Half-day tour (5+hours)
English, Espanol, Francais
It is a town that was declared a World Heritage Site in 2005 by UNESCO (click here for more information) 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 work to teach to the children: religion, medicinal, funeral rituals, language, history, music, dance and gastronomy. Which has made Palenque Colombia tour an international attraction and an example to emulate that has survived generation after generation; and now you can enjoy this African legacy in America. You will enjoy the best experience of a cultural tour through Palenque colombia, where we will visit the houses of the most representative people of the town, such as:
who is the main voice of the Tabala sextet, and has been the music teacher of the new generations. We will enter the intimacy of his house and in the privacy of his backyard, we will talk about his musical career and his cultural legacy in the community of Palenque Colombia.
The new musical generation of palenque, which combines palenquera music and language with rap, to create the RFP (palenquero folkloric rap). And who are in charge of teaching the next generations the musical tradition in Palenque Colombia.
You will have the opportunity to appreciate folk music and African dance in a show that will teach you the meaning of dance and music from Palenquera.
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.
-30% discount on bookings from 4 people (adults) onwards
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We will pick you up at the time you want between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm (Please Let us know). The trip to from Cartagena to Palenque is around 45-60 minutes long.
Arriving in Palenque we will enter the house of our local guide, where we will receive a talk about the history of Palenque (origin, foundation and present) and we will have a coffee and the most daring will try the traditional drink of Palenque El Ñeque.
In this walk we will enter the houses of the most representative characters of the town (Maestro Cassiani, and Afroneto) which are subject to availability. We will also visit the representative places of Palenque, and talk about the Palenquero language, construction, society, etc.
We will enjoy a show of traditional Palenquera music and dance, where they will explain the meaning, and why it is performed and when. In addition to understanding the importance for the Palenquera culture.
Palenquera food is the basis of Cartagena's gastronomy. We will enjoy the delicacies of Africa served as it is eaten in palenque, with a bijao leaf and a spoon of totumo. A unique and unforgettable experience.
Leaving Palenque and returning to Cartagena (45-60 minutes trip).