Cartagena: Palenque Tour and Road to Emancipation

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Visit Palenque and learn about its African heritage on a guided trip in Cartagena. Learn about traditional medicine, watch a dance show, discover the native language, and enjoy lunch.


  • Connect with African ancestors and the roots of Palenque
  • Discover native food, dance and language
  • Learn the history of the first free people of America


On this tour you will visit a town that has maintained its marked identity for more than 400 years: the little corner of Africa in Colombia. Enjoy the dance show and learn their traditional dance steps while you will play the drums. A native guide will teach you some words in the Bantu language of Guinea and Congo. Tour will make a stop in the town square, the house of kombilesa mi; folkloric rap group, the museum house, palenque viejo and traditional medicine. At the end we will have a delicious typical palenquero dish for lunch. Stop At: San Basilio De Palenque, San Basilio De Palenque, Bolivar Department Make a stop in the town square, the house of Kombilesa mi; the folkloric rap group, the museum house, the Palenque Viejo, and traditional medicine. At the end, we will have lunch a delicious typical Palenquero dish. Duration: 5 hours Stop At: Palenquito, María La Baja, Bolívar, Colombia Stop to take pictures in the letters of YO AMO A PALENQUE Duration: 5 minutes Pass By: Turbaco, Turbaco, Bolivar Department *INCLUDES DANCE SHOW AND LUNCH*


Air-conditioned vehicle Private transportation Native bilingüal guide Dance show Almuerzo Botella de Agua Lunch

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