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Deep Travel in Barrio San Francisco

An eye-opening opportunity to visit—and volunteer in—a low-income community in Cartagena
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Private Tour
$ 356
4.5 hours
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  • Cartagena Barrio tour led by local community leader Alex Rocha
  • Volunteer at youth center and share meal with Rocha and his family
  • San Francisco Neighborhood and Alex Rocha Youth Center
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This trip was particularly unique because we were able to see a special event being organized in the community (break dance expo), but it also didn't give us an overview of what the usual program contains. Alex was very nice and passionate about the work he did, and that showed with the level of respect he has within the community and amongst the teens involved in the program.
Alex was very well suited to give this tour. He is wonderful, we liked him as a person. Docent rated 6 out of 6, and walk 5 out of 6.
Alex went out of his way to fit us into his busy schedule. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to do a full Barrio experience as we only had about 2 hours instead of 4. We had an opportunity to come out and see the center, meet the kids during an English class, take a brief walk in the neighborhood, and hang out with the kids in an open field. What was really great was getting Alex's perspective on Cartagena, the socioeconomy of his city (and Colombia), Afro-Colombian cultural context and more.
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