- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This 4 hour private culinary experience will allow you to see one of the most authentic scenes of the city, the people and food. This tour was specially designed for those who enjoy experiencing cooking and learning about local food. After shopping for the ingredients for your lunch, the tour will meet up with a traditional Cartagena chef, who will teach you how to make an authentic Colombian dish.
- Hotel pickup included
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Your Cartagena hotel or port
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
After a 9am pick up from your hotel or port, the tour starts in the market for a 1 hour guided view of all what the market has to offer - the types of fish from Colombian coasts, see the traditional cookers and exotic dishes, vegetables and try some exotic fruits of the region. During this time you will help bargain for the food required for the cooking class, as well as enjoy the local music by the live bands in the area.
Note: The visit to the market is an optional part of the tour. However, it is a recommended portion as it shows an authentic side to the area and allows you to see a large part of the everyday culture of the city.
After the market visit, the guide will take you to a local house in La Boquilla, a fishing village not far from the market. Here you will meet your traditional cook, prepared to teach you techniques and recipes that have been passed down many generations. The focus of the lesson will be cooking old traditional recipes with local, fresh ingredients.
Some of the many foods you will be shown how to make is coconut rice, frite fish, green plantain frites, green salad, shrimps, lobster, and ceviche.
After enjoying the food you cooked, you will be taken back to your hotel.
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
- Most travelers can participate
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Dress code is smart casual
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.