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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
USD 115.00
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.
Reviews (31)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a world traveler and was a little scared at first to do a cooking class through a market that wasn't well known on any site. I was blown away by Duran and his beautiful wife Maria. They were so knowledgeable about all of...More

Thank Kristina H
DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This the best comment anyone ever wrote about our humbled service. Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks a lot. Maria and me wish you the best in life. God bless you. Sincerely Angel Eduardo Durán

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The peak experience of a fabulous week in Cartagena

Because of this experience, I feel like I have connected with people of Cartagena in an intimate and almost familial way. As we ate the meal we had cooked together, with Maria's family and with Willie, our guide, it felt like we were part of...More

Thank Markey2
DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear friends. We wish you were here to thanks you face to face. It was great for Maria your cook and Willie your tour guide to shared time with you, according to them, you behaved well and you were very nice, thanks a lot for...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile
Great experience - must do!

My friend and I took the cooking class with angel and Maria - we started by visiting the open market - trying fruits and picking up food that we were going to cook. From there we went to their home and learned how to cook...More

Thank Nkh626
Angel D, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Trying tropical fruits that many people dont even know is great but even better with nice people like you. God bless you. Sincerely Durán Durán

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile
Great tour, food, and family!!

We had the pleasure of experiencing the open air market with Angel and Maria (husband and wife) learning about different traditional foods. They would buy exotic fruits during the tour and allow everyone to try. They went above and beyond to make the market memorable....More

Thank hjh37
Angel D, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

God bless you all and we wish you to come back to Colombia. It was our pleasure to meet you and to share time with you, thanks for visiting our house which is your home in Colombia. Sincerely Angel Durán

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Highlight of our trip to Cartagena

We were looking for a guide to take us to Bazurto Market and our hotel suggested the tour and cooking class. We believe that visiting a true local market is a way to understand and appreciate local culture. We were met promptly at 8AM at...More

Thank Scott S
DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hello. It was a great pleasure to meet you and sharing with you was the best part. It is nice to know that you really understood the market, it nice to know that even if it is the most bustling place in the city you...More

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We were collected near the cruise port. You will have a wonderful time! Be sure to wear closed shoes!! msk1