An hour and a half from Cartagena there is a traditional village called San Basilio de Palenque. Here they still preserve many of the old traditions of Africans that was brought to South America with colonial slavery. You can even hear the old language of the Bantu, which is the primitive African language that many elders still speak.
Palenque is one of many small villages formed by the slaves who escaped from the city and took refuge in remote forested areas of the Caribbean region.
Here you will see many typical houses made of wood and the old church where old traditions are celebrated. Walk among the irregular streets and meet the locals who will proudly demonstrate their heritage from the old continent.
When traveling to and from Palenque you will also pass through an area of agriculture, where we will visit a typical palm oil farm where you will learn in more detail about this important part of Colombian economy.