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Medellín: Private Comuna 13 Street Art Tour

1. Medellín: Private Comuna 13 Street Art Tour

Start your day with convenient hotel pickup. Meet your guide and begin your tour to experience Medellín like a local. First, you'll be introduced to the graffiti and their meanings on the Poblado neighborhood's walls, which you might have walked by and never noticed. From there, you'll be driven to the downtown area of the city to experience a vibrant part of town. There, see the street art that transforms the gray walls into colorful spaces with stories, and start to learn about some of Medellín's evolving history and troubled past. After downtown, head toward a parking lot close to the Comuna 13 district to park the car before your private group takes the famous cable car up the hills. Make sure to take in the fabulous panoramic views of the city on the way up as your guide tells you more about the surrounding area and its history. At Comuna 13, the real fun begins. Your 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. Enjoy time to take in all the amazing street graffiti and ride the electric outdoor escalators to the top observation deck, which offers incredible views. Listen to insights about Medellín, interesting stories from the guides, meet the locals, and try a famous local popsicle before returning to your hotel.

From Medellin: Guatapé Day Trip with El Peñol Rock and Lunch

2. From Medellin: Guatapé Day Trip with El Peñol Rock and Lunch

For the beginning of the day, the pick up is at the hotel. First stop is “replica town” where you will have a snack. Next stop, ¨El peñol de Guatapé” this is the second biggest rock in south America and you hike 700 stairs to reach the top and enjoy the most amazing view you can imagine. After, lunch in a farm. Then, a boat trip around the reservoir and to the swimming spot. Guatapé is the last stop, where you will listen to the story of this beautiful town which also is the most colorful town in this Country. Then, you take the way back to Medellin almost 2 hours away, to your hotel.

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4.7 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Met Manuel at the location and time we discussed, spoke English perfectly so nothing was lost in translation. Tour consisted of several stops with detailed information on the graffiti and the meaning behind the paintings. Also visited the buildings where Escobar fled from and died on the rooftop. Rode a cable car as well to view the city from high up. Plenty of time for bathroom stops and breaks along the way for food and drinks. Really learned a lot from Manuel, he knows all about the graffiti and city in general, very personable and great sense of humor. Never seemed rushed at all, plus he seemed to love giving tours and meeting people. This is definitely the tour I will recommend to my friends and anyone else looking to explore Comuna 13.

Diego was a wonderful guide! Very informative . He went the extra mile to make sure I experienced everything. The mountain lifts where down and he drove me to another so I could experience .

We really enjoyed the tour! We had just arrived in Medellin and loved seeing the street art and hearing the history of Comuna 13. Very well organised and very friendly tour guide!

Andres was a great guide and we learned so much exploring Comuna 13 with him. He had deep insights and great information. So much fun!

I loved it, great plan, very tasty lunch and excellent guide