Meet your hosts Edna and Juan Pablo at their apartment before heading out to visit one of the local markets. Edna will select the market you will visit based on the ingredients needed for the day’s menu. As you shop together, Edna will introduce you to the local fruits and vegetables on sale, as well as some of the traditional ingredients sold at the market. After the market tour, you will join Edna in her kitchen for a cooking lesson where you will learn to make 2-3 classic Colombian plates. Edna might teach you to prepare Colombia's national dish called bandeja paisa, which is a platter filled with foods that represent Colombia’s diverse regions including sausages, beef, eggs, beans and rice, an arepa, fried plantains and chicharrón (fried pork) or ajiaco, the ubiquitous Colombian chicken soup filled with corn and three varieties of Andean potatoes. She will also teach you to make a typical Colombian drink and brew Colombian style coffee with you!
A trip to one of the Coffee Triangle towns wouldn’t be complete without visiting a coffee farm, are we right? So, come with us to this fun and informative tour about everything you need to know of the coffee process. You will visit El Ocaso coffee farm and you will have the chance of planting coffee seedlings, picking up coffee cherries and last but not least, tasting the flavor of a fresh cup of Colombian coffee.• A guided tour along the farm and its plantation• Getting to know the full process of growing coffee, from its seeds to the roasting• Picking up coffee cherries and planting coffee seedlings• A brief lesson about the great value of coffee for Colombian coffee growers and the country’s economy in general.• High-quality Colombian coffee tasting
You can’t miss Monserrate on your trip to Bogota. And now, you can’t miss its fofficial walking tour. Discover the best of the most touristic spot of the city with us and enjoy being guided along Monserrate Hill and having unique experiences such as tasting traditional Colombian food and flipping a lucky coin. Get amazed by the great views of Bogota, receive insights of the city and learn some interesting information about Catholicism and Colombian costumes and traditions. • A complete and very informative walk along the hill with its imposing and memorable views of the city• A visit inside the Shrine of the Fallen Lord of Monserrate and learning about the importance of Catholicism in the country• Tasting two traditional Colombian snacks• A brief lesson about Colombia’s fauna and flora• Having fun with the wishing well tradition of flipping a lucky coin
A trip to the Colombian capital of Salsa wouldn’t be complete without actually learning to dance it, don’t you think? So, come with us to a private salsa lesson and get immersed in Cali’s culture by exploring its most important traditions. In this 4-hour tour you will have a full lesson divided in two parts: theoretical, so you discover salsa’s fascinating history, and practical, in which you will learn the main steps and get prepared for partying with locals. Give it a try! • Taking a comprehensive lesson on Latin music and Salsa • Learning salsa steps with a professional dancer• Practicing and having fun with locals• Getting to know its real importance for Cali’s culture• An authentic Caleño day and the best memories of it
Join your local host Daniela and her mother in their cozy kitchen for a hands-on cooking class. During your 1-2 hour lesson you will learn to prepare 2-3 authentic Colombian dishes that you will later share with the welcoming family at their dining table. Potential dishes you may experiment with are Colombian picada (a platter of fried meats and vegetables), ajiaco (traditional soup), sudado de muchacho (meat and potato). Your meal could end on a sweet note with chicharrón mazamorra (a traditional dessert made with corn).Don't hesitate to embark on this culinary adventure and learn all about Columbian culture and cuisine over a homecooked meal with warm-hearted locals!
The Intensive Spanish Course offers 30 hours per week, which is made up of 20 hours of Spanish group lessons, 2 hours of groupal coaching, 5 hours of cultural activities, 1 hour of Dancing lessons and a colombian- food cooking lesson of two hours. We welcome students, professionals, and families to study with us in this fundamental course.This course is offered Monday through Friday beginning at 9am until 1pm, and prospective students may enroll any Monday of the year that is not an official holiday. The first lesson focuses on building skills in grammar and vocabulary. A brief break is offered, followed by the second lesson focusing on practicing those skills in reading, listening and conversation activities. Optional cultural outings are available in the afternoons and vary each week.
Give yourself the chance of doing something different. Not far from Medellin, there is hidden Colombian wonder. Join us in this trip and visit this beautiful Rio Claro canyon, a destination full of lush nature, but also activities such as rafting, canopy, climbing the via ferrata or the adventure of crossing the Cave of the Guacharos (birds’ cave). It is the perfect place to get out of the routine and venture into the greenery landscapes. ● Visiting one of the most beautiful natural reservoirs in Colombia● Enjoying all kind of activities: trekking, swimming, canopying, and more ● A brief lesson on natural and endemic fauna and flora species ● A local approach as the park is mainly visited by Colombian people● A relaxing and bold experience at the same time
A salt temple which is also a bridge for our roots and history. That’s what you’ll find when visiting the popular Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. Come with us to this day trip. Leave Bogotá city and wander around this Colombian architectural wonder, which is the only underground Catholic church in the world. Learn about the salt production process and its significance. Afterward, stop in the town of Zipaquirá where you can enjoy lunch (included if chosen) and walk around its main square. • A full day trip away from the city rush• A guided tour around the main halls at the salt mine• Historical landmarks of the construction of the holy place and its religious symbolism• A brief lesson on Colombian ancestral history of the Zipa empire• A walk around Zipaquira town
Step into Camilo and Juan's professional kitchen at their gastronomic production center. You will learn to cook two or three traditional Colombian dishes, such as arepas (typical corn cakes), patacones (fried plantains) or hogao (a traditional Colombian sauce) with a modern twist. Please note that the dishes you might cook and the menu varies daily based on the season and ingredient availability. During your private, hands-on cooking experience they will show you Colombian cooking techniques and teach you how to use local ingredients to create Colombian flavors. Camilo and Juan love cooking Colombian food together. An uncle and nephew duo, they represent a new generation of Colombian cooks who are working to introduce their country’s cuisine and culture to the world. Don't miss out on their local, vibrant and visually appealing meals and the great opportunity to learn from locals and enjoy a delicious, local cuisine with them!