Cartagena's Bazurto Market walking tour
Walking tours

Cartagena's Bazurto Market walking tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: up to 4 hours
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore one of Cartagena’s hidden gems and go beyond what a traditional farmer's market is like
  • Take a peek into the lives of the real inhabitants of Cartagena
  • Experience fruits, artwork, music, and even magic potions!
What to expect

This tour is for adventurous souls that want to take a peek into the lives of the real inhabitants of Cartagena. Bazurto Market is definitively one of Cartagena’s hidden gems; not a very common touristic destination, and much more than a common fruit and vegetables Colombian Market. This place has everything you could ever need; from vegetables, fish, meat, fruit, clothing, and even an art market.

Your first stop will at a Pikó Builder's place, a Pikó is the Sound System of a music genre called Champeta, which transforms African 70's Highlife music into contemporary Caribbean party music. Here, you will enjoy a beer while you learn about Champeta 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'll see clothes, backpacks, and pretty much anything you can imagine. Then, we'll 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'll show you how he makes his letters while he makes a custom sign for the group. Next, we'll stop at a Herbsman's stand where you'll get to see a wide range of magical potions used for any problem or desire. You'll learn about and see some interesting examples before choosing one to try yourself. Finally, you'll have lunch at the plaza and will try some of the local tasty recipes served.

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What's included
  • Transfer: City Centre – Bazurto Market - Centre (Taxi)
  • Guided tour at the market
  • Souvenirs
  • Lunch
  • Fruits and juice
What's not included
  • Unspecified food or beverages
  • Travel or accident insurance
  • Personal expenses or tips
Where

Cartagena, Colombia

Meeting point:
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off available for hotels in the City Center (Taxi), hotels outside the city center would have an extra charge
What to remember
  • The tour operator will contact you for further details about the meeting point and schedule after booking
  • Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation
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When
  • Daily at 9.00am
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Provider
IMPULSE Travel
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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