San Basilio de Palenque
This is a customizable, private tour that is both entertaining and informative for travelers who are eager to learn. It includes a Palenquero-style lunch and a rum beverage, as well as transportation from Robert from your airbnb or hotel in Cartagena.
(Appox. 5 to 6 hours).
Jermin P. Valdez
San Basilio de Palenque Tour Manager
Discover the hidden gem of San Basilio de Palenque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the heart of Colombia. This unique Afro-Colombian village is known for its rich history, culture, and traditions, and is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the African diaspora.
San Basilio de Palenque was founded by escaped slaves in the 17th century and has since developed a strong sense of community and cultural identity. The village is home to a vibrant musical tradition, with a style of music known as “Palenque” that combines African rhythms with traditional Colombian instruments.
Take a tour with a local guide and learn about the history of the village and its people. Discover the beautiful Palenque architecture, including the iconic thatched-roof houses. Visit the local market to sample traditional foods and shop for handmade crafts