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Medellin Tour

Take a Medellin tour & explore the "City of Eternal Spring" plus its surroundings!

During this Medellin tour, you will spend three days getting to know Colombia's second-largest city and its surrounding small towns. Medellin, Colombia is known for having perfect weather and spectacular views. There are plenty of things to do in Medellin and we'll hit the highlights and the most iconic places such as Plaza de Botero, El Pueblito Paisa and Parque LLeras. We’ll also take you to authentic neighbourhoods such as Comuna 13 to show you how they've changed over the years. Comuna 13 was once a rundown, dangerous area but is now a prime spot to see colourful graffiti and learn about Colombia’s class system and communities.   


This Medellin tour also includes an exciting day trip to Guatape, Colombia. Wander through the vibrant streets of Guatape in addition to seeing the colonial town from the top of EL Peñol, a colossal stone with more than 600 steps to reach the top. The view is stunning and the emerald water below is simply gorgeous. Not only will this Medellin tour let you see the beautiful cities of Medellin and Guatape, our expert guides will also share the history and culture of this fascinating area. Travel to Medellin, Colombia and let us take care of the rest!


EXPERIENCE TYPE History, Culture & Traditions

Tour Highlights

Medellin

Medellin is the second-largest city in Colombia and a world-class modern city with stunning architecture. Medellin delights visitors with its sophistication and wealth attractions. It is called the "City of Eternal Spring" due to its perfect combination of warm days and cool nights. Surrounded by flower farms, Medellin is one of the main flower producing centres in Colombia.

Comuna 13 - Medellin Tour

Comuna 13

Comuna 13, previously one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in Medellin, 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.

Guatape & El Peñol

The colourful town of Guatape is located about 2.5 hours outside Medellin. It is located in a beautiful zone wedged between a government-created reservoir and a colossal stone, called El Peñol. El Peñol is a 200 m high granite monolith set near the reservoir. A brick-and-mortar staircase of 649 steps rises up through a brad fissure in the side of the rock. Enjoy magnificent views of the region from the top. 

Santa Elena

Santa Elena is a small town located approximately 10 miles east from Medellin's city centre. Santa Elena is famous for its flowers and the ornate flower arrangements called silletas that are the cornerstone of the Flower Festival held every year in August.

Detailed Itinerary

Travel to Medellin & City Tour

Day 1

In the morning, we will transfer you to the airport for a flight to Medellin. On arrival to Medellin, we will meet you at the airport to take you to the hotel where you will have some time to relax and have lunch before starting our Medellin city tour.

During the city tour, we will visit the most iconic areas of the city including: Plaza de Botero, El Pueblito Paisa and Parque LLeras. The Plaza de Botero is a medium sized plaza full of sculptures created by the famous Colombian sculptor, Fernando Botero (originally from Medellin). He is famous for his style of painting, which makes everything look "chubby". The Parque Lleras and El Pueblito Paisa are two of Medellin's must-see quarters. The Pueblito Paisa, a small replica of a typical Antioquia township, located on top of the 80m-hill "Cerro Nutibara" is the perfect place to get a great panoramic view of the city, while the Parque Lleras is one of the most popular areas for entertainment and nightlife in Medellin.

Overnight: Medellin - Hotel Poblado Alejandria

Meal Plan: None

Comuna 13 and Colombia Flower Farm Tour

Day 2

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 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.

Overnight: Medellin - Hotel Poblado Alejandria

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch        

 

Day Trip to El Peñol & Guatape - Transfer to the airport

Day 3

Today we will go to Guatape, a small town located about 1.5 hours by car from Medellin in a beautiful zone wedged between a reservoir and a colossal stone called EL Peñol. Upon arrival to the town of Guatape, you will be surrounded by the most colourful houses, each one intricately decorated with zocalos, traditionally painted carvings, along the lower parts of the main entrances. After visiting the town, we will go to El Peñol from where you will get a stunning view of the region. We will also take a boat ride around the reservoir.

At the end of the tour, we will take you to the airport to catch a flight to your next destination.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch          

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 2 nights' accommodation in hotel in Medellin
  • Private ground transportation
  • Meals as defined in the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking tour guides
  • Entry tickets to all tourist attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic flights from / to Bogota

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International / Domestic flights (*)
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips and other discretionary expenses

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