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Palenque; Historical and Cultural Tour. provided by Vivamos Colombia Travel

Palenque; Historical and Cultural Tour.

Palenque; Historical and Cultural Tour.
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 149349P10
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Cultural show
  • Soda/Pop
  • Typical candy
Exclusions
  • Expenses not specified in the plan.
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotels located in the Center, Laguito and Bocagrande.
  • Sibarita del Mar, Muelle de los Pegasos - Deck de Madera, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Cultural show
  • Soda/Pop
  • Typical candy
Exclusions
  • Expenses not specified in the plan.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotels located in the Center, Laguito and Bocagrande.
  • Sibarita del Mar, Muelle de los Pegasos - Deck de Madera, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
11 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Savannah B
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Solo
This tour was incredible! The guides were super knowledgeable, we got to speak with people around town and we learned a lot about Palenque’s rich history and the preservation of its culture. I was really impressed with this tour!

¡Este tour fue increíble! Los guías fueron sabían muchísimo, pudimos hablar con las personas de Palenque, y aprendimos mucho sobre la historia rica y la conservación de la cultura palenquera. Estaba muy impresionada con este tour.
Written 28 April 2022
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Anndi L
18 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
This trip to Palenque was absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend. Jhon was such a knowledgeable and kind tour guide. The drive there was longer than I anticipated but we made a nice pit stop to another town to break it up where Jhon gave us some more history. The tour was very well thought out and organized. And the food they served at the end was delicious! It was extremely hot and walking-intensive so definitely wear comfortable clothes/shoes and have your own water. Sunscreen is also a must.

But don’t miss out on this tour! The culture is incredible and it’s so worth the trip out there.
Written 11 April 2022
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Eric C
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
This tour was Incredible and I look forward to actually taking it again next time I’m in Cartagena. The People of Palenque were amazing and the tour was extremely eye opening. Thank You to our wonderful tour guide and driver for being so welcoming and informative throughout the entire car ride and tour.
Written 26 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mei-Ling T
7 contributions
I’ve not had a major issue with the many excursions I’ve booked so far with Trip Advisor - until now. The tour guide I was matched with initially did not speak any English, and this was an English speaking tour. Turns out this is the companies way of saving money, by not wasting a seat…just to be handed off to a different group when we got to Palenque. Another interesting thing I’ve not seen on any other trip, was the tour guide had both kids with her. Strange there was a van full of tourists and two of her kids. Not a problem, but strange. Once there the experience was good until the last hour, there was only one protein option which was a whole fish, which I can’t eat. So, I settled with rice and small salad. No other protein option was offered. Also, it was unpleasant watching the starving and thirsty animals running around, no one seemed to care that they were hungry and thirsty. There were a few dogs that appeared on the brink of death with ribs protruding. Every house we stopped at within Palenque were asking for tips/donations. They were pushy about us socializing with the locals who were in a crowded small tent for an festival. They claim COVID doesn’t exist there….yeah right. I stayed outside of the tent most of the time, as it wasn’t worth getting stuck in Columbia. Waste of an hour. Then they attempted to squeeze me into the back seat of a car, with two other tourists…again, I didn’t arrive that way and we were already sweaty and uncomfortable of being on top of each other for the long drive back. I asked them to just allow me to rejoin my original group. Not a tour I’d do again.
Written 3 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colombia T
Good Morning Mrs, So I'm Paola Pava tour guide, I'm really sorry for not meeting your expectations about the tour, but I need expain some things, 1. The fist part was, the tour start on Palenque town, and we find the local guide (main guide of Palenque), this guides are spoken English,we offer the round trip transportation, the woman with her 2 children, she is from Palenque, we are one a race in San Basilio, we have no distinctions whatsoeve, we enlarged family, even with children, they are native persons, she is the auxiliary guide, ( it's not necessary that she speak English, because the speech it's in charge the main guide From Palenque, 2, as tour operators, we take a tourist on a recurring basis, in shared tours in vehicles according to the number people, it's normally have different nationality in a single group, with this tour we have the opportunity to make our culture known, like our traditions, ancestral knowledge, ways of the life, our culture is also represented Typical food, and we offer very delusions Fish, the woman from Palenque win a international food award, for this reason we show it through our typical dishes, the food is plentiful and repeatable, 3. Part of the ways of life and economy is the raising the animals like a pigs, goats, horses and it's normally to see walking between the people, 4.the socialization is the part of our culture and the sample of our activities, this Tay we have representative festivals, we want to show our visitors, 5. Yes we work community tourism or tourism care, for their economy we suggest the tips/donations, and they can work again for the live culture, 6. To want to know what a people really is like, who over the years to which they were subjected, maintain their roots knowledge from generation to generation, it's necessary to have opened and expectant mind of how wonderful it's to see this realities.7. the COVID in Palenque it's no arrive any one, because they have natural medicine with plants, they are proud to have these acquaintances 8. Yes we separated you that the initial group because the other group speak french, and you needs to go the English spoken guide .9. the vans was to 13 pax and the group was 8 including 2 small kid's auxiliary Palenque guide 10. The tour compelted we give all I propose. 11. The other visitors enjoying so much the festivas , food , culture, people, young people, really enjoy, they can tell us like a reweed 12. Thanks for everything maybe if sometime do you want come back we do it different form, like personalization things. Am Paola Pava Tour Guide
Written 7 January 2022
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T G
Patterson, CA36 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Learning the history of the Palenque was my absolute favorite. Walking around the the town seeing all the people. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Paola and Lorenzo are the BEST!!! If you come to Cartagena take a private tour with Paola and Lorenzo. They'll give you so much knowledge. We can't wait to return. We will definitely do this tour again.
Written 14 September 2021
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Colombia T
Thanks so much, it was really pleasant to show Palenque about our local experience on the live cultures, we hope that you come again, we give you the best experience in Cartagena tks so much, Att Paola
Written 13 November 2021
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Ms International
4 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
I am so glad I booked the San Basilio Palenque Tour with Vivamos. The guides on this tour were excellent and very knowledgeable. I loved everything about this tour . I was happy that company accomodated me since I was solo traveling and picked me from my hotel in Bocagrande. There were several other who were on were on Palenque tour. If you are traveling to Cartagena, you must book Vivamos Palenque Tour. You will not be disappointef.
Written 5 May 2021
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Colombia T
Thanks so much, it was really pleasant to show Palenque about our local experience on the live cultures, we hope that you come again, we give you the best experience in Cartagena tks so much, Att Paola
Written 13 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

christine w
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
I was very disappointed because they changed the date of the tour without calling me or leaving a message on phone or email me! I got nothing and no tour either! I want a refund of my money. TripAdvisor you can do a better job than this! The one tour I really wanted to take was taken away cause of the inconsideration of the company and there associates
Written 25 February 2022
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Colombia T
Good morning, Madam Cristine, we wrote on your WhatsApp and you told us "I told you! I book for other company" so we understood that you was cancel sorry about it, this day 24th we went to Palenque, and your book are in our list , but you do not gave your information (hotel, remembered you told us that you booked with other company) At Tks so much Paola Pava
Written 27 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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