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Cali: Grand City Tour

1. Cali: Grand City Tour

This grand tour of Cali allows you to visit the city in an efficient and fun way, going straight from one attraction to the next in a private vehicle without wasting in between. Your local caleño guides will show you the best attractions, where you can listen to the history of the city and take pictures. Visit Cristo Rey and Sebastian de Belalcazar, where you can see the incredible panoramic views that the city has to offer. You will also have the chance to try typical drinks, so you can feel like a true caleño.  Pass by El Gato del Rio and the only musical monument in Colombia. Walk through the Boulevard del Rio and explore the historical center, full of art, culture, and ancestral myths.

Cali: 3-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

2. Cali: 3-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

Discover the incredible historical town of Cali as a local guide takes you on a 3-hour walking tour to discover its main sights. The tour starts in the Jairo Varela plaza, a place full of salsa and culture. Continue to the historic center, winding through traditional city center along the way. Explore the city and learn about Cali's architecture, parks, theaters, churches, museums, cathedrals, and monuments. Your guide will enrich you with their knowledge of the city’s history. Along the way, you will be able to sample typical Caleño food and drinks, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the Cali culture (at your own expense).

Cali: Paragliding Experience

3. Cali: Paragliding Experience

Paragliding gives you the opportunity to see the world from another perspective, whilst allowing you to feel what it's like to fly. The feeling of freedom is unique in the air, and the best thing about this activity is that you do not need to have any special skills to enjoy this extraordinary adventure. The Valle del Cauca is a privileged department for the practice of paragliding, since it has special climate conditions to host calm, safe, and pleasant flights. The closeness that Cali has with the main takeoff areas makes it a desired and favored activity in the region. After soaring through the air for up to 15 minutes, you will touch down safely on the ground. From there, you can peruse the photographs from your experience, before your tour comes to an end.

Cali: Discover Cali City Highlights and Local Drink

4. Cali: Discover Cali City Highlights and Local Drink

Get an introduction to Cali on a guided tour and discover its key sights, such as Iglesia La Merced, Plazoleta Jairo Varela, and El Gato del Río. Learn about Cali's history, culture, and dance from your guide, sample a local traditional drink, and take in beautiful city views from the Cristo Rey hill. Meet your guide at Parque del Peñon, where you will learn about this neighborhood and visit the Cali River and El Gato del Rio, a sculpture by colombian artist Hernando Tejada. Next, head in a vehicule to Cerro Cristales to have a panoramic view of the city. Then, you will drive by San Antonio neighborhood and visit one of the oldest printing machines in Cali. From here you'll start a walking tour to historical area of Cali beginning at Iglesia La Merced, Centro Cultural de Cali, Plaza de Caicedo, Boulvard del Rio, Iglesia La Ermita and Plazoleta Jairo Varela.

Cali: Farallones Natural Reserve Guided Hiking Tour

5. Cali: Farallones Natural Reserve Guided Hiking Tour

Discover the several rivers and waterfalls of the forests and ecological trails surrounding Cali on a guided hiking tour. Experience the rural hillsides of Cali with a wildlife expert that will show you the best that these mountains have to offer. During the tour, you will witness the natural richness of the Farallones, the west branch of the Andes Mountains. See the well-preserved diversity of nature where more than 80 species of birds can be seen. Open your lungs to the clean and fresh air, plunge into crystal clear waters, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the valley and mountains. During your hike, you will be able to cool off in natural waterfalls and rivers.

Cali: Fruit Market Walking Tour with Tastings

6. Cali: Fruit Market Walking Tour with Tastings

Enjoy a guided walking tour from Miraflores neighborhood of Santiago de Cali. Travel like a local as your guide shows you the most important open markets in the city like the Galeria Alameda market. Be greeted by your guide at La Palmera Hostel and begin your tour. Hear about the unusual climate of the Cauca River Valley. Find out how this makes this area the most important place for fruit production and export in Colombia.  Walk through vibrant markets from La Palmera Hostel to Market square. View stalls filled with fresh and colorful fruit. Try a range of different fruits as you walk along and gain a deeper understanding of Valluna gastronomy. 

Cali: Guided Day-Trip to San Cipriano with Traditional Lunch

7. Cali: Guided Day-Trip to San Cipriano with Traditional Lunch

Depart from the dancing city of Cali for the wonderful San Cipriano Natural Reserve. Ride the unique ‘brujita’ transportation into this hidden gem, relaxing in the sparkling river and enjoying a traditional lunch with locals. Get picked up from your accommodations and drive for two hours to reach Cordoba. Take the chance to ride on the ‘brujita,' a platform on a rail powered by motorcycle which is the only way to access San Cipriano. Arrive in the nature reserve and immerse yourself in its lush beauty, sparkling with crystalline rivers. Learn about the people of San Cipriano and their daily lives on a guided tour, before having a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant in the Cauca Valley. After lunch, spend your last few hours relaxing and having fun in the river. Take the ‘brujita’ back to Cordoba, where you'll get driven back to your hotel in Cali.

From Cali: Whale Watching Day Trip in Buenaventura

8. From Cali: Whale Watching Day Trip in Buenaventura

On this trip you will get to see and enjoy the Beauty of whales while they are in their mating season. You will also get to experience the delicious cuisine of the pacific coast after whale watching when we have lunch. We will also get to learn about the traditional drink of the pacific called Viche at the live museum of Viche. Meeting point pickup at 4:30 Am be ready with swim suit and beachwear 6:00 am Breakfast on the way 9:00 am Transport on shared boat ride from Buenaventura to Juanchaco 10:30 am Whale watching on a boat with a panoramic view and birdwatching on Isla palma with the possibility of swimming on Isla Palma depending on the tide 12:30 lunch in Juanchaco with time off to enjoy the beach and the waves and a hike 4:00pm return to Buenaventura 5:30pm return to Cali from Buenaventura 8:00pm Arrival at Cali NOTE some activities might change depending on the tide and weather in the area

Flavors of Cali: Food Experience & Fruit Tasting

9. Flavors of Cali: Food Experience & Fruit Tasting

Colombian cuisine is a combination of different foods, practices, and culinary traditions of the Spanish, African, and Indigenous cultures that come together to give life to the criolla food. Each region of Colombia has its own unique climate and topography which brings culinary diversity to the country and gives life to each unique regional plate. On this gastronomic tour in Cali, you will explore this unique fusion. You will visit the city's farmers market Galería Alameda. Here, you will walk around its more than 4,600 square meters of aisles and stands. You will have the opportunity to try exotic fruits unique to Colombia: from the exotic lulo, to the aphrodisiac chontaduro, and the traditional sugar cane juice freshly squeezed from the sugar cane.

Cali: City Highlights Private Bus Tour with Transfer

10. Cali: City Highlights Private Bus Tour with Transfer

At the agreed time we will begin at your hotel, to start with the guiaded tuor throught Cali by bus, a city known for "Salsa", learn about culture, while enjoying its pleasant and cool climate, your will visit the most representative places of the city starting with the center, where finds the Plaza de Caicedo, Metropolitan Cathedral of San Pedro Apóstol, Church of San Francisco and Church of La Merced, continuing to the viewpoint of Sebastián de Belalcázar, Monument to the Gato del Río and Cristo Rey. To the south are the units sports, the Plaza de Toros, residential and university areas, the tour ends in the north passing through Avenida Sixth, Granada neighborhood, World Cup Tunnel, among others.

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based on 63 reviews

It was changed slightly to include both walking and a short drive up a mountain to a viewpoint which was great. The guide Andres is a proud local who has also travelled extensively. He has lots of interesting information and insights.

Juanko had excellent knowledge of Cali and showed us plenty of it. Very passionate about the city; particularly it’s history, the local artisans and Columbian culture. He was also great company.

This is an amazing opportunity to see and experience a special part of Colombia. The guides were great and there was so many beautiful areas to drink in. I will do this again.

Real, satisfying. Juan is a terrific host and guide. In spite of warnings by friends, felt safe the entire visit. Don’t go if you are not fit enough to walk up steep inclines.

It is great to learn about Cali from the enthusiastic guides. It really helps get oriented and gain a deep appreciation for the city and culture.