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Pasto - El Barniz de Pasto: Testimony of the Cultural Miscegenation in the South West of Colombia

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El Barniz de Pasto: Testimony of the Cultural Miscegenation in the South West of Colombia

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(12 reviews)
El aire libre , Pasto, Colombia
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Join me to visit the barniz workshop of the master Gilberto Granja and learn about the history of the transformation of a cultural expression, protection of an ancestral legacy, transmission and projection of the traditional knowledge of a community that creates forms of great artisanal beauty with the resin of the mopa-mopa plant. This is a tour for colombian culture enthusiasts, and if you would like to learn about the history and process to make barniz de Pasto, this one is not to be missed!


Meet Local Tours Colombia

Local Tours Colombia

Founder of local tour agency: Local Tours Colombia Marcela speaks with passion and knowledge about the history and culture of Colombia while showing you what it's like to live in a unique, local experience. She is a woman that loves to show the world the beauty of her country through different tours so people can enjoy and learn all there is to know about Colombia. Her vast experience as a tour guide has allowed her to develop her communication skills which give her tours more of a local feel.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Pasto with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Pasto. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Dunia K.

17 September 2021

Step into a different sort of workshop, with gentle hands mold and colour with botanical materials and imaginative designs that trace the long history of Berniz. A truly inspiring and welcoming

Julie P.

09 August 2021

Thank you Marcela for showing us this interesting tour to a skilled craftsman's workshop and his remarkable artisanal craft. Great to see craftsman all over the world being very creative and skilful.

Patty S.

09 August 2021

It was very interesting to see this traditional technique from start with the raw materials to the finished product. The product created are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this experience with us.

Angela M.

09 August 2021

I am completely in awe of the men demonstrating this traditional craft using natural resources from the land i.e. buds from the MopaMopa tree. I applaud their patience, skill and artistic pride. It was a joy to watch. I am keen to research more of their work so thank you for sharing this tour with us.

Heather R.

09 August 2021

Very informative. Beautiful 😍. Well presented, thx 2 Marcela & the artisans master & Oscar & the mopa mopa. Gr8 tour.


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