Private Paloquemao Market Tour in Bogota with a Local Guide

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Duration - 2 hours

AUD 143 p.p. onwards

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Bogotá, Colombia

While Maria Jose was traveling the world, the seed of a powerful idea was planted in her mind: to find a way to introduce her fellow travelers to modern Colombia through the country’s culinary richness. Driven by the desire to shake off Colombia’s reputation as a troubled nation and replace it with a new respect for the country’s breathtaking biodiversity, she offers tours at the Paloquemao Market in Bogota to educate guests about local ingredients.

Join Maria Jose for a deep-dive into the exotic world of Colombian fruits and vegetables. She is a passionate advocate for her country’s gastronomy and hopes that through her work she can increase travelers’ understanding of Colombia’s past, present and future. Her goal is to help create local jobs, support good agricultural practices, and help make her country a better place in this new age of peace building.

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Private Paloquemao Market Tour in Bogota with a Local Guide 09:00
Private Paloquemao Market Tour in Bogota with a Local Guide

AUD 143
p.p. onwards

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Stop At: Paloquemao Fruit Market, Av. Cdad. de Lima #25-04, Bogotá, Colombia

Meet your host, Maria Jose, at the spectacular Paloquemao Market for an exploration of Colombia’s extensive variety of fruits and vegetables. Maria Jose will lead you through the marketplace on this private Bogotá market tour and introduce you to more than 15 varieties of exotic fruit. From granadilla, to lulo, to mangostino, to gulupa, you will walk from stall to stall tasting the fruits and fruit juices, while learning about local cooking, agriculture and importance of farmers to the Colombian economy. In addition to sampling fruits, you will also taste savory foods sold at the small stalls in the market. Maria Jose might take you to snack on almojábana (Colombian cheese bread), empanadas, sausages, and other local foods for sale. She will also introduce you to local herbs, tropical flowers, and handicrafts.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the different geographical regions in Colombia and the wide variety of foods eaten throughout the country.

Duration: 2 hours

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Additional info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability


  • Private, Guided Tour of Paloquemao Market in Bogota with your Local host, Maris Jose
  • Taste a wide variety of Colombian fruits: Lulo, granadilla, mangostino, gulupa, guanabana
  • Try a few local juices
  • Try a few local snacks such as Buñuelo, Almojabana
  • Entry/Admission - Paloquemao Fruit Market

Departure time

09:00 AM

Departure point

Paloquemao Fruit Market, Av. Cdad. de Lima #25-04, Bogotá, Colombia

Recent reviews

annasT5180MN   26th February 2024

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This tour was incredible! Sara was very knowledgeable and her English was excellent. I’m so glad my husband and I did a private tour so we were able to do exactly what we wanted. We tried soooo many fruits and other goodies at the market. I wouldn’t have felt comfortable navigating the market by myself.

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