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Palenque African Legacy Private Tour

San Basilio Del Palenque, Mahates, Bolivar, Colombia
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Half-day tour (5+hours)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people


English, Espanol, Francais


San Basilio de Palenque Colombia,

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:

Maestro Cassiani:

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.

Dance show:

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.


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-30% discount on bookings from 4 people (adults) onwards

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  • Culture
  • African Legacy
  • Gastronomy
  • Music and Dance
  • History

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk discount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
1-30% discount on bookings from 4 people (adults) onwards42030%


Hotel Pick-up

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 Palenque

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.

Walk around the town

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.

Dance and music show

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.

Palenque style lunch

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.

Hotel drop off

Leaving Palenque and returning to Cartagena (45-60 minutes trip).


  • Transportation round trip Cartagena to Palenque (exclusive for you)
  • Bottle with water (1 per person)
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Palenque Local Guide
  • Palenque style lunch
  • Tour around to the village
  • Entrance to the houses of the most representative characters of Palenque.
  • Dance and music show
  • Talk about the history of Palenque (Origin, foundation and present)
  • Visit to the monument of the best athlete in Colombian history (Antonio Cervantes Kid Pambele)
  • People Tips
  • Purchase of handicrafts


5 – 7 hours

Tour's Location

San Basilio Del Palenque, Mahates, Bolivar, Colombia


You must fill out a form before the trip, in order to confirm your health status, and if you have had any contact with a COVID infected person (this will be reported to the local government).
You must wear a during the all experience, only you can take of when you are taking pictures and having lunch. We will measure the temperature during the tour.
Can I Upgrade this tour
Sure this tour can be upgraded, the following are the upgrades available for this tour:
1) Upgrade With cooking classes.
2) Upgrade With horse riding to visit the farms.
3) Upgrade With a Luxury Car (Mercedes Benz, or Toyota TXL).

All the upgrades can be done at the "Extra" button below to the "book" button.
Can I take pictures during the tour
Yes you can take pictures during the tour with the people in Palenque. But please be polite and ask first.
-30% discount on bookings from 4 people (adults) onwards is applicable also to the upgrades (extras)?
No. This -30% is only applicable to the regular booking from 4 people (adults) onwards.
Is This a Group Tour?
NO. This is private and exclusive for you, but the group size that can book this experience is up to 20 people.


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