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Cartagena, Colombia
Freedom Tour of Palenque

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icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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Lunch
Air-conditioned vehicle
Transportation to and from hotel in Cartagena
Profesional local
Demonstration of traditional dance and music
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Rafael Nunez Airport, Cartagena Colombia


Ports

  • Cartagena


Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Travel Palenque
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "Also bring some water, cool clothes and comfortable shoes and an umbrella or hat (for shade) because it is hot in the sun." See review
  • "It would be quite comfortable for 2 or 3 people." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Awesome
Tanisha_P
, Nov 2021
The history was very detailed. The people were so friendly. Tipping was asked for when meeting the friends but not required and they did not harass you for it like in the walled city. I felt extremely welcomed and would definitely come back to visit them again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Experiencing Palenque with Eric
Annika_P
, Nov 2021
My boyfriend, good friend and I truly enjoyed our tour of Palenque with Eric. We were able to interact with the people; meet his family; see where he grew up in town; experience music, dance and drum making; see everyday life in town, eat yummy food; and try out medicinal teas and elixirs for different ailments. It was our first time to Colombia. This was one of our favorite parts of the trip. We will never forget Eric and his guidance through Palenque.
star-3
$100 per person .......mehhh
Olivia_M
, Oct 2021
The tour itself was interesting I appreciate the history but for the price I don’t think it’s worth it you really are just walking around the neighborhood being introduced to Friends with a little history involved. It is a lot of walking and Columbia is very very hot. We practically had to beg for water and I think they expected us to pay for that too after spending a $100 pp I just don’t think it was really worth it. Also the expectation of tipping at all the friends stop visit does take away from the tour. The tour is already so expensive it does not leave much room for tips because then you are now spending over $100 per person I felt bad because I couldn’t tip but I just refuse to spend more than $100 pp for a walking tour. There is beautiful artwork everywhere however and the tour guide was really nice.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Absolutely amazing
Akira_F
, Oct 2021
Absolutely amazing. I love how interactive it was. Really great tour guides and really great community. The food was awesome!
star-5
One of Colombia's best tours
RyokuSama
, Oct 2021
We had an absolutely amazing time!! I highly recommend this tour! shout outs to our guide Tyler who introduced us to all his family and made us feel like family. I really felt apart of Palenque, the food was to die for! The tour was something spiritually and ancestrally awakening. I will truly be grateful for this experience and will never forget what Palenque has showed us. Me encanto todo de este tour y le recommiendo a todo el mundo! que viva Palenque
star-5
Great tour
DonnitaParker_H
, Oct 2021
The older lady praying. The food, and the information about Benkos. The original house and replica. The information about the origins of the river leading to Palengue
star-5
Excellent value for the money!
Jimmy_F
, Sep 2021
The Freedom Tour of Palenque is definitely a "must visit" if you are ever in Colombia. My tour guide Lorenzo give me a very personal and intimate tour of the village as well as his boyhood home. I don't want to sound cliche, but I really felt a deep connection to the village and the people. I told a friend of mines that it felt I like I had been there before. The resilience and proudness of the people are evident when you walk through. I'm so glad I made this trip.
star-5
Speechless!
Angelica_N
, Sep 2021
Wow! What an amazing tour! My boyfriend and I are so grateful for our tour guide Eric! He was so hospitable and personable, great history teller and guide, you could feel the pride he had for his community in Palenque. The tour started with a prompt pickup and comfortable ride. We did and saw sooo much! Stopped by a local praying woman, medicine man, saw how drums were made, saw a local drum and dance demo, got to do a jam session with the drums, a local community band show, saw the local fruit and ended with delicious lunch made by a global award winning Palenquera chef! It was beautiful to feel the connection with our own African to American roots in this visit. Highly recommend to anyone!
star-5
The best day trip from Cartagena!!!
Lies_Carolina
, Sep 2021
The best part of my trip to Cartagena was this tour! Eric was an amazing tour guide. He was punctual and provided a very personable experience. I learned so much about their Afrikan roots and enjoyed every minute of it. Honestly, this place is the closest to the motherland you will ever get to in the Americas. Oh and that Ñeke (rum made by the locals) was everything!!! Can’t wait to go back!
star-5
A Must If In Colombia!
Desiree_E
, Aug 2021
This tour was absolutely amazing! I felt safe even as a solo traveler! My guides were friendly, funny and very knowledgeable!! Thank you Eric and Pedro!!

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