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

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

Enjoy the lakeside in Guatape and spend the night glamping on this excursion from Medellin, which just opened. Meet up 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 (optional). Visit Guatape, where your tour guide will explain the history behind this vibrantly colorful town. Have a lunch stop in town before embarking on your own personal speedboat for a brief tour of the lake. Enjoy a 4x4 ride instead if the weather doesn't allow for the boat ride. Set up camp at your fabulous glamping location on the lake and take some free time to do whatever you want. Go on a boat tour to interesting local spots, try some wakeboarding, tubing, or kayaking, or just relax on the beach and go swimming. Go hiking atop Paradise Mountain for breathtaking views of the sunset before enjoying a delicious traditional dinner. Wake up early the next day for the morning hike and enjoy the clean mountain air, or sleep in and have breakfast in bed. Get a speedboat ride back to Guatape at the end of your tour, where you'll be transferred back to Park Poblado in Medellin.

Medellín: City Tour by Electric Bike with Fruit & Coffee

2. 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: Spa Experience with Dinner, Massage and Relaxation

3. Medellín: Spa Experience with Dinner, Massage and Relaxation

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: Botanical Gardens Half-Day Tour

4. 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

I has a great visit with my guide Veronica. We toured the gardens and she was super knowledgeable about plants and the history of the gardens. They have such a nice restaurant in the Gardens...we stopper for cappuccinos. Veronica waa very upbeat and lively and had a fellow passion for plants and birds. I recommend this tour.....fresh and invigorating for such a crazy busy city

The place is really fantastic! After 20 minutes of asking about a great calm lake you arrive at the glamping. No less than two tents and a house of the owners. They are so helpful, cook well and there is a very relaxed atmosphere. We would go again!

Amazing experience! Our guides were extremely welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed for a night a relaxation on the water. I highly recommend spending a night glamping when visiting Guatape. It was honestly the highlight of our trip.

Amazing spa! Very clean and hot stone massage was incredible. Food was delicious hibachi. Very relaxing

It went super well for us, we had no problem, the guides were super friendly