Free tour

⭐ Galeria Alameda Traditional Local Food Market 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 the Top 3 in Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín, and Cali.
We are authentic guides connecting Colombia since 2013, 10 years of 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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Fuente de Alameda, Cl. 7, La Alameda,...
    Fuente de Alameda, Cl. 7, La Alameda, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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    Find us at "Parque Alameda" with our Red Umbrellas by Beyond Colombia!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Loma de La Cruz.
  • 2
    Outside visit
    panaderia palacio del pandebono
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Alameda Park
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Galería Alameda
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Alameda Market Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    La Calenita Cafe
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Step 652
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Positive Viche

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

(21 ratings)
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Zoë 17 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
This was definetely one of the best nights I had in Colombia, the guide and the group were so much fun, and the food actually surprised me it was delicious.
Camille 16 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
I loved getting to know this side of Cali, we've all definitely heard about the taste of Colombian food, but really the one who experiences it is the one who really knows how good it is. And this tour is perfectly guided through the food of this wonderful area of ​​Cali.
Bryony 10 Jun 2024
High Wycombe

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
A nice and tasty tour with lots of food to sample and a passionate guide!
María Cristina 20 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Excelente guía y compañia. Reencuentro con los sabores ancestrales. Gracias.
Steven 29 Dec 2023
Boca Raton

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Horrible services. Tour guides cancel at the last minute. Make alternative arrangements
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Who is this tour for?

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