In a charming corner of Colombia, where natural beauty meets rich culinary culture, lies the picturesque town of Guatapé. Renowned for its colorful architecture and stunning reservoir, this destination has become a true haven for food lovers and culinary enthusiasts. In the Delicias Culinary Tour, we invite you to explore the authentic flavors of Guatapé as you uncover the secrets of traditional cuisine passed down through generations.
The Charm of Traditional Cuisine
In Guatapé, food is much more than mere sustenance; it is a way to connect with the region’s history, roots, and traditions. In the Delicias Culinary Tour, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in this culinary charm as you learn to prepare one of the most important foods in Colombian gastronomy: the arepa. Through this tour, you can choose from three varieties of arepas: arepa de chócolo (sweet corn arepa), mote (hominy arepa), and maíz trillado (trillado corn arepa). Each of these options has its own story and unique preparation technique, and our team of culinary experts will guide you through each step of the process.
A Journey to the Heart of Guatapé
Our tour begins at the church atrium, the meeting point where we gather to embark on this culinary adventure. From there, we will make our way to the beautiful Villa Tere, located amidst stunning natural surroundings. In this idyllic setting, you will have the opportunity to experience the authenticity of Guatapé’s traditional cuisine as you immerse yourself in the preparation of the arepas. At Villa Tere, you will find a wood-burning stove, the place where all culinary delights come to life. Here, under the expert guidance of our chefs, you will learn the secrets of ancestral cooking and discover the stories and traditions that make these recipes special.
A Journey through Flavors
The preparation of arepas is a fascinating process that will lead you to discover the different varieties of corn used in the region. Each type of arepa has its own distinctive flavor and texture, making them a unique delight for the palate. You will learn about seasonal corn and how to choose the right ingredients for each type of arepa. Following the instructions of our chefs, you will learn to grind the corn, mix the ingredients, and shape the arepas. And of course, we cannot forget the special touch that cooking on the wood-burning stove adds, infusing these culinary delights with a smoky and authentic flavor.
A Gastronomic Experience to Remember
The Delicias Culinary Tour is much more than just a cooking class; it is a complete experience that will immerse you in the culture and history of Guatapé. As you delve into the preparation of arepas, our chefs will share stories and anecdotes that will allow you to understand the significance of these dishes in the everyday life of the local community. Additionally, they will raise awareness about sustainability and the conservation of local ingredients, fostering a responsible and environmentally conscious culinary approach.
Reserve Your Spot on the Delicias Culinary Tour
To enjoy this unique culinary experience in Guatapé, we recommend reserving your spot on the Delicias Culinary Tour in advance. The approximate duration of the tour is 3-4 hours, providing ample time to immerse yourself in Guatapé’s culinary world and enjoy the preparation of these delicious arepas. The cost of the tour is COP$80,000 per person, an investment that will allow you to discover the authentic flavors of this region and take home culinary knowledge that you can share with friends and family upon your return.
Dive into the Authentic Flavors of Guatapé
The Delicias Culinary Tour is an invitation to explore the authentic flavors and culinary traditions of Guatapé. More than just a tourist activity, this tour will allow you to immerse yourself in the cultural and gastronomic richness of the region. As you delve into the process of preparing arepas, you will experience the deep connection between food and local identity. Moreover, the natural surroundings and the hospitality of the people of Guatapé will make you feel at home, creating lasting memories of your culinary journey.
Tour histórico de Guatapé con Astrid y Beatriz de Guatapé Free Walking tour