⭐ Free Cultural and Historical Tour of Cali

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on March 21, 2019

We are a group of local guides who believe in the positive impact of tourism by offering you a complete cultural experience by foot through the streets of the historic centers of Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena. Join us and discover what Colombia and our people have for you!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Welcome to Colombia and Cali, the world capital of salsa and flavor!

We are the largest group of expert local Free Tours guides in Colombia with 12 original tours created by ourselves and also the most awarded in the country! 7 international recognitions, 5 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice and Top 3 in Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín and Cali.

We are authentic guides connecting Colombia since 2013, 10 years sharing passion in every step!

Let's start with a question:
would you like to learn about the "Caleña" culture and understand the transformation it has had in the last 20 years to be called the "world capital of salsa" ?

Tour the historic center of Cali with your Beyond Colombia guides so that you can understand the importance of the cultural legacy that our 3 ethnic groups have left in us, learning about the characteristics from our gastronomy, local slang and the songs of the Pacific.

We will start from the La Merced Church passing by the Calima Gold Museum, to understand the historical starting point where the city of Santiago de Cali originated and whose socioeconomic development since the 17th century explains the modern dynamics that make visible the current impact of a culture diverse in customs and expressions.

We will cross the most important squares of Cali such as:

  • The River Boulevard
  • San Francisco Square
  • Cayzedo Square
  • Jairo Varela

We will also visit the architectural icons of Cali such as:

  • The Hermitage
  • The Municipal Theater
  • St. Peter's Cathedral
  • Jorge Isaacs Theater
  • Puente Ortiz, among others.

We will show you both sides of the coin: we will talk about the importance of football and Salsa in our society, but at the same time about the impact, incidence and consequences of drug trafficking in our daily lives.

At the end of the tour you will know the root of our essence, you will identify the culture of Valle del Cauca from gastronomy to the revolutionary behavior that we carry in our blood thanks to our history and anti-cultural resistance movements.

Our goal is for you to take a little piece of our Cali flavor so that you can see and recommend Cali from a more real , complete and objective perspective.

Join , learn and dance to the rhythm of the Sultana del Valle!


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cra. 4 #6-59, San Pedro, Cali, Valle ...
    Cra. 4 #6-59, San Pedro, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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    Meet us in front of the entrance to the La Merced Archaeological Museum with a red umbrella from Beyond Colombia

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    Outside visit
    La Merced Archaeological Museum
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Archdiocese of Cali
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Museo del Oro Calima del Banco de la República
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    Cali Cultural Center
  • 5
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    Teatro Municipal Enrique Buenaventura
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Public Parking Cl7 Kr5
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    Outside visit
    San Francisco square
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    San Francisco square
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Church of San Francisco
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Western Stock Exchange Building
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Catedral Metropolitana de San Pedro Apostól
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    Outside visit
    Caicedo Square
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Poets Park
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Sin Street
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    Outside visit
    Sin Street
  • 16
    Outside visit
    Plazoleta Jairo Varela

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ekaitz 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
El tour con Adriana fue estupendo ! Muy completo y ameno. Recomendable 100%
Joseph 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Great tour! Fernando was full of interesting information and kept it fun the whole time.
Tabea 23 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Really nice tour, thanks Lem! I can definitely recommend it. Some of my highlights were the pan de bono tasting, and the brief salsa lesson at the end.
Niamh 21 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
I absolutely loved my tour with Fernando. It was done at a great pace and covered lots of interesting parts of Cali’s and Colombia’s history and culture. I’ve done many free walking tours in my time and this was definitely one of the best. Thank you!
Abby 20 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Very entertaining tour of Cali, saw some really cool spots, got lots of recommendations, tried some local food/drink, and learned about the history of salsa complete with dancing and singing from our guide. A very fun way to spend an afternoon.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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