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Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

1. 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.

Medellin: Street Food and Poblado Rooftops Tour with a local

2. Medellin: Street Food and Poblado Rooftops Tour with a local

The tour starts and ends at the entrance of the San José church, in front of Poblado Park. During the tour, you will walk through the neighborhood and you will see the most emblematic places, restaurants, modern buildings, many trees, beautiful graffiti, and everyday life situations in our city. You will also taste 5 delicious types of Colombian street food, and learn about their preparation and ingredients. You will interact with the food vendors and learn about their stories. You will visit 2 spectacular rooftops and hang out with the other guests. Join the tour, try new food, visit 360° rooftops, and meet other travelers! ***If you see that no one has booked, don't worry, we usually have more reservations on other platforms :)

Medellin: Guided Tour to Guatape & 1-Night Lakeside Glamping

3. Medellin: Guided Tour to Guatape & 1-Night Lakeside Glamping

Meet at Park Poblado early in the morning and take a bus tour of the valley to the picturesque colonial town of Guatape. Stop at the famous Penol Rock along the way and climb up 740 steps for the most incredible views. Visit the town of Guatape, where your tour guide will explain the history behind this vibrantly colorful town. Have a traditional lunch in the historic town before embarking on your own personal speedboat for a brief tour of the lake. Set up camp at your fabulous glamping location on the lake and your guide will explain what adventures await. Go hiking atop Paradise Mountain for breathtaking views of the sunset before enjoying a delicious dinner. Then after an amazing night falling asleep to the sounds of nature, wake up fresh and early the next for some of the best coffee in the world. Then, take the kayak out to the waterfall, try some wakeboarding in the smooth water of the morning, or just relax at the glamping site. Take a speedboat ride back to Guatape at about noon. Enjoy some free time before your transfer back to El Poblado in Medellín.

Medellín: Spa with Dinner, Massage and Hydric Circuit Cenote

4. Medellín: Spa with Dinner, Massage and Hydric Circuit Cenote

Take a soothing break in your vacation to rejuvenate and relieve tension at a spa clinic just a short hop from Park Lleras or Poblado Park. Relax and have dinner after a long day, and enjoy warm and attentive service from the staff. After being welcomed by your host, you'll be directed to the spa therapy pools where water is used to relax and stimulate all of your senses and massage your whole body. Start with a foot bath, move on to the flotation pool filled with magnesium sulfate, then fight fatigue and help yourself sleep better in the bubble volcano. Next, delight in the oxygen bubble bed, the water cascade and pressure jet, and the Hamam, which is similar to a Turkish bath. Finish off your spa pool therapy with a stop at the Finnish Sauna. Feel a sense of well-being as the sauna reduces swelling and softens your skin. After all this, you'll be taken into a peace room to partake in the Temazcal ritual, a spa inspired by the ancient Mayan purification ritual that includes an amazing massage. Round off your experience with a sumptuous selection of delicious gastronomy for dinner, and marvel at your chef's live fire show.

Medellín: City Tour by Electric Bike with Fruit & Coffee

5. Medellín: City Tour by Electric Bike with Fruit & Coffee

Get ready to explore Medellín in a completely unique way. Take a 4-hour (20 km) tour on an electric bike and be immersed in the city. Cruise safely through the city by bike lane, which will be followed for the majority of the tour. Start your tour in El Poblado and take the bike lane to Ciudad del Río, a modern and recently transformed area. Along with your expert guide visit some of the city's most iconic places, also places not often known by tourists. You will have the opportunity to climb a sacred hill (Cerro Nutibara), from here you can the see stunning views of the entire city. Whilst looking over the city, you will learn about the history and transformation of the city whilst enjoying delicious tropical fruits. On your next stop you will get to try some world class coffee. Visit Laureles, a traditional neighborhood, and enjoy a Colombian coffee experience. After a coffee break ride around the renovated City Stadium area and visit The City Hall and the iconic Plaza de las Luces.

Medellín: Botanical Gardens Half-Day Tour

6. Medellín: Botanical Gardens Half-Day Tour

Experience the exotic Botanical Gardens and the main hot spots of downtown Medellin on this private guided tour. Visit the old churches, learn the historical and artistic context of the magnificent bronze statues in Plaza Botero, and much more. Start with a pickup in a comfortable vehicle from your hotel traveling to the Botanical Gardens where you will walk and explore the gardens. Look at exotic plants, birds, animals, and lakes of this hidden treasure. Go to downtown Medellin and be mesmerized by the magnificent sculptures of maestro Fernando Botero, one of the world's most renowned sculptors. Continue on foot to really feel the vibe of the downtown area and experience old colonial churches, plazas, and the stunning Palace of Culture among other landmarks. End the tour with a transfer back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about El Poblado

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

This tour was absolutely incredible! Katherine greeted us with a warm welcome and provided the most exciting, interesting and memorable experience. She was super informative and had a beautiful way of communicating the details about the history and the various pieces of graffiti art. We loved that Katherine was our tour guide and will definitely request her next time. This is a must! Don’t miss this tour! We highly recommend it.

I strongly recommend this tour! Laura was an excellent guide - she is clearly passionate about what she does, and has tons of information about Comuna 13 and Medellin. This tour was a highlight of my trip to Colombia!

Our guide Sebastian was really awesome! He was very knowledgeable and friendly and guided the group very well. A must do tour when visiting Medellin. Hopefully your guide will be Sebastian then

Amazing… really nice experience The guide (Sebastian) was really committed with our group for us to get a good time.

Really enjoyed the tour and Katherine provided a great afternoon. Highly recommended!