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Cartagena Market Tour and Cooking Class

  • 4-hour cooking class in Cartagena
  • Learn how to make traditional dishes like empanadas or coconut rice
  • Visit a local open-air market to select ingredients
Cartagena Market Tour and Cooking Class
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Cartagena Market Tour and Cooking Class
Learn to cook traditional Colombian food during this 4-hour class in Cartagena. Shop at a local open-air market with your chef/instructor, who will guide you in selecting ingredients for the dishes. In a local family's kitchen, try your hand at making dishes such as empanadas, coconut rice and others; then feast on your work. Round-trip transportation from Cartagena hotels or a central downtown meeting point is included.
What to Expect
Begin your 4-hour culinary experience with pickup from your Cartagena hotel or a pre-arranged meeting point downtown.

Transfer to a local open-air market to meet your chef/instructor. Peruse the market for ingredients you'll use to make the day's dishes. Immerse yourself in the colors, smells and tastes of the bustling local market, learn how locals shop for their daily produce and cooking supplies. Taste exotic fruit juices and fried snacks such as papa rellena, carmanola and arepae'huevo.

Once you've collected the necessary ingredients, proceed to the local family's kitchen, in a house located just outside the Centro Historico. Together, prepare the dishes under the chef's direction, then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Get convenient drop-off back at your hotel or in downtown Cartagena after the class.
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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best Local Tour

Our son-in-law arranged this tour for us, and we were not disappointed. We spent several hours wondering around this GIANT local market. We sampled local beers, exotic fruits and fruit smoothies, different types of Latin music. Even painted a billboard sign to commemorate our visit...More

Thank LoraM59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highlight of stay in Cartagena

Angel and Andres David picked us up from our hotel and took us to the market. We bought everything needed to cook lunch. We also sampled several fruits at the market. It was truly an experience! This is how you get to know a city....More

1  Thank MonicaLRE
DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wuao, this one of our favorites opinions about our service. Thanks a lot for writing about it To show you how we live was also part of this real experience and we did have fun sharing time with you. God bless you. Sincerely Durán Angel

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing Market Tour and cooking class

Angel and Andreas Duran picked us up at our hotel, spoke perfect English and took us to the local market to buy ingredients to cook a meal that we had selected, vegetable stuffed fish. Dennis, our chef, told Angel what we needed to buy. We...More

Thank rwgoodhue
DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for this nice review. Andres David, Dennis and myself enjoy your company very much. God bless you and please dont forget to comeback. Sincerely Angel Eduardo Durán

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Recommend if you're looking for a "passive" cooking class

The trip to the market and Maria's class were definitely enjoyable - but more of a "demonstration" than a "cooking class" in our opinion. Food was delicious - and she went out of her way to accommodate my vegetarian diet.

1  Thank Maggie B
DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hello. Thanks a lot for your opinion. We will keep it in mind. God bless you. Sincerely Durán Angel

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Great day in Cartagena~

What a wonderful day in Cartagena! Maria handled our arrangements quickly and efficiently. On arrival at port we were greeted and transported to the local markets for an "insider's" view of local offerings. Closed toe shoes a MUST~ After selecting our protein we drove to...More

1  Thank msk1Ca
DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hello, everybody , it was our pleasure to show you the market and having such as nice experience, thatks for your review, we learn every day from people we share with. God bless you. Angel

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