Real Cartagena: A tour of Mercado de Bazurto


Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, City, Food and Wine, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Tourist should be able to get in and out of buses, cars, or other vehicles with relative ease.

Maximum travelers: 9



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (basic), English (fluent)

Mercado de Bazurto, a bustling market of folks from every neighborhood in the city.

Just 20 minutes outside of downtown Cartagena's "Old City" lies a well-hidden but must-see spot: This energetic, colorful, and unique market, feels less touristy than El Centro, but that's the point! And folks, hard at work selling their merchandise, are always happy to see new faces pop by! Here you can buy a big bag of passion fruit, redsnapper, a bowl of fried rice with local crab, and pretty much anything else your heart desire! Anthony Bourdain came and filmed here - he was impressed and you will be, too.

it's full of pungent smells, loud sounds, and a handful of 'unique' foods: like the ¨PONCHE¨ or capybara for sale. No pressure to eat! Join us for a fun excursion you wouldn't normally find with a tour bus.


Pick up from the meeting point (Lobby of your hotel, seaport, and airport)
Drive to Mercado de Bazurto
Walk through the market, check out the fish and seafood area
Check out the handcraft and artisan parts of the market
fresh Colombian fruit with time to taste afterwards
Plenty of time for walking and talking, learning about our culture and our famous music from the coast'
And we'll end the tour with samples of Cartagena's most typical meals. (coconut rice, plantains with local syrup, rice with local crab)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from the Lobby of your hotel, seaport, and airport.

End location: Finally, you'll head back to your hotel, cruise ship, or elsewhere.

Duration: 3 hours

The tour is usually around 3 hour in total, unless we experience unpredictable weather, significant traffic delays, or other unforeseen circumstances. This happens very rarely if ever.


Excellent condition with full air conditioner van model 2015 cozy with 10 seats

What’s Included

Other: Private vehicle
Juice, fruits and food samples

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30000 COP - Souvenirs, beers, cold drinks, fruits any other miscellaneous snacks.

What’s Extra

Other: Fruits and snacks to go, souvenirs, and personal purchases not included in tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Magnificent experience!
Edgar Murillo

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