Colombia’s second-largest city, once solely associated with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, has recently undergone a radical transformation into a thriving modern metropolis. Experience the culinary delights, city sights, and turbulent history of Medellin on this private and flexible 8-hour tour, which allows you to participate for as long or as little as you’d like. Tick off top Medellin attractions, including Pueblito Paisa and Plaza Botero; sample Colombian delicacies and drinks; and, visit four locations significant to the drug baron, Pablo Escobar. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Your flexible tour begins at your Medellin accommodation, where you’ll greet your guide and board an air-conditioned car destined for Medellin’s highlights. Formerly ravaged by drug wars, Medellin has recently made an unrecognizable transformation into a city thriving with culture, art, and culinary delights.
Head first to Pueblito Paisa, a reconstruction of a typical Colombian village, and travel back in time to turn-of-the-century Colombia as you visit an antique church, schoolhouse and barber shop. After grabbing a snack, you’ll continue to Bare Foot Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos) where you can kick off your shoes and stroll through shallow pools of water.
See, too, 23 Fernando Botero sculptures on permanent display in Plaza Botero and the metropolitan Parque de las Luces (Park of Lights). As soon as hunger strikes, be sure to inform your guide who can arrange to visit local restaurants and food stalls.
Sated, you’ll spend the afternoon delving into the turbulent legacy of Pablo Escobar, the late Colombian drug lord whose reign had a significant effect on Medellin. Visit four sites — including his birthplace, the Monaco Building, and his final resting place — before drop-off at your Medellin accommodation.