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Free Market Tour in Galeria Alameda Cali: food, fruits and everything local
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.
If you're into local culture, you know this is one of the best ways you can meet and discover the heart of the city: it's central market!
Galeria Alameda is anybody's go-to for fresh fruits, amazing regional food, ancestral drinks, great sea food, quality souvenirs and everything local you can think of.
We will have 5 main stops.
1. Sea food: from the pacific to the market
Cali is less than 2 hours away from the biggest colombian port in the pacific: Buenaventura. Everyday we get fresh fish and sea food brought straight from the sea to the market. Recommended: shrimp ceviche: shrimp, onion, cilantro, lemon + ketchup/mayo. Price starts at 14.000 colombian pesos a cup.
2. Fruits: taste the rainbow
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple. How many colors can you taste?
If you're a fruit lover, this is your place. Come around and taste the best version of your favorite fruit, or adventure yourself into trying some you have never seen before. Really! Exotic fruits recommendations: anón, chachairrú, níspero, curuva, mangostino... plus the best mango you will ever taste. Approximate cost is 15.000 colombian pesos per person. You can also buy fruits to take with you!
3. Cheese: we love it!
Not necessarily associated to Colombia, but we do love our cheese and put it in everything, from chocolate to fruits! Come around and taste 3 varieties of our fresh cheeses: cuajada, campesino and costeño, and eat it with guava sweet as we do. Recommended tip here is 5.000 colombian pesos.
4. Flowers: Colombia's gem
Did you know Colombia has the biggest amount of orchid varieties in the world? We export flowers to more than 80 countries around the globe. Come marvel at the quality, variety, colors and fragance of our top-class agro-export product 2nd only to coffee.
5. Souvenirs: take back memories
Great variety of handcrafts can be found in the market. From fridge magnets to drums, hammocks to bags, hats, packed sweets, even local wine... find something to take to your friends and family back home... or for yourself!
In case we're good with time, or if you specially love it, we can add this as a stop. There's a great coffee shop inside the market. They grow their own colombian specialty coffee, have 3 varieties, different methods... coffee lovers welcome!
Come around and experience the exotic variety and great quality Cali's central market has to offer!
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What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Cl. 5 #24A-91, 3 de Julio, Cali, Vall...Cl. 5 #24A-91, 3 de Julio, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Let's meet at the LONG stairs of the public library on the Calle Quinta side (Calle 5 is the big avenue that goes under the bridge with bus lanes)
1Free admissionGalería Alameda
All the tour will be held inside and around Galeria Alameda market.
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).