Food Tour in La Candelaria

Seize real Colombian culture through something we all enjoy: food. Explore local gastronomy in this amazing food tour!


4 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure




The best way of really knowing a place’s culture and customs is by trying its food. Complete your trip in Bogota with this 3-hour tour around its downtown and taste tons of new and delicious flavors of our joyful and rich cuisine. Chocolate, arepas, obleas, almojabanas, coffee and more. Let our guide take you to the best sites, where locals will offer their best for you to try and enjoy. A gastronomic experience to remember.


  • 3-hour downtown tour along its important spots
  • A brief introduction to Colombia’s history through its gastronomy
  • Samples and samples of typical foods and drinks of the region (appetizers, desserts, finger foods, beverages)
  • An incredible chance to get in touch with locals and their stories
  • Memories full of senses about colors, smells and flavors of Colombia and its capital

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Whether you are one of those who like to try local food but is always afraid of doing it or you are ready to try it all, cross tasting local food of your checklist trip because we are taking you to the best places.

In this short tour, the guide will pick you up there and take you to the vibrant and colorful neighborhood of La Candelaria. He will explain you a little bit of Colombian history through some of the most traditional and cultural flavors that the historical center of Bogotá has to offer, each one of them has a story and it is deeply rooted in our childhood.

You will start with the salty food with arepas, a corn-based tortilla that is usually grilled and which has hundreds of different preparations according to the region. Almojabana, a type of bread made with cheese and cornmeal flour and baked.

After a hearty meal, the group will move to desserts. Obleas, a flat wafer with caramel and two more traditional treats: chocolate with cheese.

The tour will include several stops to try the best of downtown and, of course, you will call it a day, after finishing the tour with a digestive coffee cup.

The soups stews, grains and grilled meats that make up the bulk of Bogota’s cuisine generally rank low on spice and chilli heat, while high in deep earthy flavors thanks to techniques like smoking, fermenting, wood-grilling and the use of tropical leaves and herbs, cacao and coffee. Spanish and Arab influences still live in Colombia’s flavored pastries, rice dishes, and dairy products.

This will be a tour to try, to learn and to remember. If you are into the pleasure of tasting authentic cuisines. Come with us, you are in for a treat.


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Chocolate Santafereño tasting
  • Almojábana with cheese tasting
  • Arepa tasting
  • Obleas tasting
  • Coffee tasting
  • All risk insurance
  • Extra food
  • Extra purchases

Additional Information

🟡 Be aware this tour is walking

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 If you have a layover in Bogotá, please select the airport as a pick-up point for the layover tour

🟡 If you have any food restriction or allergies, please tell the guide or write it on the booking

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water

🟡 Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen.

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