San Basilio de Palenque Tour

Bolívar, Colombia

$160,000 COP

Departure day

The tour to San Basilio de Palenque will take you through the history of this town where the African slaves were free and danced to the sound of drums, made their own language and freely practiced their customs that are still preserved today. The cultural space of San Basilio de Palenque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Duration time: 7 hours.

Start time and place: 8:00 am - Downtown, Marina Park, in front of the statue.

Time and place where it ends: 3:00 pm - Downtown.

We will leave Cartagena at 8:00 am to go to San Basilio de Palenque where we will arrive around 9:30 am. There our local guide and palenquero will be waiting for us, with whom we will live a cultural exchange, we will know the customs of this afro-descendant people that have made it Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, we will learn a little of their language and above all we will live the history of this people that obtained freedom 200 years before the Independence of Colombia. 

At noon, we will have a delicious typical lunch, made with the ancestral recipes of the African people and then we will take the transport to return to Cartagena and finish our tour to San Basilio de Palenque.

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  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Transfer Centre - Palenque - Centre.
  • Local guide palenquero.
  • Palenquero language class.
  • Typical lunch of Palenque.
  • Tour of the village of Palenque.

Additional activities:

  • African dance show.
  • Drum show.
  • Cooking class.
  • African hairstyle workshop.

  • Souvenirs.
  • Tips.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Unspecified expenses.
  • Insurance against accidents. 

  • Wear comfortable and cool clothes.
  • Wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat for protection from the sun.
  • Keep yourself hydrated. 

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