Bazurto Market Tour And Cooking Class In Cartagena

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up people on any hotel in Cartagena De Indias.
    Santa Clara, Santa Teresa, Don Pedro De Heredia, Ananda, tres Banderas, Hilton, Caribe.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The cooking class Cartagena tour is a unique experience. See and taste exotic ingredients and fruits with great flavors, colors and all sort of shapes and get to know the local coconut rice or try the delicious empandas!
The tour for bigger groups, 3 or more people has a better individual price, so it will be awesome to invite friends to join the cooking class!


  • Family friendly
  • Several menus to choose from
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Led by a local guide

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This awesome experience will set unforgettable memories on your tongue. It's a unique tour for people who enjoy experiencing what it is like to cook a traditional regional meal with local and fresh ingredients from an open air market. Additionally, you have the opportunity to cook in the kitchen of a local family, in their neighborhood, outside the walls of the Centro Historico! Round-trip transportation is provided from your hotel.
The open market & cooking class Cartagena tour includes your choice of a couple of local dishes to prepare and eat. You will be picked up at your hotel or meeting point by a van or an air conditioning vehicle and the chef will be waiting for you at the open market, where you will purchase everything you need and taste fried snacks (arepaehuevo, carimanola, papa rellena) and exotic fruits and juices. You will be able to select the appropriate ingredients for your meal and of course the chef will give suggestions for what you need to buy according to the menu of the day. You will experience the pulse of an authentic community market.
At a local familys home, you will learn how to prepare your traditional dishes and then enjoy the delicious meal.
You will be provided with private transport and a kitchen at a local house.


Local guide

Hotel pickup and dropoff

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Bottled water




Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual. Closed toe shoe is a Must.

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Pickup point must be reconfirm at the time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Nov-2022

    A fun tour to do either in the beginning or towards the end of your trip. Liz is such an awesome tour guide, very charismatic, informative, and fun! She took us to several different spots around Old City and Getsemani. Recommended for smaller groups 😉

  • 24-Oct-2022

    It was an absolutely wonderful personal experience where a man brought us into his own home for a home-cooked meal. Prior to eating the meal we went to the market and hand selected all the vegetables and fruits and the fish for our meal. We also participated in preparing the meal. I would recommend this tour for everyone who wants to experience Columbia in a personal way. Superb experience.

  • 21-Oct-2022

    What an amazing experience! Duran picks you up in his personal car, takes you to the local market to do shopping for the food you are going to prepare. He takes you to his home where his wife does the cooking. Maria, his wife was a gem as she does everything with such ease and makes you feel at home. I had coconut rice with shrimp and salad. EVERYTHING was better than any restaurant I visited while in Cartagena. I strongly suggest booking this tour with them as they made you feel at home and what can be better than having a meal with your new ready made family.

  • 21-Oct-2022

    This tour was much more than I expected. It started from the trip to the market and just kept on getting better. Angel is the best tour guide ever. His wife Maria made me want to cook!!! I certainly recommend this tour if ever you are in Cartegena. Epic service. Thank you Angel and Maria, my new family members!!!

  • 01-Sep-2022

    Angel and his wife Maria welcomed us into the warmth filled home! We met their adult children, shared stories and showed us how to cook a traditional homecooked Colombian meal. But before doing so, Angel took us to the local market. A maze of stalls selling everything you can imagine! We got to not only buy the fresh ingredients for our lunch, we got to snack along the way tasting diffetent food and fruits. WEll WORTH spending an afternoon. ps: they pick you up abs bring you back.

  • 01-Aug-2022

    I wouldn’t have felt comfortable going to the market alone but our tour guides made us feel safe. They navigated the market and gave good explanations. They answered all of the (many) questions we had. We also got to try some new fruits. We went back to their home and cooked using the ingredients we purchased. Delicious and so much fun!

  • 11-Jul-2022

    I reached out to Duran Duran tours because I love to explore markets and cook in the various countries I visit. I feel like it gives me great insight into the culture and life of the locals. They held the tour for me even though I was a solo traveler. Typically, it’s for larger group sizes. I had the best time touring the market with Angel and cooking with Maria and Angels son and daughter. Angel is very kind and takes great pride in being a tour guide. The food we cooked was delicious! I highly recommend this tour ❀

  • 25-May-2022

    Excellente expĂ©rience avec Duran Duran Tour !! Nous avons fait une visite guidĂ©e du marchĂ© Barzuto avec le gĂ©rant de cette agence afin d’acheter les produits nĂ©cessaires Ă  la recette que nous avons ensuite rĂ©alisĂ©e dans la maison du couple. Nous avons eu le choix de la recette pour le cours de cuisine et le rĂ©sultat Ă©tait excellent ! Le couple est super sympa et convivial et nous avons fini par dĂ©guster le repas avec eux et leur fils ! Nous recommandons vivement leur cours de cuisine !!

  • 01-Apr-2022

    This was such a beautiful and rich experience to observe how to purchase ingredients in the market and then how to cook traditional Colombian dishes. It was especially amazing to feel so welcomed in the house that we were cooking in by the guide's family. I would absolutely recommend it and would do it again if I could.

  • 31-Mar-2022

    Such a special experience! Our day with Angel and Maria was the highlight of our time in Cartagena. It was amazing to visit the bustling Bazurto Market with a guide like Angel. He was fun and funny and got us to engage with the market. We then made a truly beautiful meal with Maria—even as seasoned cooks we learned so much from cooking with her. It was such a pleasure to spend time with this lovely family!

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