£109 8 Hours
Comuna 13 and Colombia Flower Farm Tour
Art, History and Flower Farm Tour in Medellin, Colombia
Immerse yourself in some of the most interesting things to do and see in Medellin, Colombia. Start the day by visiting Comuna 13 – once a dangerous neighbourhood, but now an area with fascinating art and urban culture. A local will lead you through this humble and interesting area while explaining how the government and community turned Comuna 13 into a must-see destination.
After a traditional Colombian lunch, we will venture out of the city and into the countryside to a flower farm. Medellin, Colombia is famous for its flower festivals and local farmers spend the whole year growing and maintaining flowers to be displayed during the annual events. Visitors will learn about the whole cultivation process – from seed to the intricate arrangements that fetch top prizes in competitions. At the end of the day, we will take you back to your hotel.
Departure Time: 9 am Monday – Sunday
EXPERIENCE TYPE Art, History, Nature
Comuna 13 and Flower Farm Details
In the morning, we will take you to Comuna 13, previously one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in Medellin. The area is safe to explore now, thanks to the government’s promise to improve the neighbourhood and the community’s commitment to sharing this unique part of Medellin with visitors. Ride multiple elevators installed on the side of a mountain to help people move through the community easier. The walls of Comuna 13 are adorned with bright graffiti and your local guide will explain the meaning and symbolism behind some of the works of art. Witness for yourself how one community that was once home to immense struggle has blossomed into a colourful cultural spot in Medellin.
After visiting Comuna 13, we will go to Santa Elena to visit a local flowers farm when you will have a traditional Colombian lunch prepared by the mom of the house. This is your chance to learn more about Colombian gastronomy and what foods are popular among the locals.
Santa Elena Flower Farm
Santa Elena is a small town located about 30 minutes above Medellin. The flower farm you will visit has sprawling grounds, vibrant blooms and owners who are ready to welcome you with open arms. Visitors will have the chance to try some traditional Colombians snacks such as arepas or empanadas in the charming main house. Next, it’s time to learn about the whole flower cultivation process and why horticulture is so important in this area of Colombia. You will also participate in a hands-on flower arranging activity learn how locals compete to make stunning arrangements for annual parades that draw visitors from all over the world. At the end of the day, we will drop you back off at your hotel.
- Private transfer to and from your hotel
- A professional tour guide, fluent in English
- Entry tickets for activities mentioned above
- Day tour insurance
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Tips and other discretionary expenses