CARTAGENA PALENQUE TOUR
$110 USD per person

$110

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Visit the first free town in America and discover our african roots by the hand of a native expert in our exclusive CARTAGENA PALENQUE TOUR

  • Spanish – English
  • 5 hours
  • Mon- Sun
  • 08:30, 12:00
  • Type of experience: Shared and private
  • Maximum number of people: Unlimited
  • Minimum people per plan: 2

IMPORTAT: We need at least 2 people to guide the experience

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CARTAGENA PALENQUE TOUR
$110 USD per person

$110

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Visit the first free town in America and discover our african roots by the hand of a native expert in our exclusive CARTAGENA PALENQUE TOUR

  • Spanish – English
  • 5 hours
  • Mon- Sun
  • 08:30, 12:00
  • Type of experience: Shared and private
  • Maximum number of people: Unlimited
  • Minimum people per plan: 2

IMPORTAT: We need at least 2 people to guide the experience

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Visit the first free town in America and discover our african roots by the hand of a native expert in our exclusive CARTAGENA PALENQUE TOUR

  • Guiaded tour in Spanish and English
  • 5 hours
  • Monday to Sunday
  • 08:30, 12:00
  • Type of experience: Shared and private
  • Maximum number of people: Unlimited
  • Minimum people per plan: 2

IMPORTANT: We need at least 2 people to guide the experience

Description CARTAGENA PALENQUE TOUR:

“San Basilio de Palenque, renowned as the first free town in America, holds a rich history dating back to its founding by “cimarrones” (escaped slaves) in 1603. Emancipation was finally achieved in 1713. Consequently, this remarkable town received the prestigious designation as a UNESCO Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity site in 2015. Additionally, it also clinched the top prize at the 2014 Gourmand Cookbook Awards in Beijing.

Our immersive experience unravels the remarkable journey of enslaved individuals who, against all odds, escaped their oppressors. These brave souls left behind their ancestral ties, and courageously settled in a town situated roughly an hour away from Cartagena.

Our voyage commences by diligently retracing the exact steps of the cimarrones, who were determined to break free from the oppressive grip of the Spanish colonialists. Upon reaching the historic San Basilio de Palenque, we embark on an enthralling walking tour. This immersive experience allows us to delve deeply into the customs, traditions, and distinct culture of this resilient community.

Importantly, it’s where the enduring African heritage still resounds through its streets. Furthermore, we explore the unique Palenquero language, a brilliant strategy devised to elude their captors. Subsequently, we gain profound insight into the significance of the proudly worn braids by the native women.

To further enhance our cultural immersion, we enthusiastically partake in an exhilarating drum performance. This enlightens us about the profound cultural significance of this musical instrument. In addition, we indulge our palates by savoring the regional flavors through sampling local rum. Simultaneously, we relish delectable sweets meticulously crafted by the “palenqueras” (native women), who generously offer these treats to both locals and visitors alike.

Finally, by choosing our tour, you not only experience this unique cultural journey but also actively support local businesses. Consequently, your participation significantly contributes to job creation for the Palenqueros, thereby fostering sustainable economic growth within this remarkable and unique community.”