Cali Foodies Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on October 11, 2022

Hi! My name is Juan Camilo. I am a local to Cali, Colombia. I enjoy foreigners and showing my city around. I speak 3 languages and I lived in Argentina for 5 years. I also was a member of AIESEC, a youth leadership organization. Countries I've been to: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru, USA, Uruguay. As of hobbies I enjoy playing the guitar and ukulele. I love music and languages.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The must-have of any place, so here I am making it real.
I will take you through a list of food spots that I've personally chosen for their authenticity, price, and taste of course.
We will cover a good range of food & snacks: from hots to colds, solids to beverages, sweet to salty, stores & street vendors, national and local, fried to baked, fruits to meats, and everything in between.

You will be tasting:

  • colombian coffee
  • raspado
  • cholado
  • lulada
  • champús
  • chontaduro
  • orejas
  • empanadas
  • marranitas
  • chicharrón
  • fruit juices
  • papa aborrajada
  • papa rellena
  • maduro aborrajado.

All tasting options are snacks, not big dishes. But don't be fooled, some are not small.

Vegans welcome. Vegetarians welcome. Gluten-free people are welcome. Meat-lovers welcome as well! There are options for everybody.

The tour starts and ends in Bulevar del Rio, the city's favorite spot for its breeze and ambience. We will be walking and stopping at several food businesses and street vendors. I will guide you on what everything is and what each spot does best, and you'll let your eyes and mouth decide what you want to try.

We will have many stops over a short distance of 1.3 kilometers (less than a mile). We will go around the Bulevar, CAM, Plazoleta Jairo Varela, la gruta, and back to the bulevar. We will not enter the city center as we will focus on the nicer, safer side of town.
Try to bring an empty stomach if you want to try everything or most. We say "full belly, happy heart".

Extra information:
Try to bring at least $30.000 pesos if you feel like tasting 1/3 of the options. I recommend to bring $50.000 pesos or more and of course, remember to bring some to your guide (if you feel like it!).

I think that's all you should now. Any questions just let me know.

Foodies of the world, unite!

PS: we also have museum tours, river excursion (fun!), contact us in instagram @Cali4Goodies or send me a message here

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  • Meeting point:
    Cl 8 #1-3, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Col...
    Cl 8 #1-3, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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    On Google maps, locate the Subway sandwich store in the Bulevar del Rio (by Calle 8 crossing). There are brown public benches by the middle of the bulevar. We will meet there. I will have my red cap on or send you a whatsapp picture of my appearance.

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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Gustavo 06 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
it was a really nice tour. he asked us also what we want more the cultural or the food side.
July 28 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Juan Camilo, really knows where to find delicious typical food in Cali. He includes also some really interesting details about the history and culture of the City and the area in which the tour takes place. You will try different meals and a mixture of flavored in a short time so keep space enough to try as many as you can!
Grace 21 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Juan was so nice! We were brought to 6 places and all the foods were explained and he helped us (with poor Spanish) order what we wanted. There's time to chill out and chat with the others in the tour over good food.
Alex 19 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Very outspoken and professional Guy/ Guide , perfect choice of streetfood ,6-7 places , from empanadas up to sweets and juice /drinks . After tour connecting and having a drink together with the group . Perfect for Solo Traveller or groups , from All around the world . Guide speaks fluent English and Spanish ( explained everything both languages )! We ( 2 Germans ) can recommend the tour !
Manuel 19 Nov 2022
Mexico City
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Juan fue un gran guía, en lo personal pasé buen rato con él. Muy ameno y con gran conversación
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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.
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