Free walking tour of the corner of Africa in Colombia

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on May 08, 2023

Hello, I am Leonardo José Padilla Herrara. Originally from the community of San Basilio de Palenque, manager and tour guide of the Benkos Tour Community Tourism Agency of the Palanquera Community. I am focused on strengthening, maintaining and making known the cultural wealth and cultural legacies that our ancestors left us.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Free visit San Basilio de Palenque.
Live an experience with a native guide that during the tour will give you the opportunity to get to know a corner of Africa located in Colombia.
I will show you a community of great historical importance that represents freedom and Afro culture where you will connect with the oral and intangible heritage of Palenquero.
You will know elements such as the history of the Maroon leaders who fought to liberate this territory in colonial times, traditional music, the Creole language of the Bantu community , gastronomy, the organizational form of the Palenquero, traditional medicine, typical hairstyles, as well the visit to the house-museum, the stories and myths of this community.

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  • Meeting point:
    San Basilio de Palenque, Mahates, Bol...
    San Basilio de Palenque, Mahates, Bolivar, Colombia
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    Plaza Principal San Basilio de Palenque

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).

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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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