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Bazurto public market, is not just a market is the real Cartagena.

Cartagena, Colombia

Experience hosted by Daniel

3 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

What you'll do

This is the perfect experience to know in deep about Cartagena people.

Let's eat like Anthony Bourdain in Cartagena, let's sing and dance like the African ancestors, let's get mixed with locals and have a great time!

Your experience in the city is not completed without knowing about the real people of the city, let's get involved in to the warrior people culture of Cartagena who through the Market makes a living for himself and their families. The Bazurto market is a special place where many cultural breaks like the word champeta were born, this experience is not about places, is about people who have been in the market for more than 30 years and they will teach us how is to live in Cartagena from the Bazurto Market.

We'll meet at MALL PLAZA EL CASTILLO, talking about how Cartagena has advanced as a city, we'll going to the Bazurto market walking and talking about the Cartagena people culture, we'll try typical juices of the caribbean coast, we'll study and dance Champeta music, it's history and how important it's in the culture of Cartagena, also we'll talk about salsa, vallenato and dancehall too all this music very important at Bazurtos and Cartagena, we'll meet about the neighborhoods around and important icons of the Bazurto Market and we'll see how happy are they making a living daily in the market, we'll eat typical dishes of Cartagena made by Carbon like Anthony Bourdain right next to the Cecilia's pots, best chef of Bazurto and the most important, we'll be happy!

While we do all this 60% of what you pay will be invested in the same people who are part of the Bazurto market community, following the win-win model, buying for you differents things, and contributing to the economic activation through the consumption of foreign visitors to it. This experience beyond the market is about the people and culture of Cartagena.
Other things to note
Throughout Bazurto you can find dirt, very loud sounds and even strong smells but you must always be willing to live the experience that will be unique.
This is the perfect experience to know in deep about Cartagena people.

Let's eat like Anthony Bourdain in Cartagena, let's sing and dance like the African ancestors, let's get mixed with locals and have a great time!

Your experience in the city is not completed without knowing about the real people of the city, let's get involved in to the warrior people culture of Cartagena who through the Market makes a living for himsel…

What's included

  • Food
    Options: Seafood, fish, coconut rice, bean rice, cheese mote, fish soup, sh...
  • Drinks
    Water, Rice chicha, Bolis, beers, panela water.
  • Transportation
    bus

Meet your host, Daniel

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 148 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello!
I'm Danny, founder of Beyond the wall cartagena, born and raised in la Maria neighborhood, just in a side of Bazurto Market, home of Champeta music and the biggest sound system of Champeta, the king of Rocha.

Over the years I have visited different cities of the country looking for new experiences and rubbing with new cultures, in all those trips I could identify that we are different but equal in all Colombia. We are a warrior race and we are always looking for ways to get ahead, I am an example since I have learned English on my own and this opened the doors to socially responsible tourism, where for almost 2 years and a half we have been working showing people that our culture is a lot more of what anyone can imagine.

Jesus is my partner and together we lead different experiences around the city, would you like to know the real Cartagena? Book with us!
Hello!
I'm Danny, founder of Beyond the wall cartagena, born and raised in la Maria neighborhood, just in a side of Bazurto Market, home of Champeta music and the biggest sound system of Champeta, the king of Rocha.

Over the years I have visited different cities of the country looking for new experiences and rubbing with new cultures, in all those trips I could identify that we are different but equal in all Colombia. We are a warrior race and we are always looking for ways to g…
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Where you'll be

Mall plaza el Castillo
Bazurto market
El Colmenar Shopping Center
Runner's place
Donde Cecilia
Shannon
March 2021
This was really well done. Jesus was great. Columbia has fruit that are delicious and totally new. The fish selection is AMAZING. If are staying for a while go on this trip early on in your stay. It will help you identify so many more items on street carts, menus etc. Enjoy.
This was really well done. Jesus was great. Columbia has fruit that are delicious and totally new. The fish selection is AMAZING. If are staying for a while go on this trip earl…
Samuel
March 2021
I didn't watch the Anthony Bourdain tour that made Bazurto famous but I'm almost certain my tour with Jesus was better. If you've spent most of your time in Cartagena nested within the city walls, I assure you those walls are no longer protecting the city's most precious treasure. Cartagena's most treasured experience is to be found outside the walls at the Bazurto market. Or, maybe my guide was just that good...probably both.
I didn't watch the Anthony Bourdain tour that made Bazurto famous but I'm almost certain my tour with Jesus was better. If you've spent most of your time in Cartagena nested with…
Sabrina
March 2021
Un vrai coup de cœur ! Daniel nous a fait découvrir avec passion sa ville : un carthagene authentique et plein d’histoire. Les différents stops sont variés ; riche en culture et intéressants. Le repas du midi est un vrai délice et d’une grande fraîcheur. Je vous le recommandé à 100% Ps : pour ceux qui hésitent et se posent la question : il n’y a aucun problème d’insécurité au marché.
Un vrai coup de cœur ! Daniel nous a fait découvrir avec passion sa ville : un carthagene authentique et plein d’histoire. Les différents stops sont variés ; riche en culture et in…
Sabrina
March 2021
This tour is a must! You will learn a lot about Colombian culture the division of the social classes and structures and where to find great food or if you’re in Columbia for a long time where to go grocery shopping. I highly recommend Daniel, he was a great tour guide and I would definitely use him again in the future.
This tour is a must! You will learn a lot about Colombian culture the division of the social classes and structures and where to find great food or if you’re in Columbia for a long…
Casey
March 2021
We had an incredible time on our tour of the market with Jesus! We were three adults and we even had our 4 year old niece with us. Jesus did a great job of making sure everyone was taken care of and comfortable. We got to hear lots of stories and went at a comfortable but efficient pace! We would recommend this tour to everyone. It was a fantastic way to see another side to Cartagena besides just the walled old city.
We had an incredible time on our tour of the market with Jesus! We were three adults and we even had our 4 year old niece with us. Jesus did a great job of making sure everyone was…
Nicole
March 2021
If you’re looking for a way to immerse yourself in the actually culture of the people of Cartagena, this tour is a must. The market itself would be completely overwhelming and would frankly not have the same impact if you went alone without a guide. The market is a massive maze, with incredible sites, sounds, and a bustling vibration. My guide Jesus was knowledgeable about the history of the area, the people, the music, the food. He made the whole experience so enjoyable and rewarding. He made sure to take lots of pictures of me (I was traveling solo so this is so appreciated). I truly felt like a traveler on a TV show. Highly recommend this tour!
If you’re looking for a way to immerse yourself in the actually culture of the people of Cartagena, this tour is a must. The market itself would be completely overwhelming and woul…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

bag, cap, sun blocker, easy clothes