Medellín’s parks boast cultural heritage, artwork, and nature, and exploring them is a great way to see the city from a local’s perspective. This convenient, 8-hour private tour is a customizable introduction to Medellín that includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a personal guide, and lunch at a Colombian restaurant.
Medellin´s parks & plazas
Begin with pickup at your hotel in Medellín, and travel to Pueblito Paisa in a private vehicle. With panoramic views of the Medellín valley, Pueblito Paisa is a replica of an old fashioned Colombian village, complete with town square, church, barber shop, and a one-room school house, and many of the structures were made with re-used materials from historic towns.
Continue to Botero Plaza, where you’ll find 23 statues by Medellín artist Fernando Botero, who donated the work to the Museum of Antioquia. Trade art for nature in Arví Park, an 39,536-acre (16,000 ha.) ecological reserve that has pre-Hispanic artifacts, miles of walkable trails, wildflowers, and butterflies, and is accessible by cable car from the city.
Head to the suburban Laureles neighborhood to see Medellín off the beaten track, following a ‘Parisian-style’ layout to a series of squares—Laureles is known for small, family-owned restaurants, bakeries, and shops, and is a good glimpse of day-to-day life in the city. Throughout the tour, you’ll have time to explore each destination at your own pace, take photos, or purchase snacks.
Before the return trip to your hotel, you’ll relax over a Colombian lunch in a local restaurant. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.