Enjoy an authentic walk through La Candelaria with a local community expert and learn all about the city’s history, culinary arts and go into the lesser known areas that only the locals know about!
This tour has been designed for travelers who truly want to discover the local and authentic lifestyle of the community members in La Candelaria.
From traditional sightseeing to getting on the inside of La Candelaria, you will be able to completely immerse yourself into the city of La Candelaria. Your guide will take you through the highlights but also guide you towards the hidden jewels of the city when it comes food and entertainment.
The tour will start by meeting at the Gold Museum and you will start by drinking a traditional coca leaf tea to help you adjust to the high altitude. After drinking the tea, you and your guide will walk up the Eje Ambiantal and learn all about the area’s reconstruction and integration into La Candelaria.
After, you will then enter the Plaza La Concordia and experience the local atmosphere where you will also try a traditional drink called chicha ( a corn based drink ).
After the market, your guide will take you to the famous Botero Museum and make your way down the Plaza de Bolivar. From here, you will divert from popular tourist areas and enter an out of the way alley where the avenue is full of traditionally made crafts and artisan work.
The tour will end with a traditional and delicious pan de bono, a cassava based pastry and a glass of locally produced goat milk.
Andrés was born in Bogotá in the early nineties. He has traveled his country and has seen it change over the years until becoming the open to the world country that it is today. He is been a guide since 2011 and tells us that Colombia is so special because they are the door of South America and they have two oceans, the caribbean coast and the pacific coast. As he explains, everybody knows the beautiful caribbean coast (with famous beach towns like Cartagena, Santa Marta or Barranquilla, hometown of universal Singer Shakira), while the Pacific Coast remains mainly unknown. Andres likes to share its secret spots with the travelers that visit its unknown paradises.
During his free time, Andrés has two passions, photography and documentary films production. So if you are gonna join one of his tours, don’t forget your camera, he always provide traveler with some tips.
Andrés speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.
This young Colombian, passionate about Design and Jewelry, was borned in the late eighties, in a very turbulent time for her nation. Patricia is know proud of the deep changes Colombia has suffered since she was a kid and fervently celebrates Colombian Diversity. “Everywhere you go, the environment is going to be different” says.
She claims that Colombia is the most colorful country in the world, and that’s one of the special things about Colombia you can find any single color here, in landscapes, in constructions, in art etc..
She became a guide because she considered it was one of the best ways to share the beauty of her country and the talent of its people to the world.
Patricia has been working as a guide since 2013 and she is fluent in Spanish and English.
This young Guide was born in Boogtá, in the early nineties and has been a tour guide since 2013. He is Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
It didn’t take Fabian a long time to realize the Diversity in his country, he tells us that just traveling from Bogotá to Medellín, cities about 260 miles away from each other, every single person is very different.
He claims that in Colombia they have the influence of so many different cultures (Afro-Colombians, Criollos, Romas, Sephardic Jews, Germanics…), and that you can see their influence in everything, the food, the music and dances, the architecture…
He tells us that people coming to colombia these days, will get a more authentic vision of the country and its people, since they are much more open and willing to share their country.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.