Things to do in Laureles

Our most recommended things to do in Laureles

Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

1. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

Discover the political, social, and economic context of drug trafficking in Colombia on an eye-opening tour. Learn about Pablo Escobar's life, death, and impact. Visit Comuna 13 to see the inspiring transformation of what was once one of the most dangerous places in the world with a local guide. After pickup from your hotel in Medellin, head to Cementerio Jardines Montesacro to visit Pablo Escobar's grave. Discover different perspectives and points of view on Pablo's history. Gain an understanding of the context in which Pablo Escobar grew up and what made him who he was. Next, see Los Olivos Antioquia, the rooftop where Pablo Escobar died. Discuss the political and economic context of Columbia in the eighties and nineties. Discover the impact the drug lord's legacy still has. Then, visit Parque Conmemorativo Inflexión, a memorial to the victims of narco-terrorism. Finally, explore Comuna 13 and its history. Marvel at street art and stories of Colombians whose strength and resilience turned this previously violent area around. Unpick stereotypes and discuss the importance of education.

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: Botanical Gardens Half-Day Tour

3. 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.

Medellín: Coffee Shop Hopping Tour

4. Medellín: Coffee Shop Hopping Tour

Your experience will begin as you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the neighborhood of Laureles. It is an artsy and green area famous for its numerous parks, restaurants, design stores, and enormous trees. To start, you will taste a delicious tropical coconut frappuccino at a Mediterranean-style coffee shop that also offers Turkish preparation methods. If a frappuccino isn't your thing, Turkish coffee is recommended. You will continue walking through the neighborhood and make a stop at a coffee shop recognized for both its Aeropress coffee method and for working together with coffee farmers from La Sierra (a peripheral area of Medellin's Comuna 8). At this place, you will learn about the roasting process and the importance of the social project they are leading. Your next stop will be at a place specialized in making espresso, as according to them, the best way to taste a coffee's quality is in a freshly-made espresso. Finally, you will stop at a coffee shop-independent designer store to enjoy a delicious cold brew (a 12-hour brewing process that highlights coffee's flavor while producing a cold refreshing beverage). You will also be welcome to sample their fresh homemade ginger or watermelon soda instead of the cold brew. Following your tour's completion, you will be driven back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Laureles

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 47 reviews

The tour is very complete, our Guide Daniel was excellent, very punctual, his knowledge of the subject is impressive and more than in all the places you visit they appreciate him very much, every detail he tells is very interesting and always seeing it from an impartial point of view but without ignore the true facts. At no time do you get tired of all the information, he knows how to take his tour and give the extra because the time was extended a little longer and even so it did not become tedious. Highly recommended and if you can ask Daniel you won't regret it. I didn't expect much from this tour but it was actually much better than I expected and I am already recommending it to my friends.

Brilliant tour - great to be able to do Escobar + comuna 13 in the same day. Excellent tour guide, was able to ask anything. He really went above and beyond, tailoring the tour to us. We spent an extra 3 hours on the tour and even went up the metro cable (no extra cost). Would highly recommend.

Buenisimo tour!! Gracias a Daniel por un dia tan divertido. Es una gran guia con una personalidad muy amable y sus explicaciones super interesantes! Volveremos pronto!

Nuestro guía fue Julio, muy amable y respondió a todas nuestra dudas en el recorrido. Nos sentimos muy segura con el durante el trayecto. Súper recomendado!

Highlight of South American trip!! Juan was amazing what a great guy!!