Unveiling the Culinary Charm in Our Hearth Cooking Tour

Traditional Flavors of Guatapé

Por Astrid Saldarriaga.

Traditional Flavors of Guatapé. In the picturesque lands of Guatapé, where lush nature meets a rich culinary culture, lie the traditional flavors of this Colombian region. Amongst mountains and breathtaking landscapes, the charming town of Guatapé stands out with its vibrant colors and impressive reservoir. And amidst these charms, our fascinating Guatapé Free Walking Tour of Hearth Cooking awaits, offering a culinary experience that will immerse you in authentic flavors and ancestral culinary traditions.


The hearth, an essential part of traditional cooking, is where dishes come to life, telling stories and honoring the roots of Guatapé. In our tour, you will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare delicious fiambres, a unique culinary specialty of the region. Fiambres are wrapped in plantain leaves and/or biao leaves, specially created for journeys of old. These tasty delicacies, carefully crafted with a combination of selected ingredients, are meant to delight your senses and take you on a journey into the past.


During our culinary experience, you will immerse yourself in a typical wood-burning hearth, where you will learn food preparation and wrapping techniques. Accompanied by passionate locals who have an intimate knowledge of Guatapé’s culinary traditions, you will discover the history and cultural significance behind each step. From


the selection of fresh ingredients to the art of wrapping the fiambres, every detail matters in the creation of these culinary delights.


Our journey begins at the atrium of the Nuestra Señora del Carmen church, a historical and spiritual meeting point. From there, we will walk along the malecón, enjoying the breathtaking views of the Guatapé reservoir. This picturesque stroll will lead us to Playa Hermosa, where you will discover a perfect blend of natural beauty and culinary traditions of the region.


Next stop is Villa Tere, a hidden gem with over 200 years of history. Here, surrounded by an idyllic setting, the aroma of the wood-burning hearth will welcome you. In this enchanting backdrop, our exciting cooking class will commence. With the guidance of our culinary experts, you will learn step by step the preparation of the 7 essential ingredients to create the authentic fiambres of Guatapé.


After the thrilling preparation, the highly anticipated moment arrives: lunchtime. Seated at Villa Tere, you will savor the traditional flavors of Guatapé as you taste the fiambres you have prepared with your own hands. With each bite, you will delve into the rich culinary heritage of the region and experience an explosion of flavors that reflect the locals’ passion and dedication to their cuisine.


To ensure an unforgettable experience, we recommend booking this hearth cooking tour in Guatapé in advance. The cost of the tour is COP$80,000 per person, and its approximate duration is 3 to 4 hours. Once you have made your reservation, we will contact you to confirm the departure time that best suits your preferences and allows you to make the most of your trip.


At Guatapé Free Walking Tour of Hearth Cooking, we take pride in offering an authentic culinary experience that immerses you in the traditional flavors of Guatapé. In addition to uncovering the secrets of ancestral cooking, we also contribute to the support of local traditions and sustainability. Come and join us on this culinary journey, where flavors, stories, and the beauty of Guatapé come together in a unique experience.


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