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Visit Palenque provided by Local Cartagena Tours

Visit Palenque
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
San Basilio de Palenque, is a village in the Bolivar region located 60 minutes from Cartagena. It was declared a Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity for being the first slave city in America to be considered free. San Basilio de Palenque, was the refuge of many blacks who were enslaved and who in the sixteenth century fled from the Spanish inhabitants of the city of Cartagena. And under Benkos Biohó they achieved their freedom. The palenques were impaled by Africans to take refuge from those who persecuted them. This Colombian people still retain many of the African cultural traditions, such as language, social organization, cultural rites, medical practices, dance and food, all due to the isolation in which people live. In this city they have developed their own language, a mixture of African, Spanish and Portuguese languages called PALENQUERO.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 180720P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Guide
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Presentation of traditional dances
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Guide
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Presentation of traditional dances
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    San Basilio De Palenque
    Stop: 3 minutes
    San Basilio de Palenque, is a village in the Bolivar region located 60 minutes from Cartagena. It was declared a Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity for being the first slave city in America to be considered free. San Basilio de Palenque, was the refuge of many blacks who were enslaved and who in the sixteenth century fled from the Spanish inhabitants of the city of Cartagena. And under Benkos Biohó they achieved their freedom.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Oct 2021 • Solo
Marlon Mendoza- the Tour Guide and owner was AMAZING. He was knowledgeable, energetic, professional, funny and all around a GREAT tour guide. I traveled solo on this tour and he made me feel safe and protected. I couldn’t have asked for a a better experience. Thank you Marlon for making my trip to Cartagena one of best trips ever!!! Highly recommend this gentleman for all your tours in Cartagena .
Written October 5, 2021
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Local Cartagena Tours
luvbk11221
luvbk11221
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Highly Recommend
My friends and I did the real cartagena tour with Marlon. He was so friendly, funny and made us feel very comforta
Erin_Mac1
Erin_Mac1
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Amazing and Authentic Experience!
My friends and I visited Cartagena for vacation and had booked a boat tour of the islands ahead of time with Marlon
LVBossLife
LVBossLife
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First Class Service!
This was by far the best trip of 2019 and Marlon made sure of it! He was the best tour guide. Our travel group cons
NaeRoyal
NaeRoyal
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Trustworthy and Fun Fun Fun!
Finding people to trust in Colombia was hard but Marlon made me feel comfortable right away! As a solo female trave
tsedey
tsedey
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Personalized and authentic
Our trip to Palanque was fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was amazing. Everyth
raph_ospi
raph_ospi
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Beautiful Experience!
Our friend recommended that we contact Marlon for anything in Cartagena. Once we landed, we did just that and he wa
Nuris N
Nuris N
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The most fun I’ve ever had!!!
I could write a whole book about how amazing our encounter with Marlon was. He is so much fun, very knowledgeable
Hernandez0928
Hernandez0928
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Party bus - chivas
The best party bus I have ever experienced. Marlon was the best entertainer; very funny and always checking on ever
OnAir161590
OnAir161590
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Best representative of Cartagena and Colombia. Best tour guide around.
Marlon was recommended to me by a friend that I had met in Cartagena. I was not dissappointed, as Marlon is hands d
briisoheartless
briisoheartless
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Best tour guide ever!
Marlon is the best thing in Cartagena. He is such an amazing tour guide and he makes you feel very comfortable thro
travelkayy
travelkayy
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THE BEST!!
Marlon is the best tour guide there is! Not only does he accommodate ANY request, he goes above and beyond to make
YahYah50
YahYah50
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Amazing !!!
Marlon is thee best tour guide ever!! His personality and friendliness makes you feel like you’ve known him for yea
drnina2u
drnina2u
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You’ll see the local Cartagena w Marlon!
Marlon was referred to me by a tour guide who was unable to provide tours on the days I wanted. This turned out to
Memile1
Memile1
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You haven't seen the REAL Cartegena!
This trip was nothing short from amazing. I just came back from my trip six days ago and am trying to best describe
daphje10
daphje10
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A blessing!
Grateful to have bumped into Marlon. He definitely helped magnify the visit to Colombia. As a native he was able to
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