- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Cartagena has much more to offer besides San Felipe Castle, Rosario Islands, and Torre del Reloj. Bazurto Market is definitively one of Cartagena’s hidden gems; not a very common touristic destination, and much more than a common fruit & vegetable Colombian Market. This place has everything you could ever need; from vegetables, fish, meat, fruit, clothing, and even an Art market. This tour is for adventurous souls that want to take a peek into the lives of the real inhabitants of Cartagena.
- Spanish or English speaking tour guide (other languages available depending on demand)
- Transfer: City Centre–Bazurto Market - Centre (Taxi)
- Guided tour at the market
- Fruits and Juice
- Entry/Admission - Mercado Bazurto
- Travel or accident insurance.
- Unspecified food or beverage
- Personal expenses or tips.
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up service from Cartagena hotels or accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.
*Note: Hotels in Manzanillo area have an additional cost. Please contact us.
At the hotel
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Mercado Bazurto, Av Pedro De Heredia, Cartagena 130001 Colombia
Upon your arrival, you will notice an enormous economy that grows close to the market, in this way boundaries are not clear because Bazurto goes beyond the limits of a normal farmers' market. Accordingly, your first stop will not be for legumes but at a Pikó Builder's place. A Pikó is the Sound System of a music genre called Champeta, that transforms African 70's Highlife music into the contemporary Caribbean party music. At this stop, you will enjoy a beer while you learn about Champeta and its four different subgenres straight from an expert who will give you a proper introduction with his Pikó and his enormous CD collection. After choosing your favorite subgenre and CD souvenir, you will move on to try local fruits and juices. Some will be totally unknown for you so you will be served a small bite of each fruit to try and a juice made out of your preferred one.
Continuing through commercial passages you will see clothes, backpacks, and pretty much anything you can imagine. You will stop at a Calligraphy/Lettering workshop where you will meet "El Runner" a local graphic artist and expert recognized for making Champeta concert flyers, business signs, and pretty much anything related to letters and vibrant colors. He will show you how he makes his letters while he makes a custom sign for the group. You will then move on to stop at a Herbsman's stand where you will get to see a wide range of magical potions used for any problem or desire. You will learn about and see some interesting examples before choosing one to try yourself! Finally, you will have your lunch at the plaza and will try some of the local tasty recipes served.
Duration: 2 hours
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- The order of tour activities may be modified by climatic factors.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.