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Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena
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Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena

By Duran Duran Tours
Recommended by 96% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Delve deeper into the culinary culture of Cartagena during a market tour and cooking class that’s designed with food lovers in mind. As well as mastering the basics of Colombian classics, you’ll get a taste of local life at an open-air market and enjoy an intimate atmosphere at a family kitchen in the historic centre.
from
$115.39
per adult
from
$115.39
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 18-70, max of 15 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Italian, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • Enjoy a hands-on cultural experience in Cartagena
  • Learn things about Colombian culture that you're unlikely to find in the guidebook
  • Use equipment and ingredients that you may not have access to at home
  • Overcome the language barrier on a guided market visit

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up people on any hotel in Cartagena De Indias. Hoteles. Santa Clara, Santa Teresa, Don Pedro De Heredia, Ananda, tres Banderas, Hilton, Caribe.
  • Airports:
  • Rafael Nunez Airport, Cartagena Colombia
  • Ports:
  • Sociedad portuaria de Cartagena De Indias-. Colombia.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25880P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual. Closed toe shoe is a Must.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Pickup point must be reconfirm at the time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena?
Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena price starts from $115.39. Discover and book Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena on Tripadvisor
What is the Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena cancellation policy?
Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena?
Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena is hosted by Duran Duran Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Duran Duran Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h 30m. Discover and book Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25880P1

About the operator

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The Best - Go for it!
durandurantours.com with Gabriel Garcia Marquez was beyond my expectations. He was informative, funny and gave fas
Samantha A
Samantha A
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Very enjoyable afternoon in Cartagena!
Great tour, very informative. Angel is clearly passionate about Marquez and very knowledgable, particularly about h
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Private Cartagena Tour
Angel ( he likes to be called Duran Duran) is a fabulous guide. Fluent in multiple languages and a true aficionado
Marissa A
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Angel is an angel!
We booked two days with Duran Duran and had the best time. We were a big group, 8 people including 3 teens and 1 s
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The best tour guide and better than the band!
Duran Duran was the BEST tour guide. He has great humour and wit, made the tour fun and engaging. There was great i
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Gabo and Cartagena Come to Life!
We don't typically do a lot of organized tours when we vacation, but we're so glad we booked a Gabo tour with Duran
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Cartagena - great walking tour!
We had a great four hour tour through Cartagena with Gabriel Garcia in late September, 2022. He was punctual, ente
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513cas
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Great tour guide, highly recommended
We toured the Walled City, the Popa and the Fort with our guide Angel Duran dispensing a wealth of history with hum
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GREAT TOUR!
So much fun. I have to reread the books after hearing all the Cartegna stories! Duran Duran is organized & knowlega
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The BEST Cartagena Tour--A tour you will actually remember!
The History & Street Food tour with Durán Angel Eduardo was, hands-down, the best tour we’ve had in Colombia so far
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Cartagena Bike Tour
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Love Duran Duran!
What an outstanding day! Duran met us at our hotel, we had a car waiting for us. He was so well versed in his count
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A City and It's Novelist, A Novelist and His City
This is a tour for everyone. People familiar with Marquez. People who’ve never heard of him. Most importantly it’s
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tom m
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Great tour
Senor Duran was a great guide. For about 3 hours he took us to a variety of sites around Cartagena in the old city
Niels T
Niels T
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Very great tour with an amazing guide
Did a walking tour of cartagena which was excellent. Tour duration was three hours which allowed him to show a lot
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Angeline F
1 contribution
Feb 2023
I've always thought there is nothing better than getting to know a country through its food and drink, and the Duran Duran tours proved this for me in Colombia! I was delighted to find out we would be hosted by the Duran family in their home. Maria, the daughter, led us through an extraordinary tour of the Bazurto Market, Angel was the ultimate guide, and our experience cooking in the family home was incomparable. Sra. Duran (also Maria) is clearly the queen of her kitchen and makes the experience even more fun with her singing! The market was a sight not to be missed and the day with the family a true joy.
Written February 28, 2023
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DURANDURANTOURS
Good morning. It is super very streamily nice to start the day reading such as a beautiful review about your cooking class experience in Cartagena De Indias Colombia. Thanks a lot for writing about it. Durán Angel Eduardo
Written March 1, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Meganne C
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
Oct 2022
My partner and I really enjoyed this cooking/market tour !

We were picked up in the AM by Angel and taken to the local market in the city. This place is huge! After we had juice and pastries for breakfast, we walked around and grabbed what we needed for our cooking class. So many different fruits, vegetables and meat options.

We then were welcomed into their home by Maria, who opened a bottle of wine and poured us coffee. We made the curry dish, that was a family recipe from Maria's mother. They also showed us how to make plantains and fresh juice.

We sat down at their dinner table and ate together as we talked about the history of their neighborhood and Colombia. Angel then drove us back to our air bnb and see said goodbye. The experience was a total of 4 hours.

The meal tasted incredible, the hosts were very generous and so friendly. We would recommend this tour to anyone!
Thank you, Maria and Angel !
Written November 24, 2022
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DURANDURANTOURS
Hello. Thanks for writing about your Great Experience. Maria and me really enjoyed your company. Sincerely Angel Eduardo Durán
Written November 27, 2022
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Stacey R
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
What an amazing experience!
Duran picks you up in his personal car, takes you to the local market to do shopping for the food you are going to prepare. He takes you to his home where his wife does the cooking. Maria, his wife was a gem as she does everything with such ease and makes you feel at home. I had coconut rice with shrimp and salad. EVERYTHING was better than any restaurant I visited while in Cartagena. I strongly suggest booking this tour with them as they made you feel at home and what can be better than having a meal with your new ready made family.
Written October 21, 2022
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DURANDURANTOURS
Hello. Reviews like this keep us working with love in order to make people feeling at home. We wish, you prepare the cocunut rice back home, and dont forget to come back. Cartagena is yours. Sincerely Angel Eduardo Durán
Written October 22, 2022
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Ryann P
McKinney, TX4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
We were met at our AirBnB apartment promptly at 8:30 am by Daniela and a private driver. We hopped in the van and they whisked us to the Bazurto Market where we met our chef for the day, Maria. Daniela and Maria led us through the booming, winding market showing us local treats, eats, and new fruits and foods. We helped select our fixings for our meal and enjoyed browsing the booming market. After we finished our shopping, we loaded back up into the van and off to Maria’s beautiful home we went. Maria and Daniela made us feel at home and allowed us to get our hands dirty preparing our meal from our shopping trip finds. Lots of learning and laughs were had and then we all sat down to enjoy a true authentic Cartagena meal together. The food was delicious and this was by far the absolute BEST experience we had in Cartagena.
Written February 6, 2022
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DURANDURANTOURS
Good morning.. Thank you for taking the time to write about his very rewarding experience with Durán Durán Tours. It's equally gratifying for us to hear that we haven't lost touch. Maria and Daniela had a great time with you. Blessings. Sincerely Duran Angel Eduardo
Written February 7, 2022
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Jim V
Reston, VA6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Angel Duran picked us up from our hotel and drove us to the Bazuto Market, we were joined by his daughter Daniella who is learning the business but is already very good. The market itself is chaotic but Angel was an excellent guide weaving us through the stalls, letting us taste various fruits and explaining how Colombians use them in their daily lives. All the while we were picking up the ingredients for the meal we would learn to cook.

Once all the shopping was complete, he led us out of the maze back to the car for the short drive to his house, where his wife Maria took over.

She is an amazing cook and a patient teacher. We made coconut rice flavored with Panella, a raw brown sugar that added a caramel flavor to the rice. We made a simple vegetable salad. The main course was fish stuffed with vegetables cooked in coconut milk. The second side dish was fried plantains. She also made us a drink that was a mixture of milk and one of the exotic fruits from the market.

The end result was one of the best meals we had in Colombia and a great time.

Highly recommend this great personal cooking experience
Written February 7, 2020
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First of all, it was a pleasure to meet you, second, to share time with you was a beautiful experience, third, your interest in learning is something very nice, Thank you for visiting us and for your genuine interest in knowing part of our culinary culture. We wish you can try to cook at home our colombian dish. Sincerely Durán Angel Eduardo
Written February 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rdtofly
Canada999 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a wonderful time with Maria and Roger. The Bazurto Market is the real deal and you will relish the sights, sounds and smells of a vibrant working market. After completing our shopping, we went to Maria's spotless and comfortable home where we prepared our delicious meal of fish, plantain, salad, coconut rice and fresh juice.

This was a lot of fun and Maria is both a fabulous chef and a gracious host.
Written February 1, 2020
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Public markets with their fruits, vegetables and unexpected things allow us to measure and meet societies and their people in their most natural essence. Enjoying the colors, smells and the wide gastronomy of a tourist destination is another way to know, travel and enjoy. Thank you very much for your kind, simple and nice comment. Sincerely Durán Angel Eduardo
Written February 1, 2020
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Patrick M
Traverse City, MI5 contributions
My wife and I had a wonderful experience seeing, shopping, and trying numerous fruits in the market. We then went to Maria’s house where she led the group in cooking a Columbian meal with Cartagenan special Arroz con Coco Frito (not to be missed).

Wonderful experience, not to be missed!
Written January 27, 2020
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Hello. Thanks for taking time to write this beautiful review on TripAdvisor. Maria and Roger had also good time with you. Please, dont forget to come back. Sincerely Angel E Durán General Manager
Written January 27, 2020
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SandyH2470
Palo Alto, CA15 contributions
Feb 2023
Without doubt one of our top experiences in Colombia. We loved our Bazurto Market experience which was way different than anything found in the States - packed with shoppers in narrow lanes with endless stalls of fruits, vegetables and everything else. It is enormous and a bit funky and chaotic. Maria Angelica and her mom patiently pointed out all the usual and unusual items. This is where they shop too. The following lunch at their house was fantastic. The food was delicious and we truly enjoyed our interaction with the whole family. Very warm and engaging people. If you like to submerge yourself in other cultures this experience is for you.
Written February 25, 2023
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DURANDURANTOURS
Good morning. Beautiful way of talking about your experience with us in Cartagena De Indias Colombia. It was very nice to share with you our gastronomy. God bless you. Sincerely Angel Eduardo Durán
Written February 27, 2023
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Jeremy C
5 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
The Duran Family was friendly, knowledgeable, and so welcoming. We saw and experienced a Cartegena in ways other tours did not offer. From shopping in Bazurto Market to cooking and eating lunch with the Duran Family, we got to experience Cartegena food, culture, and spirit as an invited guest.

If you are interested in food, cultural, and authentic experiences, you should book with Duran Duran Tours.
Written January 28, 2023
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DURANDURANTOURS
Good morning. on behalf of Durán Durán Tours, thanks for visiting Colombia, Cartagena De Indias and our family home. it was great to meet you and share with you. Sincerely Durán Angel Eduardo
Written January 29, 2023
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Anne B
6 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We experienced the Bazurto Market Tour and cooking class in Cartagena with Daniela as our guide and Maria as our host and cook. This was the best tour we took in Cartagena. My husband and I had been wanting to go to the Bazurto market. It’s a good thing we decided to go with Maria and Daniela. We would not have been able to navigate the giant and crowded market on our own! Maria and Daniela led us through the market pointing out the fruits, meats, grains, fish, etc. After we picked out the provisions for our lunch, we went to Maria’s house where she taught us to make a traditional Columbian meal. We had excellent food during our stay in Cartagena, but the meal Maria made was at the top of the list! I’m not sure I will ever be able to make coconut rice like Maria, but I am excited to try to make the patacones and vegetable stuffed fish!! Maria and Daniela, and Maria’s neighbor we’re friendly, professional, and did an excellent job teaching us and making us feel welcome in their beautiful city, Cartagena! Way to go Duran Duran Tours!
Anne Bulleit
Written February 8, 2022
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DURANDURANTOURS
Hello. We would like to thank you for telling everyone about your pleasant experience on the cooking class tour. María and Daniela told me that they really enjoyed sharing with you everywhere. God bless you. Sincerely Durán Angel Eduardo
Written February 10, 2022
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