Free Cultural and History 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 tours 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 at 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 guides from Beyond Colombia so that you can understand the importance of the cultural legacy that our 3 ethnic groups have left in us, knowing the characteristics from our gastronomy, the local jargon and the songs of the Pacific.

We will start from the La Merced Church passing through 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 in 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
  • Ortiz Bridge, among others.

We will show you both sides of the coin: we will talk about the importance of soccer 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 anticultural resistance movements.

Our goal is for you to take a little piece of our Cali flavor with you 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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  • 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 of the La Merced Archaeological Museum with a red umbrella from Beyond Colombia

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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Myrian 13 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Juan es el mejor guía !! Hice el tour en inglés y estuvo excelente ! Muy bueno recuerdo :) Lo recomiendo al 100%
Pavel 27 Aug 2023
Saint Petersburg

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Great tour with amazing guide!
Laura 25 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Ha sido un verdadero placer descubrir Cali de la mano de Andrés! Todas las explicaciones, la honestidad, el recorrido, la pasión y el cariño que le ha puesto al paseo nos ha conseguido contagiar de su amor por Cali. 100% recomendable, gracias Andrés por tu profesionalidad y ritmo, melo mi so! Ahora vamos a romper baldosas! 🥳
Tomas 25 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Extraordinaria experiencia Andres siempre no hizo sentir muy comodos
Alcides 22 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Fue muy bueno, lo recomiendo muchisimo
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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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