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Gabriel García Márquez Literature Tour in Cartagena De Indias and snacks.
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Gabriel García Márquez Literature Tour in Cartagena De Indias and snacks.

By Duran Duran Tours
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Ages 18-70
Duration: 2–3 hours
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • We will taste our local street food and our local drinks.
What's not included
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Airport/Departure Tax


Start:
  • Museo Naval del Caribe, Cl. 31 #3-26, El Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez tour meeting point at the reception of the Navy Museum in the old city
End:
  • Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Calle Del Torno 39-29, Cra. 8 #39-36, San Diego, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25880P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Travelers below 14 years old don't pay
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

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: 25880P4

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Itinerary
  • Cl. 31 #3-26, El Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez tour meeting point at the reception of the Navy Museum in the old city
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  • Calle Del Torno 39-29, Cra. 8 #39-36, San Diego, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
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  • wilfredom892
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    Gracias Duran!
    My girlfriend and I had a great experience with Duran. He picked us up at our hotel and drove us around Cartagena, getting off in different neighborhoods or important landmarks, making it a very complete, efficient, and pleasant way to explore Cartagena in half a day. We could not be more happy with our tour and guide.
    Written April 29, 2024
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    Written March 7, 2024
  • chrisannief
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    Authentic Cartagena
    We have done cooking classes in the past in other parts of the world. This was an extremely unique experience. We were picked up in an air conditioned vehicle. The selection of dishes we could prepare was explained. We went to the very large market where ALL of the locals shop. We tried a delicious juice, breakfast and quite a few samples of local fruit. We acquired what was needed for the meal. We felt like VIPs being invited into their family home. We helped prepare a delicious meal. We enjoyed dancing in kitchen with Maria! This is a great tour for someone who doesn't want to do a quintessential tourist type of thing.
    Written March 7, 2024
  • MartinNiemoller
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    Hernand belongs in the tour guide hall of fame!
    Hernand belongs in the tour guide hall of fame! Duran Duran tour operator set us up for a private Cartagena tour for 3 couples in a van. The communication between our driver and Hernand was awesome so that when we walked from one place to the next, there was never more than a few more steps to the car which was waiting for us on the other side. Duran Duran was awesome with their communication pre-tour. Finding our van and Hernand just outside the cruise ship terminal was easy. But the cherry on top was Hernand. One of the most knowledgeable, friendly & insightful guides we’ve ever had in decades of travel! Thank you!
    Written March 4, 2024
  • aprilb802
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    Great experience!!!!
    great class cooking with Duran Duran tours! Lovely opportunity to go to the market and then cook in the owner’s family home. great food and company!! highly recommended!
    Written February 29, 2024
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful opportunity to step outside the old city and spend time with a local family.
    We spent a week in Cartagena and this was the highlight for us. It was wonderful to travel outside the old city and see the main market and also spend time in a typical family’s house engaging in cooking and conversation. Marie Angelica and her mother were absolutely delightful, warm and engaging and keen to talk about Colombian cooking and cuisine. The food we cooked together was delicious. The trip through the market was fascinating. We learned a lot, tried a lot of new foods and under the gaze of Marie Angelica felt very safe. Would highly recommend this tour.
    Written February 17, 2024
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    Our best experience in Cartagena
    The market tour and cooking lunch with Duran and his family, in their home, was a one-of-a-kind experience. My wife and I loved our time tasting Colombian fruit, learning about the market, experiencing lunch in a Colombian family’s home.Duran and his daughter Maria made us feel comfortable and were tremendous guides. It was the best thing we did in Cartagena.
    Written February 11, 2024
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    Amazing tours
    Amazing, Duran Duran was incredible and so fun and helpful. The tour was the perfect length and show some incredible things.
    Written November 20, 2023
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    History with a sense of humor
    We wanted a quick tour and history of Cartagena, but there was so much to see it took every minute of three hours! Best was the trip up the hill to Convento Santa Cruz de la Popa. Duran was able to tell us so much about all the places we visited. His English is excellent and his sense of humor is wonderful.
    Written November 19, 2023
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    Mt. Duran is the BEST
    Mr. Duran is AMAZING! He provided a van and took us to places in the walled city, to the fort, and to the monastery. He was personable and knowledgeable. WELL WORHT every penny we paid and more.
    Written November 13, 2023
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    Excellent experience with Duran Duran tours in Cartagena, Columbia
    Duran Duran was as good as it gets as a tour guide visiting the historic town of Cartagena. He is deeply cultured, yet dynamic and entertaining with a fun, uplifting personality. Duran Duran is also super professional, on-time, receptive, and impeccably organized. I would absolutely recommend him. He even went the extra mile. When I realized I had lost my glasses. He reached out to the emerald shop so they could check the security cameras to see if I had left them there and checked the Mercedes minivan where we were transported even though I didn’t find my glasses I couldn’t have asked for more, efficient and warm help from him. Well done, Duran Duran!!
    Written November 13, 2023
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    Fantastic afternoon tour of Cartagena
    Fantastic guide who planned a perfect itinerary for a group of 12 with varying interests and activity levels. Was flexible on modifying and even adding stops real time based on feedback. Incredibly helpful in providing advice and tips on the city and Colombia. Would book again!
    Written November 10, 2023
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    Duran Duran!!
    Duran was excellent. His English was perfect, and made the tour / history of each of the sites interesting thru some very good, and funny, story telling. He made us feel at ease and safe in an unknown city to my wife and I. Most importantly, a very nice and honest guy.
    Written October 27, 2023
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    Duran tour should not be missed
    This tour was absolutely fantastic! The Duran family was extremely warm and welcoming. I was picked up at my hotel and the next stop was the Bazurto Market. The market is huge, bustling, colorful and packed full of beautiful fruits and vegetables, among other things. Andres deftly walked me through and I was able to taste a lot of fruits along the way. Back at the house I was able to help cook an amazing meal with Maria. The family and I sat down to eat and had interesting conversations about Colombia and the United States. I would highly recommend this tour!
    Written July 20, 2023
  • dianasG5297CY
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    Unique local experience
    This was a unique experience in meeting a local family and learning some of the traditional cooking. Angel picked us up at our hotel and we met his daughter Maria Angelica who took us around the market where she had us try many different fruits that were new to us, and bought the ingredients for our meal. The market was particularly crowded and hectic, but was interesting to see how the locals shop. We then went to Angel's home to cook. They gave us several options and we chose vegetarian and beef. We thought all the food was delicious, and it was particularly interesting to learn the process for making the coconut rice. It was great spending time with Angel's while family and sitting down to a family meal. They were very welcoming. This was also a good way to spend the hottest part of the day: cooking in air conditioning instead of walking around in the heat.
    Written July 14, 2023
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HeatherMcPhailSrid
Kentfield, CA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This tour was one of the highlights of our visit to Cartagena. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the places and walking the streets that were inspirations for Marquez's books and stories. And our guide was so animated and made the the books come alive through his stories and actually reading parts of the books throughout the tour. Highly recommend this tour!
Written August 19, 2023
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Good afternoon. Thank you for writing about your experience. This encourage me to learn more about literature. Sincerely Angel Eduardo Durán
Written August 20, 2023
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DeepaliGarg
Noida18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best tour I’ve had and the most amazing tour guide. We talked a lot about Gabo, Cartagena and life itself. I’d recommend it to everyone even if they have a limited knowledge of Gabo because the tour itself is so full of knowledge and anecdotes.
Written July 5, 2023
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Good morning. Thanks a lot for writing about your experience. You are very kind on your review. God bless your. Sincerely Angel Eduardo Durán
Written July 6, 2023
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Troy S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
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 Duran Tours. Sr. Duran is an animated presenter and passionate about the subject of this tour. He pulled us into the details of this one-of-kind author/journalist's life from the very first minutes of our tour. We highly recommend him for this tour and the others he offers!
Written November 16, 2022
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Good afternoon. Your comment is touching. Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks a lot. God bless you. Angel Eduardo Durán
Written November 18, 2022
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Juan M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Angel give us the experience Gabo literature deserve. We booked an English tour, but he gave us an italian fluent experience, since my girlfriend is from Italy. The secrets of the city, with a coffee and an “matrimonio” dish (patacón with cheese) make this tour one you must take if you’re a Gabo fan
Written August 2, 2023
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Thank you for your nice review. It was my first time with Gabo's Tour in Italian language and I also enjoy it. Please, do not forget to do the homework. Sincerely Angel Eduardo Durán
Written August 2, 2023
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DavidPWinchester
Winchester48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent walking tour learning about Gabo. Duran was a mine of amazing information delivered with unfailing enthusiasm and good humor. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in understanding more about one of the world’s greatest writers and his inspiration.
Written April 23, 2023
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Good morning. It is easy to share time with people really interested in understanding the writing process of Gabo. Thanks for taking time to express your feeling about this experience. Sincerely Durán Angel Eduardo
Written April 24, 2023
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Richard H
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We had a great four hour tour through Cartagena with Gabriel Garcia in late September, 2022. He was punctual, entertaining, informative and overall made our day. We felt we learned a lot, and enjoyed every step. We saw parts of the city we would not have otherwise experienced - well worth the time and effort.
Written November 14, 2022
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Good morning. Thanks for taking time to tell everyone about your Literature Experience with The Gabriel García Márquez Tour. It was our pleasure to share time with you. Sincerely Angel Eduardo
Written November 15, 2022
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Lauren C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The tour was very interactive and informative. We learned so much about Gabo's many literary works and relationships to world leaders. Some in our group were not that familiar with Gabo's books, but still enjoyed the tour. Duran was such a great story teller and very knowledgable. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Written April 25, 2023
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Good morning. Thanks for writing about your literature experience. It was great to share time with you. Please, don't forget to do the homework. We hope to see you around again. God bless you. Sincerely Angel Eduardo Durán
Written April 26, 2023
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Warren S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a tour for everyone. People familiar with Marquez. People who’ve never heard of him. Most importantly it’s a tour for people who love books and the spirit that drives everyone who creates.

It’s a mix of history, literature, biography, and urban studies. And, it’s full of beautiful sites and well-told stories. Stories that are told with kindness, simplicity, and a love for their subject.

This is the best tour I’ve ever been on, and like Gabo’s books, I’ll remember it forever.
Written August 12, 2022
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5:28 p.m. in Colombia. What a beautiful way to start the evening, reading this comment product of magical realism and Italian Neo-realism. Thank you for the description of your experience on the Gabriel Garcia Marquez tour, which is as you observe more than that because we also talk about the works done by other important authors around the world.
Written August 12, 2022
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PATRICIA M
Oshkosh, WI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well versed... enjoyable. Encourages reading and gives a wholesome description of our Literature Nobel Price.
A little bit too long to walk for older people.
I would suggest including passes to the locations like Serva Maria's cript.
Overall...A GREAT EXPERIENCE!
Written June 11, 2024
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Hello. Thanks a lot for your kind review. We used to visit her cript inside Santa Clara hotel, but 3 weeks ago the hotel manager forbid to get in any more. The only way could be by visiting the bar and ordering something to drink.
Written June 11, 2024
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Nacho
Hagen, Germany69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the tour for me and my girlfriend.
Our guide Mr. Duran Duran is a high intellectual and humorous person.
We learned a lot of the cultural aspects of Cartagena.
Thanks for this really special event!
Written July 25, 2021
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Hello. In these days of a pandemic, it is very gratifying to read an excellent comment on our literature tour. it was a pleasure to share with you. Thanks a lot.
Written August 1, 2021
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