Craftsman for a day




Galapa / Barranquilla


2 - 15


3 or 4 hours


Spanish / English

Tour description

Near from Barranquilla, in Galapa’s municipality, hundreds of crafts are made showing the most important festivity in Colombia: the Carnival of Barranquilla. Learn about the elaboration process and live the craftsman experience for a day with local masters.

What are we going to do?

Declared as Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the Carnival, gathers the culture of hundreds of craftsmen that work daily in the creation and elaboration of unique pieces that represent its main characters.

In this tour you will live a cultural touristic experience with an organized craftsmen community that participates, gets benefit and is involved in the tourism productive chain. You will visit the atelier of a master craftsman that will tell you how the crafts elaboration process works, from the caving, sanding and detail painting of wood.

To finish, you’ll live the experience of being a craftsman for a day, painting with your own hands a traditional carnival craft with the guide of the local master.

What does it include?

  • Pick-up and transport to the Galapa municipality located 25 minutes from Barranquilla.
  • Visit to the craftsman atelier and craft process tour.
  • Class with local master.
  • Souvenir.
  • Local snack.
  • Tourist guide.
  • Insurance and medical assistance for emergency cases.

Use comfortable shoes and light clothes.

Don't forget to bring your camera to capture your best memories.

We care for the enviroment! Use your own water bottle.

We recommend this tour for children older than 12 years of age.