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Medellín: Half-Day Private Colonial Towns Tour

Activity provider: City Vibes Tours

Medellín: Half-Day Private Colonial Towns Tour

Activity provider: City Vibes Tours

From US$ 69.18 per person

Explore 3 colonial towns outside of Medellin. Learn about the history of independence in Colombia in an amazing museum in Rionegro. Get to know the 3 different churches styles in the colonial towns.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Hear about the history of independence in Colombia from a knowledgable guide
  • Learn about Medellin's past and the legacy of these unique towns
  • Take in a panoramic view of the valley along the way
  • Watch gushing water stream down a lush hillside at waterfall pitstop
  • Get an insiders' look at 3 colonial towns east of Medellin
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Water
  • Fresh juice in one of the towns
  • Tickets, fees, and insurance
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are optional for this activity

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera
    • Comfortable clothes
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    Un tour muy bonito, nuestro guía Carlos muy atento y con mucho conocimiento de la zona y de su historia.

    July 12, 2022


    Muy simpático el guía

    July 22, 2022


    Product ID: 403853