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Market Tour & Traditional Colombian Cooking Class in a Local Home in Bucaramanga
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Market Tour & Traditional Colombian Cooking Class in a Local Home in Bucaramanga

By Traveling Spoon
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Meet your hosts Edna and Juan Pablo at their apartment before heading out to visit one of the local markets. Edna will select the market you will visit based on the ingredients needed for the day’s menu. As you shop together, Edna will introduce you to the local fruits and vegetables on sale, as well as some of the traditional ingredients sold at the market.  After the market tour, you will join Edna in her kitchen for a cooking lesson where you will learn to make 2-3 classic Colombian plates. Edna might teach you to prepare Colombia's national dish called bandeja paisa, which is a platter filled with foods that represent Colombia’s diverse regions including sausages, beef, eggs, beans and rice, an arepa, fried plantains and chicharrón (fried pork) or ajiaco, the ubiquitous Colombian chicken soup filled with corn and three varieties of Andean potatoes. She will also teach you to make a typical Colombian drink and brew Colombian style coffee with you!

Ages 0-99
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Edna
  • Private cooking class + meal
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Bucaramanga, Bucaramanga, Santander Department
Pickup details
  • Location Name: Meet at Edna's apartment in Bucaramanga.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P175

    • Menu may vary depending on the season
    • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
    • Private, personalized experience
    • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Bucaramanga home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Colombian culture and cuisine together.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P175

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    • Traveling Spoon
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      Bucaramanga, Colombia
      Joined in April 2017
    • Galen E
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What are true Colombian experience!
      Americo and his mother were amazing the house for this food tour and cooking class experience. He even offered free of charge a Morning tour of old Bucaramanga and Simon Bolivar museum. Then taking us to this incredible market in this old building where his mother knew everyone so you knew you were getting top quality ingredients after that we went to his home where I learned amazing recipes of real Colombian cuisine. Meanwhile, my family enjoyed conversation with his mother through body language, and Google translator. It is a must do activity/tour when you come to Bucaramanga. ♑Americo comes in as your tour guide but you leave as friends. The only negative is that I wish I could give more than five stars. Instead, I will continue to share my experience with all my friends and family, so that if they may talk about this tour with others, they will go and book it because it is a true experience when I will hold forever in my heart and memories.
      Written August 2, 2023
    • RandyRusty
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      This activity is bogus.
      This is a non-existent activity, no response ever. Please don’t waste your time. Sadly we took this over other choices and wasted precious time on our vacation.
      Written March 30, 2023
    • nolang290
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience with wonderful hosts
      I loved this experience meeting Fabio and his mother and learning how to make several Colombian specialties. From the market visit to the general cooking tips to the hands-on lesson in making arepas and patacones to (of course) eating the delicious meal, this was an unforgettable experience where I felt beyond welcomed. Fabio really went out of his way to make sure I got everything I wanted out of it (which specifically was, the arepa and patacon lessons and fresh juices from Colombian fruits). Highly recommend!
      Written September 12, 2019
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    RandyRusty
    Port Charlotte, FL12 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sadly this activity is non-existent. We wasted precious time that we could have been doing other things. We had no response whatsoever.
    Written March 30, 2023
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    Hi Randy, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. We did not receive a booking request from you for an experience with our host Edna. She certainly still offers an in-home cooking class and looks forward to sharing her culture and cuisine with guests. Sincerely, Aashi
    Written February 13, 2024
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