Discover the secrets of Popayán on a gastro-cultural tour only known to some locals and foreigners while you learn about the fascinating colonial history of one of the most important places in Colombia's modern history!
Many travelers who visit Popayán know a little about the history and cultural diversity of Colombia's colonial capital but very few have the opportunity to get a closer look at its local culture and traditions. In addition to its rich history, colonial architecture, monuments, statues, white buildings, cobblestone streets and street lamps, the White City has one of the most recognized and authentic gastronomies at the national level and was recognized by UNESCO in 2005.
During this 5 hour-guided tour you will understand the rich history behind its colonial architecture, big monuments, statues, white buildings, cobble stoned streets and street lanterns that make you feel like in the Middle Age, through the distinctive gastronomy that the White City has to offer for those who know where to find it. Some of the highlights of the walking tour would be the Clock Tower, the Caldas Park, the Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church, San Antonio Church, El Morro de Tulcán, El Puente del Humilladero, the Municipal Theatre and more. The social and culture mixture that cohabits in Popayan results in authentic gastronomy that is itself difficult to find anywhere else in the country to truly taste the “pipian” (peanut and potato mixture) flavors in the typical pastries and tarts, fruit salads, juices, sweet snacks, mazamorra and the rare “carantatas” huge corn chips that hold traditions of more than 400 years old!
On this tour, you will try the following delicacies and icons of the traditional gastronomy of Popayan:
1. Salpicón payanés or Champús (fruit punch)
2. Carantantas (huge corn chips)
3. Aplanchaos (sweet puff pastry)
4. Empanaditas de pipian (fried corn pastry)
5. Tamales de pipian (ground potato and pork - filled leaf)
6. Mazamorra (sweet maiz soup)
7. Exotic fruits and more empanadas in the local Market (if you are interested in this extra stop please let us know!)
Don't miss the opportunity to discover the magic of Popayán with us. Pack your bags, prepare for unforgettable moments, and get ready to create lifelong memories. We look forward to welcoming you on board!
How this tour generates impact?
This experience is part of our brand HEART experiences because it includes a stop in Café Tiuspa - Peace Center, a meeting point for reconciliation and conflict resolution as well as a space for community productive efforts that chose to vow for the building of PEACE leaving the illegal economies behind and innovating in the resolution of the conflict that affected profoundly the region of the Cauca.
Things to bring:
This experience can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
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