🏛️ Introduction to Cali Colombia

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on October 11, 2022

Hi 👋 I'm Juan, Cali local, born and raised here. Tourism is: something I love to do, something I am good at, and something I can make a job out of. That's why I have found a vocation in it. My tours keep growing, expanding, innovating, always a project-under-construction. They're never finished as I keep improving them with the experience every traveller brings. I speak superb english, native spanish, fluent portuguese, and some french. Thanks for considering me to show you my hometown. Welcome to Cali!

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Tour description

YOUR BASIC INTRODUCTION TO CALI, your must-do tour in Cali.

Check this tour's route on Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/irh8QwX7NXeNiUui6

The basic tour every traveller should do to get introduced to the city. Meet up with a local guide and walk around the safest, nicest areas of Cali around landmarks, touristic spots, local spots and museums. Discover places, get recommendations, feel safe, find things to do around.

*When you book, you could be the only booking*

⚠️ Please have in mind most museums in Cali close during the weekend and Monday.

Nervous about being in Cali? Don't! I know you may have heard we are a dangerous city, but in reality we are not more than any other city in southamerica. So come with us and explore Colombia's 3rd biggest city.

You will learn about the city's main places and culture around things Cali is known for:

  • The gateway to the pacific of Colombia
  • Latinamerica's 2nd largest black population 
  • Sports capital of latinamerica
  • Salsa capital of the world
  • Our flag
  • Our religious monuments
  • Murals
  • Bulevar del Rio & Colombia's longest urban tunnel
  • Cali's River

A concise walking tour to be introduced to the city, get the main recommendations and break the ice.


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cl 8 #1-3, San Pedro, Cali, Valle del...
    Cl 8 #1-3, San Pedro, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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    Let's meet outside the Subway sandwich store in the Bulevar del Rio.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Bulevar del Río Cali | Banco de Bogotá

    First stop is a great place to go to the ATM if you're in the area.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Cámara de Comercio de Cali

    An icon of modern urban development in the city.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Edificio Banco de Occidente

    Another big representative of Cali's downtown with one of the most colorful murals in front of it.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Banco de la República

    The national bank, Cali's section.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Teatro Municipal Enrique Buenaventura

    Outside visit to one of the oldest, biggest theaters of the city. A national monument and one of the only italian influenced architecture buildings.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Centro Cultural de Cali

    National architecture prize of 1990, an interesting building with some of the most representative flags and symbols to the region.

  • 7
    Free admission
    Museo del Oro Calima del Banco de la República

    Archeological findings of the humans that inhabited here before the Spanish came. We can visit it in case it's open.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    La Merced Church

    The church where Cali was founded, one of the oldest buildings in the city.

  • 9
    Free admission
    Casa de las Memorias del conflicto y la reconciliación

    Great place to discover and understand political armed violence in and around Cali. We will visit it if open.

  • 10
    Free admission
    ASOMUCAF Asociación Mujeres Cabeza de Familia

    Nice souvenir shop with a lot of history.

  • 11
    Free admission
    Calle de la Escopeta

    A very colonial walking street with colorful murals.

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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Emma 23 Apr 2024
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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Super experiencia, una hermosa manera de descubrir Cali!!
Maria 21 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Super tour, agradable y divertido
Anne 04 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Juan was amazing. Very knowledgeable and we did a combination of the cultural and salsa tour. I can highly recommend this tour :)
Priyanka 03 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Juan was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He even helped with some other questions outside the tour which we were grateful for. We learned a lot about Calis history and he indulged us when we wanted to stop and take photos. If we had more time, would’ve loved to try some of his other tours. Definitely recommend and his English is perfecto!
Alice 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Lovely walk around the town and guide was very enthusiastic. We wanted a bit more information about Cali and the interesting things to do, but Andres was very helpful
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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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