Enjoy the fresh, rich and beauty of Caleños culture!

Visit our beloved and vibrant historical downtown among important landmarks that represent our people’s idiosyncrasy. Get in touch with locals and understand how we became the world’s capital of Salsa! Wanna learn some local steps?

Tour Description

Walk through one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Colombia, the so called “Sultana del Valle” or “La Sucursal del Cielo”. Famous for its Salsa rhythms and acrobatic shows, Cali hides an enormous, fighting and brilliant past beyond that enriches our lives nowadays.

Throughout this cultural walk, you’ll relive our historical process that led us into civil wars, hard moments of discrimination and bright minds who recite Cali in poems and songs about its pretty mountains, our beautiful women and beloved city.

It’s important to know the current people’s feeling and situation after the pandemic to understand the resistant culture we represent for the whole country. From its colonial houses until the Jairo Varela Museum, you will recognize and taste the great “caleños” race we are: afros, indigenous and europeans!

Beyond Colombia | Tour: Free Historic Downtown Cali Tour
Beyond Colombia | Tour: Free Historic Downtown Cali Tour

Check out our tour details and click on the book now button below to join us!

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Historic Downtown Cali Tour

Meeting Point

 Find us right in front of the Museo Arqueológico La Merced with our red umbrellas!

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Historic Downtown Cali Tour

Finish Point

Museo Jairo Varela

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Historic Downtown Cali Tour

Schedule: From Monday to Saturday at 15:00

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Historic Downtown Cali Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Historic Downtown Cali Tour

Language: English & Spanish

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Historic Downtown Cali Tour

Cost: Based on tips

  • The importance of a rich geographical region: El Valle

  • Our indigenous legacy that explains the origins of the city

  • How african slaves nurtured our culture with gastronomy, music and dance

  • The growth of Salsa movement during cartels: La Feria de Cali

  • The idiosyncrasy of the first Colombian independence from Spain

  • Our social revolts during and after the pandemic

  • Local and delicious “caleña” gastronomy

  • Culture evolution through arts: literature, cinema and theater

  • And much more!

  • An open mind to comprehend all our history.

  • Umbrellas or capes. Please bring your favorite rainproof coat or umbrella, we can’t control the weather yet.

  • Water or your preferred form of hydration. This is a walking tour, and you may feel thirsty.

  • Comfortable shoes. You’ll walk about 7 km while also making some stops to listen to the guide.

  • Comfortable clothes. No pressure to look amazing, feel free to wear what makes you feel better.

  • Keep your friends close, and your belongings even closer. We’ll visit some crowded areas, so don’t give papaya!

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Accurate and objective knowledge of Colombian history. We promise not to take sides.

  • Sightseeing of essential places in the historic center of Cali (Ermita, Teatro Municipal, Boulevard del Río, La Merced..)

  • Chontaduro tasting (when available).

  • Recommendations of local stores where you can have lunch, buy coffee, souvenirs, and more.

  • Benefits and discounts with our recommended partners if you show our Free Walking Tour Map in our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/bccali

  • Drinks, food or souvenirs.

  • Transportation to and from your hotel. 

  • Transportation on the tour. We’ll be walking and taking resting stops.

  • Tickets or entrances. We won’t take you to places where sudden extra charges apply!

  • Exclusive tour guide. Remember this is a shared tour, we’re sure you’ll meet new amazing people.

Private Tour

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Historic Downtown Cali Tour Free Tours

If you are a group of more than 4 people or if you want to take a private experience of this tour, let us guide you through this experience with an exclusive tour guide. Click the following button and request your personalized tour.

Once you send your request, please check your email for our confirmation and further instructions to enjoy your vacations to the fullest!

Do you want to live other experiences in Cali or its surroundings?

Take a look at the other experiences you can have during your stay in the city. Make the most of your time with our Full Day or Half Day Tours, Nature and Landscapes, History and Culture or Nightlife and Party!

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