Paloquemao Market Fruit Tour

Bogotá

3 hours

Small Group

Delight yourself with the flavors of exotic fruits, flowers, and herbs at Paloquemao, the country’s most traditional market, and chat with local farmers and merchants.

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$376USD Per person

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Description

The fruit tour is a private experience that will engage you with the vast diversity of food, geography and cultural practices of Colombia in just one place: the Paloquemao Plaza, the only market in the world where you can find up to 67 different fruits!

An expert guide, who has worked with the market community since 2015, will connect you with farmers and merchants so that you can learn about their family businesses and community projects such as "Back to the plaza" and "Hello my friend." These initiatives were created to promote employment and the learning of a second language learning among the market’s community members.

We recommend you do not have breakfast - or at least a small one - because you will begin the experience by trying different types of bread and pastries prepared by local cooks and then you’ll walk through the stalls of flowers, plants, and handicrafts and will learn about the medicinal, gastronomic and esoteric uses of herbs and condiments. After stopping at each area of the produce section, you’ll sit down to try a banquet of 20 exotic fruits from different regions of the country. While tasting these delicious fruits, you’ll hear about Colombia’s history, present and future from the perspective of the merchants.

After you've had your fill, you’ll learn about the importance of cleaning, drying and storing the fruit seeds, as well as get some tips for eating healthier, organic and diverse. Finally, you will give a toast for Colombia, the world's fruit reserve, in an exclusive tasting of refreshing juices and fruit extracts.

Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local-market expert guide in English or Spanish
  • Meals specified in the description
  • Contribution to the community of merchants in the market
  • Local souvenir

Not Included

  • Unspecified food or beverage

Important information

You'll eat a lot on the tour! We recommend that you arrive on an empty stomach.

How this tour creates an impact

Our partner for this tour works directly with the shop owners and vendors at Paloquemao Market. In addition to developing special connections between them and travelers, she holds English workshops and employment projects for the vendors. These initiatives allow the shop owners and vendors to offer unique and personal experiences to travelers and create a sustainable work environment at Paloquemao.

This tour is part of our HEART experiences.

Additional information

Things to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes & a big appetite!

Cancellation policies
(Free cancellation available)

This experience can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Reviews

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Darlene Winning | Bogotá | Apr 2024

Excellent tour company in Colombia
★★★★★

Excellent tour company in Colombia. I used their services first in 2020 and again in March 2024. The guides are top notch, the tours well thought out and engaging. Communication was always very quick, polite and helpful. I absolutely recommend them above all others.

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Sixtyagogo | Bogotá | Apr 2024

The Best of the Best
★★★★★

Excellent and educational, but most importantly YUMMY! fruit market tour. We started with the flower market and then proceeded to local pastries and a beverage to prepare your stomach for all types of fruit. Sara , our guide, enthusiastically walked us through the market with plenty of skill and information. She is a delight to be with ad brimming with knowledge. The fruit tasting part was really fun and entertaining. The market itself is a feast for the eyes. Dont hesitate to do this!

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Andrea Poole | Bogota/Cartagena | Jan 2024

Cartagena's Wonders Unveiled
★★★★★

My family has toured with the always excellent Impulse Travel team in Bogotá several times so we contacted them for a trip to Cartagena. We enjoyed a terrific day with Oralys visiting the National Aviary and a walking tour of the Walled City. We asked her a million questions and she thoughtfully answered them sharing the complex history of her City. Impulse makes the travel logistics easy for a family with a young child too.

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maritza | Bogotá | Sep 2023

Ah-ma-zingggg
★★★★★

It is hard to capture how impactful, fun and informative this trip was. I was soooo looking forward to it and i was not disappointed. I took this trip with my teens and it was super for all of us. Our guide Mar Jo was so passionate and full of great energy… we all instantly loved her. Our trip around the market with various samplings was such an adventure! We sat down with a tray of gorgeous fruit and learned about them as we sampled. She left us with such a lovely adage that we are still conscious of as we arrived home- Our world can only be as diverse as the food on our plate. Love love love

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