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Paloquemao Market Fruit Tour

"Delight yourself with the flavors and colors of the exotic fruits, flowers, and herbs of Colombia with farmers and merchants in Paloquemao, the country’s most traditional market."


  • Learn about Colombia's history and geography, with an expert guide on local cuisine, nutrition and environmental sustainability.
  • Interact with farmers, cooks and culture-bearers.
  • Learn about the 2nd language and employment projects of the market community.
  • Try fruits, kneads and traditional dishes under a diet designed by a nutritionist.
  • Indulge in a tasting of juices and fruit extracts.
  • This is a HEART experience (more in important information)

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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.

You will begin to wet your palate 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. Your guide will also teach you how to properly choose, open and prepare Colombian fruits like a pro!

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.


  • 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
  • Impulse Insurance
  • Optional: This experience is valid for our IMPULSE Welcome Package Promotion


  • Unspecified food or beverage


Comfortable clothes & a big appetite!


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.

Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.

Our tours with transport include the time of the journeys within the duration.

$163 USDPrice Per Person

Starting At:

8:30 AM
9:30 AM


$ USDPrice Per Person

Starting At:

8:30 AM
9:30 AM



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