellent tour guide giving the history of the food and they city. The was mainly focused in the heart of Bogota and the founding settlement. Would highly recommend to anyone in Bogota!!
Written April 15, 2021
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nabiya618
new york, ny2 contributions
It was a great experience visiting local restaurants and tasting authentic Colombian dishes. I wouldn't have found those places without this tour. The entire tour took more than five hours. There were lots of walking and waiting, but that all gave me some time to digest what I ate and connect with other people in the group. Wish the group was smaller - at least less than 10.
Nick, our guide was knowledgeable and great facilitating the big group (16 people) - very patient and accommodating with a good sense of humor.
Written February 25, 2022
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It was a great experience , Milena was great and very helpful and service oriented . Managed the timing and took me
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Fantastic beers and a great guide!
My guide Yuly was great! She told me a lot about the local beers, and I got to try some traditional Colombian drink
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Honestly speaking a pretty bad tour. Where do I begin… First of all our tour guide shows up almost an hour late in
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Superb Tour
Superb walking tour around La Candelaria. Nick was an amazing guide with abundant passion for his amazing city. It
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Amazing day outside of Bogota
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