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Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena

  • 3-hour guided tour of Bazurto Market in Cartagena
  • Immerse yourself in local life at the buzzing Bazurto Market
  • Explore the stalls, take photos and meet the vendors
Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena
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Group tour that allows you to see the wonderful, chaotic and lively Bazurto Market with a maximum of 10 people.
Private Bazurto Market
Perfect for a maximum of 3 people, this tour gives you personal pacing and a wonderful team just for you!
Bazurto Market is Cartagena’s largest and busiest market, and it’s a maze of colorful stalls, exotic foods and local artisans. This 3-hour guided visit will take you to the heart of the market, where you’ll get the chance to meet the vendors, watch craftsmen at work, sample local delicacies and enjoy a delicious Colombian lunch.
What to Expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your central Cartagena hotel and a short ride to Bazurto Market. First, pass through Cartagena’s colorful Getsemani neighborhood, famous for its graffiti street art and hip nightlife, and pay a visit to a local shopping mall, before venturing into the buzzing marketplace.

Follow your guide around the labyrinth of stalls, stopping to take a peek at a metal mechanic workshop, and watch the local craftsmen at work. Next, visit a music store, where you can sip a cold beer as you listen to ‘Champeta’, the urban folklore music that remains hugely popular throughout the region. You’ll even get to take away a CD of some of your favorite music.

Learn more about the fascinating history of the market and the Getsemani neighborhood as you stop to browse the stalls and chat with the vendors. Pause for refreshments (included) at a fresh juice stall, then meet one of the market’s most legendary poster artists. You’ll even have the chance to have a handmade poster created with your own personal message. Continue to the herbsman stand, where you’ll get to sample a traditional Colombian healing potion, then marvel at the butcher’s stalls, laden with different cuts of meat.

After working up an appetite walking around the market, stop to enjoy lunch at the legendary Ceci's restaurant, which was famously featured on American chef Anthony Bourdain's TV show. After tucking into an array of Colombian specialties, enjoy a short walk through the fish market before exiting the market, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good Local Market Tour

This tour was good, but thought it could have been great if there was more detail. Wish there was more introduction to the different local fruits and vegetables. When we stopped at the herbalist, weren't told what each root sampled was for healing, and didn't...More

Thank zzzWaikiki
Reviewed 9 August 2018
Away from the tourists - the real Cartagena

This is a fun tour - off the beaten track of tourists, and a way to see the real Cartgena. It was really wonderful hearing about history, about the people and to taste authentic Columbian food. Maurice and Paula (hopefully I spelled their names correctly)...More

Thank Jfoster101
AnaMGonzalez, Gerente at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

We are very happy you liked our tour! Thanks for the recommendation! Hope to have you back in Cartagena soon.

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience!

I found this tour through TripAdvisor and it was an amazing experience just like everyone else described. To add to everyone else comments FEM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing development and education to indigenous villages (Polenque) of Caribbean region and part of the...More

1  Thank Polina D
AnaMGonzalez, Gerente at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks Polina! We are very happy you enjoyed the tour and understood our mission! We hope to have you back in Cartagena soon!

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Amazing tour that is socially responsible

We loved our tour! It was a great way to see a part of Cartagena that was away from the tourist beat, and see what life is like for locals. We also loved that the tour does a lot of social good, since the proceeds...More

Thank Caroline C
AnaMGonzalez, Gerente at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks Caroline! We are very happy you liked the responsible experience we offer our clients. We hope to have you back in Cartagena soon.

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Fantastic tour of the real Cartagena

We had such a wonderful day with our guides, Marcie, a Cartagena native, and Danny, our translator. They met us at the cruise terminal (we had a little trouble figuring out where to meet them at first) and they first took us to the old...More

Thank Lindac9787
AnaMGonzalez, Gerente at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

We are very happy you had a memorable day! We hope to have you back!

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4 July 2018|
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Response from lmasood1217 | Reviewed this property |
The best way is through Insider Tours....google them as I can’t post the link. They donate a portion of the money to an NGO.
7 April 2018|
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Response from sailnautilus | Reviewed this property |
This is a tour through the local market of Cartagena, exploring several stalls selling metal goods, posters, music, medicinal herbs and freshly killed beef and pork. It is very dirty and there is a lot of poverty apparent... More