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$ 61.98 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 180 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Our guide Hector, was absolutely exceptional. He arrived at our hotel early, took time to described the places we were about to visit, showed us on a map exactly where they were located in the city. Bonus #1 Hector is an excellent safe driver, (with all the scooters, busses, taxis and pedestrians to navigate around all in an hurry, and quite aggressive) Bonus#2 Hector has a very comfortable large car. He took all the time we needed to explore and were never rushed. Bonus #3 Hector answered all of our questions providing us with a new perspective of Medellín and the Colombian culture. Bonus #4 Hector knew many people and got premium parking spots in each location. Bonus #5 His English is excelled as he spent several years living in NYC. Bonus #6 Hector told us of other places we should visit and helped us map out our stay in other regions of Colombia. Bonus #7 Hector took us to a lovely Colombian Restaurant where we had a delicious local meal. It as a wonderful day.

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February 16, 2023

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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November 27, 2022

Our guide Luis and the full tour was fantastic. Luis explained everything to us very well and took his time. The planned 5 hours turned into 6.5 because luckily we spent a lot of time in Comuna 13. It was really great there. We can only recommend the tour and Louis.

November 5, 2022

Product ID: 183056