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Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena

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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pickup from your hotel. Additional fee if pickup is out of the City Center and Getsemani.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the City Center (extra fees apply if not within the Walled City)
    Exclusions
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements for group tours. The minimum number of travelers is four (4). In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for people with walking disabilities or difficulties or for people using a wheelchair
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    It's easy to imagine that if you've seen Getsemani, the walled city, and the Castillo San Felipe that you've experienced Cartagena. Each of these places are superb, but when you get to the Bazurto Market, especially if you explore some of the residential areas near the market,
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    Wonderful tour with Sheila! We thoroughly enjoyed her personalized itinerary from a tour of the artisanal metal works to the local graffiti and poster artist and lots of fabulous food in between. Thank you for a fantastic tour!
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    An interesting tour and very different from our market tour in Bogota.........glad to have had both experiences.........Andrea was a terrific guide..........it was also very interesting to learn of your non profit connection.
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    My girlfriends and I booked this market tour for our first morning in Cartagena. It was an incredible introduction to Colombia. The food was just one part of it; learning about people, culture, history, economics, development, music, inequality, and authenticity. Our guide was a
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    Wonderful tour of the market In Cartagena the heartbeat that keeps the community together. . This is the real Colombia outside the walled city where the locals shop and eat. The tour guides were knowledgeable, kind and organized. Book it you won’t regret it.
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    By: Cartagena Insider Tours
    Graham P
    1213
    Fascinating glimpse of the real Cartagena
    It's easy to imagine that if you've seen Getsemani, the walled city, and the Castillo San Felipe that you've
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    cmsslp
    Toronto, Canada
    193
    Fantastic tour with Sheila
    Wonderful tour with Sheila! We thoroughly enjoyed her personalized itinerary from a tour of the artisanal metal
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    elie77
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    50
    Bazurto Market Tour
    An interesting tour and very different from our market tour in Bogota.........glad to have had both
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    NewYorkerInEurope
    New York City, New York
    3213
    Authentic Market Tour
    My girlfriends and I booked this market tour for our first morning in Cartagena. It was an incredible introduction
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    Manny R
    Miami, Florida
    26
    Bazurto Market tour
    Wonderful tour of the market In Cartagena the heartbeat that keeps the community together. . This is the real
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    Annmari G
    11
    PRIVATE tour to Palenque -Cruise Ship traveller
    We,5 adults, arrived in Columbia on the Emerald Princess Cruise Ship.We visted Columbia on a previous cruise and
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    Katherine H
    20
    Very interesting!
    My mom and I had a great time at n this tour. Our leaders were amazing! They were sisters and were so passionate
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    Cheri K
    Columbus, Ohio
    78
    EXCEPTIONAL!
    I can not say enough about how good this tour is. Our guide, Kete was perfect - fun, personable, and spoke
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    Kimstricker
    Detroit, Michigan
    50
    A local experience
    We loved our visit to the market! Sheila was very knowledgeable, charasmatic, knew the local merchants
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    Road592215
    21
    Bazurto Tour with Sheila
    What an incredible experience. Sheila was the perfect tour guide. She had a great relationship with the locals and
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    • Cartagena Insider Tours
    • Duration: 3h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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