£360 3 Days
Small Towns and Medellin Tour
Take a Medellin tour & explore the "City of Eternal Spring" and 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 of Colombia's western region. There are plenty of things to do in Medellin, but we'll hit the highlights and the most iconic places such as Plaza de Botero, El Pueblito Paisa and Parque LLeras. We will also take you to authentic neighbourhoods and show you how they've changed over the years. You will get a chance to try bandeja paisa, a popular regional Colombian dish.
This Medellin tour also includes an exciting day trip to Guatape, Colombia. Wander through the colourful 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
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.
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 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.
You will take a morning 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.
Meal Plan: None
Today we will go to Guatape, a small town located about 2.5 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.
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch
Santa Elena is located approximately 10 miles east from Medellin's city centre in the surrounding mountains of Medellin, where the weather and the soil are perfect to the grow of an extensive variety of flowers. Santa Elena is the birthplace of the ornate flower arrangements called silletas that are the cornerstone of the Flowers Festival held every year in August.
During this trip, we will visit one of the local farms to learn about the flowers cultivation process, as well as the design and preparation of the popular silletas for the Flowers Festival. After the visit to the farm, we will visit the Parque Arvi, a natural reserve where we will see some of the native species of fauna and flora from this region of Colombia.
At the end of the tour, we will take you to the airport to catch a flight to your next destination.
Meal plan: Breakfast
- 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
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- International / Domestic flights (*)
- Meals not listed in the itinerary
- Tips and other discretionary expenses
Note (*): If you want to include the domestic flight please contact us
Hotel Poblado Alejandria: This hotel is located in a chic neighbourhood called El Poblado, one of the most exclusive areas of Medellin. Hotel Poblado Alejandria is a 5-minute walk from the Oviedo shopping centre and many nice restaurants and bars. The hotel features a spa with a steam bath, 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi.