San Basilio de Palenque 6-Hour Private Tour

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  • 6 hr

The best way of knowing a region is by seeing its contrasts. In this full-day tour, you will go outside Cartagena to visit San Basilio de Palenque, a place founded by maroons who escaped from slavery and have tried to live freely ever since. In this place, you will take a tour to know the history of these people, their traditions and customs and how do they live now. Besides, you will taste the best of their typical cuisine. Get to know both sides of Cartagena with us! If you are interested in Colombian history and want to have the most complete cultural experience of Cartagena: this is a place you should definitely visit! Highlights • A tour around the most important spots of the town • A sample of their rich culture: food, medicine, believes • A brief lesson on Colombian and colonial history • A gastronomic experience of the traditional flavors of the town • The chance to hear the stories directly from locals.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Gran Colombia Tours

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Stop At: San Basilio De Palenque

Colombia preserves intact the first free town in America, founded by maroons who fled from slavery in colonial times. A unique place in the world frozen in time; famous for its culture, its language, its gastronomy, and its history. It was actually declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Our guide will pick you up in your hotel and drive for an hour and half to San Basilio de Palenque. Once there, you will meet the local guide, who will take you around the small colorful houses of the town, as well as introduce you to the inhabitants that will explain everything about their traditions. You will hear directly from them why and how they still maintain their African roots and culture as well as the creole language. Besides, you will have a glimpse of their music, dances, medicine, and more, and you will visit Kid Pambele and Benkos Bioho monuments: both important characters of their history.

Duration: 3 hour
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