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Medellin City Private Tour

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  • 4 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

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

What's Included

  • Professional certified guide
  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

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.

What To Expect

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.

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.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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.

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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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 face masks and attendee health during Medellin City Private Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Medellin City Private Tour?

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 Medellin City Private Tour?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Other tours only included a few things, but this one covered what I wanted: Parque Arvi and the cable cars, downtown and Parque Botero, and Pueblito Paisa.
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Very good tour, we had a...
samar, Aug 2022
Very good tour, we had a great experience and our tour guide was amazing.would love to take a tour again
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Samar, thank you kindly for your review. We are so pleased that you had an amazing experience. Don't forget to review us to friends and family! Best regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Fenomenal!
Jonathan_E, May 2022
Carlos is the best! Took me to some incredible locations around the city, have great local history anecdotes and just an amiable guy. Highly recommend.
Great intro tour into Medellin’s culture
Michael_B, May 2022
Alba was a great guide and very informative on the Medellin culture. She provided a local perspective and the history of the city. Traveling to the different parts of the city was easy and smooth. Recommend for a good intro to Medellin
Response from Host, May 2022
Hey Michael, Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad our guide was informative and gave you an excellent tour with a local perspective. We appreciate you and your business and hope to have you back soon. Don't forget to refer! Cheers, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Discovering Medellin
Antoon_M, Apr 2022
We had a great time with our guide George, who told us everything we wanted to know about Medellin. His historical stories explained us a lot about how the community evolved to the modern Medellin. Thanks you George and Lina of Medellin Travels for your service (also the pick up and drop off at the airport). It was amazing
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Antoon, thank you so much for your review and for choosing Medellin Travels for your tours and airport pick-up and drop-off. I'm glad our services were amazing as you stipulated. We look forward to have you and your friends back here in the near future. Kind regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com @Medellin.travels
Carlos was an amazing...
Jason_W, Mar 2022
Carlos was an amazing guide who adapted to my personalized requests for the day. I felt comfortable and safe the entire time. Really glad I booked this excursion.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hey Jason, we appreciate you and your review. Absolutely, Carlos is a great guide, so is the rest of our crew. We are very selective on who we hire and train, only the best work with Medellin Travels. Thank you for pointing out that you felt safe and comfortable the whole time. We are respected and untouchable in this city, all of our guests are in fantastic hands. Again, thank you for your kind words. Don't forget to refer us to friends and family, sharing is caring..lol. Cheers man! Alex from Medellintravels.com
Rainforest visit and...
Mariola_O, Mar 2022
Rainforest visit and Pueblo Paisa was great. Our tour guide Veronica was amazing! Great experience. Thx
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hello, you're very welcome! Thank you for choosing Medellin Travels for your tours and activities. We appreciate you and your business. Regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Daniela Gave an Excellent Tour!
Shawn_L, Feb 2022
I went on a tour with Daniela, early in the morning. She provided a great overview of the city, was very knowledgeable, and served as a wonderful guide. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and recommend it highly.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Hey Shawn, thank you for booking your tours with Medellin Travels and for highly recommending us. We are proudly the top private tour company in our city that is focused on creating unforgettable experiences for our clients. Again, thanks, you are appreciated. Refer us to friends and family! Cheers, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Excellent Tour
Jeff_S, Jan 2022
Medellin is a nice city but it lacks any dramatic historic or natural or cultural attractions. So this tour could have been boring. However our guide, David, zipped us around the city while bringing Medellin to life for us.
Authentic tour with great views and conversation
Douglas_M, Dec 2021
My wife and I had a great experience on the tour led by George. He took us on a journey by foot, public transit, and car around Medellin packed with great views, cultural sites, and immersion into the "green lungs" of various parks across the city. He also was very outgoing and informative on all the topics about Medellin we were interested in hearing about, especially in terms of helping us better understand the city's transformation over recent decades.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you kindly for your detailed review. We are more than elated that you were immersed by us in our city tour. We cover a whole lot of sites and information on this tour, so guests like you can get an in depth understanding in respect to our traditions, culture and Idiosyncracy. Again, thank you. You are appreciated! Alex from Medellintravels.com
A amazing tour full of colors and uniqueness.
Carmen_L, Dec 2021
The tour was incredible and absolutely colorful. My guide was great totally informative and sweet.this tour is a do again.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hello Carmen, thank you for pointing out that our tour was incredible and colorful. I'm glad you had a wonderful time with our guide. We hope to have you back in the near future. Warm regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Wonderful tour if you have one day in Medellin
everyshadeofblue, Nov 2021
Great tour of Medellin, despite the rain. We flew in during the morning and back to Bogota in the evening. David was a wonderful tour guide and gave us a real glimpse of everyday life in the city. The best part of the tour is the public transit. If you can walk well (up and down stairs and in crowds), it was well worth it and I learned a lot. The cable car system is amazing and spotless! Great experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
David, we really appreciate you flying into Medellin just to do our tour; that means a whole lot to us here at Medellin Travels. We are very happy that you had a lovely experience. Many blessings to you and your loved ones. Alex from Medellintravels.com
My Colombian experience
Adella_I, Nov 2021
Carlos was great! Very knowledgeable and accommodating!! I hope to be able to tour more my next trip to Colombia. Beautiful country!!
All-in-one tour!
Kim_C, Apr 2021
This was a great tour for capturing the city’s highlights! Other tours only included a few things, but this one covered what I wanted: Parque Arvi and the cable cars, downtown and Parque Botero, and Pueblito Paisa. I would definitely recommend it!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Hi Kim, thank you very much for recommending our Medellin city tour with Arvi park. We appreciate you and hope to see you back here with us in the near future. Cheers, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Arvi Park and downtown shops
Allen_D, Jan 2020
Awesome guide... Very personable as it was just him and myself. Talked about some history also which was nice. Overall very enjoyable.
Our family Medellín city tour
Sandra_C, 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.
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
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.
city tour
Emiliano_C, Jul 2018
It is the best experience in my live. I recommend it. all perfect....Juan Pablo thanks for everything.
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
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.
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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