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Cartagena Insider by FEM

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Address: Calle Quero 9-64 | San Diego, Cartagena, Colombia
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+57 5 6434185
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Our tours will show you the city to its fullest! By working closely with...

Our tours will show you the city to its fullest! By working closely with the communities we team up with, we developed a series of experiences 100% OFF THE BEATEN PATH, by taking tourists safely and knowingly to areas of the city and region that they would otherwise miss. You can learn about the music by taking the Champeta or Salsa Tours, visit splendid unknown beaches, meet the most interesting people and experience the most unique activities.

An it gets even better. EVERY TICKET sold includes donations for the hosting community’s projects and for FEM, the Colombian Non Profit that came up with this idea for fundraising.

These are our available tours:

#EnTuSalsa: tour around the most incredible salsa lover bars in Cartagena, 100% locals with the best guide in town.

#laChampetua: Cartagena is home to CHampeta, a mixture between caribeean an african Music you certainly cannot miss. Intimidating dance steps and a ton of fun for an unforgettable evening.

#BazurtoMarketAdventure: Visit the weirdest market, eat where ANtony Bourdain ate, and check out the local popular signature art.

#COmmunity Immersions with indigenous and afro inhabitants. Intercultural dialogue!

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US$54.00*
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Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena
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US$76.00*
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Cartagena Salsa Clubs Tour
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US$30.00*
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Cartagena Walking Tour With a Zenu Guide

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The best tour ever at Barzuto Market

We had such a great time on the tour of the market. There were only 5 of us plus 3 guides-we felt that we really were able to see a side of Colombia that we never would have seen... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had such a great time on the tour of the market. There were only 5 of us plus 3 guides-we felt that we really were able to see a side of Colombia that we never would have seen from our high end hotel. We had fried fish lunch, were taught how to dance to a DJ playing Champita music.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

My husband and I had the good fortune to tour the city with Marcy as our guide and Elena as interpreter. We saw so much and learned even more about the complicated and fascinating history of this beautiful city. We even sampled fruit, coffee and sweets from new friends we met along the way. Kudos to FEM for supporting the... More 

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Thank TedChar
AnaMGonzalez, Directora de FEM at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your sweet review! We enjoyed your company very much too, loved to have you as customers! Certainly hope to have you back in town for some dancing Champeta! More 

North York, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was our first guided tour of a market and the experience was quite different. We had a chance to interact with artists, listen to music and try a variety of foods and drinks. We also learned a lot about the market and its history. We gladly passed up the tour of the fort and old town to see this... More 

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AnaMGonzalez, Directora de FEM at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this review

We are very glad you liked it! We make an effort to make sure our guidance is natural and the experience remains authentic. Hope to have you back in Cartagena soon! More 

Thonotosassa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Touching and important glance into the common persons side of life, all unfolding with insightful Multi lingual guides eager to share their enthusiasm for a special part of Cartagena

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AnaMGonzalez, FEM Director at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this review

THanks for your review. You grasped the enthusiams of the volunteers and the personal intention of our experiences. We hope to have you back in Cartagena soon. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This tour was very informative and had an amazing responsible management mission. The company worked with indigenous people in the Cartagena region to guide us through his experience and how their people are changing with the times. I highly recommend going to this tour.

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AnaMGonzalez, FEM Director at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous opinion. We work hard to enable communities to access the benefits of a responsible tourist market. We exist thanks to people like you. More 

Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the market with a local and translator. They provided great insight into everyday life in Cartagena. Although we have been to many markets by ourselves, we were glad to do this one with a guide since it is not very easy to navigate. We learned about many things that we would not have known otherwise. Highly recommended!

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AnaMGonzalez, Gerente at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We think it will be useful for other travellers to know that the market is quite complex and is better understood and navigated with a local guide. We are very happy you enjoyed and learned through this experience. We hope you come back to Cartagena soon. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are not normally big on tours but we both really enjoyed the bazurto market adventure! It was fantastic to have a local guiding us, Marcy and David did a great job translating. We tasted delicious market food (amazing shrimp rice), listened to local music (champeta is great), sipped fresh fruit juices, watched a local artist at... More 

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AnaMGonzalez, Manager at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this review

Thanks Katie!!! It was a great time in the Bazurto Market, hope you enjoyed the video we did based on your experience. Check it out on our YouTube Channel whenever you want. Greetings, and hope to have you back soon!!! Say Hi to Rafael!! More 

Manchester, Vermont
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

We were so lucky to be given a tour by Ana. The Bazurto Market tour was the most incredible experience we had in Colombia. If you really want to learn about the country, this tour is not to be missed.

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AnaMGonzalez, FEM Director at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this review

I loved guiding you. We love it when people make questions and are really committed into being informed about the culture and local traditions of the place they visit. I had a great time too! More 

Montreal, Quebec
1 review
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Really great way to get a more authentic experience in Colombia. It was fun to do something a little different that you wouldn't get to experience without the help of this tour. We had a blast and learned some new dance moves! Great way to spend a night in Cartagena with friends or as a couple.

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AnaMGonzalez, FEM Director at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this review

We are glad you had a blast! We love it when people just embrace the local culture as you did! Thanks for your review! More 

Singer Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

My husband I went on this tour and we are glad we did. Be prepared it is HOT! We had a good guide and a good local guide and went on the market tour. We first walked to the market thru a neighborhood the local guide lived in. It was great because we stopped by his house and met his... More 

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AnaMGonzalez, General Manager at Cartagena Insider by FEM, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed it! And yes, we agree, although this tour is "not for everyone" it does express an important part of the soul of this city. Please come back soon! More 

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