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Audio Guide: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cartagena

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Cartagena, Colombia
Audio Guide: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cartagena

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See the city of Cartagena through the eyes of iconic Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez with this 3-hour independent audio tour. Learn about the work of “Gabo,” a renowned author whose work seamlessly blended reality and fiction, exploring this colonial city’s many mysteries through his own words and characters. The audio content lasts for approximately 3 hours and includes 35 unique ‘stations’ that match different stories within the city. It's a fun, unique way to explore this charming city through the eyes (and pen) of one of the world's most famous novelists.
  • Take an independent audio guide tour of Cartagena through the eyes of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Explore the streets of Cartagena through the words and characters of Marquez's novels
  • Enjoy content that was researched and developed in coordination with the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Foundation for a New Iberoamerican Journalism, FNPI
  • Audio guide narration allows guests to take the tour at their own pace in whatever order they wish
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Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Private tour
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Cra. 2 ##8-142, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Hacemos entrega de la audio guía en el lobby del hotel

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Tierra Magna
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Great to listen to in air-conditioned room.
, Jun 2019
The audio guide is well-researched, beautifully narrated, well-produced audio show. I listened to it in my cool room and enjoyed it a lot. I am not sure whether I would survive 3 hours in the heat of the streets of Cartagena. I did visit all the sites on the tour map before, so I knew, when the narrator was talking about the buildings. The company delivered the standard museum audio-guide device to my AirBnB, there was also a beautiful map and the single-use personal headphones. They picked up the device next day.
We booked a walking tour with a...
, Sep 2017
We booked a walking tour with a taped guide. When meeting up with Gabriel our guide I became concerned that between wearing earphones, carrying the tape recorder and a water bottle we were a sitting duck for pick pockets since we look so much like the average ugly tourist. Gabriel offered to walk us through, which worked GREAT.
If you enjoy Garcia Marquez, this...
Eric M
, Feb 2017
If you enjoy Garcia Marquez, this self-guided tour is excellent. It takes you to places relevant to his years in Cartagena, and - the best part - places that appeared in Love in the Time of Cholera, and Of Love and Other Demons. The tour takes about 3 hours, but you can do it at your own pace. The woman from Tierra Magna was very helpful, even delivered the materials to the hotel. You get a map and an audio guide.
This was very cool because you had...
Vanessa R
, Oct 2016
This was very cool because you had the freedom to roam and listen to the history of Gabo's experience in Cartagena. I would have preferred if they had an option of someone to show you around and explain it themselves or guide you where to be and let you listen and be there to answer any questions especially if you speak Spanish as well. It was nice though. I learned alot about Gabriel Garcia Marquez that I never knew and it did make me appreciate Cartagena more and view it in a different light and admiration.
because I was slow walking, I could...
Rebecca G
, Oct 2015
because I was slow walking, I could have used more time. I walked and gawked there was so much beauty and sights to take in. It was indeed a magical place.

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