Get picked up by a private vehicle from your hotel in Medellin and travel to a city metro station, where you’ll be 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 river.
Arrive at a station in the city’s downtown area and begin an exploration on foot. You’ll 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 Santo Domingo Savio Library, a modern building donated to the city by the King of Spain. Feel free to take a short walk around the library grounds at your leisure.Leaving the library, head 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.
Take a break for an included lunch featuring traditional Colombian-style “paisa” cuisine, and then continue on a mini-tour exploring the life of famous cocaine cartel leader Pablo Escobar. Learn about Escobar’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to the upper echelons of the drug business to become one of the world’s richest men. You’ll also get insight into key events from period during Escobar’s reign, including his fights with the Cali Cartel and “Los Pepes.”
After your Escobar-themed exporation, you’ll receive a ride back to your Medellin hotel.