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Medellin, Colombia

Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends
Arepas & Friends

Arepas & Friends





Learn to cook versatile and delicious Arepas from scratch
Enjoy spending time with local friends in a small group gathering
Get to know the traditional Colombian food culture
Dietary options available: gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan & dairy-free


Experience the joy of cooking Colombian Arepas from scratch with Maria Alejandra (Your City Manager). In this experience, you will learn how to make these corn cakes and experiment with their fillings. You'll also learn about the food culture of Colombia and get to spend time with local friends in a small group gathering. This experience is perfect for anyone who loves trying new foods and wants to learn a new skill.

Who This Experience Is Good For

Great for anyone who loves trying new foods in small group gatherings. It's also great for people who want to learn a new skill or learn about the traditional Colombian food culture.

Meet Our Local Host 

Maria Alejandra is a local from Medellin, professional chef and that has been studying traditional Colombian food for many years. She is the perfect person to explain the varieties of Colombian cuisine to you.


5:30pm: Meet your guide at the designated meeting point.
Introduction to Colombian Arepas
Explanation of ingredients and how to prepare them
Hands-on experience making Arepas from scratch
Experimenting with different Arepa fillings
Enjoying the freshly made Arepas with your group
Q&A session with the chef
8:30 pm: End the tour with memories and stories to take home with you.

What’s Included

Local, English-Speaking Chef
Food & ingredients

What’s Not Included

Extra Food
Extra Drinks
Gratuities for your guide (optional, but appreciated)

Know Before You Go

Minimum Needed: 6 people
Maximum Capacity: 12 people
Booking Deadline: 4 days before start date
Weather Dependent: No 
Difficulty Level: Easy
Special Clothing Required: None
Special Dietary Restrictions: All dietary requirements will be catered for, please inform the city team.
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good). ATMs are available in town. 
Ground Transportation: Not included
Additional Information: N/A
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.



Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Tobias Barker
Try out your Arepa making skills! 🫓

Maria is a top notch (actual) chef and probably makes the best Arepas in Colombia! 🤫

We were warmly invited into her home and got to learn the whole process & make yummy arepas from scratch, with delicious accompaniments and local beverages. Highly recommended!!

Yum. + Fun.

Loved learning how to make arepas and having a hand in making the dough. This was a cozy evening at Maria’s home and included a delicious meal. You can’t get more local than this.

Local and delicious food experience

Loved cooking arepas at Maria's house! Maria has a lot of culinary knowledge making this experience easy and fun. With RY, you tend to eat at restaurants most nights, so it was nice to prepare a home-cooked meal. We learned about the process and helped prepped the dough. Highly recommend the arepas!

William Dayton
AMAZING! If you love to cook and you love Arepas, you will enjoy this experience!

This is a unique experience. Remote Year has partnered with a very talented and extremely nice local chef "Maria" who invited us into her home for an evening of Arepas instruction! Maria has studied culinary arts and is an expert at all styles of Colombian Arepas preparation, cooking and serving them. Maria is also one of the kindest people we've ever met! Her arepas are authentic and in the traditional Medellin style. She walked us through making them, forming them, cooking them, and then we all enjoyed dinner together! What a fantastic experience. Thanks again Maria and thank you to Remote Year. I recommend you experience this authentic Colombian tradition and sign up. You won't regret it!

Such a welcoming experience

Such a welcoming experience. I loved that we learned to cook in Maria’s home. We each played a little part and left with a full belly.