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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.

Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

2. 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.

From Medellín: Hacienda Nápoles Theme Park Day Trip

3. From Medellín: Hacienda Nápoles Theme Park Day Trip

Enjoy Pablo Escobar's former farm that has been transformed into a theme park to be enjoyed by everyone from kids to adults. When entering Hacienda Nápoles, you will encounter a world of fun with pools for the family, lazy river, dinosaur replicas, bird world, an African museum, and much more. You will also be shown Escobar's main house, known as La Mayoría. Visit the Memorial Museum, where you will learn about the life of the drug lord and see the first airplane he used to send drugs abroad. Explore different wildlife habitats and be amazed as you encounter tigers, elephants and other creatures from the wild. The tour will last throughout the whole day as it is a long way from Medellin, but expect lots of fun! There will be breakfast included and plenty of places to eat lunch at the park.

Medellin: Half–Day Private Nature Tour & Waterfall Hike

4. Medellin: Half–Day Private Nature Tour & Waterfall Hike

The city of Medellin surrounded by green hills is perfect for experiencing Andean nature just a few minutes outside of town. On this half-day activity, head to the eco-trail to the La Miel waterfall. Enjoy a hike that takes about 90 minutes, following a small river to reach the impressive 20–meter high waterfall through dense Andean cloud forests. Take in this ideal nature activity to experience Andean flora and fauna in the nature reserve of La Miel. This activity requires a good physical condition. Part of the walk is on a path and part of it by a river. You will cross the river on several occasions and some rocks may be slippery.

Epic Zipline and Giant Waterfall From Medellin

5. Epic Zipline and Giant Waterfall From Medellin

Be picked up by private car from your hotel then drive 1.5 hours to the natural reserve in La Ceja. Upon arrival, you will be given an introduction to the place, safety instructions, and you will be taken to the first zipline station by hiking for 20 minutes. Start the first 700 meters flight to the other side of the canyon, enjoying a stunning view of five giant waterfalls. Your weight must be under 99 kgs or 218 lbs to do this activity. Children will be accompanied by a professional guide. Once at the other side of the mountain, take a 30-minute hike to the base of the giant waterfall. Feel the powerful splashes of the giant waterfall and recharge your spirit. Return to the top of the mountain, and enjoy some free time to relax in this paradise. Then, a second zipline flight will take you to the other side of the canyon to start a 30-minute hike back to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Medellín

Oscar the tour guide was very knowledgable and gave a fascinating insight into the history of Comuna 13, his English was very good and he was very friendly. I recommend this tour very highly, most of the locals seemed to know Oscar personally which made for a great experience.

we really enjoyed the tour, Mateo was our guide he was very knowledgeable & explained the process of making coffee, what makes a good coffee, best practices for buying & preparing coffee. the lunch was also good, quite tasty & filling.

Carlos Valle is such an exceptional teacher and coffee guru. Not only he was punctual and professional - his finca and the way he teaches coffee to the general public is worth of filming a documentary series.

Absolutely, an amazing trip. The Tour guide (Julian Lopez) was great. I took a private tour and I highly recommend it. The town of Guatape is beautiful. I would love to come back.

Very informative. Includes information about the history of Comuna 13 as well as the street art. Excellent value for money.