- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
The cooking class Cartagena tour is a unique experience. See and taste exotic ingredients and fruits with great flavors, colors and all sort of shapes and get to know the local coconut rice or try the delicious “empandas”!
The tour for bigger groups, 3 or more people has a better individual price, so it will be awesome to invite friends to join the cooking class!
- Family friendly
- Several menus to choose from
- Snacks and Beverages included
- Led by a local guide
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Bottled water
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Your hotel, port, or a meeting point near downtown
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
This awesome experience will set unforgettable memories on your tongue. It's a unique tour for people who enjoy experiencing what it is like to cook a traditional regional meal with local and fresh ingredients from an open air market. Additionally, you have the opportunity to cook in the kitchen of a local family, in their neighborhood, outside the walls of the Centro Historico! Round-trip transportation is provided from your hotel.
The open market & cooking class Cartagena tour includes your choice of a couple of local dishes to prepare and eat. You will be picked up at your hotel or meeting point by a van or an air conditioning vehicle and the chef will be waiting for you at the open market, where you will purchase everything you need and taste fried snacks (arepae’huevo, carimanola, papa rellena) and exotic fruits and juices. You will be able to select the appropriate ingredients for your meal and of course the chef will give suggestions for what you need to buy according to the menu of the day. You will experience the pulse of an authentic community market.
At a local family’s home, you will learn how to prepare your traditional dishes and then enjoy the delicious meal.
You will be provided with private transport and a kitchen at a local house.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Dress code is smart casual. Closed toe shoe is a Must.
- The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
- Pickup point must be reconfirm at the time of booking
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We had such a wonderful time getting to know a local family and visiting a local market. I'd love to go back and do this tour again!
We loved the market tour!! Our tour guides were excellent. The food was outstanding!! Only one recommendation-- perhaps the cooking part could be a bit shorter...
Overall, a fun and delicious experience!
I went on this tour with my husband and six year old daughter. We had a great time and my daughter loved helping and eating what she made. The cooking class was nicely organized and we got to help and learn with every step. You will meet and cook with a Colombian family in their home. The cooking space is laid out well for cooking classes. Definitely a fun and memorable experience to add to your trip to Cartagena.
Poor planning, unorganized and not suitable to call a cooking class. Very disappointed in Viators recommendation.
I truly enjoyed Duran Duran and his wife Maria!!! They treated my family like their own!! We had a great time in the kitchen. We learned not only about the Colombian cuisine, but received a day in the life of what a family in this beautiful country goes through. One of the best tours I have been on!
The perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the local market and culture. Duran Duran is knowledgeable, funny and a great host. The tour consists of buying groceries at the largest market in the City where you also get to experience exotic fruits and vegetables. It is a collaborative effort to cook lunch and everyone gets a task. You're given menu options and they were all delicious. This tour is great for individual travelers as well as groups. I highly recommend it!
This tour was highly highly recommended. We went with Maria Duran to the market, purchased ingredients for lunch and they went to their house to cook the food. She was gracious and very accomodating. We had a very short time to spend on the tour and they were able to accomodate our needs. Eddie was also fabulous. If you are looking to get involved in the culture of columbia, and do something different, definitely take this personal cooking experience. I feel like I came out with new friends.