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Bogotá Gastronomic Wonders

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    What to Expect
    Come hungry and curious for this culinary adventure through the diverse food traditions of Bogotá. Over the course of this epicurean exploration, you’ll discover some of Colombia’s most typical foods, along with Bogotá’s most iconic food destinations.

    Begin your tour with your choice of a morning or afternoon pickup from your Bogotá hotel, continuing to Pastelería Florida, a traditional Colombian bakery with an old-world European sensibility. Since its founding in 1936, this snack-shop-cum-restaurant has catered to Colombians from all walks of life, serving everyone from the intelligentsia to elderly grandmothers. During your visit, sample typical breakfast fare like pan de bono (cheese bread), almojabanas (cheese rolls), tamales and a cup of aguapanela, a tea alternative made with sugarcane pulp.

    Next head on to Septimazo, a warren of street stalls selling delicious food along with just about every type of product under the sun. As you soak in the chaotic fun atmosphere of the market, surrounded by the sounds of Afro-Colombian music and vendors hawking self-portraits, follow your guide to the area’s top food carts. Try out the obleas, wafer cookies that are filled with dulce de leche or jam, and then wash them down with a decadent cup of chocolate santafereño, a uniquely Colombian style of hot chocolate that includes melted cheese.

    Finish your tour at the sprawling Paloquemao market, the largest in the city. Take a look at the eye-popping range of Colombian produce for sale, spanning everything from exotic jungle fruits to traditional vegetables and meat and fish. Make sure to investigate the perfumed air of the herb section and check out the colorful bouquets of the flower vendors. Your guide will navigate you to the best food booths to sample various fruits, empanadas and corn arepas along the way.

    After leaving the market, your transportation brings you back to your Bogotá hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.

    * Note: pick-up from other towns have an additional cost (including but not limited to Chía, Cota, Funza, Mosquera, La Calera). Please contact us to arrange it.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Designated meals and snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport between the tour places
    • Entry/Admission - Pastelería La Florida
    • Entry/Admission - Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    A lot of food, informative and relaxed . We had Alejandro and he was great ....saw parts of bogota I wouldn’t have seen otherwise
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    Response from IMPULSEstaff, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bogotá Gastronomic Wonders
    Responded Sep. 29, 2019
    Hi Christine! Thanks for taking your time to write us your comments regarding your gastronomic experience in Bogotá. I'm gald that you had a great time with Alejandro, he's such a great and experienced guide. You're right this gastronomic experience is for those who want to discover Bogotá's culture and history through its food and customs. Hope to hear from you again. Kind regards, Valeria
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    Natalia was an excellent guide. The fruit market excellent choice for tasting the fruits. Also good the visit to a traditional coffee shop and Florida panaderia. I reccomend.
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    My guide (Juan) was very friendly and informative, he seemed to know most of the people that we encountered. I learned so much about the many fruits, vegetables and local delicacies, as well as filling my belly with good foods and drinks!
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    I'm not sure if this is the same tour company since when I booked it it said it was provided by "Colombia Travel Services E.U." offered via Viator but now it says it's offered through "Impulse Travel"? It's confusing. Anyway, I booked this tour through trip advisor as it was my
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    Response from Paula D, Guest Relations Manager at Bogotá Gastronomic Wonders
    Responded Mar. 19, 2018
    Hi Jeremy, Thank you very much for taking a time to write us such a detailed review. To clarify, our company's legal name is Via Colombia Travel Services and the brand we use is IMPULSE Travel. We are one of Viator's tour operators in Colombia. Our Bogotá Food Tour is one of our highlights! Having a closer look at the local lifestyle and manners, tasting delicious fruits and trying exquisite Colombian food is an excellent choice to get to discover this country. It's great to hear that Emilio achieved the goal of delivering meaningful experiences and quality services and that you and your group enjoyed the tour to the fullest. We are always working hard to have happy customers! It was a pleasure to be your hosts in Colombia and hope to have you back soon. Kind regards, Paula Duarte
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    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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