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From Medellin: Guatape El Peñol with Boat, Breakfast & Lunch

1. From Medellin: Guatape El Peñol with Boat, Breakfast & Lunch

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.

Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

2. Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

Discover the transformative graffiti art of Columna 13 on a guided tour in Medellin. Ride the metro, climb up to the houses on the mountain top with the metrocable, and take the public bus into the graffiti district for a walking tour full of art, music, food, and friendly neighborhood vibes. Start at the Poblado metro station and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Jump on the metro train to reach Medellin's cable car the metrocable and ride all the way up to the mountaintop. Enjoy the spectacular viewing point and learn about the city's transportation system. Continue on with a bus to the graffiti district where your walking tour will begin. Let your guide lead you through the streets filled with expressive art including graffiti, oil paintings, and graffiti-printed clothes. Encounter good food, music, and dance shows in this traditional neighborhood. Learn about the meaning of the graffiti created by local artists and how this area has been transformed over time. Try some traditional Colombian street food before heading to a bar with the best views in the city for a drink to get to know your fellow travelers.

Medellín: The Real Pablo Escobar Tour

3. Medellín: The Real Pablo Escobar Tour

Tour is in English, Begin your tour by visiting the site of Escobar’s former home, where he hid his family and had enemies plant bombs to kill him. Learn about the transformation of this site into a memorial park for victims of Colombia's drug war. Next, head to “la cathedral”, a jail Escobar built for himself in an agreement with the government, from which he later escaped. Afterward, visit the soccer field Escobar built, known for its visionary design, where he gave speeches in an attempt to make a foray into Colombian politics. To cap things off, make your way to the cemetery, where Escobar is buried along with his family and other members of his gang, including Griselda Blanco.  By the end of the day, leave the tour with a better understanding of the negative impact that Escobar had on the country and the lives of the Colombian people.

Medellin: Guatapé Tour, Lunch, Cruise, & Piedra del Peñol

4. Medellin: Guatapé Tour, Lunch, Cruise, & Piedra del Peñol

Discover Guatapé on a day trip from Medellin. Take in views from the top of Piedra del Penol, discover the Zócalos area on a guided tour, try traditional, locally made Colombian food, and enjoy a boat ride of the Penol-Guatapé hydroelectric reservoir. Enjoy the green landscapes and rolling hills and mountains as you journey from Medellin to Guatapé. Ascend 742 steps, as you make your way up to the top of the Piedra del Penol for sweeping views of the area. Explore the colorful Zócalos of Guatapé on a guided tour of the resort town. Enjoy a typical Colombian dish made by natives of the small pueblo. Tour a large section of the Penol-Guatapé hydroelectric reservoir on a boat cruise and enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscapes.

Medellín: Comuna 13 District Tour with Cable Car Ride

5. Medellín: Comuna 13 District Tour with Cable Car Ride

Discover Medellín's Comuna 13 district on a guided tour with a local. Enjoy stunning views of the city from a cable car, learn about the local street artists, and hear how this formerly dangerous area has evolved. Meet your guide in the metro station to begin the tour and experience Medellín like a local. Learn all about the stations and key points in the city, as well as how the metro system helped shape the new Medellin. When arriving at the connecting station, hop on a cable car up the hill. As you go, admire the panoramic views of the city and find out about its evolving history and troubled past. At the top, take a short ride on the bus toward the Comuna 13 district. At Comuna 13, the real fun begins. An enthusiastic guide will explain all the positive changes made to transform what was once one of the most dangerous communities in South America into a symbol of the new Medellín. You will have time to take in all the amazing street art and ride the electric outdoor escalators to the top observation deck, which offers incredible views. Listen to insights about Medellín, hear interesting stories from the guides, meet locals and learn about the library that works as a community center before returning to Poblado metro station.

Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

6. 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 45-minutes horseback ride through the farm to some viewpoints. All instructions will be given to inexperienced riders.

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour w/Street Food & Cable Car

7. Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour w/Street Food & Cable Car

Enjoy the experience of going through the beautiful transformation of Comuna 13 with the help of a friendly local guide, one of the most dangerous and violent communities in Latin America, is now a symbol of transformation and progress of the city, take the subway to listen how important it is for the city, taking the cableway uphill you'll get an amazing landscape, as well, you'll know the history of this extraordinary transformation, take the integrated bus to the graffiti neighborhood where you will experience walking tour full of art, music, typical food, and local environment, your sympathetic guide will explain to you all art embodied in any single corner of these beautiful streets, in the same way, you'll know how all this art have transformed the Comuna 13, you 'll admire the gorgeous art scene climbing the neighborhood's escalators (These escalators are open air), at the middle of these escalators (These escalators have 6 stretches) you can enjoy a delicious traditional appetizer from a restaurant with an award municipal gastronomic, as well, you'll visit the popular neon home from the zone, you'll continue until you reach a bar located at the top of the area where you will have a privileged view, at this place you'll have a refreshing drink while you meet your fellow travelers and the locals..

Medellín: Small Group Guatapé Tour and Luxury Boat Ride

8. Medellín: Small Group Guatapé Tour and Luxury Boat Ride

At 8:30 am, our journey begins, filled with anticipation and excitement. To kick off the day with the best energy, we'll indulge in a traditional breakfast at 9:45 am. Then, we'll venture through the charming town of El Peñol, making our way to its famous replica by 11 am. This scale replica of the old town square offers a majestic view of the reservoir and showcases the colonial charm of its architecture. But wait, there's more excitement ahead: the Penol Rock! Picture yourself climbing the 740 steps that lead to the summit of this colossal batholith. Upon reaching the top, you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking 360º view of the surrounding landscape. It's an experience like no other, allowing you to marvel at the sheer magnitude of nature as you ascend this towering granite rock. You'll have approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to conquer the climb. Are you up for the challenge? After a satisfying typical lunch, at 2:30 pm, our adventure continues with an exclusive boat ride along the reservoir. Prepare to witness islands emerging from the water and behold stunning landscapes and properties dotting the area. Our final stop is the picturesque town of Guatapé. Here, your guide will lead you through the highlights, including the malecon, the iconic umbrella street, the zócalos square, the memory and trade street, and its main park and church. Then, you'll have 1 hour and 10 minutes to explore this charming town at your own pace. Embark on this unforgettable tour and discover the magic of Guatapé. It's an experience you'll cherish forever!

Medellin: Commune 13 Tour with Street Food

9. Medellin: Commune 13 Tour with Street Food

First we will upload the mountain called Independence 1, which is the neighborhood with the most graffiti throughout Medellín, and we will be explaining the story behind many of those graffiti. We will try a special and typical handle and lemon mango ice cream which is included in the tour, and within a local's house I will explain everything about the painful past of commune 13, our personal stories, as as the stories of The premises of this commune. Then we will take the electric stairs that lead to the top of the mountain and I will show you an incredible viewpoint to see the entire city of Medellín, (here we will try more local food). Then we will go to Independence 2 to see more about the second part of the story, we will be explaining to you about the largest urban grave worldwide, as is the present and transformation of commune 13. Then we will return to the meeting point to finish the tour.

Guatapé: Tour with Boat Ride, Private Island, and El Peñól

10. Guatapé: Tour with Boat Ride, Private Island, and El Peñól

Discover one of the most charming and colorful areas of Colombia on an adventurous tour in Guatapé. See the iconic Rock of Guatapé and explore Zócalo Square and Memory Street on foot with a local guide. Cruise by speedboat to a private island to swim, sunbathe, play volleyball, and more. Take off from the meeting point and follow a route that winds through the mountains. Song requests are encouraged as you make your way to the magical Casa Colombia in Marinilla where a buffet breakfast will be served. Continue to the famous Réplica del Peñol, a time capsule image of the old town square. Hear about the history of this place before enjoying free time to take in the views of the colonial architecture and the beautiful dam below. Get plenty of time to explore the many shops in the area. Next, hop on a speedboat and cruise along the hydrodam toward a private island. On the island, you can swim, play volleyball, kayak, or enjoy other recreational activities. After the return boat ride, refuel with a typical Colombian lunch in the town of Guatapé. With full stomachs, stroll around the most colorful town in all of Colombia. Explore the iconic umbrella street, Zocalos Square, Memory Street, and Memory Street's main park. End the day with a stop at El Peñón de Guatapé (the Rock of Guatapé). Choose to hike up to the top of the rock, or simply enjoy the exterior view. Afterward, ride back to the meeting point to end your trip.

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Really great and comforting guide offering a lot of knowlegde, providing an inside view of the story and history of pablo Escobar. Also always willing to give you extra informations about the city, different events, activitys or people. Everything delivered with perfect english. Would definitly recommend to everyone who wants to have an very detailed insight on the history of Medellín and Pablo Escobar

The tour was really interesting. Daniel the tour guide did a very good job. He led the group really well. Was always open to questions and conveyed Pablo Escobar's experiences in a very exciting way. If you want to book a tour with him here.

Tour was amazing and very insightful. Guide spoke english very well and was able to help us navigate after getting lost. Again tour was great but the 1hr + commute was a little draining.

Great tour with an amazing guide! We learned a lot about the history and the meaning of this place. thanks - great experience!

The tour was excellent! Daniel was a superb guide and very funny guy!