Petronio Alvarez Festival Tour

Medellín and Cali, Colombia.
2021 tour dates TBA

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Petronio Alvarez Festival in Cali, Colombia is the biggest music festival in Colombia celebrating Afro-Colombian Culture and Pacific music. For over 20 years the unique music groups along the pacific coast of Colombia have been traveling to Cali for this annual music festival. The festival is a type of a competition. You will hear famous styles like Violín Caucano, Marimba y Cantos Tradicionales, Chirimía and Libre. You will experience special foods and fusion from the pacific region. It can be difficult to find this style of music searching around the coast, but this music festival is your best chance to see it all in one amazing festival. Also, Cali is considered one of the great Salsa music havens in the Latin America.

You will stay in some top notch hotels and the best locations throughout Colombia. We will eat famous Colombia dishes like Bandeja Paisa and Ajiaco. Each day is filled with an amazing musical and cultural experience. 

We will enjoy more more than just the Petronio Alvarez Festival. We will begin the tour in world famous Medellín, Colombia. Before taking a quick flight to Cali, we will explore the wonders of Antioquia. We will visit a unique small and crafty coffee farm and cafe in Caldes. We will learn the traditions and newest ways of growing, harvesting, roasting, and preparing the best Colombian Coffees.

We will take a day tour of Medellín including a visit to the world famous Comuna 13. Formally one of the most dangerous places places in Colombia, this part of the city has been totally transformed with art, graffiti, hip hop and local food culture. A top notch tourist destination and totally safe! Before departing to Cali, we will make one last day trip to the famous Guatapé for an amazing view, micheladas, and food. All of this combined with musical experiences in the day and evening, professional musicians and local tour guides that speak both English and Spanish.

Your tour includes the following:

  • Transportation to and from each airport. (Medellin and Cali)
  • Transportation to each daily tour/workshop and to each music events
  • Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners (A welcoming dinner in Medellín and Cali)
  • 7 Lunches
  • Musician Tour Leader
  • Local Guides and Translators
  • Unique music, art, and cultural experiences
  • City walking tours in Medellín and Cali
  • Afro-Colombian music workshops in Cali
  • Tour communa 13 in Medellín
  • Coffee farm tour in Caldas, Antioquia
  • Day tour to the famous Guatapé
  • Reservations and Entry into each scheduled music event
  • Salsa Dance lessons in Cali
  • Internal flight from Medellín to Cali

2021 tour dates TBA.


      • Music, art, and cultural tours
      • Petronio Alvarez Festival’s Afro-Colombia Pacific Music
      • Dinner reservations at prime restaurants in Colombia
      • Local tour guides and workshops
      • The best music events during tour dates
      • Music tour guides and tour leader
      • Included transportation
      • Detailed itinerary of events

Sample Itinerary:

Sunday – August 9th, 2020 (Medellín, Arrival)

  • Afternoon arrival into Medellín
  • Hotel Check in and Tour orientation
  • Welcoming dinner at a famous Colombia Restaurant
  • Private Colombian Party with live Colombian music and dancing

Monday – August 10th, 2020 (Comuna 13, Medellín)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Day tour of Communa 13
  • Driving tour of Medellín
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner on your own
  • Optional evening music or rest

Tuesday – August 11th, 2020 (Guatapé, Antioquia)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Included tour, entry, and transportation to Guatapé
  • Lunch included
  • Transportation back to hotel
  • Dinner on your own
  • Optional evening music or rest

Wednesday – August 12th, 2020 (Coffee Farm tour, Flight to Cali)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out of hotel
  • Early transportation to a small coffee farm in Caldas
  • Farm tour and lunch on a coffee farm.
  • Afternoon Flight to Cali, Colombia
  • Transportation to hotel in Cali
  • Welcoming Dinner in Cali
  • Petronio Alvarez Music Festival Events

Thursday – August 13th, 2020 (Cali city tour)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Day walking tour of Cali (Art, music, local culture)
  • Lunch included
  • Petronio Alvarez Music Festival Events

Friday – August 14th, 2020 (Salsa dance lessons)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Salsa dance lessons
  • Lunch included
  • Petronio Alvarez Music Festival Events

Saturday – August 15th, 2020 (Afro Colombian pacific music workshops)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Music/art tours and music culture workshops (percussion lessons, etc)
  • Lunch included
  • Petronio Alvarez Music Festival Events

Sunday – August 16th, 2020 (Free day)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Free day
  • Petronio Alvarez Music Festival Events
  • Final pre-departing group dinner (included)

Monday- August 17th, 2020 (Flight home)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transportation to Hotel or stay in Colombia!

This is a sample itinerary. Actual event times and days may vary. Petronio Alvarez Festival Schedule will be confirmed close to tour start.

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