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Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

1. Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Meet your guide in the metro station to begin the tour and experience Medellín like a local. Learn all about the stations and key points in the city as well as how the metro system helped shape the new Medellin. When arriving at the connecting station, hop on a cable car up the hill. As you go, admire the panoramic views of the city and find out about its evolving history and troubled past. At the top, stop to sample local snacks and take a short ride on the bus toward the Comuna 13 district. At the Comuna 13, the real fun begins. An enthusiastic guide will explain all the positive changes made to transform what was once one of the most dangerous communities in South America into a symbol of the new Medellín. You will have time to take in all the amazing street art and ride the electric outdoor escalators to the top observation deck, which offers incredible views. Listen to insights about Medellín, interesting stories from the guides, meet locals and learn about the library that works as a community center before returning to Poblado metro station.

Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

2. Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

Discover the incredibly transformative graffiti art of Columna 13 on a guided tour in Medellin. Ride the metro, climb up to the houses on the mountain top with the metrocable, and take the bus into the graffiti district for a walking tour full of art, music, food, and friendly neighborhood vibes. Start at the Poblado metro station and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Jump on the metro train to reach Medellin's cable car the metrocable and ride all the way up to the mountaintop. Enjoy the spectacular viewing point and learn about the city's transportation system. Continue on with a bus to the graffiti district where your walking tour will begin. Let your guide lead you through the streets filled with expressive art including graffiti, oil paintings, and graffiti-printed clothes. Encounter good food, music, and dance shows in this traditional neighborhood. Learn about the meaning of the graffiti created by local artists and how this area has been transformed over time. Try some traditional Colombian street food before heading to a bar with the best views in the city for a drink to get to know your fellow travelers.

Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

3. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

Discover the political, social, and economic context of drug trafficking in Colombia on an eye-opening tour. Learn about Pablo Escobar's life, death, and impact. Visit Comuna 13 to see the inspiring transformation of what was once one of the most dangerous places in the world with a local guide. After pickup from your hotel in Medellin, head to Cementerio Jardines Montesacro to visit Pablo Escobar's grave. Discover different perspectives and points of view on Pablo's history. Gain an understanding of the context in which Pablo Escobar grew up and what made him who he was. Next, see Los Olivos Antioquia, the rooftop where Pablo Escobar died. Discuss the political and economic context of Columbia in the eighties and nineties. Discover the impact the drug lord's legacy still has. Then, visit Parque Conmemorativo Inflexión, a memorial to the victims of narco-terrorism. Finally, explore Comuna 13 and its history. Marvel at street art and stories of Colombians whose strength and resilience turned this previously violent area around. Unpick stereotypes and discuss the importance of education.

Medellín: Half-Day Private Colonial Towns Tour

4. Medellín: Half-Day Private Colonial Towns Tour

Discover the quaint beauty of 3 different colonial towns outside of Medellin. Visit El Retira, La Ceja, and Rionegro, all places significant in the history of Colombia. The first stop is at El Retiro, a town built in the 18th century. Wander around the central park, see an old church, and traverse pretty streets. Pick up insights into the town's past from your guide. Make a pit stop at a remarkably beautiful waterfall on the way to La Ceja. Explore another town built in the 18th century. Marvel at its historical Spanish architecture. Cap off the half-day experience with a visit to Rionegro, the largest municipality outside Medellin, founded in 1541. This was one of the most important cities during the independence struggle in Colombia, and is home to a museum that highlights this history.

Medellín: Guided Day Trip to Cerro Tusa on a Scooter

5. Medellín: Guided Day Trip to Cerro Tusa on a Scooter

we will start the tour by scooter if you have a license you can drive it, or you can travel by van then we will go to the village called venecia Antioquia located at 1: 30 minutes from the city of Medellín, we will arrive to the village and go to have breakfast where a typical farming family for you to taste a traditional breakfast, then you will meet the local guide who knows the archaeological history very well, and we will go to the altar of sacrifice, also to the rock of desires to make an offering to mother earth, and then we start the hike to the top of the pyramid, to see an incredible view, and have lunch at the top also something very typical of the area, then descend and go to the cave of the echo where we will thank nature for the beautiful experience, and then back to the city of Medellín where the experience ends.

Medellin: Live the Nightlife Rooftop Pub Crawl

6. Medellin: Live the Nightlife Rooftop Pub Crawl

Discover the famous nightlife of Medellin with 5 options from Wednesday to Sunday. Experience the different rhythms of the city from salsa to techno, to the popular reggaeton. Depending on the day you chose, enjoy different activities such as dance classes, drinking games, entrance to clubs, rooftop Jacuzzis, and free drinks. Be accompanied by a local guide who will make sure the whole experience is full of high energy in non-touristy places. Techno Thursday:  Be greeted with a welcome shot and indulge in some drinking games to break the ice. After leaving the meeting point, make a short stop in a games bar where you will have free games for 10 minutes. Continue to 2 rooftops got more welcome shots, 2 for 1 cocktails, 10% off bottles, and hookah. End the night at 1 of 2 clubs you decide on along with the fellow participants of the tour. Reggaeton Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays:  Be greeted with a welcome shot and indulge in some drinking games to break the ice. Continue to 2 rooftops for more welcome shots, 2 for 1 cocktails, 10% off bottles, and hookah before finishing the night off in a popular reggaeton club with entrance included. Wet Sunset Sunday:  Be greeted in a rooftop bar with a welcome shot and free use of the jacuzzi (towels will be provided) and play beer-pong. Continue to 2 rooftops for more welcome shots, 2 for 1 cocktails, 10% off bottles, and hookah, before finishing the night off in a popular reggaeton club with entrance included.

Medellin: Street Food Tastings and Poblado Rooftops Tour

7. Medellin: Street Food Tastings and Poblado Rooftops Tour

The tour starts and ends at the entrance of the San José church, in front of Poblado Park. During the tour, you will walk through the neighborhood and you will see the most emblematic places, restaurants, modern buildings, many trees, beautiful graffiti, and everyday life situations in our city. You will also taste 4 delicious types of Colombian street food, and learn about their preparation and ingredients. You will interact with the food vendors and learn about their stories. You will visit 2 spectacular rooftops, taste a Colombian beer, and play fun games with the other guests. Join the tour, try new food, visit 360° rooftops, and meet other travelers!

From Medellín: Paragliding Flight and Guatape Tour

8. From Medellín: Paragliding Flight and Guatape Tour

Combine spectacular views with nature and culture on this combo tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Cocorna where you can enjoy a 20-minute paragliding flight surrounded by huge mountains and waterfalls. After your flight, pay a visit to Guatape, one of the world's most colorful towns. Admire unique panoramic views of the town from atop the Stone of Guatape and stroll around the vibrantly painted houses and streets. After a full day's adventure, get dropped off back at your hotel in Medellín in the afternoon.

Hacienda Napoles: Full-Day Private Tour from Medellin

9. Hacienda Napoles: Full-Day Private Tour from Medellin

Enjoy Pablo Escobar's former farm that has been transformed into a theme park to be enjoyed by everyone from kids to adults. Encounter a world of fun with pools, lazy river, Safari with wild animals, Dinosaur replicas, bird world, African museum, and much more. Visit the Monaco Building, the Cocorná Viewpoint, Napoles (Hippo Lake, African Museum, Old House, Car Collection, Historical Photos, car tour through the different roads). Enter the reserve at Río Claro and walk along the path and the Marble beach. Depart in the early hours of the morning with a drive and a stop for a typical Antioquia breakfast. Continue through eastern towns such as Santuario, Cocorná, San Luis before finally arriving at the Napoles ranch. Have access to the park and the basic Wild Passport. Return to Medellin in the late afternoon.

Medellin: Avoeden Café Coffee Brewing Workshop

10. Medellin: Avoeden Café Coffee Brewing Workshop

Start by meeting your tour guide in the Avoeden Café in the El Poblado district of Medellin. Enjoy a tour limited to private or small groups for an authentic local experience. Uncover all the secrets of brewing the perfect cup of coffee. In a two-hour workshop, discover how the coffee goes from crop to cup and learn about the history of coffee production in Colombia. Enjoy complimentary samples of delicious Colombian coffee made with various brewing techniques.

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What people are saying about Medellín

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 272 reviews

Great, the friendly guide, calls you before the activity, introduces himself, takes you through the entire route and gives you good information not only about commune 13, but about the city itself. Commune 13 itself is worth the entire walk. From the graffiti, the presentations, the palettes, the escalators in the middle of a neighborhood, its history, its yesterday, its now. It is a monument to the desire for transformation and the hope of an entire people.

Excellent guide and unique experience. Loved what was included in the tour - seeing Communa 13 from a distance via the cable car before going into the communa definitely made it an even better time. Highly recommended!

This tour with this particular guide was exceptional. We received, what seemed to be, and honest look at the neighborhood, past and present.

Gran servicio, puntualidad y basto conocimiento de la historia colombiana. Excelente guía turístico Daniel C.

Excellent activity I recommend it 100%. Our guide Daniel SPECTACULAR. Unique experience. Very grateful.