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Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

1. Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

Head out to San Sebastián de Palmitas, just 45 minutes from Medellín, to begin your unique coffee tour. After hotel pick-up, set off for a coffee-making farm and enjoy listening to a brief history about the origin of the coffee and how it was first brought to Colombia. Take the chance to dress in the typical costume of the paisa muleteer, including hat, poncho, paruma, and the tail of a rooster. Later, move on to a coffee plantation to carry out the coffee harvest, reducing the mixture to a pulp and finally, drying it. After these activities, sit down for a refreshing drink of musilago (coffee juice) and a tea made from the coffee pulp. Savor a typical dish from the region made of banana with honey and cheese. Hear your guide explain some techniques on how to prepare and drink coffee and have a short tasting of different coffees and servings. Later, try a typical dish of the paisa muleteer consisting of rice, yuca, ground beef, boiled egg, sausage, and banana. Try preparing your coffee to your own taste with the information you have just learned from your guide. Finally, receive a pack of coffee as a gift and have the chance to buy farm products at the shop. If the option is chosen, also experience a 2-hour horseback ride through the farm to some viewpoints. All instructions will be given to inexperienced riders.

Medellín: Private City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

2. Medellín: Private City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

Get an insight into Colombia's troubled past on a private guided tour of the formerly dangerous district of Comuna 13 in Medellín.   Discover a replica of an old village at Pueblito Paisa on Nutibara Hill, and get stunning views over the rooftops from one of the city's few conserved ecosystems. Make your way to Comuna 13 to learn how the most notorious neighborhood in the country has reinvented itself. See stunning examples of street art and graffiti that puts the political and socio-economic story of the area into context. Once the center of the gang wars and guerilla activity, the area has been transformed by the local community with the help of government projects such as a giant escalator that runs up the hill. Visit the iconic sculptures by Fernando Botero along the Botero Plaza and take a walk in the Parques del Rio.

Cartagena: Getsemani Highlights and Graffiti Walking Tour

3. Cartagena: Getsemani Highlights and Graffiti Walking Tour

See a new side of Cartagena as you explore hip Getsemani with a local guide. Learn about the area’s history through the graffiti art that is all around. Understand the meanings behind the images of wild animals, famous faces, and daily life. Follow your guide along colonial streets to the main sights of the neighborhood. You will visit  Centenario park, Holy Trinity Square, and Umbrella street. You’ll also spend some time at Las Tablitas, a store considered the oldest house in Getsameni. Get a taste of neighbourhood flavor as tourists and locals alike sip on cold drinks and play dominoes. Take plenty of photos of the mind-blowing local murals and depictions of lively urban culture. Taste a local snack and a different kind of ice cream before you visit the studios of local artists. Browse the artists’ galleries, watch a live painting show, or even try your hand at your own piece (for an additional fee).

Medellin: Bike City Tour with Local Food and Drink Tastings

4. Medellin: Bike City Tour with Local Food and Drink Tastings

This four-hour bike tour grants visitors the chance to see the best sights of Medellin in a fun and relaxed way. Ride through the city in the company of a local guide, who will shed light on the history, legends, art, and gastronomy of the area. Choose a regular bike for a classic ride or an electric bike for an even more relaxing time.  Get acquainted with Medellin's most popular destinations, including the city center, local parks, and historic squares. Enjoy several stops along the way to hear more about the locations and to snack on regional food and tasty coffee to keep your energy high.  Pass through colorful neighborhoods, experiencing the city as local people do, feeling its energy and marveling at spectacular views. Conclude the tour with a visit to Pueblito Paisa, the best viewpoint in Medellin, where you can enjoy a local beer and snap some great pictures.

4-Hour Medellin, Envigado & Sabaneta Three County Tour

5. 4-Hour Medellin, Envigado & Sabaneta Three County Tour

Many people who visit Medellin don't get to experience the neighboring counties due to the length of their stay or they are simply unaware of the other places. With this in mind, this tour incorporates Envigado and Sabaneta on this tour., the two surrounding counties adjacent to Medellin. After your guide picks you up from your hotel or apartment, the tour will start at El Pueblito Paisa in central Medellin. This delightfully charming town is reminiscent of how Medellin looked like in the past. You'll experience captivating panoramic views of the city from above. The town contains a lovely little church, a charming museum, cute shops with handcrafted items and exquisite restaurants with savory paisa dishes from the region. The tour continues in Envigado, a city with expansive growth in recent years. There, you will visit the beautiful plaza with its 300 year-old colonial church and walk around downtown Envigado to really feel the vibe of this city. Lastly, your tour guide will drive you to the town plaza of Sabaneta, home to its famous plaza where numerous movies have been filmed. This is a great place to taste the succulent giant-sized buñuelos and other delectable appetizers from Antioquia. This is a 4-hour private tour in a comfortable, new vehicle with a fluent and certified professional tour guide. Guests taking the tour with the "Exotic Fruits" tour option will be dropped off a little later than stipulated.

Medellin: Private City Tour

6. Medellin: Private City Tour

Explore Medellín from a local perspective on a private guided tour tailor-made to your likings. See the main attractions of the city, explore downtown, and take the metro or the metro cable to park Arvi. Your guide will happily suggest the most famous routes that vary according to tastes but feel free to suggest adaptations. The most common trails include a day to see the Botero statues, Museo de Antioquia, and a walk along the downtown area followed by a visit to Pueblito Paisa to have the most amazing views of the city. Another very common route is riding the metro to Botero park, the botanical garden, and the library of Santo Domingo Savio followed by a cable car ride up to Parque Arvi for a nature adventure. Coordinate the construction of the tour with your guide or get in touch before hand. Every tour will include suggestions of local dishes, handcrafted arts, goods or other things you are looking for.

Private Tour Palmas Culinary Adventure from Medellin

7. Private Tour Palmas Culinary Adventure from Medellin

You'll experience exquisite hors d'oeuvres and sample savory authentic Paisa dishes in this one-of-a-kind four-hour culinary adventure! This tour takes you to several locations to sample our succulent cuisine while learning the cultural aspects of the gastronomy and much more! The friendly and professional tour guide will pick you up at your hotel at your scheduled time. From there, you will be transported in a comfortable and private vehicle with air-conditioning and tinted windows to the top of the Andes Mountains. There will be stops at different locations, such as the Mirador, where you will delight your eyes with a panoramic view of Medellin from a precipice. Your taste buds will be stimulated while you sample tantalizing food with gusto, as you are driven from place to place to experience the richness and tradition of delectable dishes and finger food from the region. All of the delicious food on this tour is included, come on an empty stomach and enjoy! Guests will be dropped off at their hotel or place of stay after the tour.

Cartagena: 3-Hour Bazurto Market Tour

8. Cartagena: 3-Hour Bazurto Market Tour

The Bazurto Market has everything you could ever need. This 3-hour tour is for adventurous souls looking for a glimpse into the lives of the people of Cartagena. Explore the traditional vegetable, fish, meat, fruit, clothing and art market. Marvel at the labyrinth created by the multiple food stands. At every turn there’s an opportunity to taste foods or drinks. If you like, buy the ingredients here and prepare a traditional Colombian meal later, or just enjoy the magical atmosphere of this popular place. After visiting the herb market, the music market and the arts and crafts section, head to the market’s cafeteria for lunch.

Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and City Tour

9. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and City Tour

Following your pick-up at your hotel at 9:00 am go to the metro station to take a smooth ride with pleasant views of the city, river and surrounding Andes Mountains and valley. Head to downtown Medellín to marvel at the magnificent sculptures by Fernando Botero. Take souvenir photos with the help of your guide. Then, continue on foot to experience the true vibe of the city and learn its rich history from your native English-speaking guide. Get information about the old colonial churches, city plazas and the Palace of Culture. Next, board the Metrocable for an aerial ride to Spain Library Park in Santo Domingo Savio. Donated by the King of Spain, the modern edifice provides breathtaking panoramas of the city. Continue to the picturesque town of Pueblito Paisa to discover what Medellín looked like in the past at a replica of an Antioquian settlement. Get more captivating views of the city from the top of Cerro Nutibara. Admire Pueblito Paisa's lovely church, charming museum, cute shops, and handicraft items for sale. Taste the succulent cuisines of Colombia during your lunch break, and sample savory dishes from the Paisa region in one of the many restaurants. End your Medellín experience by exploring the life and times of Pablo Escobar. Hear about real-life events involving the notorious drug lord, who went from being a common car thief to the second richest man during his lifetime (after the Sultan of Brunei). Revered by many as the "Colombian Robin Hood" for building hospitals, schools, churches, soccer fields and a barrio (neighborhood) for the underprivileged, he was equally hated by rivals such as the Cali cartel and "Los Pepes" ("Persecuted by Pablo Escobar"). Investigate the facts behind the myths and mixed messages from expert guides who will provide true information and some stories that you won't hear anywhere else. Learn the story in a non-biased manner so that you can formulate your own opinion. Then, benefit from a drop off at your hotel or accommodation at the end of the day.

Cartagena: Best Street Food with Local Chef

10. Cartagena: Best Street Food with Local Chef

Discover the relaxed spirit of Cartagena with a tour designed for you to taste caribbean cuisine. This tour will allow you to visit and experience places that are not featured on conventional guides. Meet your local guide at the iconic Clock Tower to begin your route of the best local eats, and key sights of the city. During the morning, visit 9 street food spots, usually unnoticed by foreigners but worshiped by locals. Try original recipes while seeing some of the most important sights of the historic center such as the Plaza de la Paz, Plaza de los Autos, and Proclamation Square. Meet and greet the guardians of local culinary treasure and take home their secrets and recipes. You'll have a small-group experience with no more than 10 people on the tour. Benefit from personalized insider tips about what to do next in Cartagena historic center after the tour has finished. This experience is a blend of mouth-watering cuisine and wonderful local people, get ready to share your stories and be part of the conversation.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 180 reviews

Fabian's coffee farm is just outside of Medellin and is of a good size, so that the entire tour can be made quite compact and still very personable and extremely interesting (about 3 hours). Fabian is a second-generation coffee farmer and is full of enthusiasm for coffee and explains/shows the entire process from the plant to the ground beans (tasting included, of course) very clearly. By the way, he speaks very good English. Our tour guide, Lina, was great too. She picked us up in Medellin and not only knew a lot about coffee herself (her parents grow coffee themselves), but generally spoke a lot and openly about life in Colombia and Medellin. Conclusion: We were traveling with two children (3 & 6 years) and can only recommend this tour!

Andres was the guide and glue did an amazing job! Nice trip were you see and learn a lot of the city and taste some Colombian food and drink. I can definitely recommend this trip! And if you do it in the beginning of your time in Medellin, you have a better understanding about we’re to go.

We did this with our 2 kids (14 & 16): biking along all the highligts of Medellin, a was a great tour! Andres was a perfect guide, he told us all interesting things and showed us places that we would not have visited ourselves.

We had so much fun! Yander was knowledgeable and did a great job guiding us around the city. Thanks so much!

Muy completo, con buenas recomendaciones sobre cada lugar, la historia de cada lugar súper bien.