Free historical and gastronomic tour in Bogotá (La Candelaria)

Duration: 3h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Elvira
Quality Verified Registered on April 19, 2022

I have traveled the world and now live and experience Bogotá every day as a citizen and tour guide. I know its secrets and its flavors. And I want to immerse you in an experience full of Colombian tradition and culture so that your trip is unforgettable. As a professional journalist, with 17 years of experience, I have dedicated myself to researching and learning about the history of Colombia and I want to show you the reasons why everyone who comes enjoys and loves Bogotá. My walks are deep and fun, full of anecdotes and curiosities. I wait for you for an unforgettable adventure!

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Tour description

What does a metropolis like Bogotá taste like? This is what you will discover on this historical and gastronomic tour (with more than 15 tastings), which combines 2 tours in one.

Join me for a walk through the heart of the city in the colorful neighborhood of La Candelaria. Here are the main sites of historical interest and places where you can eat delicious and exquisite traditional Bogota and Colombian food.

This is a walking tour full of the typical flavors, stories and secrets of the city. It is an experience of total immersion in the culture of Bogotá and Colombia.

You will walk through the local market, taste sweet flavors and discover why Colombia is the country of fruits.

You will live a "coffee experience", full of smells and flavors in a beautiful cafeteria in La Candelaria
with expert baristas who will show you why the Colombian bean is so famous and appreciated.

You will learn how Colombian emeralds are cut (the so-called "green charm") and other pieces that distinguish Colombia in the world.

You will be in iconic places such as Plaza Bolívar and you will be able to take unforgettable photos with the pigeons that abound in this traditional meeting space for Bogota residents.

After walking through the old stone streets, you will try the famous ajiaco, the city's most native dish, in a place with more than 200 years of history.

What are you going to try and visit on this historical and gastronomic tour?

  • La Concordia Market
  • Colombian fruits
  • Funnel Street
  • fritters
  • funnel street
  • Santafereño chocolate
  • indigenous chicha
  • Chorro de Quevedo Square
  • Colombian empanadas
  • coffee experience
  • coca tea
  • Colombian Emerald Experience
  • Dishes from the Colombian plain
  • Boyacense arepa
  • Patacon
  • Bogota sweets
  • San Carlos Palace
  • Bolívar's balcony
  • Bolivar plaza
  • Ajiaco
  • And many more historical and gastronomic secrets of Bogotá...

This is a very complete 5-hour tour through the heart of Bogotá so that you have a complete experience of the Colombian capital, full of flavor and history to delight your palate and increase your cultural heritage.
I'll wait for you!

IMPORTANT: All expenses for more than 15 food tastings add up to approximately $9. This tour is suitable for vegetarians. You can always choose what to eat and you can share.


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cl 12c #1-40, Bogotá, Colombia
    Cl 12c #1-40, Bogotá, Colombia
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    📍 I will be inside the La Concordia market (large yellow building), in the place called fruits and vegetables Doña Carmen. 😉 Recognize me by the microphone or the blue cap. 🕜Arrive 15 minutes early (1:15 pm). We start at 1:30 pm sharp. 📍This is the location of Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/zxFeUc4Uxxtv6Jpb6

  • 1
    Outside visit
    La Concordia Market District Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Quevedo's fountain
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Plaza Bolivar
  • 4
    Outside visit
    race 7
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Botero Museum

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Angie 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Elvira's Tour macht richtig viel Spaß, ist trotz der Länge sehr kurzweilig. Wir haben unglaublich viel über Essen in Kolumbien erfahren und an ausgewählten Orten köstliches probiert. Wir mussten dann nicht mehr zu Abend essen. Vielen Dank Elvira, weiter so!!
Maria 22 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Definitely worth it! Guide very knowledgeable and took us to places that I returned to.
Anastasia 09 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
I loved the tour with Nicolas! He was so knowledgeable and very nice and accommodating to all of us. The tour was great and we were all stuffed by the end of it in the best way-get ready to eat! Would highly recommend!
Suzanne 04 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
It was a very nice tour with amazing food! There was a good mix between food and historical information. Our guide had a lot of knowledge and brought us to a lot of good places!
Gabriele 13 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
It was a perfect balance of tastes of Colombia, history and fun chat. The tour guide had a lot of deep knowledge of history. We enjoyed it very much! Recommend 🙂
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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