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Palenque History Tour provided by PaleTur

Palenque History Tour
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About
If you are interested in an encounter with African culture and all the magic of Black history, this is the tour for you! This tour allows you to learn about the gesture of liberty that was realized in Palenque.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 224044P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Almuerzo típico, trago típico, hidratación.
  • Traditional neke, the moonshine of Palenque
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • WiFi on board
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We are happy to accommodate any pick up location throughout the city of Cartagena, just contact us and we will make the necessary arrangements!
  • Airports:
  • Rafael Nunez Airport, Cartagena Colombia
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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
  • Almuerzo típico, trago típico, hidratación.
  • Traditional neke, the moonshine of Palenque
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • WiFi on board
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We are happy to accommodate any pick up location throughout the city of Cartagena, just contact us and we will make the necessary arrangements!
  • Airports:
  • Rafael Nunez Airport, Cartagena Colombia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    San Basilio De Palenque
    Stop: 4 hours
    When you book our tour, you will learn the history of San Basilio de Palenque told by one of our native residents. You will also experience Palenque music, gastronomy, drump workshop, creole language, photographic museum, local handcrafts, traditional alcoholic drinks. The tour includes hydration.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Stjepan R
1 contribution
Palenque guided walking tour
Feb. 2021 • Friends
Danilo guided me and a few friends through his village. So glad we decided to make this tour, he provided us with interesting informations about the rich history and culture of Palenque, we ate delicious food at his home and got a boxing lesson from a local trainer which was so much tun!
Thanks for this experience!
Written 13 November 2021
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Natalia R
5 contributions
Must visit Palenque!
Oct. 2021 • Family
The tour was amazing! We learned so much about the history of Palenque and the way they have and
Continue to preserve Their African heritage, culture and traditions. A truly beautiful place! It felt like we became part of the family for the day. Such amazing hospitality and I highly recommend to anyone visiting Colombia! Must see!! Great experience and who dee fun tour guide and hosts.
Written 1 November 2021
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Thank you my frend 💪🏿
Written 9 November 2021
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maviparra
Santiago, Chile3 contributions
Great
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Great tour! I liked how informative it was, a great opportunity to learn about Palenque's rich history. Danilo was a kind and very knowledged tour guide, I definitely recommend the experience.
Written 22 October 2021
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Thanks 🙏🏽
Written 9 November 2021
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YahYah50
Springfield Gardens, NY29 contributions
African Village in San Basilio de Palenque ✊🏾
What a wonderful visit to San Basilio de Palenque. I felt like I was in Mother Africa. The tour guide, Danilo Paletur, was so kind and very passionate and informative about his homeland, very eager to share. We learned so much about this small village, things that should be taught in American schools. The food was so delicious. I truly wish there was a hotel in Palenque where we could stay, but we plan to return and stay with Danilo and his family for a couple of days next time we visit. Do this tour, no it’s not glamorous and pretty, it is informative and necessary. Thanks mi hermano Danilo, we will be back !!
Written 28 September 2021
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Paletur
Here we will be sister, waiting for you with open arms in out community
Written 6 November 2021
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Akilah P
2 contributions
Best Birthday Trip!
Sep. 2021 • Friends
This was my favorite part of my Colombia trip! Palenque was beautiful and so were the people! The tour was an amazing experience and very personable! I would love to come back and visit! Such beautiful spirits!
Written 22 September 2021
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Paletur
We are always with open arms, here we wait for you! Palenque is your too!
Written 5 November 2021
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Karla H
Alexandria, VA2 contributions
Best day of my life!
This was second time using this tour and it was even more amazing! I went with some older family and they really enjoyed the rich culture, history, music, dancing, and people. This is an experience my family and I will never forget!
Written 2 September 2021
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Paletur
❤️ thank you!
Written 15 September 2021
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JuleonL05
1 contribution
The best experience EVER
May 2021
I heard about Palenque after I visited Colombia, so I had no idea what to expect. I booked a tour at the last minute and Danilo didn't hesitate to deliver EXCEPTIONAL service! He was warm and kind, and anticipated all my needs. Although I had already arranged transportation, he made sure to let me know that if I needed a pickup, he would come pick me up from wherever.

When I arrived in Palenque, he greeted me with open arms and made sure that everything was already arranged for me. From lunch to a dance show, a drumming presentation, and a meeting with the local doctor, I found out SO much about the beauty of this national treasure! I am forever grateful for his service and this company and will continue to visit and bring friends.

I HIGHLY recommend Paletur and hope you make the effort to visit yourself!
Written 1 September 2021
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Paletur
We're do happy to know we are doing things well, we appreciate your opinion and we will always continue to give the best of all of us
Written 15 September 2021
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Iseda
2 contributions
Best time of my life- el mejor dia de mi vida
Aug. 2021 • Friends
This is the best experience I have ever had when traveling abroad. It is so vital for people to learn the history of freed slaves and this tour was the experience of a lifetime. I am so grateful and highly recommend.

que experiencia tan increible. Estoy muy agradecido de aprender sobre la cultura aquí y de haber tenido un guía turístico tan increíble. Vale la pena el viaje. no te arrepentirás.
Written 27 August 2021
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Paletur
We glad know it, you're welcome always
Written 15 September 2021
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Lindsay G
1 contribution
A Must!
Sep. 2020
It was a tremendous and unforgettable experience! The guide was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable, and the community was thriving! Loved it so much and will definitely be returning!
Written 16 August 2021
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Paletur
Thanks so much for choose us! ❤️
Written 15 September 2021
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Yana
1 contribution
You have to visit Palenque
Jun. 2021
My experience in Palenque was fruitful!! Seeing all the beautiful Palenqueros/Afro-Colombians. Being able to experience the rich history, the people, the music, and the food (wow the food is delicious) made my time in Palenque a moment I would never forget.
Written 6 August 2021
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Thanks a lot for you great comment, always a pleasure to serve you :)
Written 11 August 2021
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The Origin of Africa in America
This town is rich in history, if you want to know about Colombia you need to know the african influence. Palenque t
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Palenque - To be black and proud ✊🏾
Our tour guide was from Palenque so it felt as though we got a true Palenque experience. I really appreciated learn
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First Free Town in America!!
Danilo and Pale tour were just great. I was already aware of the town to reach emancipation from slavery in the ent
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Visiting Palenque
Danilo was our tour guide in Palenque. He was very professional and gave us a very good insight on the history and
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