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Christmas Lights Tour in Medellin

Medellin, Colombia
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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Throughout December and January Medellín transforms into a holiday wonderland with millions of Christmas lights. Take in this spectacular show on a guided evening tour aboard a festive chiva bus. For 3.5 hours travel you'll travel throughout the city, taking in brightly lit local landmarks like Parque de las Luces and the Medellín River, and visit neighboring towns Envigado and Itagui, both awash in holiday décor. Stops are included along the way.
  • 3.5-hour nighttime Christmas lights tour in Medellín with a local guide, available Dec. 1 to Jan. 25
  • Ride a festive chiva bus, a brightly colored open-air, rustic-style vehicle
  • Pass through the city’s major landmarks, including La Playa, Medellín river, Parque de las Luces and the stadium
  • Visit the neighboring towns of Envigado and Itagui and stroll through main squares awash in holiday lighting
  • Water or juice provided, and round-trip transport from most Medellín hotels included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:00 PM

Pickup details

Pick up at your AirBnB also, please provide full address with building name and apartment number

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Medellin City Services

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Christmas Lights Tour in Medellin?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Christmas Lights Tour in Medellin?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Christmas Lights Tour in Medellin?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
9 reviews
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Thank you Julio for making our tour...
Gary M, Dec 2017
Thank you Julio for making our tour a delight. We were picked up on time and were warmly greeted by our guide. His English was very good. We visited the old town of Poblado, the light show at the university, walked around the lake at Parque Norte, and and down to Centro to walk along the lighted street. Was a wonderful time. Thank you Julio for being friendly and answering all our questions
This was an excellent tour. Our...
Valerie F, Jan 2018
This was an excellent tour. Our guide was super friendly and took us to all the listed towns and even took me by another area I wanted to see Park Llarus spelling that is lit up at night. When in Medellin over Christmas time frame I would highly recommend this tour. I was blown away by how all the towns go all out with lights, festivals, street food vendors etc. Everyone, I mean everyone the streets are jammed packed with locals and visitors enjoying the lights was so friendly and in a festive mood.
The experience did not justify the...
RICARDO S, Jan 2016
The experience did not justify the cost: too expensive. Tourist guide never explained anything. He only drives
This year there was no lights over...
Sheryl M, Jan 2016
This year there was no lights over the river due to construction. We also took the tour too late as some of the venues had already started to take down the lights. The driver was very good but the congested traffic slowed the tour down.
Endermansweets, Dec 2019
I Booked this excursion with Viator over a week before our trip , we wanted to experience the Chiva bus experience with the family ,I paid over $200 for the 4 of us to go I never got a confirmation on where we were to be picked up, so I looked up a close location were the buses makes pick ups . it was a few blocks from our hotel so we walked when we arrived the buses were all lined up and loading guest but when I asked they did not have our reservation they told us that were Book with Viator that we would be touring the lights in a car and they would pick us up at the hotel so we had to walk back to our hotel so we were picked up in a car , it wasn't the drivers fault he was fantastic he made our tour the best it could he was bilingual and went with us everywhere we stopped but we were expecting the Chiva bus experience, I felt we could have just got a Taxi to take us to the four areas of lights even though our reservation advertised CHIVA BUS CHRISTMAS LIGHT TOUR .....I will never book with VIATOR AGAIN !
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This is the second year in a row, we...
Francis G, Dec 2016
This is the second year in a row, we booked the Christmas Lights Tour in Medellin with Viator. We were so thrilled when our guide for last year showed up at our hotel for pickup. Not sure I am spelling your name correctly but El ber you made our tour! Hopefully we will see you again next year. Thank you for making Christmas Eve special for us! Frank and Margie Grillo


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