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Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena

Cartagena, Colombia

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Learn to cook traditional Colombian food during this half-day class in Cartagena. Shop at a local open-air market with your chef/instructor, who will guide you in selecting ingredients for the dishes. In a local family's kitchen, try your hand at making dishes such as empanadas, coconut rice and others; then feast on your work. Round-trip transportation from Cartagena hotels or a central downtown meeting point is included.
  • Learn how to make traditional dishes like empanadas or coconut rice
  • Visit a local open-air market to select ingredients
  • Cook in a family kitchen just outside the Centro Historico
  • Round-trip transportation from central Cartagena
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Stuffed fish
Stuffed with vegetables it it serve with cocunut rice, patacones, salad and something to drink.
Frite fish.
Served with cocnut rice, patacones, salad and something to drink.
Fish soup.
With Plantain, casaba, corn, vegetables, coconut reice, patacones and somthing to drink.
Garlic shrimp.
Served with coconut rice, patacones, salad and something to drink
Posta Cartagenera, Beef Cartagenas way
Chees soup
Served with white coconut rice, patacones and something to drink.
Vegetarian food.
Local guide
Hotel pickup and dropoff
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Bottled water
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

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.


  • Rafael Nunez Airport, Cartagena Colombia


  • Sociedad portuaria de Cartagena De Indias-. Colombia.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Begin your culinary experience with a pickup from your Cartagena hotel or a pre-arranged meeting point downtown.

Transfer to a local open-air market to meet your chef/instructor. Peruse the market for ingredients you'll use to make the day's dishes. Immerse yourself in the colors, smells and tastes of the bustling local market, learn how locals shop for their daily produce and cooking supplies. Taste exotic fruit juices and fried snacks such as papa rellena, carmanola and arepae'huevo.

Once you've collected the necessary ingredients, proceed to the local family's kitchen, in a house located just outside the Centro Historico. Together, prepare the dishes under the chef's direction, then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Get convenient drop-off back at your hotel or in downtown Cartagena after the class.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Duran Duran Cartagena tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Bazurto Market Tour and Cooking Class in Cartagena?
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Seeing all the fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood - many of which you do not see in North America - is a real treat." See review


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Wonderful Cooking Class!
, Feb 2020
We had a wonderful cooking class and Bazurto market tour with Maria, and Roger who helped out in the kitchen and provided translation support. We were picked up on time at our hotel on time by Roger and a driver and then made our way to the market, where we met up with Maria. The Bazurto market is authentic, with all the sights, sounds and smells you might imagine. Seeing all the fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood - many of which you do not see in North America - is a real treat. We had a chance to sample a variety of fruit and we also bought some mangoes to take back to our hotel. We chose fish for the cooking class and made our way to one of the merchants that Maria deals with. We also picked up various vegetables and other fixings for the meal. We were not rushed wandering through the market and had plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the ambiance. From the market we went to Maria's home where she holds the cooking classes. She has a comfortable, spotless home and we set about preparing our meal: fried fish, two different types of plantain, coconut rice, salad and fresh fruit juice. And what a meal it was! We had a wonderful time cooking, eating and talking about Cartagena and Colombia. Maria is a wonderful chef and host and we strongly recommend this cooking class.
Cooking Class in Cartagena
, Nov 2019
We had a great time on this tour and was a highlight of our stay in Cartagena. My wife and I were picked up at the hotel (by durandurantours) and we proceeded to Bazurto market where we helped purchase the food for our class. The market is bustling hive of activity and you get to see up close how the locals shop for their food. We then went back to the tour operators house where he and a chef helped us prepare the meal of stuffed fish with coconut rice, salad and fried plantains. After the meal was prepared, we all sat down and enjoyed the feast we had prepared.
Amazing!!! Totally recommend
, Oct 2019
This was one of the best tours ever! Duran Duran was such a nice guy very respectful and helpful! The family was extremely welcoming the house was clean and neat very nice people the food was delish it was an awesome experience and if you come to Cartagena i totally totally recommend this!!!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Good morning. Thanks a lot for taking time to write about your experience with us. God bless you
We had such a wonderful time getting...
Erin D
, Apr 2018
We had such a wonderful time getting to know a local family and visiting a local market. I'd love to go back and do this tour again!
We loved the market tour!! Our tour...
Jody S
, Apr 2018
We loved the market tour!! Our tour guides were excellent. The food was outstanding!! Only one recommendation-- perhaps the cooking part could be a bit shorter... Overall, a fun and delicious experience!
I went on this tour with my husband...
Nicki B
, Feb 2018
I went on this tour with my husband and six year old daughter. We had a great time and my daughter loved helping and eating what she made. The cooking class was nicely organized and we got to help and learn with every step. You will meet and cook with a Colombian family in their home. The cooking space is laid out well for cooking classes. Definitely a fun and memorable experience to add to your trip to Cartagena.
Poor planning, unorganized and not...
, Jan 2018
Poor planning, unorganized and not suitable to call a cooking class. Very disappointed in Viators recommendation.
I truly enjoyed Duran Duran and his...
Tiffany W
, Jan 2018
I truly enjoyed Duran Duran and his wife Maria!!! They treated my family like their own!! We had a great time in the kitchen. We learned not only about the Colombian cuisine, but received a day in the life of what a family in this beautiful country goes through. One of the best tours I have been on!
The perfect opportunity to immerse...
John H
, Jun 2017
The perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the local market and culture. Duran Duran is knowledgeable, funny and a great host. The tour consists of buying groceries at the largest market in the City where you also get to experience exotic fruits and vegetables. It is a collaborative effort to cook lunch and everyone gets a task. You're given menu options and they were all delicious. This tour is great for individual travelers as well as groups. I highly recommend it!
Amazing authentic day! Duran Duran and...
Laurence A
, Feb 2017
Amazing authentic day! Duran Duran and his wife were wonderful

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