• Location: Medellín, Colombia
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Awaken your senses to the sparkling color and enticing scents of Medellin’s flowers on a 4-hour 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.


  • A 4-hour guided tour of a flower farm outside of Medellín
  • Meet a silletero, or flower farmer, and learn how flowers are farmed
  • Enjoy a welcome drink at the flower farm
  • Learn about the history the area and how and why flowers became so important
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Santa Elena Day Trip: Silleteros and Flower Farm Cultural Tour

Meet a silletero and learn about how flowers are farmed

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, over a refreshing fruit juice or hot chocolate. 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.

Customer Reviews

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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

LaVon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

Katie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a wonderful. Very informative and fun!

Ronald T E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.


David K

3 star rating: Worth doing August 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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