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  1. Colombia
  2. Valle del Cauca
  3. Cali
  4. Day Trips

Silvia: Indigenous Cultural Tour

Product ID: 284517
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Journey to the beautiful village of Silvia to get acquainted with the history and ancestral traditions of the Misak people. Immerse yourself in their day to day life, visit the colorful weekly market, and sample some of the tasty local delicacies.
About this activity
Duration: 15 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about indigenous Colombian culture and history
  • Visit the local weekly farmers market and peruse the handcrafted goods on offer
  • Enjoy the gorgeous mountain landscape
Full description
Get in touch with Colombia's indigenous roots. Grapple with the difficult colonial history that led to the displacement and exploitation of the region's pre-Colombian inhabitants and learn about the resiliency of the 80 different indigenous cultures that still prevail today. Travel with your knowledgeable local guide to Silvia, a small sun-kissed town with a strong Misak heritage. 

Go on an informative walking tour of Silvia that will acquaint you with some of the thousand-year old Misak cultural traditions and knowledge systems. Understand how the natural environment forms the basis of their economy and values. Visit the local farmer's market and learn about the different Misak products, including what the vibrant colors of their clothing represent. Taste the flavorful fruits and traditional sweets on offer and chat with indigenous artisans and crafts producers. 

Breathe in the fresh mountain air and marvel at the panoramic views of the Andes. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and local lunch in a town known for its culinary prowess.
Includes
  • Local bilingual guide
  • Walking tour of Silvia and market visit
  • Tasting of fruits and traditional sweets in the market
  • Visit to the lookout points of the city with the Misak community
  • Breakfast and lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Tips (optional)
  • Extra products or services
  • Hotel drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet guide two blocks away from the main entrance of San Antonio Park on 9th Street. The exact address is Carrera 9 # 3-01.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Please bring your passport to pass through police checkpoints
• Drive to Silvia is 3 hours long
• At 2,500 meters above sea level the region can be quite cold so please bring a jacket