平 Cali Galeria Alameda Market Fruit Tour

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

Hi I'm Juan, Cali local, born and raised here. Tourism is: something I love to do, something I am good at, and something I can make a job out of. That's why I have found a vocation in it. My tours keep growing, expanding, innovating, always a project-under-construction. They're never finished as I keep improving them with the experience every traveller brings. I speak superb english, native spanish, fluent portuguese, and some french. Thanks for considering me to show you my hometown. Welcome to Cali!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

THE GASTRONOMIC HEART OF CALI: you won't find anything more flavourly authentic! Food, fruits, and everything local.

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Galeria Alameda is every cale簽o's (person from Cali) place of choice for fresh fruits, artisanal drinks, great sea food, colorful flowers, quality souvenirs and everything local you can think of. Exotic variety characterizes this place!

This will be a journey through our senses, using our eyes 儭儭 ears noses and mouths to explore everything around us. Taste fruits you have never seen before, fresh colombian cheeses, empanadas I haven't seen anywhere else, traditional liquours, coconut water, aphrodisiac fruit (chontaduro) in fruit & juice, a tamales factory, and many more!

If you enjoy eating, if you enjoy the ambience of a public market, this is a tour for you.

Some fruits we may taste: mangostino, chirimoya, an籀n, mango, curuba, chachair繳, grosella, chontaduro, n穩spero, and many more.
Cheeses we may taste: cuajada, campesino, coste簽o.

Did you know flowers are the 2nd biggest agricultural export for Colombia, only below coffee? Now you know, and you will get to see them in this market.


We will even go to the esotericism side of the market, and see where witches and magicians buy their stuff... spooky

Come around and experience the exotic variety and great quality Cali's central market has to offer, you won't find anywhere else in the city!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cra. 24 # 8-53, La Alameda, Cali, Val...
    Cra. 24 # 8-53, La Alameda, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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    Let's meet outside Artesan穩as La Cale簽ita (souvenir store). There is usually heavy traffic around the market, so plan ahead or walk a few blocks.

  • 1
    Free admission
    Galer穩a Alameda

    FOOD STOP - TASTE THE RAINBOW: my fruit tasting experience of tropical fruits you may have never seen before. Gulupa, mangostino, mamoncillo, an籀n, curuva, uchuva, just to name a few.

  • 2
    Free admission
    Pig Lab

    FOOD STOP - Empanadas! As you have never had them before (at least myself). Different from the traditional empanada, they fill it with premium pork meat and rice.

  • 3
    Free admission
    Deliquesos Don Juancho

    FOOD STOP - cheese! My experience is, most people seem to enjoy a little cheese. Give yourself the opportunity to try fresh colombian cheese here.

  • 4
    Free admission
    CABA Rest籀

    FOOD STOP - where you can buy champ繳s, regional beverage of indigenous origin. Also, argentinian empanadas.

  • 5
    Free admission
    Floristeria Te Amo

    VISUAL STOP: You may not know Colombia's biggest agro export only second to coffee are... flowers! Great quality, great prices. This is a visual stop.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Artesan穩as La Cale簽ita

    VISUAL STOP: We will finish our tour with a great souvenir shop. This is a visual stop.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Tienda Esot矇rica Okanani

    Besides catholicism, there are belief systems based on indigenous and african cultures. You can buy drops with different scents and purposes.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Trinitario Coffee Alameda

    BONUS - place where, after the tour, you can sit down and enjoy a cup of actual colombian coffee.

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

37 ratings
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4.71
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4.79
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4.76
Quality
4.67
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William 29 Mar 2024
Royal Leamington Spa

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Had a really nice experience of the local market and tried some delicious exotic fruits.
Yves 28 Feb 2024
Montreal

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Ruben was so professional. Really took care of us making sure that we were ok and safe while climbing.
Dioni 27 Jan 2024
Antwerp

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Was a really fun activity to do in Cali!
Andrea 16 Jan 2024
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
The tour itself was fine, didn't receive a lot of information but did try some new fruits. If you sign up for any of the tours run by "Cali Cultural Tours", know that it's one person running ALL the tours, so if you sign up and nobody else did, your tour might get canceled or you might be coerced to attend another tour (this happened to 4 other people on this tour along with myself, none of us did the original tour we booked). After this tour, I asked the guide which tours are going on tomorrow, and that I was wondering whether he was going to do the salsa tour or the street food tour. He said he did it today, to which I said that's not helpful because I obviously didn't go today. He said having WhatsApp is not helpful. Excuse me? Is that the way you talk to clients? After he said that, I immediately decided I would not go to any other tours he runs and I would never tell others to attend. (I don't have WhatsApp because I don't have a phone - but I don't have to explain myself. That's not how you talk to clients, period). There are better tours and better tourguides out there, Beyond Colombia is wonderful.
Holta 22 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
This was the second tour of Juans which I took in my second day at Cali and it was incredible. His passion for this city is very clear and my experience of the city and the food and culture was so much more enriched because of it. I wish I had more time in Cali so that I would have taken more of his tours. Thank you Juan!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 12 people.
Pets
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 does not require 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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