Food Tour in Cartagena Walled City and Getsemani

Walled City, Cartagena

4 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


Whoever the traveler you are, cross tasting traditional food of your checklist trip and join us in this Food Tour in Cartagena around Colombian Caribbean identity and culture through its cuisine.

What will you try on this Food Tour in Cartagena?

A trip wouldn’t be complete if you don’t go beyond touristic places and give yourself the chance to taste the place’s food. So, come with us to this experience around Cartagena’s heart, so you get the best of Caribbean cuisine and its people: cocadas, carimañola, arepa de huevo, and more. Although those names are hardly relatable to something common or widely known, we are sure that it will be a gastronomic experience to remember.


Your day will start by meeting our local and friendly tour guide. With him you will be headed to the first stop in the best place for food tours in Cartagena: The Walled City. As you walk around you will have several stops to try the best of Cartagena and Caribbean typical flavors. From fruits to shrimp cocktails, deep-fried snacks, typical sweets and coffee or beer.

Some of the things you can try are: Arepa with egg. Arepa is one of the most traditional Colombian plates, eaten almost everywhere in the country in lots of different versions. In the Caribbean coast, this corn-based tortilla is usually deep fried and stuffed with a tasty egg. You will also visit local food stands and try shrimp cocktail or carimañola: a very typical yucca and cheese finger food.

If you’re craving for something sweet, you’ll also have cocadas, a sort of cookie made from dried coconut or typical fruits. But there are many other options of traditional sweets and candies. And of course, try a cup of nice high-quality coffee or have cold and refreshing beer before ending the tour.

You will discover ancient culinary techniques, treasured family recipes, and life stories of all the locals that will make you swing from sweet to salty, from fresh to fried tasty appetizers and from tasteful to delicious snacks. Real samples of diversity of ingredients and customs. This is the most valuable souvenir of the very best side of Cartagena de Indias: tons of food offered to you by joyful and friendly locals. We know there won’t be regrets. You are in for a treat.


  • A walk along important spots of the city such as the emblematic Clock Tower
  • A brief introduction to Colombia’s and Cartagena’s rich history of diversity in the Walled City
  • Samples and samples of typical foods and drinks of the region (fruits, deserts, finger foods, refreshments)
  • An incredible chance to get in touch with locals and their stories
  • Memories full of senses about colors, smells and flavors of this Caribbean city


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • 5 gastronomic experiences including salty and sweet food, and typical beverages
  • All-risk insurance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • If you are coming from a cruise ship, be sure to select the cruise-only rate from the booking options
  • Please tell the guide if you have any food restriction or allergies
  • Keep in mind this tour does not offer vegan options

Frequently asked questions

In Colombian gastronomy there is a mixture of various international cuisines, from indigenous ingredients, Spanish seasoning and African influences. You will be tasting 5 types of food, including salty snacks, local desserts and typical beverages.

Yes, any person can take part in this food tour in Cartagena. If you have any food restriction or allergies, please tell the guide or write it on the booking.

Tour's Location

Walled City, Cartagena



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