The Real Cartagena Tour

Swap the Tourist Trail for The Real Cartagena

If you've already danced to Cartagena's colonial melody and want to tap into a more local beat, this authentic voyage into four of Cartagena's most traditional barrios will be right up your street.

  • This Is What We Love

    • Getting to see knows the real Cartagena outside beyond the colonial city walls
    • Trying all the exotic foods you can get your hands on in Bazurto market
    • Visiting a community project making a difference to Cartageneros
  • What's Included

    • A five-hour tour that shows you a very different side of the city
    • Transport from the central meeting point onwards
    • A social and historical commentary about the city from a local guide who's seen it all
    • Bazurto market tour and exotic food tasting that includes some weird and wonderful local delicacies and tropical fruits
    • Canoe ride through the mangroves to the north of the city
    • A traditional seafood platter served with coconut rice, plantain, salad and a soft drink
    • A unique present made specially for you
    • Meet locals in town
  • Who Will Enjoy It

    Those hungry for an outside-the-walls experience on a journey that steers you away from the tourist track towards a better understanding of Cartagena and what makes it tick. This is a five-hour tour, so be prepared to walk a lot.

  • What to Bring


  • Make Tour Private

    This is a shared experience, great for meeting likeminded explorers. We can arrange small private tours for an extra cost. If you would like a private experience, please tick the checkbox during checkout. All of our private tours start from your house / hotel.

    If you''re travelling solo but don’t want to pay extra for a private tour? Let us know your preferred dates and we’ll see what we can do to get you involved with another group. Email us on:

  • The Details

    Days: Mon-Sun: 09:00-15:00

    Duration: 6 hrs

    $99 per person
    $120 per person (high season) ?
    Dec 15 - Jan 15 
    Easter Week

    Phone Number: +57 318 516 7767

    Rating: TIC Rating

    Rating: Trip Advisor

  • The Lowdown

    The Real Cartagena Tour

    Led by a charismatic local hero, the trail starts in the bad-boy-gone-good neighbourhood of Getsemaní, takes in a street food pit-stop at the pulsating Bazurto market, a dreamy canoe ride through lush mangroves in La Boquilla and a visit to an inspiring social project in the heart of the unpretentious San Francisco district.

    Stay off the tourist tracks and absorb the entire cityscape to truly get under the skin of this complex, yet beautiful city.


    • With Us, The City's Yours

      We think differently to other tour operators in Cartagena and our tailor-made ex…

      Concierge Services

      Aside from being fully certified, our team of bilingual guides and concierges ai…

      Quality Assurance

      All the tours you see on here have been hand-picked or created by our team of ta…

      Insider Intel

      We really do know Cartagena better than anyone else. Our clued up insiders live …

    • Concierge Services

      Aside from being fully certified, our team of bilingual guides and concierges aim to go above and beyond to ensure you have the best Cartagena vacation possible. Our team thrives on left-field requests and strives to make your Cartagena travel dreams a reality

    • Quality Assurance

      All the tours you see on here have been hand-picked or created by our team of talented travel experts. We encourage sustainable tourism and collaborate with local, independent providers where possible

    • Insider Intel

      We really do know Cartagena better than anyone else. Our clued up insiders live and breathe Cartagena 24/7. We’re on-the-ground, all-year-round so we can share with you all of our favourite things to do and places to eat, drink and relax


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  • Tatiana T

    Tatiana T

    Reviewed: 04 December 2015

    Hola soy Costeña y estaba de vacaciones con 2 amigos europeos, mostrandoles lo mejor de la Costa Caribe, y realmente cuando pensé en ir a Cartagena estaba buscando unos tours para que ellos se llevaran la mejor impresión de nuestra ciudad hermosa que tenemos, y una amiga me recomendo This is Cartagena y no podia creer lo organizados y las multiples opciones que tenias para conocer Cartagena de la mejor manera. Sin pensarlo 2 veces me contscté con ellos y fueron super amables y siempre son atentos a lo que el cliente busca. Y quede sorprendida del servicio que prestan para esta hermlsa ciudad, Gracias This is Cartagena por hacer nuestros días en Cartagena mágicos y el tour del bote privado fue lo mejor. Recomendadisimo.

  • Angelo_Alario


    Reviewed: 11 April 2014

    ¡Excelente paseo, que sin duda alguna, repetiría! Fue bastante agradable el recorrer el área de la bahía y el mar Caribe, ¡vale la pena!

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