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Medellín: City Tour by Electric Bike with Fruit & Coffee

1. Medellín: City Tour by Electric Bike with Fruit & Coffee

Get ready to explore Medellín in a completely unique way. Take a 4-hour (20 km) tour on an electric bike and be immersed in the city. Cruise safely through the city by bike lane, which will be followed for the majority of the tour. Start your tour in El Poblado and take the bike lane to Ciudad del Río, a modern and recently transformed area. Along with your expert guide visit some of the city's most iconic places, also places not often known by tourists. You will have the opportunity to climb a sacred hill (Cerro Nutibara), from here you can the see stunning views of the entire city. Whilst looking over the city, you will learn about the history and transformation of the city whilst enjoying delicious tropical fruits. On your next stop you will get to try some world class coffee. Visit Laureles, a traditional neighborhood, and enjoy a Colombian coffee experience. After a coffee break ride around the renovated City Stadium area and visit The City Hall and the iconic Plaza de las Luces.

Comuna 13 and Downtown Medellín City Tour

2. Comuna 13 and Downtown Medellín City Tour

At first, you will be picked up by our guide at the hotel. Soon after you will be heading downtown where the tour takes place. After visiting the museum, you will have a fun local experience at the most emblematic markets of Medellin’s history: Placita de Flórez. Here, you will have a gastronomic experience and you will get to try some fruits and walk along the halls full of local and national products, as you learn about the traditions and stories of this place. Your next stop is San Antonio Park, a sort of open-air gallery that includes some Botero's sculptures. Botero is a famous Colombian artist, known for playing with proportions of the images. Here you will be able to walk around the place as you learn more about the city with your guide. You will tour along gastronomic places where you will also get to have some treats! Continuing with Botero’s topic you will head to the last stop: Botero Square. The only open-air place in the world with 23 sculptures by the artist. Here, you will not only learn more about his work and life, but you will also get to know more about the city center of Medellin, the Metro system and culture, and much more. Your last but not least stop is a must when in Medellin: the Comuna 13. Here, you’ll take the Metro cable car to get to the comuna, where you’ll be part of its famous graffiti tour. You will get to see urban art, street artist and the warmth of locals who want to share their joy with you. Having finished this visit, the guide and the driver will take you back to your hotel. Take this tour as a starter and finish it wanting to know more about this fascinating city in this magical country that offers you everything.

Medellín: 5.5-Hour Guided Private City Tour

3. Medellín: 5.5-Hour Guided Private City Tour

Learn about the past and present of Medellín on this guided private tour of the city. Your expert local guide will give you an in-depth look at the city's darker past and its brighter present. See the modern innovation that has helped transform Medellín into a cultural hub, with stops at the giant electric escalators and the Metrocable. Stop to take in the ambiance and admire the shops and street art in Comuna 13. Follow in the footsteps of The Godfather, Pablo Escobar, and learn about the darker history of the city's drug wars. Visit the Monaco memorial park, built on the site where Pablo Escobar's residence once was, now a memorial to the victims who died in the Medellín and Cali Cartel War. Then head to the church where his men blessed bullets for perfect hits. Enjoy a snack at Escobar's favorite eatery. Finally, visit the rooftop house where he died, and the cemetery where he lays.

Medellin: Violence History & Memory Museum Educational Tour

4. Medellin: Violence History & Memory Museum Educational Tour

Plot twist alert! Pablo who is a tour designed to bring to light the B side of the story that was never told by Narcos, grounded in actual facts of the story of the narco phenomenon of Colombia. This tour is not like the regular Pablo Escobar tours. The narrative and the stops that are visited focus on bringing you on a journey through the whole context of the narco era, the impacts on the environment and society and how that deep wound has been defining for the resiliency and the whole social transformation that has made Colombia internationally known for. This four-hour tour will take place in the center-east of Medellin. We will walk through multiple stops that will help us show different narratives of the story, use the cable car system to visit comuna 8 and then the tram to reach Medellin’s Memory Museum. This institution has collaborated in the design of the narrative and research of the contents of this tour, and through its interactive exhibitions, visitors will gain a new perspective from multiple voices about the struggle and resilience of Colombian people.

Private City Tour of Downtown Medellin

5. Private City Tour of Downtown Medellin

Explore indigenous history, paisa culture, and recent Colombian history by walking along its main sites. Besides, all these experiences will be enriched by visiting several places in downtown such as Botero Park, San Antonio Park, Placita de Floréz, Memory House Museum, a gastronomic experience at a local market and more. At first, you will be picked up by our guide at the hotel. Soon after you will be heading downtown where the tour takes place. Your first stop will be at the Memory House Museum. If you are into learning the country’s history and understanding more about the complexity of the conflict of last decades, this is the best place to do so. After visiting the museum, you will have a fun local experience at the most emblematic markets of Medellin’s history: Placita de Flórez. Here, you will have a gastronomic experience and you will get to try some fruits and walk along the halls full of local and national products, as you learn about the traditions and stories of this place. Your next stop is San Antonio Park, a sort of open-air gallery that includes some Botero's sculptures. Botero is a famous Colombian artist, known for playing with proportions of the images. Here you will be able to walk around the place as you learn more about the city with your guide. You will tour along gastronomic places where you will also get to have some treats! Continuing with Botero’s topic you will head to the last stop: Botero Square. The only open-air place in the world with 23 sculptures by the artist. Here, you will not only learn more about his work and life, but you will also get to know more about the city center of Medellin, the Metro system and culture, and much more. Having finished this visit, the guide and the driver will take you back to your hotel. Take this tour as a starter and finish it wanting to know more about this fascinating city in this magical country that offers you everything.

Medellín: City center tour beyond the history and new valley

6. Medellín: City center tour beyond the history and new valley

We begin with a unique experience: enter the metro system, a key piece in the urban transformation. Admire the monumental sculptures of Fernando Botero in Plaza Botero, where art comes to life in imposing figures. Next, we explore the bustling commercial area, where Medellín's energy is on full display. The National Palace opens its doors to reveal the city's rich history, witnessing significant events throughout time. We continue to the Casa de la Memoria, a moving space that honors the history and narratives of those affected by violence. The atmosphere transforms as we reach the Plaza de las Luces, an emblematic place that blends modernity and tradition. Here, we enjoy a refreshing drink or snack, immersing ourselves in the local atmosphere while reflecting on the day. This tour is not only a journey through iconic places, but also an opportunity to feel the pulse of a city in constant transformation, an invitation to understand its past, celebrate its present and glimpse its vibrant future. Join this unique experience in the heart of Medellín!

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Toto was our guide, excellent cyclist, knowledgeable and above all super friendly and extravert! Delicious coffee, fruit-snack and great ride! I recommend this tour to everyone who wants to know the city and downtown while having a relaxed ride!

Carlos was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and gladly answered our many questions. He also provided valuable information and amazing suggestions for restaurants and bars beyond the tour to make our stay in Medellin simply perfect!

Toto was a great guide! Tour is on the pricey side for a bike tour, but otherwise a great experience.

Santiago was awesome! Made my tour very specific to what I wanted.

Absolutely fantastic tour Toto was an amazing guide