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Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena

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    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 1 week ago

    Loved el Mercado Bazurto!!i l love to interact with locals and pass the tourist area. The people were very nice and interacted with us. When visiting Bazurto drink a costeñita. Great experience.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank TRACY V
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our tour guide was Sheila who was energetic, enthusiastic, knowledgable, prompt, friendly and all-around perfect. The tour is an essential thing to do if you want to see the reality of how most people outside of the western world live. I have traveled the world...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank RobertHebron
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The market gave me an experience that I have not experienced anywhere else. Anything that you wanted was there. There were dozens and dozens of stalls. Our guide, Sheila was very knowledgeable. We were able to sample local beer, we met a DJ and listened...More

    Thank KMinKs
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My friend and I went on this tour and we absolutely loved it. Kate was our tour guide and she was extremely informative and spoke great English. We started the tour by taking the local bus into the Barzuto market and from there Kate walked...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank lauraconn11
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My mom and I were in Cartagena for one week, and this tour was one of the best if not the best thing that we did. We wanted a glimpse of local life in Cartagena beyond the tourist areas of Centro Historico and Getsemaní, and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank jaimelil
    Andrea A, General Manager at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for the review! You two will be hard to forget, we enjoyed hosting you, come back anytime.

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    2 February 2019|
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    Response from Globetrekking B... C | Reviewed this property |
    We were staying in Cartagena for several days and met our guide at the Volunteer Hostel and took a local bus there and a taxi back, as was our choice. However, I think Cartagena Insider Tours by FEM can arrange for private... More
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    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.
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    • Cartagena Insider by FEM
    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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