Private tour

Medellín: Private City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin
Private tour

Medellín: Private City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin

From US$ 63.25 per person

Enjoy a private guided tour through the vibrant city of Medellín and explore many iconic and local hot spots such as the Comuna 13 and the Botero Plaza.

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Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group


  • See a replica of an old Colombian township
  • Marvel at the street art of Comuna 13
  • Visit Botero Plaza and admire the iconic sculptures
  • Explore the city from the Metrocable
  • Walk in Parques del Rio
Full description

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.

  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels in Medellin City
  • City Tour
  • Guide (bilingual if required)
  • Transportation
  • Metrocable ticket
  • Pueblito Paisa
  • Botero Square
  • Commune 13
  • Graffitis
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Full names and passport numbers are mandatory in order to issue travel insurance
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The guide may be bilingual
  • Bring valid current ID
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress accordingly
  • There is no minimum number of people required
  • Travelers must provide their identity document necessary for travel insurance, otherwise the tour operator is not responsible for eventualities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 179 reviews

Review summary

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Great tour for those who wants to get a better feel of the city and walk around Communa 13 with the local guide who knows it all! Our guide was Hector, we got lucky we had him, he knew everyone in Communa 13 and we felt very connected. He also drove us around the city, took up the cable car and down town. It was a great tour, two thumbs up!

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March 31, 2023

Hector (our guide) made the tour very special. He also gave us a ride back to our hotel (for a reasonable fee). He was courteous, knowledgeable and accommodating!! The tour itself was different and interesting. Tour might be a bit pricy compared to other tours and value offered.

March 31, 2023

Luis was AMAZING! Him being a local not only meant that his knowledge about the different neighborhoods of the tour was extensive, it was like traveling with a local celebrity! He knew so many folks in Comuna 13 along they way it really made you feel like you integrated into the community. The tour itself was great as it covered a lot of bases in the city. From Comuna 13, to the botanical gardens, the cable car ride, to Botera Plaza. If you only have time to do one tour while in the city, I highly recommend this one.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 183056