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From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

1. From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

Discover the city of Guatapé on a guided tour from Medellín and learn about this colorful city from your guide. Board a sightseeing cruise to the breathtaking Piedra del Peñol followed by lunch. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Medellín and travel to the vibrant city of Guatapé. With your guide, explore the colorful streets with their artistic tiled facades and fascinating history. Then, board a boat and sail through the reservoir. Enjoy panoramic views of Casa Museo, La Cruz, Piedras del Marial, Piedra del Peñol, and the ruins of the Pablo Escobar's vacation home. Learn about the sights from your guide. Disembark and visit the imposing Piedra del Peñol. Explore your lush surroundings with plenty of great photo opportunities, particularly if you choose to climb this impressive monument. After, regain your strength with a delicious lunch. Make one more stop at the Plaza de Zocalos and admire the colorful murals and the history behind them. After the tour, be returned to where you were picked up.

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

2. 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

3. 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

4. From Medellín: Hacienda Nápoles Theme Park Day Trip

Discover a theme park suitable for everyone's enjoyment, from children to adults on a full-day tour to Hacienda Napoles. Encounter a world of fun with family-friendly pools, lazy river, dinosaur replicas, bird world, an African museum, and more.  Explore different wildlife habitats and be amazed to encounter tigers, elephants, and other creatures of nature. There will be breakfast included and plenty of places to have lunch in the park.

Medellín: Paragliding in the Colombian Andes

5. Medellín: Paragliding in the Colombian Andes

Start with pickup from your hotel located in the El Poblado neighborhood or the meeting point in Parque Lleras. Drive 45 minutes to arrive at the launching pad where you will have a great view over the Medellín region. Rely on high-quality gear and instructions from professional and reputable staff. Receive an introductory lesson, and then fly out over the Aburra Valley over the beautiful scenery. See spots such as the Medellin River, the El Quitasol hill, the Garcia barrage, and the Picacho hill, with the spectacular backdrop of the mountains. After your flight, return to the city of Medellín.

Medellín: ATV Quad Tour

6. Medellín: ATV Quad Tour

Hop into a van in Lleras Park and drive from Medellín into the mountains. Once arrived, warm up first in a parking lot with your 550cc ATV quads take a short test over an obstacle course. Receive instruction and safety tips from an experienced guide throughout the activity.  Enjoy a ride in the majestic mountains of Antioquia, in a natural reserve surrounded by pure Colombian nature, various trees, flowers, and fauna. Stop at a couple of view points to take amazing photos. Return to Medellín after an exhilarating day exploring the countryside.

Medellin: Half–Day Private Nature Tour & Waterfall Hike

7. 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.

Rio Claro Jungle River: Private Tour from Medellín

8. Rio Claro Jungle River: Private Tour from Medellín

The friendly, licensed and professional tour guide will pick you up at your hotel at 09:00. You will be transported in a new, comfortable and private SUV or new high-end vehicle with air-conditioning, tinted windows, and insurance. It's a 3-hour drive to Rio Claro, and you can rest assured that you will be pampered with space and ample leg room. The experienced driver will take you through the heart of the evergreen Andes mountains, making stops along the way to photograph beautiful canyons, waterfalls, and lush landscapes with exotic birds, plants and fruits. Bask in the clear turquoise waters, hike along bedrock banks, adventure off into one of a kind caverns, or just soak in the sun while breathing in pure air surrounded by rich, surreal, jungle landscape. Your amiable and dedicated tour guide will be with you every step of the way, explaining all the nuances and subtleties, allowing you to re-charge your batteries and be in total bliss, as you make your way through paradise on earth. Guests will be dropped off at their hotels around 19:00.

Guatape Coffee Villa including Rock Town & Waterfall

9. Guatape Coffee Villa including Rock Town & Waterfall

Your friendly, licensed and perfectly fluent tour guide picks you up at your hotel at 9:00. From there you will be transported to a new, comfortable vehicle with air-conditioning, tinted windows and insurance. It's a 2-hour drive to the private coffee villa, so lay back and relax while your certified coffee expert guide delights you with all the intricacies of our land, history and culture. Ypur first stop is at a secluded waterfall where you can take a quick dip and allow the falling water to massage your body, or just recharge your batteries and be in total bliss, while breathing in pure air surrounded by rich landscape. Next, you'll visit the organic coffee villa nestled on top of the Andes mountains, where you will learn the full coffee process hands on, surrounded by nature, exotic flowers and fruits. Guests will enjoy unparalleled views from the terrace and can go for a quick hike around the villas trails. Leaving the villa, head out to climb the huge rock of El Penol and enjoy the best view of the World from the top! Your taste buds will be delighted while you savor succulent, Paisa dishes with gusto, as we break for lunch in a clean restaurant juxtaposed to the lake in Guatape! After a delicious meal, Guatape's colorful town plaza will enthrall and fascinate you with all it's charming, vibrant edifices, stunning architecture, church, restaurants, cute shops, souvenir stores, colonial style homes with opulent balconies adorned with flowers hovering over you, and much more! Lastly, you will be dropped off at your hotel at approximately 17:00, depending on traffic and climate conditions. Book in advance, you don't want to miss out, this tour is a must if you are in Medellín!

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What people are saying about Medellín

La mejor experiencia que he tenido en un viaje, desde el momento en el que reservé hasta el momento en el que partí . Todos fueron muy amables y atentos , me hicieron sentir como en casa. El dueño Sergio siempre muy interesado en cuanto a mis necesidades, el conductor Oscar siempre atento y con una sonrisa , hasta la guía Ginna que tenía todo el conocimiento ,todas la ganas y alegría de enseñarnos y compartir todo lo hermoso que tiene para dar Colombia . Una ves más gracias por la gran experiencia y por el maravilloso recuerdo que me llevo de ese hermoso país . Michelle

This tour to Guatapé was amazing!!! You have plenty of time to take photos and appreciate everything. Ginna is the best tour guide!!! She explained everything in Spanish and English and even cooked typical Colombian food for all of us. Definitely, I would book another tour with her.

Loved this coffee tour! Being on the actual farm, all the history and facts you learn, and trying on traditional clothing was all great. The coffee itself is delicious! I highly recommend this coffee tour when visiting Medellín!

it was super great, very perfectly organized, everything was on point. Food was fantastic. Marlon did a tremendous job entertaining us and interacting with us. Highly recommend

Este tour es muy recomendado para amantes del café. Te muestran la historia y también detallan la cosecha y preparación del café.