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Santa Elena trip: Silleteros and Flower Farm Cultural Tour

Medellin, Colombia

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


Awaken your senses to the sparkling color and enticing scents of Medellin’s flowers on a half-day cultural tour of a flower farm. Visit a vibrant finca in which hundreds of flowers bloom and interact with the local flower farmers. Stroll the farm to admire the natural kaleidoscope then visit Santa Elena to discover an abundance of tropical plant species. Convenient round-trio transportation from your Medellin hotel is included in the tour.
  • Guided tour of a flower farm outside of Medellín
  • Meet a silletero, or flower farmer, and learn how flowers are farmed
  • Learn about the history the area and how and why flowers became so important
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach, minivan or car (depending on the group size)
  • Entrance to flower farm
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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What To Expect

Depart from your Medellin hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to begin your horticultural adventure. Venture to the heart of the lush countryside as your knowledgeable guide explains why flowers play a significant role in Colombian society. Note the distinct difference in climate as you travel to an elevated farm, gaining insight into the annual flower festival and the 600,000 species of flower that bloom there. 

Stop at a flower farm and greet the silletero (flower farmer), Don Aristedes. Tour the farm and immerse yourself in the exuberant sights and smells of the plants; marvel at spectacular flower sculptures and diverse species as the experienced farmer Don offers insight into his knowledge.

After a captivating two-hour tour of the farm, return to minivan and journey to the traditional town of Santa Elena. Hailed the Village of Flowers due to the prominent population of flower farmers. Absorb the ambience of the picturesque central plaza before returning to your Medellin hotel in the minivan.

Santa Elena

Learn about a typical character from Medellin

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Parque Arvi (Pass By)

Drive near

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket and a camera
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides are wearing masks
  • Travelers are required to wear masks
  • Private groups, no interaction with other travelers
  • 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 sanitization during Santa Elena trip: Silleteros and Flower Farm Cultural 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 Santa Elena trip: Silleteros and Flower Farm Cultural Tour?

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

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Santa Elena trip: Silleteros and Flower Farm Cultural Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Flower farm had day trip
Derek_N, Mar 2020
Guide arrived on time. Very friendly interesting and helpful guide who was also our driver. The farmer was very welcoming and gave us a good insight to his flowers and making the displays for the flower festival. Delicious hot chocolate at local village on the way back and home via a great sunset view over Medellin. Would recommend this trip . Lovely peaceful contrast to the city.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Derek_N, Thanks so much for these lines, your recommendation means all to us. Fantastic to know you have enjoyed getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city in order to learn about Medellin`s most iconic character, the silletero and his flowers. Please let us know about your next visit! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
$120.00 for this?
Roving37025192276, Aug 2019
I was quite disappointed in this tour. I use the term "tour" loosely as it was an incredibly brief walk on a small plot of land. The guide spoke exclusively in Spanish for about half an hour. It appeared that many of the Spanish speakers in attendance were entertained by the tour guide. There were some very beautiful flowers and photographs available. If this place were close by and only cost $5,oo or $10.00 USD, I might have been pleased, but $120.00 for something so simple and inconvenient (there is only one road leading into and out of the property so it was quite difficult to exit) leaves me feeling foolish for having paid so much for this.
Maybe was my fault, but not exactly...
David K, Aug 2016
Maybe was my fault, but not exactly what i was expecting. photo to left shows a green house full of flowers, but did not see any on tour. Did enjoy learning about the silleteros and the history, but felt that i only saw half of the story. Still, was pleasant and informative. Guide was knowledgeable.
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This tour was awesome and especially...
David D, Nov 2015
This tour was awesome and especially with our tour guide Elver as he was excellent. I requested an English speaking tour guide and he was great and was also very knowledgeable about the flower farm as well as many other facts and tours of the Medellin area. The farmer Senior Artistidez has been farming beautiful flowers in Santa Elena for almost 50 years and gave us a great tour of his property along with Elver who also knows a lot about them as well. The weather and the flowers were wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour and especially Elver as he is one of the best tour guides I have ever had. David Dora
This tour was great. We went from...
LaVon H, Aug 2015
This tour was great. We went from the earlier tour we had taken on the zipline adventure to a Santa Elena flower farm. The farmer did not speak English but the tour guide was a great translator. We walked through the jungle on his property and saw a lot of different kinds of flowers. We were given a glass of natural blackberry juice that was fresh squeezed from the berries harvested on his farm. I would highly recommend this tour. At the end, the tour guide stopped in a Mercado in Santa Elena that had been set up for La Feria de las Flores. We had time to walk around and shop a little bit.
The trip was excellent and the tour...
Ronald T E, Jul 2015
The trip was excellent and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and was on time and gave a great tour at a reasonable price. I recommend him too all. Ronald


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