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Medellin City Private Tour

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Medellin, Colombia
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icon4 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travellers
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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.
  • Explore some of Medellin's highlights during a private sightseeing trip
  • Travel through the city using a mix of cars, metro rides, walking, and trips on the aerial cable car
  • Check out the colonial churches, plazas, and Botero sculptures in Medellin's downtown
  • Get a taste for colonial Colombia at El Pueblito Paisa
  • Optional upgrade trip to Arvi Park by aerial cable car
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by private vehicle
All parking fees
All Metro and Metro Cable fees
Food and drinks
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up and drop off our guests at their hotel in Medellin Poblado and Laureles areas. If you are staying outside the main pick up area, a meeting point will be arranged after booking.

Get picked up by a private vehicle from your hotel in Medellin and travel to a city metro station, where you are dropped off for a ride into the downtown area. Sit back and relax on Medellin’s modern public transport system as you enjoy views of the Andes Mountains, the city, and the river.

Arrive at a station in the city’s downtown area and begin exploration on foot. Stop by a collection of sculptures created by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, and have time to admire the neighborhood's plazas, colonial churches, and the striking cultural house. Then climb aboard the aerial cable car for a ride into the mountains surrounding town.

Enjoy the views as you ascend above the city below, traveling up to El Pueblito Paisa in central Medellin. Get a look at what life was like in colonial-era Colombia as you wander around this attraction’s recreated village featuring a church, museum, and a collection of shops selling traditional Colombian handicrafts.

After the El Pueblito Paisa visit, you have two choices. Those visitors who select the optional upgrade visit to Arvi Park proceed on a second aerial cable car ride (extra cost), while all other visitors receive a ride back to their Medellin hotel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Medellin Travels
Ask your tour guide to stop in our office if you need additional information about this tour.
Pass By:  
Avoeden Cafe
Want to start your tour with a fresh cup of organic Colombian Coffee (own expence)? Ask your tour guide to take you to the Avoeden coffee shop and enjoy the best coffee in Medellin
Stop At:  
Pueblito Paisa
Paisa town located on the top of Nutibarra Hill it's a replica of a typical colonial town. Enjoy the best view of the city from the top of the mountain.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Plaza Botero
Plaza Botero is a cultural and visual must-see for any visitor. The city of Medellin installed the plaza in between the Palacio de Cultura Uribe Uribe and the Museo de Antioquia in 2002 as part of an urban renewal program. The park has 23 sculptures given to the city by the famous Colombian artist, Fernando Botero.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture
Walk around the famous cultural palace an unique Neogothic building located next door to plaza Botero.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria
Visit this stuning colonial minor Basilic in down town Medellin.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Parque Berrio
Pass by an unique park in the city that was once one of the most relevant ones in downtown.
Stop At:  
Iglesia de la Veracruz
Cute an unique little colonial church in downtown.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Museo de Antioquia
Pass by and get a great photo at the entrance of the Antioquian museum.
Stop At:  
Medellin Metrocable
Visit the other side of our city that many don't get to see, jump in a safe cable car and learn about the transformation in the city.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Metro de Medellin
Our urban and modern metro train crosses the Metropolitan Area of Medellín from North to South and from Centre to West.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Medellín travels tours
Return to your original location or pass by our office if you need further information.
Stop At:  
Parque Arvi
For guests that took the Arvi's park upgrade, Enjoy an extra cable ride to Arvi's park where you can find authentic snacks and exotic flowers and vegetation. Get away from the noice of the city and enjoy the park.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is casual
  • Please be at the lobby of your hotel or outside your apartment building gate at 9am so we can start our tour promptly.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Medellin Travels

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Medellin City Private Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Medellin City Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Medellin City Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Medellin City Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Medellin City Private Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Medellin City Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Medellin City Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Medellin City Private Tour.

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Arvi Park and downtown shops
mjagger
, Jan 2020
Awesome guide... Very personable as it was just him and myself. Talked about some history also which was nice. Overall very enjoyable.
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Our family Medellín city tour
Cruiser23789334746
, Jun 2019
Our guide tour was on time .the driver and the tour guide were very polite they answered all of the many questions we had about the city of Medellín. We went to comuna 13 and this tour gave us another view of the comuna13 and that everything is not bad there and there’s people with lot of talent and a great future ahead of them.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hey cruiser, thank you very much for your opinion and for stating that our guide and driver were polite and that they answered every single question you had. This is the difference of doing a private tour with Medellin Travels, rather than a loud and noisy bus tour where you don't learn anything. We know the Comuna 13 like the back of our hands and help out the graffiti artists and others there with our big brother and sister foundation "Lend Me A Hand", to help empower themselves and become productive citizens and leaders in the community. Thank you for noticing their talent, they are on their way to expanding their growth day by day. Thanks again! Alex from Medellin Travels
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Excellent tour in Medellin
Saurabh V
, Mar 2019
Tour Guide was really informative. One of the best tour I had in my lifetime. Highly recommended who want to know more about city and Colombia.
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city tour
emilianocruzduran
, Jul 2018
It is the best experience in my live. I recommend it. all perfect....Juan Pablo thanks for everything.
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Excellent tour and tour guide . Tour...
Marvin H
, Jan 2018
Excellent tour and tour guide . Tour Guide discusses possible traveling in near future. I really hope she is available for future tours . Very lively person early in Tour you cannot remind if it’s been given by tour guide or old friend . Choose with Arvi Park option
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It was an excellent tour. The guide...
anil p
, Aug 2017
It was an excellent tour. The guide is very knowledgeable about all of Medellin and his English is great. He was able to cater to my requests with no problems. Parque Arvi is a great addition to this tour, you do not want to miss the views. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
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Lina was fantastic. It truly felt...
Emily G
, Jul 2017
Lina was fantastic. It truly felt like having a friend show us around the city. I loved her personal stories as well. Would definitely recommend this tour to a friend.
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Excellent tour! My guide, Wilson...
Mike O
, Nov 2016
Excellent tour! My guide, Wilson, was very knowledgeable about the city and it's history. He is bilingual and helped translate some conversations with locals. Also well informed on local industry, politics and government.
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It's as if we had a friend in...
xokelly
, Nov 2016
It's as if we had a friend in Medellin showing us around. Alex made our day in Medellin a highlight on our first every visit to Colombia. Alex greeted us at our hotel in the morning, and drove us firstly to Pueblito Paisa for a great view of the city. The tour also offered an experience to take the Metro, ride the MetroCable, and walk around the Barrio, among other locations as described accurately on the Itinerary. We had a fantastic time! We felt comfortable and completely safe through the entire time. Alex is a true local, spoke American English, attentive to our questions and needs, and passionate about sharing the history and culture of Colombia. Alex customized our schedule with his time and arranged an excursion to Guatape and El Peñol which would've otherwise taken us another day before driving us to the airport in the evening. To our friends and family who, like us, speaks de nada español, we recommend booking flights and hotels on your own and arrange local tours that picks up and drops off at your hotel. This way, you get the most value for your dollars and hours by taking advantage of flight/ hotel deals on the internet, with a full local immersion minus the headache of navigating from one site to another. Ophelia and Samuel from Hong Kong
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Our guide was Alex, the head of his...
Jaime D
, Oct 2016
Our guide was Alex, the head of his own Medellin tour agency. Alex had left Medellin with his mom as a six year old, grew up in LA, and only returned 7 years ago and set up his own agency two years ago. So there was absolutely no problem with his English since he sounded like a true American. And he clearly loves Medellin and very proud of his city. The half-day tour that Medellin Travels offered consisted of riding the metro to get to downtown, taking in the Botero Plaza, a couple of churches, some monuments and squares, taking a trip on the cable car to the poorer hillside district, and then finishing up at Pueblito Paisa, the recreated Paisa village. We did miss the Domingo Savio library which seemed to be under renovation at the time. But the tour itinerary did promise the cable car trip to the summit but we turned around to get back down at the Santo Domingo stop so I thought that was an oversight. Alex was very attentive, gave a lot of good insider information and very courteous. I would heartily recommend the tour to people who want to experience downtown like a local. But confirm with the tour guide before going that you will do the cable car to the summit. The Pablo Escobar Tour was two hours and we added this to our morning city sightseeing tour for an additional 50 per person. The tour, aside from all the historical information that Alex provided, consisted of visits to his graveyard, where hes buried with his parents plus trusted maid and bodyguard to the house where he was gunned down, and captured forever in Boteros painting and the building where he and his family lived where there was bomb assassination attempt on his life. These three sites seem to be the standard stops for Escobar tours. The plus with Medellin Travels is that Alex personally knew people affected by Escobar including an uncle who was killed and cousins who worked with and against the famed drug lord and he injected their and his stories into the absorbing narrative. Very much worth the time.
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