Palenque Day Trip


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. Tourist should be able to get in and out of buses, cars, or other vehicles with relative ease.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 9



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (basic), English (fluent)

An introduction to Afro-Colombian culture

Cartagena has long been one of Colombia's most important ports. For over 200 years, it was also a frequent point of entry for the slave trade. But now, when we talk about Palenque, we are proud to describe how it became the first free town of The Americas and liberated itself from Spanish rule. In 2005, Palenque became a UNESCO world heritage site and was recognized as a "masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. "

On this half-day tour, our group will ride out to Palenque in private vehicles, equipped with AC, and spend our time exploring the cultural highlights of Palenque - from music and language, to religion and medicine


Pick up
drive to palenque
Meet up with our local guide from Palenque
Walking tour, get to know the historical and cultural relevance of Palenque
Rum tasting
Cultural presentation
Lunch and conversation
Return to Cartagena

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from the Lobby of your hotel, seaport, and airport.

End location: Finally, you'll head back to your hotel, cruise ship, or elsewhere.

Duration: 4 hours

The tour is usually around 4 hours in total, unless we experience unpredictable weather, significant traffic delays, or other unforeseen circumstances. This happens very rarely, if ever.


Excellent condition with full air conditioner van model 2015 cozy with 10 seats

What’s Included

Other: Private vehicle
Lunch (typical plate usually including regional favorites coconut rice, fresh fish, plantains with a small salad, and drinks)
Private performance by a local percussion group
English-speaking guide
Sample of the local rum
Local guide, as per Palenque law

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50000 COP - Souvenirs, beers, cold drinks, fruits any other miscellaneous snacks.

What’s Extra

Other: Any miscellaneous items you purchase like souvenirs
Extra drinks or snacks

A Recent Review of this tour

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very responsive to tailor making our trip to what we would want to see. Because of that, we had such a fantastic experience we even used Brayan again for a second trip! Highly recommend this very friendly and knowledgeable guide!
Jane Stokes

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