Private guided tour of San Basilio de Palenque - Departing from Cartagena de Indias

Private guided tour of San Basilio de Palenque - Departing from Cartagena de Indias

Cancellation Free of charge until 2 days prior (then 100% charge)

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Duration
8 hours

Languages

French
English

Starting time
8:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.

Description

Discover the city of San Basilio de Palenque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

After being picked up from your hotel, set off on a 2-hour drive to San Basilio de Palenque. Meet your local palenquero guide.

Discover the history and culture of this city founded by a runaway slave in 1603. Their unique Creole language was preserved thanks to this town remaining isolated until the 1960s; no roads connected San Basilio de Palenque to the rest of the country.

Marvel at the dances and music of the Palenqueros, which will help you understand why this town is at the centre of Afro-Colombian musical culture.

A typical Palenquero lunch will then be served before you head back to your hotel in Cartagena de Indias.

Good to know

  • Availability: every Sunday except public holidays (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Duration: 8 hours, including the 4-hour round trip
  • Departs from: your hotel in Cartagena de Indias;the exact time and place of pick-up will be confirmed after booking
  • For a transfer from the Manzanillo, Mamonal, and Baru areas, an extra charge will be payable on the day
  • You also have the option of making your own way to the Café del Mar restaurant, the address of which is printed on your voucher, in order to avoid this extra charge
  • We advise wearing comfortable walking shoes

Price includes

  • The private tour of San Basilio de Palenque
  • Transfers from your hotel in Cartagena de Indias and back
  • A professional guide
  • The local lunch

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

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