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Arvi Park and Piedras Blancas Park (Parque Arvi y Parque Piedras Blancas) Tours

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Arvi Park and Piedras Blancas Park (Parque Arvi y Parque Piedras Blancas)
An escape from the urban jungle of Medellín is only a gondola ride away. Arvi Park (Parque Arvi) and Piedras Blancas Park (Parque Piedras Blancas), neighboring parks in the mountainous countryside east of the city, are crisscrossed by hiking trails and dotted with lakes, scenic lookout points, and wildlife museums.

The Basics

Parque Arvi and neighboring Parque Piedras Blancas in Santa Elena rank among the most popular weekend escapes for Medellín residents, though they remain somewhat off the beaten tourist path. Explore the parks on your own, or opt for a tour to get you oriented. Some city sightseeing tours include a guided visit to the park, especially tours with a focus on the city’s architecture and urban planning.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The parks are a must-visit for outdoors enthusiasts and families traveling with kids.
  • Wear sturdy shoes with good tread, as not all the park paths are paved.
  • Plan to spend at least half a day exploring the parks.
  • Pack a picnic lunch, or grab food at the Hotel Piedras Blancas restaurant.

How to Get There
The Medellin Metro system connects directly to the Arvi Cable Cars, which soar right from the train station to the conservation area.

When to Get There
Since Medellin enjoys excellent weather throughout the year, thanks to its location near the equator, there isn’t really a bad time to visit these outdoor attractions. Plan to arrive early, especially on weekends when the parks fill up with local families out for a picnic.

Attractions Inside the Park
While the nature paths and hiking trails are the biggest draws to this area, these parks are home to a few other attractions as well. On the grounds of Piedras Blancas you’ll find an insect museum and a butterfly enclosure, while Parque Arvi has another butterfly enclosure, as well as  an environmental and cultural center, two watchtowers, and a market.
Address: Via a Piedras Blancas, Medellin, Colombia
Admission: Varies
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Medellin City Walking Tour plus Metro Cable Cars

Medellin City Walking Tour plus Metro Cable Cars

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Tick off more of Medellin’s unique attractions in less time on a walking tour including Metrocable tickets. In a small group limited to 14, you’ll visit Plaza Botero, home to 23 gigantic, disproportionate sculptures designed by Fernando Botero, and admire the colonial churches and leafy squares of downtown Medellin. Plus, you’ll take the modern Metrocable to Santo Domingo Savio Library. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.00
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Medellín City Comuna 13 and Arvi Park Full Day Private Tour

Medellín City Comuna 13 and Arvi Park Full Day Private Tour

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Medellín’s colorful neighborhoods, public art, and eclectic architecture draw crowds from all over the world. See the sights that give the city its distinct culture in a short amount of time while avoiding the hassle of traffic and large groups on this private excursion around the city, with personalized insider commentary from your guide along the way.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Amazing Arvi natural reserve private tour

Amazing Arvi natural reserve private tour

Named after the Arvi bird that resides in the area, this natural park just outside of Medellin is a hidden secret that you can’t miss. Take this private tour during the weekends and get away from the concrete jungle to enjoy the beauty of this fascinating reserve on the Medellin outskirts. The great variety of fauna and flora will captivate your senses as you walk around precious sceneries getting close to nature wildlife. Discover a wide selection of birds, flowers, and trees that you haven´t even heard of..
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  • 8 hours
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Explore Medellin City Tour: Arvi Park (Private Tour)

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The Arví Park is a natural wealth of the city, declared a protective forest reserve since 1970. The park offers the possibility of discovering the magic of nature, fauna and flora, water and highly fragile fog forests and vulnerable Arví can be walked along with the guides when they arrive at the park. We will find some gigantic sculptures that welcome you and invite you to contemplate them from an innovative and ingenious art, this is how the Botero Square is known: an open-air museum, which shows its perfection in 23 bronze sculptures, then You will get to know the Museum of Antioquia where you will complete the experience of Botero's art. We will end our tour by visiting the Explora Park, which is an environment committed to respect and protection of life, in its most captivating expression: diversity, the park recreates in its Aquarium two ecosystems at risk.
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  • 7 hours
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Medellin City Private Tour

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Get a personalized look at some of Medellín’s top attractions during this private sightseeing tour. Explore the downtown area using a mix of car, walking, metro, and aerial cable cars, then ascend to Pueblito Paisa—a replica of a colonial Colombian town—where you enjoy panoramic city views.
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Full Day Private Medellin City Tour

Full Day Private Medellin City Tour

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Discover all that Medellín has to offer during this comprehensive 8-hour exploration of the city’s top sights. During the course of your full-day trip you’ll visit notable attractions including Botero Plaza, the nature reserve of Arví Park, a replica of a traditional Colombian village at ‘Pueblito Paisa’ (Little Town), Barefoot Park, the Park of Lights, Medellín’s innovative Metro, the Botanical Garden, the urban escalator in the former slum of Comuna 13 and the outlying areas of Sabaneta and Envigado. Your Medellín excursion also covers admission fees, all activities, a driver-guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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Queer coffee tasting

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Medellin City Tour with Arví Park

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Medellin, surrounding villages and coffee tour 6 nights 7 days

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Enjoy the best of Medellin and the most fascinating villages around with this 6 nights 7 days package including accommodation and personal english speaking guide with private vehicle. From arrival to departure, you will be introduced into local customs and breathtaking sceneries. This comprehensive package puts together the best of the city of Medellin during a couple of days for introduction, museums, and shopping. A couple of days are spent visiting the most representative villages around Medellin such as: Guatape and Santafe de Antioquia, which are considered part of the national heritage. And finally, a full day to a coffee farm just 1 hour away from Medellin, where you´ll learn the coffee process from the hands of a real collector, enjoy lunch, and ride horses. Tours are fully narrated, and start times are flexible so you may steer tour around according to your preferences
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  • 7 days
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Medellin Metro Tour

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Experience the rebirth of Medellín as one of the world’s most innovative cities during this 4-hour, transportation-themed tour of the city’s top sights and Metro public transit system. Travel via the only metro system in Colombia as you visit Medellín's Botero Plaza, the Botanical Garden, the library of Santo Domingo Savio and continue by aerial tram to the nature reserve at Parque Arví. Your metro-themed sightseeing tour includes round-trip hotel transport to your first and last metro stops, entrance fees and a professional guide.
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Flower growing and Fruit tasting tour

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  • 4 hours
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Combo Tour: Metro System, Christmas Lights and Food Tour of Medellin

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Combo Tour: Metro System, Christmas Lights and Food Tour of Medellin

Plunge into the rich cultural tapestry of Medellin on a full-day tour of the Colombian metropolis. Alongside your guide, visit prominent attractions such as Plaza Botero — brimming with sculptures by revered artist, Fernando Botero — and the innovative Santo Domingo Library. Learn of Medellin’s radical transformation, from war-torn city to thriving cultural hub, and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people. During the Christmas season, admire Medellin’s spectacular Christmas lights.
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  • 8 hours
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Medellin Historical City Tour

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Experience the main historical hot spots of Medellin with incredible vistas on this 4 to 5 hours tour! Learn about our past visiting the Memory Museum and feel the vibe in Downtown as your professional guide takes you to various locations in a new, comfortable vehicle, on the metro, metro cable (aerial cable car), and on foot!  Delight your eyes with breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the top of the mountain summit and Santo Domingo Savio lookout point.  The memory Museum will open your eyes to learn more about our pass  in order to understand the transformation of  the city. There is a tour upgrade option for guests that would like to go to the top of the summit and beyond to Arvi Park.  This is a private tour with a professional, certified tour guide for you and your party only.
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Discover colombian flowers and silletero culture

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We do show what a silletero is and show you flowers, culture, traditional places that are part of the Santa Elena culture. We offer an amazing experience where you will feel our culture, to try traditional food, to become a silletero for a day as you will be able to interact with the silletero fields.
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  • 6 hours
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Exotic flowers farm and silleteros cultural tour

Exotic flowers farm and silleteros cultural tour

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Immerse yourself in our culture of exotic flowers and traditional silletas in this awe inspiring half day tour, where you’ll experience a spectacular flower farm blooming with rainbow colored gardens, hosted by the original silletera family, who are the pioneers of this tradition. You'll visit the famous Avoeden Café in the Provenza sector of El Poblado for complimentary single origin coffee before our hour long drive to the flower farm. Enjoy a blissful journey as we drive through the lush landscape. Enjoy incredible vistas of the evergreen Andes mountains, where the cultivation process of radiant and exuberant flowers will be brought to life for you by the traditional masters, the farm owners wear their original garments while conveying their secrets of making the best flower arrangement silletas in a fun and charming way. Guests get to interact with the family and ask any questions.
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Colombia One-Day Cycling Tour

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There is no better way to escape your routine than with a bike ride! If you are in Medellin for business or pleasure, make sure you enjoy the bike! in the country where culture talks about our passion for cycling. The bike is the best way to get to know a country, breathe fresh air, delight yourself with incredible landscapes and challenge yourself in a ride that you cannot miss. Distances: 40-100 Km Elevation gain: 900 m to 2,800 m Duration of the shoot: 3-4 hours Level: King of the mountains, Beetle and Clasicóman Price: $ 130 USD Tour dates:: Available upon request
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PRIVATE TOUR Medellin 360

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Private Silleteros (Flowers) Tour

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We want to make you feel like at home taking care of your needs. You sit back and we do the rest. We always give our best in each and evry tour we do
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Medellín City Comuna 13 and Arvi Park Full Day Private Tour

Medellín City Comuna 13 and Arvi Park Full Day Private Tour

Get a personal introduction to Medellín’s colorful neighborhoods, public art, and architecture on a full-day, private tour that includes pickup and drop-off at Medellín hotels, and a cable car ride in Arvi Park. Explore the sculptures of Fernando Botero and the graffiti cool of Comuna 13, then get views of the city from Arvi Park and visit El Pueblito Paisa with a local guide.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$169.00
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US$169.00
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 Medellin City Private Tour

Medellin City Private Tour

Experience the main hot spots of Medellin with incredible vistas on this 4-hour tour! Feel the vibe in Downtown as your professional guide takes you to various locations in a new, comfortable vehicle, on the metro, metro cable (aerial cable car), and on foot! Delight your eyes with breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the top of the mountain summit and Santo Domingo Savio Library. El Pueblito Paisa in central Medellin will enthrall and captivate you with all it's charming colorful colonial edifices, church, museum, restaurants, cute shops, and much more. There is a tour upgrade option for guests that would like to go to the top of the summit and beyond to Arvi Park. This is a private tour with a professional, certified tour guide for you and your party only.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$81.00
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US$81.00
Price varies by group size
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Medellin Historical City Tour

Medellin Historical City Tour

Experience the main historical hot spots of Medellin with incredible vistas on this 4 to 5 hours tour! Learn about our past visiting the Memory Museum and feel the vibe in Downtown as your professional guide takes you to various locations in a new, comfortable vehicle, on the metro, metro cable (aerial cable car), and on foot! Delight your eyes with breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the top of the mountain summit and Santo Domingo Savio lookout point. The memory Museum will open your eyes to learn more about our pass in order to understand the transformation of the city. There is a tour upgrade option for guests that would like to go to the top of the summit and beyond to Arvi Park. This is a private tour with a professional, certified tour guide for you and your party only.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$91.00
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From
US$91.00
Price varies by group size
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