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Metrocable Tours and Activities

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Metrocable
Medellin’s Metrocable is far more than just a public transport system. Built to transform the war-torn city in the wake of Pablo Escobar’s reign, the urban cable car helps those living in the poorer hilltop barrios to access the city. Use Metrocable to explore formerly unreachable parts of the city. 

The Basics 
Due to its cultural significance, Metrocable is a staple of Medellin sightseeing tours. Tours of Comuna 13—a formerly dangerous neighborhood that was transformed by street art and electric escalators—typically include a ride on the Metrocable and reveal some of the city’s best graffiti, which can be difficult to find due to its transient nature. Rather than transporting you by car, many sightseeing tours use the Metrocable and interlinking metro to offer a glimpse of local life in Medellin.

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Metrocable is part of the Medellin Metro so there's no need to buy a seperate ticket to access the cable car unless you take Line L to Parque Arvi.
  • If you plan to ride the Metrocable more than once, it's worth investing in a rechargeable CIVICA card, which saves you money on each journey.
  • Each Metrocable station has a different level of wheelchair and stroller accessibility; check separate websites for concrete details.
How to Get There 
You can access the Metrocable from Andalucia, Popular, Santo Domingo, and Acevedo stations, and then take a short walk to Parque Avi.

When to Get There 
The Metrocable operates Monday through Saturday from early morning until just before midnight with reduced hours on Sunday and public holidays such as Christmas Eve.  

Exploring Parque Arvi 
Arvi Park is an ecological nature reserve located on the mountains surrounding Medellin. To visit, take the Metrocable from Santo Domingo. From there, explore the market beside the Metro station, which sells coffee beans and artisan crafts, or walk one of the 10-plus hiking trails, which vary in difficulty and duration. The park also offers hiking tours that can be arranged at the visitors center on arrival.

Address: Medellin, Colombia
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Pablo and Comuna 13 with Cable Car

Pablo and Comuna 13 with Cable Car

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Focus on the life and times of Pablo Escobar and the Comuna 13 on this private tour of Medellin. Booking a private tour means you'll get personalized attention and you can enjoy a flexible itinerary, moving at your own pace through the attractions. You'll have plenty of time to ask questions of your guide regarding the city's history, culture, architecture, and arts.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.56
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Private Half-Day Medellín Graffiti Tour Including Metrocable

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Private Half-Day Medellín Graffiti Tour Including Metrocable

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Celebrate Medellin’s creative culture on this half-day private sightseeing tour focusing on the city’s burgeoning graffiti and art scene. Explore the work of artist Fernando Botero by visiting his 23 sculptures in Botero Plaza, and admire the colorful artwork of the muralists in Medellin’s ‘Comuna 13’ neighborhood. You’ll also take a walking tour of the city’s historic downtown and enjoy a scenic cable car ride.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80.10
US$89.00
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Medellin City Private Tour

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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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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72.92
US$81.03
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Medellin City Walking Tour plus Metro Cable Cars

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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
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US$79.00
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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour

Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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Learn the true story of Pablo Escobar on a half-day, small group tour of Medellin and Comuna 13 that explores his early days, time in prison, dramatic escape, and death, as well as the impact of drug cartels on the local community. You'll hear stories from the years when drug cartels ruled the city, visit the grave sites of the Escobar family, and see the extraordinary recovery and street art of Comuna 13, with all transport by climate-controlled minivan.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.00
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Private Half Day Medellín City Tour with Comuna 13

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Private Half Day Medellín City Tour with Comuna 13

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Explore beautiful Medellín on this half-day tour of the eternal spring city. First, we stop for a ride in the cable car. Visit comuna 13 and be amazed by its artworks. Then, you can get to know Fernando Botero sculptures. After that you will visit the typical pueblito paisa. And finally you will be dropped at your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$70.52
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Private City Tour Combined with Pablo Escobar Tour

Private City Tour Combined with Pablo Escobar Tour

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Combine a comprehensive exploration of Medellín—ideal for first-timers or those with limited time in the city—with an insight into one of Colombia’s most notorious criminals, Pablo Escobar, during this private city tour. Don’t worry about waiting for other travelers; instead, enjoy the sights—like Comuna 13, the Medellín Metrocable, and Plaza Botero in downtown Medellín—at your own pace.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.16
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ATV Tours from Medellin

ATV Tours from Medellin

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Enjoy an impressive ATV tour just 30 minutes from the city of Medellin and live a pleasant experience of beautiful landscapes, mountains and forests. NOT ONE: The ATV tour should be done following the following suggestions 1.Maximum speed cannot reach 30km / h 2.ATV does not mean being an extreme tour 3.Always follow the instructions in the ATV guide 4. Tricks, turns or swirls are not allowed. 5. Any damage suffered by bad driving or any omission on the rules, will be paid by the customer.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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Chef for one day

Chef for one day

Get ready to be a chef for a day and to learn to prepare a Colombian menu from the Pacific, the Atlantic or the Andes, by the hand of a local chef. Learn in a fun way the secrets of our cuisine and at the end of the class taste delights prepared by your own hands.
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  • 3 minutes
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US$121.00
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Medellin Salsa like a local evening workshop

Medellin Salsa like a local evening workshop

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Travelers that want to experience Medellin culture with an activity that's active, fun, and perfect for couples shouldn't miss this Salsa dance workshop. Just grab your favorite person, put on your dancing shoes, and get comfortable with the basic steps. Once you get the rhythm, head out into the city to check out two underground Salsa bars, and experience Medellín's famed Salsa scene.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Medellin 3 nights, 4 days

Medellin 3 nights, 4 days

There are about 26 holidays in Colombia and you can enjoy any weekend one of the most representative icons of Medellin with this 3 night 4 days package, including accommodation and private bilingual transportation from arrival to departure. This comprehensive trip puts together the most touristic icons along the city of Medellin and the beauty of the country side by Guatape and the Peñol rock.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$509.00
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Private Tour: Medellin City half day

Private Tour: Medellin City half day

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Explore the top sights in Medellín with the help of a private guide on this customizable 3-hour tour. Journey by private, air-conditioned vehicle to visit Pueblito Paisa, a replica of a typical Colombian village with amazing views. Then check out Barefoot Park (Parque de las Pies Descalzos) and Botero Plaza, where nearly a dozen statues by the famous artist reside. Your professional guide is more than willing to personalize your trip itinerary to fit your specific interests, so make sure to ask. Your private Medellín excursion also includes round-trip hotel transport, professional guide and a private vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$34.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.00
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Combo Tour: City Tour plus Fernando Botero Plaza and Traditional Lunch

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Combo Tour: City Tour plus Fernando Botero Plaza and Traditional Lunch

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Capture the essence of vibrant Colombian city, Medellin, on a full-day tour of Pueblito Paisa and Plaza Botero. First, admire the provincial charm of Pueblito Paisa — a replica of a traditional Colombian village in the heart of the city — and then travel to the spectacular Plaza Botero to marvel at 23 statues created by iconic artist, Fernando Botero. After a delicious Colombian lunch, you’ll ride the Metrocable and gain unique insight into Medellin’s turbulent history and prosperous present. Round-trip transport from your Medellin hotel is included.  
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$122.55
US$129.00
US$6.45 savings
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Medellin Combo City Tour Including Street Art and Food Tour

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Medellin Combo City Tour Including Street Art and Food Tour

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Maximize your time in the dazzling metropolis of Medellin on a full-day food and street art tour of the city. Alongside a guide, visit a combination of prominent attractions — like Plaza Botero and Barefoot Park — and gain local insight into areas like Comuna 13 as you marvel at impressive street art. Revitalize with a traditional Colombian lunch and ride Medellin’s iconic Metrocable to enjoy spectacular city views. Round-trip transport from your Medellin hotel is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$137.75
US$145.00
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Medellin City Tour Including Metro Cable and Food Tour

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Medellin City Tour Including Metro Cable and Food Tour

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Enhance your experience of prosperous Colombian city, Medellin, on a full-day sightseeing tour including lunch. Alongside a guide, you’ll visit landmarks like Pueblito Paisa — a replica of a quaint Colombian village in the heart of the city — and admire sculptures by iconic artist, Fernando Botero, in Plaza Botero. After a traditional Colombian lunch, you’ll board the metro and ascend to dizzying heights in a cable car while gaining fascinating insight into the alternative face of Medellin. Round-trip transport from your Medellin hotel is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$122.55
US$129.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Medellin City Tour Including The History of Tango and Lunch or Dinner

Medellin City Tour Including The History of Tango and Lunch or Dinner

See a different side of Medellín on this Tango-themed exploration, combining a range of well-known and off-the-beaten-track attractions. See a simpler side of daily life in Colombia at the Pueblito Paisa, enjoy an included traditional lunch or dinner, and learn about the origins and history of Tango and its famed practitioner, Carlos Gardel, plus much more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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