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Medellín: Half-Day Private Colonial Towns Tour

1. Medellín: Half-Day Private Colonial Towns Tour

Discover the quaint beauty of 3 different colonial towns outside of Medellin. Visit El Retira, La Ceja, and Rionegro, all places significant in the history of Colombia. The first stop is at El Retiro, a town built in the 18th century. Wander around the central park, see an old church, and traverse pretty streets. Pick up insights into the town's past from your guide. Make a pit stop at a remarkably beautiful waterfall on the way to La Ceja. Explore another town built in the 18th century. Marvel at its historical Spanish architecture. Cap off the half-day experience with a visit to Rionegro, the largest municipality outside Medellin, founded in 1541. This was one of the most important cities during the independence struggle in Colombia, and is home to a museum that highlights this history.

4-Hour Medellin, Envigado & Sabaneta Three County Tour

2. 4-Hour Medellin, Envigado & Sabaneta Three County Tour

Many people who visit Medellin don't get to experience the neighboring counties due to the length of their stay or they are simply unaware of the other places. With this in mind, this tour incorporates Envigado and Sabaneta on this tour., the two surrounding counties adjacent to Medellin. After your guide picks you up from your hotel or apartment, the tour will start at El Pueblito Paisa in central Medellin. This delightfully charming town is reminiscent of how Medellin looked like in the past. You'll experience captivating panoramic views of the city from above. The town contains a lovely little church, a charming museum, cute shops with handcrafted items and exquisite restaurants with savory paisa dishes from the region. The tour continues in Envigado, a city with expansive growth in recent years. There, you will visit the beautiful plaza with its 300 year-old colonial church and walk around downtown Envigado to really feel the vibe of this city. Lastly, your tour guide will drive you to the town plaza of Sabaneta, home to its famous plaza where numerous movies have been filmed. This is a great place to taste the succulent giant-sized buñuelos and other delectable appetizers from Antioquia. This is a 4-hour private tour in a comfortable, new vehicle with a fluent and certified professional tour guide. Guests taking the tour with the "Exotic Fruits" tour option will be dropped off a little later than stipulated.

Medellín: 4-Hour Religious and Historical Tour

3. Medellín: 4-Hour Religious and Historical Tour

After pick-up, head north on a customized tour in an air-conditioned car. First, stop at the government center where the city's first important buildings were built. As your guide narrates the history of the city's founders, head deep into downtown for a look at San Ignacious Chapel and its majestic architecture. Continue on to the oldest cathedral in Medellín, which took almost 40 years to complete. From there, head to the marvelous San Pedro Cemetery Museum, and admire the mausoleums where the city's wealthiest families, former presidents, writers and celebrities are buried. After about 3 hours, enjoy a transfer back to your hotel or other chosen location.

From Medellín: Full-Day Colombian Paisa Towns Tour

4. From Medellín: Full-Day Colombian Paisa Towns Tour

The word Paisa refers to a regional subculture in Colombia and is commonly associated with the smaller, rural towns of Antioquia, the state surrounding Medellín. On this tour, you will discover the real meaning of Paisa. This traditional Colombian culture still exists, and each small town is unique in its own way, boasting a speciality that is waiting to be discovered. El Retiro is known for its beautiful plazas, and talent in woodworking. We will stroll around the town, learn about the traditional Paisa culture, and admire the quaint streets. El Carmen de Viboral centers on ceramics and its community is full of masters in this craft. We’ll have the chance to enter a workshop where you can watch experts creating and meticulously painting their work, after which we will have the chance to purchase some of these masterpieces. San Antonio de Pereira’s claim to fame is its local desserts, which are ideal for those with a sweet tooth, and who want to sweeten up this full-day tour.

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What people are saying about Medellín

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 283 reviews

Very knowledgeable guide who spoke excellent English. Comfortable car with air conditioning. Very interesting visits to churches and historical sites.

Overall it was a good tour. Pricey for only 4 hours.