Not everything is about visiting the must-do and see sites of a place. Give yourself the chance of living a completely different experience and play Tejo with us. Our guide will take you from La Candelaria towards the Tejo field. Tejo is our national sport in which you will basically fly rocks against small explosives while drinking beer and having fun. All these things are parts of the sport rules. This will be a 2,5 hours tour of non-stop screaming and laughing.
As a proof of Colombian joyful and happy spirit: there is Tejo. A fun sport of humble origins made to share and laugh with your fellows.
If you want to be part of this unparalleled experience of Colombianness, join us in this shared tour with a group of more travelers and enjoy a thrilling night. Tejo is the Colombian national sport of throwing rocks at small explosives. It was brought from the countryside to the city.
In this Tejo tour, you will meet the guide and the rest of the group at El Chorro de Quevedo Square. After the introduction, you will start a 15 minutes short walk through the historical center of the city towards the Canchas de Tejo –Tejo field–. Once there, the guide will give you all indications and rules to understand how to play it.
A shuffle session may last around 20 minutes but may be longer if the players so wish and while you play it you will share some Colombian beers and a traditional picada: a mix of meats and some varieties of potatoes.
After two and a half hours of shouting, laughter, and throwing stones the guide will walk the group and you to the same starting point in La Candelaria. Learn more about this sport.
The fun of this –as with other activities– is doing it in good company. Immerse yourself and explore the Colombian roots in the game, good food, and beer, and let us be part of it.
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The word Tejo means steel projectile. Tejo or Turmequé is a Colombian game and traditional sport of throwing metal discs to a target that explodes when hit.