Free Cali Salsa & Resistance Street Art Tour

Duration: 2h and 45min
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!

Show more
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Welcome to Colombia and the "Sucursal del Cielo"!

We are the largest group of expert local Free Tours guides in Colombia with 13 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!

Feel Cali's revolution through Salsa as a popular lifestyle!

Discover the rebel soul of Cali through our exciting salsa and urban art tour! Immerse yourself in the passion and energy of Colombia's salsa capital as you explore its streets filled with color, creativity and its memories. Join us for a unique experience where music, dance, and art blend into the very essence of Cali!

  • Cali is characterized by its energetic nightlife with a varied musical offering but at the same time very concentrated on salsa, the icon of local identity. Many people visit the city to learn to dance Cali salsa due to the fame of its technique and style, or simply to appreciate this art that combines music, joy and flow.

  • However, apart from the dance and the local nightlife, we intend that with this Tour you understand that salsa exists thanks to a historical process of African emancipation that many of our ancestors lived and left in us as a cultural and social legacy. Salsa is part of the “cultura popular” of our people and is a social movement whose lyrics tell us moments of revolution, crazy loves, historical events and social manifestos. 

  • From its beginnings in the Caribbean Antilles, through a great musical mix and its definition in New York, to the boom years of cultural development in Cali between the 60's and 80's, salsa has served as a means of connection between society and guilds, and has become a romantic, folkloric and revolutionary art. Today you can see salsa characters painted on various murals in tribute to their musical and social contribution in the streets of Cali, and curiously close to them you will find more radical and activist messages from other social movements linked to a popular struggle and cause.

We want to make you see salsa as a movement and lifestyle that has revolutionized our passions and whose musical manifestation is a celebration of a struggle in life.

In this innovative Tour we will visit must-see places such as:

 - The Plazoleta de la Caleñidad
- The "Calle del Pecado" (or street of flavor)
- "The Curve" of the River Boulevard
- World Cup Tunnel and 5th Avenue
 - Graffiti monument to victims N21

- Cult salsa bars
- And much more!

At the end of this Tour you will appreciate salsa with a different perspective and you will understand the effervescence of the Cali people that has led us to face social outbreaks, protests and solidarity struggles where art, music and activism are tools of resistance.


Show more

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plazoleta Jairo Varela o de La Caleñi...
    Plazoleta Jairo Varela o de La Caleñidad, Av. 2 Nte. #10 Norte-1 a 10 Norte-75,, Granada, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
    View on map

    Find us right in Jairo Varela Square with our red umbrellas from Beyond Colombia!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plazoleta Jairo Varela
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Stone Park
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Departmental Institute of Fine Arts
  • 4
    Outside visit
    The Boulevard Curve
  • 5
    Outside visit
    The Street of Flavor
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Shotgun Street
  • 7
    Outside visit
    World Cup Tunnel
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Cimarron Salsa Bar

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

11 ratings
By category
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Carlos 04 Apr 2024

Excelente guía, buena dinámica y pasión por su labor.
Kiki 29 Mar 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in family - Mar 2024
The "Free Cali Salsa & Resistance Street Art Tour" was changed in historytour without any announcement. We stopped after one hour because this wasn't suitable for kids (long and boring)
Clara 25 Mar 2024

Verified booking
Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Excelente 👌
Isabel Cristina 19 Mar 2024

Tour genial para entonarse con la salsa caleña.
Vannesa 18 Mar 2024

Hermoso recorrido, lleno de cultura y experiencias únicas! Gracias a la guía de isabel por darnos tan excelente tour y llenarnos de alegría por conocer este mundo de la salsa!
Show 11 reviews

Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 3 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.
When do you want to go?
Show more
See availability