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Palenque Cartagena tour

San Basilio de Palenque, Mahates, Bolivar, Colombia

5-7 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people


English, Espanol

San Basilio de Palenque Cartagena, is a small town (4,000 people) that was declared a World Heritage Site in 2005 by UNESCO for being a community that for more than 400 years has preserved its culture through oral tradition, generation after generation.

Being a family and social task to teach young people religious, medicinal, funerary rituals, language, history, music, dance and gastronomy; which has made palenque Cartagena an international attraction and an example to emulate that has survived generation after generation.

Palenque Cartagena is a UNESCO destiny

Now you can enjoy this African legacy in America, where you will have the best cultural tour experience through Palenque Cartagena, and visit the houses of the most representative people of the town and participate in activities such as:

1. Cook or prepare deserts that are representative of Palenque and can be found anywhere in the city.
2. You will attend a community music and dance show where the reasons for music and dance will be explained to you, and you will participate in it (dancing).
3. Tour around the town, where we will visit the most representative places of the community, such as: Bencos Bihojo main square, Pambele Gymnasium where we will talk about the most important athlete in the history of our country (Colombia), The queen of KONGO where we will talk of the importance of hairstyles and if you want you can make one.
4. We will visit the main square, where we will have an introduction to the history of the palenquera community, and we will have a traditional drink of palenque (Ñeque).
5. At the end You will be able to enjoy the gastronomic delicacies of Palenqueras, served as the ancestors used to eat, in bijao leaves (plate) and totumo shells (spoon), so that you live a unique experience in Latin America.

Includes: Private transportation Hotel/Palenque/Hotel, Professional bilingual guide (Spanish/English), Local guide (Palenque), Dance Show, Bottled water, Lunch, and tour of Palenque.

Does not include: Additional services not described.



  • Culture
  • Music and Dance
  • History
  • Gastronomy

Bulk discount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
13 - 4 people34 20%
25 or more people515 40%

  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Private transportation
  • Water
  • Lunch at palenque style
  • Dance and music Show
  • Tips

Full day (7+ hours)


Tour's Location

San Basilio de Palenque, Mahates, Bolivar, Colombia


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Palenque Cartagena 9

Palenque best tour

The best tour I did while on our 8 day vacation in Cartagena. To start the transport to and from Palenque with Gabriella and Manuel was great! The tour with Victor and Frey was AMAZING! The history of this city and how everyone knows each other. To see the children playing in the streets without a care in the world was heartwarming. The kindness of the people of the city, is something we can all learn from. The sweets class, dance presentation and class, the medicine man and the best lunch/ food prepared by Victor's sister. Best food our group of 13 had on our vacation. A must visit.
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Palenque Cartagena 9

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I recently took a tour with this company to Palenque with a group of people who were visiting Cartegena. We absolutely ???? loved our tour. The Bus was new and clean and the tour Guide Gilberto was very knowledgeable about life in Cartegena and Columbia in General. He shared alot of insight to our group and trust me when had many questions. They delivered on their promises for a good experience and tour of Palenque. The history their is quite interesting if you enjoy African culture and historical references. Highly recommend you take this your if you have time on your schedule - A must see/do in my opinion if you visit Cartegena. The local guide in Palenque was insightful as well in sharing his culture and neighborhood. The lunch served was delicious ????
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