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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.

Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour & Cable Car Ride

2. Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour & Cable Car Ride

The tour starts and ends at the Poblado metro station. You will take three main types of transportation: metro, cable car and bus. You will walk through the graffiti district and take the escalators. After taking the metro, you will enjoy riding the metro cable, you will see the houses on the mountain tops, visit a spectacular viewpoint and learn about the evolution of the city's transportation system. Then you will take a bus to the graffiti district, from where the walking tour will begin. You will be amazed by all kinds of art expressions, such as graffiti, oil paintings, graffiti printed clothes, music shows and dance shows. You will visit a very authentic neighborhood, full of art, music, food and friendly people. During the tour, you will see spectacular graffiti, which are painted by local artists. The guide will explain the meaning of the main graffiti and answer any questions you may have. You will also enjoy street performances such as break dance, rap or trova (traditional musical genre). You will also be able to see multiple options of snacks and traditional Colombian street food. In addition to all of the above, you will visit the best viewpoints of the neighborhood, from which you can see much of the city. During the tour the guide will explain the historical events related to the time of violence in the neighborhood, such as the military operation that liberated the neighborhood from the guerrillas in 2002 and how through the union of the community, the graffiti, the investment in the metro cable and the construction of the escalators, the neighborhood is a clear example of transformation and social development, becoming the most visited place in Colombia and one of the most visited in the world. Finally, the guide will take you to a bar with the best viewpoint of the neighborhood, where a drink is included and you will be able to get to know the other travelers in more depth. Join us, explore the most authentic neighborhood of Medellin and meet other travelers!

Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

3. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

Discover the political, social, and economic context of drug trafficking in Colombia on an eye-opening tour. Learn about Pablo Escobar's life, death, and impact. Visit Comuna 13 to see the inspiring transformation of what was once one of the most dangerous places in the world with a local guide. After pickup from your hotel in Medellin, head to Cementerio Jardines Montesacro to visit Pablo Escobar's grave. Discover different perspectives and points of view on Pablo's history. Gain an understanding of the context in which Pablo Escobar grew up and what made him who he was. Next, see Los Olivos Antioquia, the rooftop where Pablo Escobar died. Discuss the political and economic context of Columbia in the eighties and nineties. Discover the impact the drug lord's legacy still has. Then, visit Parque Conmemorativo Inflexión, a memorial to the victims of narco-terrorism. Finally, explore Comuna 13 and its history. Marvel at street art and stories of Colombians whose strength and resilience turned this previously violent area around. Unpick stereotypes and discuss the importance of education.

Medellin: Live the Nightlife Rooftop Pub Crawl

4. Medellin: Live the Nightlife Rooftop Pub Crawl

Discover the famous nightlife of Medellin with 5 options from Wednesday to Sunday. Experience the different rhythms of the city from salsa to techno, to the popular reggaeton. Depending on the day you chose, enjoy different activities such as dance classes, drinking games, entrance to clubs, rooftop Jacuzzis, and free drinks. Be accompanied by a local guide who will make sure the whole experience is full of high energy in non-touristy places. Techno Thursday:  Be greeted with a welcome shot and indulge in some drinking games to break the ice. After leaving the meeting point, make a short stop in a games bar where you will have free games for 10 minutes. Continue to 2 rooftops got more welcome shots, 2 for 1 cocktails, 10% off bottles, and hookah. End the night at 1 of 2 clubs you decide on along with the fellow participants of the tour. Reggaeton Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays:  Be greeted with a welcome shot and indulge in some drinking games to break the ice. Continue to 2 rooftops for more welcome shots, 2 for 1 cocktails, 10% off bottles, and hookah before finishing the night off in a popular reggaeton club with entrance included. Wet Sunset Sunday:  Be greeted in a rooftop bar with a welcome shot and free use of the jacuzzi (towels will be provided) and play beer-pong. Continue to 2 rooftops for more welcome shots, 2 for 1 cocktails, 10% off bottles, and hookah, before finishing the night off in a popular reggaeton club with entrance included.

From Medellín: Paragliding Flight and Guatape Tour

5. From Medellín: Paragliding Flight and Guatape Tour

Combine spectacular views with nature and culture on this combo tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Cocorna where you can enjoy a 20-minute paragliding flight surrounded by huge mountains and waterfalls. After your flight, pay a visit to Guatape, one of the world's most colorful towns. Admire unique panoramic views of the town from atop the Stone of Guatape and stroll around the vibrantly painted houses and streets. After a full day's adventure, get dropped off back at your hotel in Medellín in the afternoon.

Medellin: Avoeden Café Coffee Brewing Workshop

6. Medellin: Avoeden Café Coffee Brewing Workshop

Start by meeting your tour guide in the Avoeden Café in the El Poblado district of Medellin. Enjoy a tour limited to private or small groups for an authentic local experience. Uncover all the secrets of brewing the perfect cup of coffee. In a two-hour workshop, discover how the coffee goes from crop to cup and learn about the history of coffee production in Colombia. Enjoy complimentary samples of delicious Colombian coffee made with various brewing techniques.

Medellin: Market Tour and Exotic Colombian Fruit Tasting

7. Medellin: Market Tour and Exotic Colombian Fruit Tasting

The tour starts and ends at the Industriales metro station. At the beginning, we will take a bus with an exclusive road to the most popular market in Medellin: La Plaza Minorista. The tour will be on foot and you will visit all 18 sectors, where different types of products are sold, such as clothing, fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables. The market is a very authentic place, with many things to see and explore. You will also learn about Colombian agriculture, the most popular vegetables and fruits, the common jobs, the regions of the country where the different products are grown, as well as the history of the city's large markets and the most traditional foods in Medellin. Also, you will taste 10 exotic Colombian fruits that we have carefully selected and that you may not easily find outside Colombia, such as mangosteen, mamoncillo, rambután, zapote, borojó, guama, etc. You will be surprised by their exquisite taste and their great diversity. You should not leave Colombia without tasting our best fruits. Finally, you will also have the opportunity to talk to the fruit sellers, learn about their personal stories and ask them questions about the fruits. Join this wonderful tour to try the most delicious fruits and meet other travelers.

Medellin: Half-Day Colombian Coffee Farm Tour

8. Medellin: Half-Day Colombian Coffee Farm Tour

Your Colombian coffee adventure begins when you’re picked up from your hotel in Medellin. After just a short drive you’ll discover a tranquil slice of nature hidden within the city.  Located here is a beautiful coffee farm surrounded by spectacular gardens and incredible views of the region’s imposing mountains and the Medellin cityscape. The farm is renowned for its organic coffee of exceptional quality thanks to various factors that you’ll hear about during your visit. What happens with the coffee after it’s harvested? Get to know first-hand from a specialized team the meticulous industrial process that coffee goes through before you finally have it in your cup to drink. After exploring the magnificent coffee plantations and learning what makes this the best coffee in the world, you’ll be invited to taste the intense flavor of a fresh cup of coffee for yourself, produced right here on the farm. Finish the tour tasting a range of speciality coffees highly commended by professional tasters.

Medellín: 6-Hour Botero City Tour

9. Medellín: 6-Hour Botero City Tour

Discover the art and life of one of the greatest characters in Medellín’s, the artist Fernando Botero. See the extensive collection of sculptures the artist donated to his hometown. Marvel at his stunning paintings in the Museum of Antioquia. Start this wonderful tour with pickup at your hotel. Head to San Antonio Park to see its church and the sculptures by Botero there, then continue to Barrio Boston. Visit La Playa Avenue and the Palacio de Bellas Artes, donated by Botero to create access to art in the city). Walk through Botero Square, passing the Palace of Culture, and enter the Museum of Antioquia. See the wonderful exhibition showing satires of Colombian society, revealing the artist’s passion for bulls, and his tributes to the classics. Get dropped off back at your hotel after a fascinating tour.

Hacienda Napoles: Full-Day Private Tour from Medellin

10. Hacienda Napoles: Full-Day Private Tour from Medellin

Enjoy Pablo Escobar's former farm that has been transformed into a theme park to be enjoyed by everyone from kids to adults. Encounter a world of fun with pools, lazy river, Safari with wild animals, Dinosaur replicas, bird world, African museum, and much more. Visit the Monaco Building, the Cocorná Viewpoint, Napoles (Hippo Lake, African Museum, Old House, Car Collection, Historical Photos, car tour through the different roads). Enter the reserve at Río Claro and walk along the path and the Marble beach. Depart in the early hours of the morning with a drive and a stop for a typical Antioquia breakfast. Continue through eastern towns such as Santuario, Cocorná, San Luis before finally arriving at the Napoles ranch. Have access to the park and the basic Wild Passport. Return to Medellin in the late afternoon.

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What people are saying about Medellín

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 272 reviews

Thank you Juan and this wonderful and honest tour! We can only recommend the tour and learned a lot, very authentically and appreciatively, openly and critically. The three of us tried everything that was offered, what was interesting was the history behind it and the knowledge of someone who grew up here.

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.

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

Arturo was great, very knowledgeable about the area. We loved the whole experience.

Definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting. It was an amazing experience.