Free tour

Free Market Alameda Food Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on March 21, 2019

We are a group of local guides who believe in the positive impact of tourism by offering you a complete cultural experience by foot through the streets of the historic centers of Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena. Join us and discover what Colombia and our people have for you!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Welcome to the Sultana del Valle, immerse yourself in the best food market in Cali!

We are the largest group of expert local Free Tours guides in Colombia with 12 original tours created by ourselves and also the most awarded tours in the country! 7 international recognitions, 5 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice and Top 3 in Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín and Cali.

We are authentic guides connecting Colombia since 2013, 10 years sharing passion at every step!

The gastronomic diversity of Valle del Cauca is highly appreciated in the country for its unique flavors such as Tamal Valluno, Pandebono, Viche, Manjar and exotic fruit juices (such as Borojó)!

From Loma de la Cruz we will walk to the Mercado de la Alameda through two local neighborhoods to taste homemade food such as Champús and Cucas made by caleñas . This is the best start for you to understand how important our identity is through our gastronomy.

Between Afro preparations and European flavors, get a glimpse of the local culture and way of life. The market is home to hundreds of vendors selling everything from fresh produce to clothing, crafts, and household items .

Taste the traditional food of the Pacific and toast with Viche , our incredible alcoholic drink!

This experience brings you closer to the flavors, colors, textures and regional gastronomic preparations, which are loaded with symbols and meanings, as they reveal social relations, popular imaginaries and the use of the environment.

We will talk about:

  • History and origins of our regional gastronomy
  • Cultural influences of local breeds.
  • Unique and useful preparations.
  • Ancestral ingredients and traditional techniques of the region.
  • The food market as the nucleus of economic survival
  • Biological, geographic and cultural diversity of Valle del Cauca
  • Sweet, salty, oily, spicy and vigorous food
  • And much more!

Join this experience with our team of local guides who, in addition to all the knowledge that we are going to share with you about the local gastronomy inherited from our families, you will visit authentic places to eat inside the market as well as recommendations for local shops to have lunch , buy coffee , souvenirs and more in case you want to return on your own!


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  • Meeting point:
    Parque Artesanal Loma de La Cruz, Cl....
    Parque Artesanal Loma de La Cruz, Cl. 5 #16, COMUNA 3, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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    Find us right on the stairs of the “Loma de la Cruz” Park with our red umbrellas from Beyond Colombia!

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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Cristóbal 17 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Cancelaron el toru y no me avisaron. Me quedé esperando. Era la única mañana que tenía en Cali para hacer un tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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.