Bazurto Market + La Popa Convent Private Tour


4 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


Cartagena is way more than visiting the Walled City and in this 4-hour tour, you will notice it. Come and have a whole experience in Bazurto: a popular market where the other side of the city is shown. Walk around its stands and stores full of fresh food, aromatic herbs, and loud but friendly cartageneros. And then jump to La Popa: a convent at the top of a hill that offers you panoramic views and great landscapes of this diverse city.

Why you should do this Cartagena Tour to Bazurto Market and La Popa?

There are numerous ways of traveling to a new place and that always depends on the type of traveler you are. If you are one of those who never doubt when choosing an alternative and a little bit less touristic experience, we are sure you will enjoy this.

Come with us on this 4-hour tour around two totally opposed places and discover two different but incredible sides of Cartagena’s real spirit.


You will start your day by meeting our local guide, who will take you to the Convent of La Popa (Convent of the Stern) located in the top of a hill. From there you will take amazing photos of the rest of the city. Our guide will give you an introduction about the region and the city, before going to the next stop.

You will try several fruits and snacks from them and then we will have a traditional costeño lunch: fried fish, yuca, coconut rice and more. Unlike the touristic Walled City, Bazurto market and La Popa Convent will nourish your perspective about Cartagena and Colombia. Just let the experiences and the people show you why we are considered as one of the happiest nations on earth!


  • The imposing views of Cartagena’s walls and sea from La Popa monastery
  • Samples of what locals offer and prepare in Bazurto Market
  • Getting to know native’s true spirit by interacting with some of them in the market
  • Introduction to Cartagena’s History and its roots
  • The chance of contrasting two opposite sides of the city


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Traditional lunch
  • Entrance to La Popa Convent
  • Entrance to Bazurto Market
  • All-risk insurance
  • Breakfast
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Keep in mind this tour does not offer vegan options
  • Please tell the guide if you have any food restrictions or allergies
  • Take into account that Bazurto Market is a popular local market and it is an open space

Frequently asked questions

The most advisable thing is that you wear clothes that keep you fresh as well as protect you from the sun. Sunglasses, hats and sunscreen, and comfortable sneakers are the most used pieces of clothing.

The weather in Cartagena is usually warm (above 27 C°). However, the tour operates in all weather conditions.

You will be tasting a traditional and fresh lunch which can include some fish, traditional coconut rice, green plantain chips, and salad, of course, this varies according to the menus of the market.

Yes, any person can take part in this tour in Cartagena. If you have any food restrictions or allergies, please tell the guide or write it on the booking.

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