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  • Languages Offered: English and 2 more

This tour is specially designed for lovers of reading & Especially for those who enjoy the beautiful romance literature; The tour is fully enjoyed if you have known two of his books or at least one of these "Of love and other demons" and / or "Love in the times of cholera",  you will see the ancient city with its different types of architecture,  the colors and hapiness in it's people, local tales, many of the streets, squares, and parks who inspired the magical realism that differenced García Márquez books, novels and writings.

Duration: 3 hours and a half with a break of 15 minutes to drink juice or water or a break of 40 minutes for lunch in the Cartagena style.

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If you’re a fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of Latin America’s most beloved authors, then don’t miss out on this literary walking tour, ideal for travelers that are familiar with Marquez’s work. With a guide, you’ll visit hard-to-find places that correlate to the fictional places in the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s books. Plus, a mid-afternoon start time means you’ll avoid the midday heat.
  • A literary tour of Cartagena for fans of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Perfect for travelers familial with the Nobel Peace Prize winner's work
  • Visit hard-to-find places that correlate to fictional areas with a guide
  • An afternoon start time lets you avoid the midday heat
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile
Seeing the city with an emphasis on Gabo

Duran was a most able and enthusiastic tour guide. We saw highlights of the historic city with stories about how these places were connected to Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s life and work. We later went on a second tour with Duran to historic Palenque. This was...More

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DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Nice haering from you and thanks a lot for taking time to write about your experiences with us. It was amazing to share time with you, your enthusiasm for the history and the social part of my country is contagious, Thanks a lot and we...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Tour

Angel was excellent! He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the author and his country. It was by far the best tour we took and if I return I will use him again for sure. Not only a tour guide, but an awesome story teller...More

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DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks a lot, I am new in this kind of tour and it is so nice to heard that I am doing it well and improving. Please, come back. Sincerely Angel Eduardo Durän:

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Gabriel Garcia Marquez tour Cartagena on bikes!

Yesterday we went on this tour with Duran. He made an awesome accommodation and did the tour on bikes. I fell in love with Cartagena. Duran took us to quite a few memorable places that were well of the beaten path. It is a unique...More

Thank Paul K
DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hello. Today we wanted to red again the reviews we had got for our visitors and we found this nice one about our service, thanks a lot for taking timen to write it. Please, come back. Sincerely Durán Angel

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Wouldn't take one visitor

I was very disappointed. I am an avid reader and wanted to go on this tour but they would not allow one tourist. Not sure why. I was pass through on business and i try to make the most of my time visiting. I hope...More

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DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hello. Mr. Jodphd. We apologize, it happens that the tour with only one person is no profitable. Sincerely Durán Angel

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Fascinating Tour, Knowledgeable and Friendly Guide!

This tour blew my mind! Duran had clearly researched over years to gather this wealth of details about Marquez's life in Cartagena. The themes he pulled out of the stories wove together a picture that brought the city and the writer's experience to life. He...More

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DURANDURANTOURS, Propietario at Duran Duran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Merry Christmas. It was our pleasure, God bless you. Sincerely Durán Angel Eduardo.

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