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Food Tour of Cartagena

3 hours

Crunch into culinary capital Cartagena

Travel like a tourist, eat like a local.

  • From 45.63 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English

What you'll do

Eat your way through sizzling Cartagena — the unofficial culinary capital of Colombia — one bite of hearty goodness at a time, like cooling off on a popular plaza with a bite of exotically sweet coconut sold by Palenquera women or crunching into a deep-fried egg-filled empanada con huevo that locals eat on the go. See which twist Cartagena puts on buttery Colombian staple arepas but leave room for deep-fried (we see a trend!) dishes fritanga, which includes cheese balls and pig's skin, if you're feeling adventurous. Next, complement your portside trip with a helping of local-style ceviche in artsy barrio Getsemani, or dart to a nearby hotspot for a mouthful of coastal red snapper, generously poured champagne cola refajo, and sparkling harbor views.

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge

Where you’ll go

Wander on a culinary path tiled with a blend of cultural influences in foodie hotspot Cartagena, where seafood and tropical fruit is the city's foundation, evident in the colorfully clad palenqueras strolling the Plaza Santo Domingo with bowls of sweet fruit floating on their heads, or the crunchy fish tacos from a chatty vendor. These vendors also have stacks of extra fluffy maize arepas, paired perfectly with gooey cheese, around the corner from a bursting bar serving fried fritanga. Escape off the tourist track to laid-back neighborhood Getsemani, where tiny spot El Boliche Cebichería serves ceviche with a cooked shrimp twist, or visit harbor-side Club de Pesca, known for red snapper and coconut rice, and a Latin band that sings the night away.

    • Try 6 - 8 dishes along a culinary wonderland tiled with exotic dishes, while your foodie smart host points out must-try eateries for the rest of your trip.
    • See iconic Palenquera women and try some of the sweet coconut from the bowl of Caribbean fruit floating on their heads.
    • Crunch into a variety of deep-fried food that locals eat on the go, and like nothing you've tasted before.
    • Dig into Cartagena-styled ceviche from a tiny restaurant in barrio Getsemani.
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 4 hours with a host
    • 6-8 local dishes
    • A beer or soft drink
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Additional food and drinks from the ones provided in the experience
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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