Although I was born and raised in Medellin, everytime we travel to visit my parents I do intensive research about tours and things to do in Medellin. Sometimes when you leave on a place, you are not aware of all the "tourist" things are there to do. I never knew there was an exotic fruits tour, because well, those fruits were not exotic to me. I grew up eating all the fruits we tried during the tour. However my son had never tried them.
We have a rule at home. That is what my boy did durig this tour. He was open to try all the fruits and although he did not liked most of them, at least now he knows what they taste like, and who knows, in the future as his palate develops, once he tries them again, he might like them.
There is also something very important to know about the exotic fruits. Some of them taste better while mixed with milk (or water) and some honey or even sugar and prepared like a juice.
You begin the tour meeting the tour guide at a very easy to find spot near the market. Once you get to the market (Plaza Minorista José María Villa) your tour guide will telling you the history of the place and start walking you through the halls of the market. You can see, smell and taste a variety of fruits during the tour. There is even a chance for shopping for fresh fruits and other goodies.
The Colombian tropical climate is perfect for growing exotic fruits; many of them are exported all around the word like the Pitahaya, Granadilla, Uchuvas, Guanábana, Maracuyá, Lulo, Curuba, Mangostino, Borojó, and Chontaduro among others.
Your tour guide will provide with information about each one of the fruits and you can experience by yourself while Colombia is one of the best countries in terms of fruit biodiversity.
The tour also includes trying Arepa (corn cake) and a very refreshing fruit juice at the end.
Here is the video that my son was so nice to let me share with all of you. His faces are so funny. He actually liked like 3 of the fruits. The rest were really sour for him. Rest assured he was not harmed while making the video and he actually had a lot of fun.
See our group photo at Real City Tours Facebook Page
We want to thank Ana, our tour guide. She was really nice and awesome. This is not a sponsored post. We paid for our tour, however I wanted to share with all you about the company that provides the tour because they do a great job. They also offer a free walking tour of downtown Medellin.
If you would like more information about this tour or would like to book online please visit Real City Tours
Have you ever had any of these exotic fruits?