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How to Spend 3 Days in Medellín

How to Spend 3 Days in Medellín

Three days in Medellin gives you plenty of time to tour the city’s highlights, learn about its history and how it’s changed since the days of Pablo Escobar, soak up the natural beauty of the region, and even head farther afield to explore another Colombian destination. Here are some tips for how to spend your three days.

Day 1: History and Culture

Few cities have undergone the kind of changes Medellin has experienced over the past few decades. Learn more about this history during a sightseeing tour of the Antioquia capital. Explore on foot, by bike, or by public transportation as you visit points of interest such as Plaza Botero, Parque Lleras, the Spanish village of Pueblito Paisa, and the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica. In the afternoon, continue your city tour to some of the many sites associated with drug lord Pablo Escobar for a greater understanding of the life and times of Medellin’s infamous son, or spend some time visiting one of the city’s excellent museums, such as the San Pedro Cemetery Museum, El Castillo Museum, Modern Art Museum, or Museum of Antioquia. Finish off your day with a traditionalpaisa meal in the home of a local family. 

Day 2: Outdoor Adventure

Near perfect weather and a picturesque location in a green valley give Medellin the nickname the City of Eternal Spring. Take advantage of the natural appeal with a day spent in the great outdoors. There are plenty of options, depending on your preferred level of adventure; go horseback riding along backcountry trails, zip through the countryside on an ATV, zipline through the jungle canopy of a nearby nature reserve, or soar high above the city while paragliding. Choose your own adventure à la carte, or combine several into a full day of fun. For something a little more low-key, consider a stroll through the Medellin Botanical Garden or a ride on the aerial cable car instead. Once the sun goes down, head out on the town for an evening bar crawl or salsa dancing tour to some of the city’s local hot spots. 

Day 3: Into the Countryside

There’s so much to do within day-trip distance of Medellin that your biggest challenge will be deciding what you most want to see. Active travelers might choose to climb the 700 steps to the top of the El Peñol inselberg for stellar views over the surrounding hills and lakes, while those interested in Colombian culture won’t want to miss the colorful cobbled streets of Guatapé or the colonial architecture of Santa Fe de Antioquia. Foodies should head to Jardín to tour coffee plantations and learn about the growing and production process or to the mountain town of San Francisco for a cocoa-making workshop. Back in Medellin, head to the trendy neighborhood of Parque Lleras, also known as the Zona Rosa, to top off your stay with dinner and drinks. 

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Horseback Riding Adventure from Medellin

Horseback Riding Adventure from Medellin

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With miles of lush forests, gurgling streams, and backcountry trails, the countryside around Medellín offers an idyllic backdrop for a horseback riding adventure. This half-day ride is suitable for both complete beginners and experienced riders, and will take you through the foothills of the mighty Andes mountain range, with views over Rionegro and Llanogrande. Hotel pick-up and transfers are included.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

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Get an insider’s look at the life of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar during this 4- to 5-hour private excursion in Medellin. Learn the true stories behind this mythical figure from a local expert, visiting key locations like the soccer field he built for the community, the house where he was murdered on the roof, and the cemetery where he’s buried, plus much more.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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US$79.00
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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
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Zipline Adventure from Medellin

Zipline Adventure from Medellin

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The spectacular surroundings of Medellin prove a perfect place to appease an appetite for adventure. Venture to the dense jungle to soar high above the treetops on a 4-hour zip line adventure from Medellin. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Arvi Nature reserve as you glide over spectacular scenery at a maximum height of 984 feet (300 meters). Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off is included in the tour.
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  • 4 hours
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El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin

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El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin

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Travel in comfort to El Peñol from Medellín on this private tour that includes transportation in a new air-conditioned vehicle. Get a personalized experience on a fully narrated tour that can be catered to your interests regarding the history and culture of the region.
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  • 8 hours
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Jardin Day Trip: Colombian Coffee Tour from Medellin

Jardin Day Trip: Colombian Coffee Tour from Medellin

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Discover the lush vegetation and enticing aromas of Colombia’s renowned coffee plantation on a full-day coffee tour from Medellin. Learn about the life cycle of sustainable coffee beans; treat your taste buds to the smooth flavor of freshly ground Colombian coffee; and ride a cable car to a mountain’s summit to dine in an authentic Antioquian restaurant. Finally, visit one of the region’s most charming town’s to sip the aromatic hot beverage in the ambient main square.
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  • 12 hours
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US$94.00
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Medellin ATV Tour

Medellin ATV Tour

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Conquer the country landscape aboard an ATV aboard an all-terrain vehicle during this half-day tour from Medellín. Ride down into deep valleys and up steeply pitched mountainsides in the company of your experienced adventure guide. Stop for spectacular views and photo ops of Colombia's landscape, just outside of Medellín. No experience is necessary, instruction and all equipment is provided. Round-trip transportation from Medellín hotels is included.
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Full-Day Zipline, ATV, and Horseback Riding Adventure from Medellín

Full-Day Zipline, ATV, and Horseback Riding Adventure from Medellín

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Experience the great outdoors near Medellin on a full-day active tour that combines ziplining, an ATV tour, and horseback riding. On this private tour, your guide showcases the natural wonders of Colombia. Includes lunch, transport by private vehicle, guide, and use of all necessary equipment.
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  • 10 hours
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US$209.00
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Paragliding Adventure from Medellin

Paragliding Adventure from Medellin

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Soar over the spectacular scenery of Medellin on an exhilarating paragliding excursion. Glide smoothly over dramatic valleys, rushing rivers and rugged mountains with an experienced professional instructor. Feel your adrenaline levels surge as you float high above the stunning countryside, flying close to large birds as the wind rushes in your ears. Modern safety equipment and an informative orientation are provided to ensure safety and security.
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  • 4 hours
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US$157.00
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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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Medellín Museums Tour

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Medellín Museums Tour

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Delve into Medellin’s rich cultural heritage on a half-day tour of the city’s best museums. Alongside your knowledgeable guide, you’ll learn about Medellin’s radical transformation — from a perilously dangerous city to a thriving metropolis — and visit the San Pedro Cemetery Museum and the Museum of Antioquia. See pieces by Fernando Botero in the Museum of Modern Art, and admire the Gothic architecture and exotic gardens of the Castillo Museum. Upgrade your tour to include convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Medellin. 
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  • 4 hours
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Enjoy Medellin as a local riding a bike

Enjoy Medellin as a local riding a bike

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Get a more intimate glimpse into the streets of Medellin during a bike tour that provides the perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Unlike on a coach or car tour, you’ll be able to skip the stress of finding a parking space or sitting in traffic jams and spend more time exploring the City of Eternal Spring.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Homemade Paisa Dinner at a Local's Home in Medellín

Homemade Paisa Dinner at a Local's Home in Medellín

Designed to pleasure the palate of gourmands, this 2.5-hour culinary experience gives you the chance to enjoy a traditional paisa dinner at a local Medellin home. In the company of a Colombian family, you’ll sample rich coffee, spirits such as aged rum and aguardiente, and feast on Medellin dishes such as ‘bandeja paisa’, a classic combination of red beans, black pudding, chorizo, and a fried egg. A vegetarian option is available.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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