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Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena
4.5

Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena

By Cartagena Insider Tours
Recommended by 93% 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
Brimming with street food vendors and artisan craft stalls, Bazurto Market is Cartagena’s biggest and busiest, which means it can often feel overwhelming for first-time visitors. Orient yourself among hundreds of stalls with ease on a market tour that lets you overcome the language barrier and introduces you to local people.
from
$71.11
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$71.11
per adult

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Ages 10-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h
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English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Get your bearings in Cartagena's biggest market on a tour
  • A great introduction to local life for first-time visitors
  • A guide helps you overcome the language barrier and offers insider knowledge
  • Stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the City Center (extra fees apply if not within the Walled City)
What's not included
  • Personal expenses


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Remember, the pick up service may contain extra fees according the location! City centre and getsemani doesn't have any extra fees for pick up!
  • Edificio-Gedeon, Centro, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia Oficina 515
  • Centenario Park, Media, La Matuna, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, 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
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29696P3

  • 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
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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

How much is Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena?
Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena price starts from $71.11. Discover and book Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena on Tripadvisor
What is the Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena cancellation policy?
Bazurto Market Adventure Tour 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 Adventure Tour in Cartagena on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena?
Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena is hosted by Cartagena Insider Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Cartagena Insider Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Bazurto Market Adventure Tour 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: 29696P3

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johnny s
johnny s
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Black history at its finest!
Beat up, hot town with incredible history a long hour from Cartagena. The first runaway slave settlement in all th
ellid2023
ellid2023
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Visit two Countries in one day
The trip to Palenque was a special experience. Hard to imagine that you are in Africa even though you are in Colomb
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daniellK3944AX
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Wonderful authentic tour which gets you beneath the surface of Cartagena culture
Highly recommended. Guided with authentic local guide from the Zenu culture. They open up pre-Columbian culture u
annmarig2019
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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 ha
capet002
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Tour with bigger purpose
This was a fabulous tour. It covers some history as well as learning about the market and the people who sell there
ReggieRadcliffe
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Excellent Tour
I did the market tour. It is excellent. The only things I would point out is that is relatively relaxed, so if you
BILLIONAIRE24
BILLIONAIRE24
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If you are reading this BOOK THE TOUR! A MUST DO. Professional Company and the host Paula (POW-LA) is amazing!
When I came across this tour. I did some research on the town and noticed there was a festival the weekend I wanted
Ayeletbz
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Great tours with great guides
Loved their Africa in America tour, as well as the Salsa night tour. We all had a blast!! Highly recommended.
stefanie d
stefanie d
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Great cultural experience
We wanted to visit this market but were a little nervous to do so alone. So glad we found this tour on Trip Advisor
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Authentic market tour
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A great night!
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Highly recommended
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Wonderful experience
A bunch of us, family members including grandparents, took the tour with the amazing guides of FEM (3 guides). They
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Very unique and interesting place to visit
We were a party of seven, including four visually impaired. Our tour guide was very informative giving lots of info
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Fantastic Real Tour
The tour of bazurto market was incredible. It definitely showed a more real side to Cartagena. The guides were grea
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Shirley O
HB California58 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We booked this excursion off an arrival of a cruise ship port. The meeting place was not clear, and we were among so many taxi personnel and it was so confusing. We went inside a building to have someone that spoke English to call the tour company. We finally found two young women, very nice. But our tour leader did not speak any English and her friend spoke limited English. They did have our names on a small piece of paper, but they were late and did not hold it up when we were in the area. We think their names were Helen and Alex, not sure. No name badges representing the tour company. We did not get much out of the tour, and it was just ok. The Market is as you describe. Not for the "faint of the heart" but we did get to see how the locals survive on local goods and groceries.
Written May 3, 2023
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Alexandra W
5 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
This is a very authentic experience. As others have mentioned in their reviews, it is dirty and noisy but that is part of the experience. The variety of things to see and experiences as part of the tour (from the metal works to juice and fruit tasting to having a graffiti poster made) make this a really interesting tour. Our guide, Jesus David, was very kind and gave us a lot of information about the market, local neighbourhood and more general chats about life in Cartagena. I would recommend doing this tour if you have more than a couple of days in Cartagena and you want to see something outside of the more traditional tourist attractions.
Written May 1, 2023
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Daydream47154558513
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Excellent young guide man.The marker is ugly, Not clean, desorganized and the famous Cecilia Restaurant not good at all 👎👎 This tour should not be promoted, it is not nice place!😱😱.Waste time and money, very disappointing!
Written April 22, 2023
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Ryan
Seattle, WA2 contributions
This tour starts with a walk through the China neighborhood and then into the market. You get to try several fruits and have a smoothie of your choice, listen to champeta music, watch a local artist paint, walk through the main vegetable and butcher sections of the market, smell some regional medicinal herbs, and have a lunch in the market. Our guide was funny, knowledgeable, and asked for our input when directing the tour. Overall a great experience!
Written March 17, 2023
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Maria Q
1 contribution
Dec 2022
I do NOT recommend this plan with Insider Tours Cartagena. They confirmed the details of a bilingual lady-driver who would pick us up at 9 am in a SUV. A man calls me at 8:50 am to tell me that he will pick us up in a cab and a translator. I didn't think it was safe, so I didn't accept it. To calm me down that day, Insider Tour Cartagena representative told me that I would get my money back through this platform (tripadvisor). When I made the request, Insider Cartagena Tour denied the refund of the 130 USD. They cheated me twice: the day of the tour and they stole my money. In the end, going to Bazurto is nothing exceptional, we ended up going our own way. Dirty, messy. You don't miss anything remarkable going there.

No recomiendo que hagan este plan con Insider Tour Cartagena. Me confirmaron los datos de una señora bilingüe que me recogería a las 9 am. Me llama un señor a las 8.50 am a decirme que va a pasar por nosotros en un taxi y un traductor. No me pareció seguro, no lo acepté. Para calmarme ese dia, la representante de Insider Tour Cartagena me aseguró por teléfono que me devolvierían el dinero porque entendían que no estuviera satisfecha. Hice la solicitud a traves de esta plataforma (tripadvisor). Cuando hice la solicitud, Insider Cartagena Tour negó la devolución de los 130 USD. Me engañaron dos veces: el dia del tour y me robaron la plata. Al final ir a Bazurto no es nada excepcional, resultamos yendo por nuestro lado. Sucio, desordenado. No se pierden de nada.
Written December 31, 2022
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AdrianaMontesQ
Hola buenos días, Gracias por darnos la oportunidad de dar claridad de manera pública el porque no le hicimos el reembolso, nuestro tour de Bazurto tiene unas particularidades que lo hacen único, y eso es lo que nos da el reconocimiento de los turistas y a excepción de este comentario, los demás son excelentes. Con usted nos comunicamos en ESPAÑOL por todos los canales por donde nos escribió Facebook, WhatsApp de todos las personas que se comunicaron con usted, y se le do claridad en TODO!!! Y nos cancelo 10 minutos antes del tour, le. Recuerdo las políticas de reembolso y debe hacerlo para la próxima vez con 2 días de anticipación, de lo contrario como en este caso 10 minutos antes, pues no es posible hacer reembolso a pesar de sus amenazas de su parte de ponernos este comentario negativo, debido a que ya todo estaba coordinado para su tour. Le deseamos un feliz año y gracias, Seguiremos creciendo y mejorando.
Written January 3, 2023
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Tytianna R
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
This was a fun experience that was informative as well as adventurous! Our tour guides, Jesus and Candice, were very kind, helpful, and knowledgeable! It was nice to get a more intimate experience and view of Cartagena in an area that I probably wouldn’t have known existed otherwise. All of the business owners who participated in the tour were very kind and personable, and I really enjoyed the experience! Make sure you wear your walking shoes because you’ll be on the move! I highly recommend the experience if you want a more intimate look at the every day lives of the local people and the city’s history and culture.
Written September 10, 2022
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David B
Toronto, Canada301 contributions
If you like your tours squeaky clean and artificial, this is not for you. BUT, if you want a glimpse of how life really happens for normal people in Cartagena, spend a few hours doing this tour! This huge central market seems chaotic at first, but then you realize there are a myriad of business ecosystems, big and small, all intermixed with each other. Fascinating! My guide Dayson knew his way around, and we visited a variety of artisanal stores and workshops, both selling and also making everything from remarkable exotic to everyday products, tools and even furniture on the spot. Tried a few good snacks along the way and finished with a delicious fresh meal in the midst of all the tiny restaurants. Felt very safe the whole time, but the streets can be wet and dirty, so I would suggest wearing closed shoes versus open sandals. Otherwise, not much you need to know, take water if you like, but you can also buy beverages along the way.
Written August 13, 2022
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Amber L
4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We met Paola and Daison and had the best tour of our lives. It was an intimate tour just two couples and we explored all of the market and some of Getsemani. Paola was our main guide because we do not speak much Spanish and she was exceptional. It was fun, engaging and just the best way to spend our third day in Colombia. We highly recommend this tour, especially with Paola. Thank you for a fantastic day. It’s been the highlight of our trip
Written February 19, 2022
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Camper648511
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Great tour of the market and surrounding neighborhood. We got lucky with 4 guides (2 in training) and loved the different stops on the tour, the tastings, and the authentic experience!
Written January 19, 2022
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Gab
4 contributions
Cristina is very knowledgeable and she knows exactly where to go! She took good care of me and made sure I was having a good time. I definitely would recommend newcomers to take this tour to Bazurto market. Wear sturdy shoes--the pavement is uneven. 😄
Written December 31, 2021
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Product Overview: Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena

Prices From$71
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Duration180 minutes