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Gabriel García Márquez tour Cartagena

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  • 1
    Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Walled City of Cartagena
    Stop: 3 hours -
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You'll end at
Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
Cra. 8 #3929, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
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Departure Point
Cartagena, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department
2–3 hours
Return Details
Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Cra. 8 #3929, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
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  • Bottled water
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  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Katherine L wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions
This tour was one of the best my husband and I have experienced. Duran was so knowledgeable and his passion for Gabo was abundantly clear—we both learned so much not only about him as a writer, but about the history and culture of Cartagena and many of the cities within
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from DURANDURANTOURS, General Manager at Gabriel García Márquez tour Cartagena
Responded 14 Aug 2019
Hello. What a nice review, I realy apreciate it, Thanks a lot, I am doing my bets and still learning more about literature. Thanks for taking time to write about it.
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cheribokern wrote a review Jul 2019
256 contributions45 helpful votes
Duran Duran brought Gabo to life for us! Starting with an in depth explanation of his life and family , then a quick review of the books that would feature in the tour, all in the shade and cool of the Naval Musuem’s patio - Duran walked us into and through Gabo’s world and
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Response from DURANDURANTOURS, Gerente at Gabriel García Márquez tour Cartagena
Responded 4 Jul 2019
Good morning. It was a great pleasure to share with you what I am still learning. Soon, we will have in Cartagena De Indias a Gabriel Garcia Marquez museum, so we hope you come back. Sincerely Durán Angel
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Hannah H wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution
Had an amazing tour of Caretegena with Señor Duran Duran! He is extremely kind, accommodating, and informative. His knowledge of history and love for the city will make your stay in Cartagena complete. His tour takes you through famous sites, many interesting neighborhoods, as
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from DURANDURANTOURS, General Manager at Gabriel García Márquez tour Cartagena
Responded 11 Jun 2019
Good morning. Thanks a lot for taking time in order to write about our service in Durán Durán Tours in the Colombian Caribbean Coast. What nice it is to start the day reading reviews from people who really appreciate what we do. God bless you. Sincerely Durán Durán
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Max M wrote a review May 2019
10 contributions11 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my 3 hour tour with Duran Duran. He was an excellent and informative guide. I enjoyed wandering through the streets of Cartagena finding hidden reference points and memorable locations in the life of "Gabo" (Marquez) and places and points of inspiration from his
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from DURANDURANTOURS, General Manager at Gabriel García Márquez tour Cartagena
Responded 24 May 2019
We want to thanks you for taking time to write about our service and mainly about the literature tour you had. To us this Gabriel Garcia Marquez tour is very important and each time we have some one like you truly interested on his life, biography and influence world wide through out his books is a new opportunity of serching more about him before each tour. Sincerely Durán Angel Eduardo
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elabela wrote a review Feb 2019
1 contribution
The tour was led by an energetic Angel Duran, his way of guiding the tour was a mix of reality and magic, just as in the Gabo books. Not only we saw the places, buildings connected with the history of the writer himself, but also with some plots and heroes of his books. A walk
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Date of experience: January 2019
Response from AngelD867, Gerente at Gabriel García Márquez tour Cartagena
Responded 5 Feb 2019
Thanks a lot for taking time in order to write about our literature tour in Cartagena De Indias. To understand the writer helps a lot to understand Latin America. It was nice to share with you those 2 hours and 45 minutes. Sincerely Angel Durán
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About the operator
By: Duran Duran Tours
Phenomenal Once in a Lifetime Experience
This was by far one of the most meaningful and well executed travel experiences I've ever had. Angel was our
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Jim V
Great experience
Angel Duran picked us up from our hotel and drove us to the Bazuto Market, we were joined by his daughter Daniella
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Romeoville, Illinois
Best Guide in Cartagena!
We recently used Duran Duran tours for a half day city tour of Cartagena and couldn't have been happier. Mr Duran
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Wonderful Market Tour and Cooking Class
We had a wonderful time with Maria and Roger. The Bazurto Market is the real deal and you will relish the sights,
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Patrick M
Traverse City, Michigan
Wonderful day with Maria and Roger
My wife and I had a wonderful experience seeing, shopping, and trying numerous fruits in the market. We then went
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Carla A
Santa Marta, Colombia
A fun family affair
Senor Duran & his family offer a very prompt, professional service and authentic local experience including a
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mj l
Excellent and entertaining tour and English translation at the Museo Naval Del Caribe
My significant other and I decided to go to the Naval Museum of the Caribbean one day in Cartagena's walled city.
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Southport, North Carolina
Excellent Bazurto Market tour
We did only the Bazurto Market tour, then stopped at his home for a coffee & a quick lesson on making coconut
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Margot E
Great Neck, New York
Insiders view of Cartagena
Roger picked us up at our hotel and brought us to the market area to meet Maria, our chef and teacher. We walked
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San Jose, California
Excellent tour of main sights in Cartagena
We had a wonderful private tour, Duran Duran is very knowledgeable and was an excellent guide taking us on a tour
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