San Basilio de Palenque Tour from Cartagena

** A historical reminder of African slavery **



  Duration : 8 hours

  Departure and return : Your hotel

  Type of transport : Vehicle

  Service : Private












1-4 138 $ us
5-8 164 $ us
9-11 192 $ us

Typical meal : 12 $ per person





12 persons or more : Call us




- Round trip hotel

- Vehicle with air conditionning

- Touristic guide



- Entries

- Food and beverages

- Tips and gratuities






The village of San Basilio de Palenque, 70 km south of Cartagena de Indias, is a place where music, language, medicine and other traditions constantly remind us that, five centuries ago, the African continent was the main source of slaves in the world.

The village was founded by slaves who fled the city of Cartagena de Indias in the sixteenth century and liberated by Benkos Bioho. The word "palenque" refers to the fences erected by the black slaves who escaped from the Spaniards during the colonial era. San Basilio de Palenque was declared Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005.

Your tour begins at the central park of the village where a specialized guide teaches you a few basic words in their language "Palenquero" as well as know the exciting and courageous history of this city. You will know the monunent of Benkos Bioho and will have a typical meal of the community.

Dinner is not included to allow you the freedom to buy what you would like to eat, to discover some culinary traditions and pay directly to people without any intermediary.

After a short tour of the village, you will appreciate the talent of the Batata music students, who will do some songs and dances under the rhythms of Mapalé and Bullerengue, which have a great influence on the musical identity of Colombians in the Caribbean region.





** ($) Paid and optional entries **


  • Departure from your hotel around 9h00 am

  • Arrival in Palenque around 10h30 am

  • Central park of the village and Palenque church

  • Monument of Benkos Bioho

  • Luch ($)

  • Dance Show ($ tips)

  • Departure from Palenque around 15h30

  • Arrival in Cartagena at 17h00







** Meeting point must be well indicated **


  • Please note that the your hotel name of cruise ship name is indicated on the booking ticket.

  • It is recommended to start this tour at 9h00 am.

  • Please show your booking ticket to the driver or guide before the transportation or tour service.







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