"The Biennial is a trip to discover new worlds and also to be discovered and seduced by new movements, lenguages and imaginaries to think about dancing as a way to express our emotions" says Amparo Sinisterra de Carvajar, president of the 2nd Biennial.
This is the Pacific festival, in which the most importat thing is to highlight the gastronomy, the folk music and the traditions of this region in Valle del Cauca. It is an awesome experience for the locals and of course for the visitors who want to dive into this culture.
This is one of the most important and traditional festivals in Colombia. In which the favorite attractions are the "Salsódromo", the "Cali viejo" carnival, the antique cars parade, the "Melómanos" meeting, the "Superconcierto" a really nice musical show, between other shows ans events.
Our ancestors used rafts for years to move around and navigate through the country’s different rivers. Today, this alternative is still within our reach as a way to have fun. The ‘Balsaje Puerto Samaria’ (Santa María Raft Port), located on the ‘Río Cauca’ (Cauca River) close to the town of Obando, allows visitors to experience different sensations when rafting or canoeing with family and friends.
Touring the Río Cauca on a raft is one of the most captivating trips you can take on this guadua (type of plant similar to bamboo but thicker) transport mean. While in the river, you can feats with a ‘fiambre’ (a typical dish consisting of rice, and meat wrapped in banana leaves) surrounded by a natural and exotic environment. Going through the rivers in an traditional way, gives visitors a closer look at Colombia’s roots and culture.
How to get there?
You can jump on a Jeep Willys from Obando on the way to Puerto Samario. Later, take the raft in the Río Cauca.
For more information visit: http://www.obando-valle.gov.co/turismo.shtml