Visit San Basilio de Palenque, a piece of Africa's heart in America

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This tour focus on the culture and history of Palenque. It allows its visitors to feel the village just as a local, interact with them and experience the hospitality of its inhabitants.

Come and enjoy the first free village of blacks in the entire Americas! Born in the middle of colonial times from revolution for freedom and hope, this village has become the birthplace of personalities like Box World Champion "Kid" Pambelé.

Come and meet...
This tour focus on the culture and history of Palenque. It allows its visitors to feel the village just as a local, interact with them and experience the hospitality of its inhabitants.

Come and enjoy the first free village of blacks in the entire Americas! Born in the middle of colonial times from revolution for freedom and hope, this village has become the birthplace of personalities like Box World Champion "Kid" Pambelé.

Come and meet a local, passionate and knowledgeable guide who will tell you their story and show you what makes this village different from any other. Try local food, sing and dance with locals happy to share its traditions with the world.
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Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Cartagena Concierge, 54, Dg. 35 #35 Piso 2 Pasaje de Badillo Oficina 201, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

We’ll pick you up at your location, drive southeast of Cartagena for about 1 hour, pass by local neighbourhoods, the Industrial area and villages that surround the city to finally head to the African Village of San Basilio de Palenque.


Stop At: Monumento a Benkos Bioho, Plaza Principal, San Basilio De Palenque 131048 Colombia

Come and visit the heart of Africa in America declared human heritage site since 2008! This village founded in the middle of the colonial times offered a refuge for Africans who escaped slavery. Nowadays it has become a symbol of freedom and hope.

In this tour, you will visit different important spots in the village with a passionate, knowledgeable local guide that will tell you about the...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Cartagena Concierge, 54, Dg. 35 #35 Piso 2 Pasaje de Badillo Oficina 201, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

We’ll pick you up at your location, drive southeast of Cartagena for about 1 hour, pass by local neighbourhoods, the Industrial area and villages that surround the city to finally head to the African Village of San Basilio de Palenque.


Stop At: Monumento a Benkos Bioho, Plaza Principal, San Basilio De Palenque 131048 Colombia

Come and visit the heart of Africa in America declared human heritage site since 2008! This village founded in the middle of the colonial times offered a refuge for Africans who escaped slavery. Nowadays it has become a symbol of freedom and hope.

In this tour, you will visit different important spots in the village with a passionate, knowledgeable local guide that will tell you about the history, heritage and oral tradition of this little piece of Africa in the heart of the Maria Mountains in Colombia.

You will know about the personalities that made this village proud and visible for the whole world, as you will be able to enjoy the food and dancing -two of the strongest traditions passed through generations to this day- and above all, you will discover the vibrant culture of its people!

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Cartagena Concierge, 54, Dg. 35 #35 Piso 2 Pasaje de Badillo Oficina 201, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Drive about 1 hour to comeback to your Hotel in Cartagena

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
Not Included
  • Tips and expandable money.
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
From your accommodation in Cartagena, Airport or Cruise Ship Port.

Ports

  • Sociedad Portuaria Cartagena De Indias


Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.