Let the variety of local and traditional beverages tell you the tale of Colombia. In this 3-hour tour our guide will take you to 5 iconic establishments around La Candelaria historical neighborhood. Experience the vibrant spirit of this district in this journey from fermented to distilled drinks through Colombia’s history and culture and you will have the chance to try enough. Book now and get ready to learn through taste!
Not all of history is found in textbooks. Sometimes what you need is a taste of history, and what better way to taste history than through the region's drinks?
In this Pub Crawl Tour, the guide will pick you up and take you to downtown Bogota. You’ll visit local establishments and have a drink at each. Each place specializes in several local beverages, each with its own tale.
For a start, have a taste of the local indigenous beverages. Chicha, a ferment maize drink, which history ties it to local acculturation of indigenous communities. But there’s also Guarapo and Chirrinchi. Both fermented from a sugar derivate called panela, but with distinct fermentation processes and traditions. Then we’ll stop and try Canelazo, a hot-brew of aguardiente, panela, cinnamon, and local herbs. Popular in the mountainous regions of Colombia. We will follow up with Chapil. Like Canelazo, this is a hot-brew but with a stronger herbal component: leaves of Guayusa.
Afterwards, we will see how Colombia has given its own twist to Western drinks. First, we will visit a local micro-brewery and learn how beer was introduced to the country. The history of beer is closely related to the history of chicha and its gradual displacement from popular consumption.
Then, we will finish up with something newer: Lulo Vodka. Vodka is one of the most popular cocktails alcohols, probably because most of it is unflavored. But its flavored varieties have been quite the hit. And here you can try vodka with a Colombian twist: Lulo, a fruit that grows in Panamá, Colombia, and Ecuador.
Once the journey finishes, you can jump-start your night. Don’t hesitate to ask the tour guide what the recommended local bars and clubs are.
Taste history with local drinks! And let us be part of that great night.