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From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

1. From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

Discover the city of Guatapé on a guided tour from Medellín and learn about this colorful city from your guide. Board a sightseeing cruise to the breathtaking Piedra del Peñol followed by lunch. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Medellín and travel to the vibrant city of Guatapé. With your guide, explore the colorful streets with their artistic tiled facades and fascinating history. Then, board a boat and sail through the reservoir. Enjoy panoramic views of Casa Museo, La Cruz, Piedras del Marial, Piedra del Peñol, and the ruins of the Pablo Escobar's vacation home. Learn about the sights from your guide. Disembark and visit the imposing Piedra del Peñol. Explore your lush surroundings with plenty of great photo opportunities, particularly if you choose to climb this impressive monument. After, regain your strength with a delicious lunch. Make one more stop at the Plaza de Zocalos and admire the colorful murals and the history behind them. After the tour, be returned to where you were picked up.

From Medellin: Guatapé Full-Day Tour with Piedra del Peñol

2. From Medellin: Guatapé Full-Day Tour with Piedra del Peñol

Depart Medellin early in the morning. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Piedra del Peñol. You’ll have 1.5 hours to climb the 742 steps to the top of the historic rock and return to the base.  If you do not want to climb to the top, there is plenty to do at the base, with many shops selling local artisanal goods and many cafés as well. Enjoy a traditional lunch at the Piedra del Peñol or along the boardwalk in Guatapé. Take a guided tour of Guatapé, and then board a boat for a cruise on the Guatapé Reservoir. You will then start the return journey back to Medellin.

Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

3. Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

Head out to San Sebastián de Palmitas, just 45 minutes from Medellín, to begin your unique coffee tour. After hotel pick-up, set off for a coffee-making farm and enjoy listening to a brief history about the origin of the coffee and how it was first brought to Colombia. Take the chance to dress in the typical costume of the paisa muleteer, including hat, poncho, paruma, and the tail of a rooster. Later, move on to a coffee plantation to carry out the coffee harvest, reducing the mixture to a pulp and finally, drying it. After these activities, sit down for a refreshing drink of musilago (coffee juice) and a tea made from the coffee pulp. Savor a typical dish from the region made of banana with honey and cheese. Hear your guide explain some techniques on how to prepare and drink coffee and have a short tasting of different coffees and servings. Later, try a typical dish of the paisa muleteer consisting of rice, yuca, ground beef, boiled egg, sausage, and banana. Try preparing your coffee to your own taste with the information you have just learned from your guide. Finally, receive a pack of coffee as a gift and have the chance to buy farm products at the shop. If the option is chosen, also experience a 2-hour horseback ride through the farm to some viewpoints. All instructions will be given to inexperienced riders.

Medellín: Paragliding in the Colombian Andes

4. Medellín: Paragliding in the Colombian Andes

Start with pickup from your hotel located in the El Poblado neighborhood or the meeting point in Parque Lleras. Drive 45 minutes to arrive at the launching pad where you will have a great view over the Medellín region. Rely on high-quality gear and instructions from professional and reputable staff. Receive an introductory lesson, and then fly out over the Aburra Valley over the beautiful scenery. See spots such as the Medellin River, the El Quitasol hill, the Garcia barrage, and the Picacho hill, with the spectacular backdrop of the mountains. After your flight, return to the city of Medellín.

From Medellín: Hacienda Nápoles Theme Park Day Trip

5. From Medellín: Hacienda Nápoles Theme Park Day Trip

Discover a theme park suitable for everyone's enjoyment, from children to adults on a full-day tour to Hacienda Napoles. Encounter a world of fun with family-friendly pools, lazy river, dinosaur replicas, bird world, an African museum, and more.  Explore different wildlife habitats and be amazed to encounter tigers, elephants, and other creatures of nature. There will be breakfast included and plenty of places to have lunch in the park.

Medellín: Valley Paragliding Trip with Certified Pilots

6. Medellín: Valley Paragliding Trip with Certified Pilots

The skies of Medellín await you! Imagine yourself flying high above the city. Feel the wind in your hair as you soar over the valleys and mountains in this 15-20 minute paragliding experience, taking in everything Medellín has to offer. Feel the rush of this adrenaline-fuelled adventure!  We will transport you 45 minutes from the city, to the best launch area in Antioquia where our certified instructors will guide you through this incredible flying experience.

Medellín: Comuna 13, Cable Cars and Botero Statues Tour

7. Medellín: Comuna 13, Cable Cars and Botero Statues Tour

Start with a pickup at your accommodations in Medellín, where you’ll meet a private guide with a new, comfortable vehicle. The first stop of the day is El Centro in Medellín: visit Botero Plaza to see a series of 23 sculptures by the local artist Fernando Botero, and tour the historic center on foot. Take in Medellín’s gracious plazas, colonial-era churches that were built in the 1600's, and architectural highlights. Jump on board on an aerial cable car that hovers over the neighborhood and see one of a kind panoramic views from the top. Next you get to experience the most magnificent street art that Medellín has to offer at the Comuna 13 barrio on the far west side of town. Check out the colorful graffiti and landmark outdoor escalators. Guests will have fun and be safe, as we know the residents, artists, and neighborhood well. Last guests will be dropped of at their hotel in Medellin.

Epic Zipline and Giant Waterfall From Medellin

8. Epic Zipline and Giant Waterfall From Medellin

Be picked up by private car from your hotel then drive 1.5 hours to the natural reserve in La Ceja. Upon arrival, you will be given an introduction to the place, safety instructions, and you will be taken to the first zipline station by hiking for 20 minutes. Start the first 700 meters flight to the other side of the canyon, enjoying a stunning view of five giant waterfalls. Your weight must be under 99 kgs or 218 lbs to do this activity. Children will be accompanied by a professional guide. Once at the other side of the mountain, take a 30-minute hike to the base of the giant waterfall. Feel the powerful splashes of the giant waterfall and recharge your spirit. Return to the top of the mountain, and enjoy some free time to relax in this paradise. Then, a second zipline flight will take you to the other side of the canyon to start a 30-minute hike back to the starting point.

Medellin: Nightlife Rooftop Pub Crawl

9. Medellin: Nightlife Rooftop Pub Crawl

Discover the famous nightlife of Medellin with 5 options from Wednesday to Sunday. Experience the different rhythms of the city from salsa to techno, to the popular reggaeton. Depending on the day you chose, enjoy different activities such as dance classes, drinking games, entrance to clubs, rooftop Jacuzzis, and free drinks. Be accompanied by a local guide who will make sure the whole experience is full of high energy in non-touristy places. Techno Thursday:  Be greeted with a welcome shot and indulge in some drinking games to break the ice. After leaving the meeting point, make a short stop in a games bar where you will have free games for 10 minutes. Continue to 2 rooftops got more welcome shots, 2 for 1 cocktails, 10% off bottles, and hookah. End the night at 1 of 2 clubs you decide on along with the fellow participants of the tour. Reggaeton Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays:  Be greeted with a welcome shot and indulge in some drinking games to break the ice. Continue to 2 rooftops for more welcome shots, 2 for 1 cocktails, 10% off bottles, and hookah before finishing the night off in a popular reggaeton club with entrance included. Wet Sunset Sunday:  Be greeted in a rooftop bar with a welcome shot and free use of the jacuzzi (towels will be provided) and play beer-pong. Continue to 2 rooftops for more welcome shots, 2 for 1 cocktails, 10% off bottles, and hookah, before finishing the night off in a popular reggaeton club with entrance included.

From Medellín: ATV Ride and Rafting Experience Combo Tour

10. From Medellín: ATV Ride and Rafting Experience Combo Tour

Combine adrenaline and adventure with this combo tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, get the opportunity to ride your own ATV through the beautiful landscapes and mountains of the Colombian rainforest. Spend 1 hour getting your adrenaline pumping as you drive through lush untouched vegetation. After your ATV ride, enjoy a 3-hour rafting experience on the Calderas River, a Class IV river. As well as experiencing the thrill and excitement of white water rafting, you will have the unique opportunity to journey into the heart of Colombia's most untouched rainforest. After a full day's excitement, make your way back to your hotel in the afternoon.

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4.8 / 5

based on 470 reviews

La mejor experiencia que he tenido en un viaje, desde el momento en el que reservé hasta el momento en el que partí . Todos fueron muy amables y atentos , me hicieron sentir como en casa. El dueño Sergio siempre muy interesado en cuanto a mis necesidades, el conductor Oscar siempre atento y con una sonrisa , hasta la guía Ginna que tenía todo el conocimiento ,todas la ganas y alegría de enseñarnos y compartir todo lo hermoso que tiene para dar Colombia . Una ves más gracias por la gran experiencia y por el maravilloso recuerdo que me llevo de ese hermoso país . Michelle

This tour to Guatapé was amazing!!! You have plenty of time to take photos and appreciate everything. Ginna is the best tour guide!!! She explained everything in Spanish and English and even cooked typical Colombian food for all of us. Definitely, I would book another tour with her.

The tour was really great! Out tour guide was very nice and gave us all the time to take pictures. The tour at the coffee plantation was fabulous and the steam bath and massage were awesome. This tour is highly recommended.

it was super great, very perfectly organized, everything was on point. Food was fantastic. Marlon did a tremendous job entertaining us and interacting with us. Highly recommend

had a great trip. Sergio the English translator was awesome, please make him an official guide