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  • Medellín: The Real Pablo Escobar Tour

    1. Medellín: The Real Pablo Escobar Tour

    After pickup from your hotel in Medellín or the meeting point, depending on the option chosen, begin your 4-hour tour by visiting the site of Escobar’s former home, where he hid his family and had enemies plant bombs to kill him. Learn about the transformation of this site into a memorial park for victims of Colombia's drug war. Next, head to “la cathedral”, a jail Escobar built for himself in an agreement with the government, from which he later escaped. Afterwards, visit the soccer field Escobar built, known for its visionary design, where he gave speeches in an attempt to make a foray into Colombian politics. To cap things off, make your way to the cemetery, where Escobar is buried along with his family and other members of his gang, including Griselda Blanco. By the end of the day, leave the tour with a better understanding of the negative impact that Escobar had on the country and...

    Our guide had very much knowledge about medellin history, cartell and escobar. Very interesting and respectful for the victims

  • Medellín: Paragliding in the Colombian Andes

    2. Medellín: Paragliding in the Colombian Andes

    Start with pickup from your hotel located in the El Poblado neighborhood or the meeting point in Parque Lleras. Drive 45 minutes to arrive at the launching pad where you will have a great view over the Medellín region. Rely on high-quality gear and instructions from professional and reputable staff. Receive an introductory lesson, and then fly out over the Aburra Valley over the beautiful scenery. See spots such as the Medellin River, the El Quitasol hill, the Garcia barrage, and the Picacho hill, with the spectacular backdrop of the mountains. After your flight, return to the city of Medellín.

    Remarkable and incredible experience!!! That’s a “must do” in Medellín! I will definitely repeat it.

  • From Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar History Tour

    3. From Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar History Tour

    Learn about the dark times suffered by Medellín at the time of Pablo Escobar Gaviria. Gain an understanding of the difficulties, which both the city and its inhabitants strove to overcome to become an example of resilience. Discover the troubled past of the city, and the painful and bloody legacy left behind by the famed drug trafficker. Start the tour in the El Poblado neighborhood, visiting the new Parque de la Memoria, a former Monaco building which was demolished on February 22, 2019 to make way for a renewed space that aims to reconstruct the area's history through art and culture, vindicating the city of its unfortunate reputation of a place of drug trafficking. Then, visit the ruins of the Cathedral Prison, located in the municipality of Envigado, which Escobar built through an agreement with the then-government. After, continue to the grave where the remains of this dark charac...

    El guia llamado Jhon mojica es una de personas mas amables y buena persona que emos conocido en esta gran ciudad, su conocimiento sobre la historia de pablo escobar es increible, nos iso sentir como en casa enseñandolos todo lo relacionado con escobar muy recomendado por si tienen en mente tomar este tour

  • Medellin: Football Tour with Match Tickets and Pre-Game

    4. Medellin: Football Tour with Match Tickets and Pre-Game

    In Colombia, people live soccer as if it were more than a sport — and Medellín is the best city in the country to see the excitement fans feel for it. Experience the complete football culture as you master the songs, pre-game, paint your faces, and cheer on the home team, surrounded by dedicated fans. To make the experience as real as possible, go with the locals and feel the excitement of the crowds. Have fun talking to the guides who also love football and know teams from all around the world. Learn about the football culture, the social things involved in the sport, and the history of the clubs and players. Watch the game the safest way possible, from a place in the stand where the most enthusiastic fans sit. Enjoy an experience in groups of around 25 people to have a real-life look into Colombian football while meeting people from different places.

    This tour is so fun! Really takes you inside Medellin football culture. The guides are happy to help you with any questions you may have.

  • From Medellín: Hacienda Nápoles Theme Park Day Trip

    5. From Medellín: Hacienda Nápoles Theme Park Day Trip

    Enjoy Pablo Escobar's former farm that has been transformed into a theme park to be enjoyed by everyone from kids to adults. When entering Hacienda Nápoles, you will encounter a world of fun with pools for the family, lazy river, Safari with wild animals, Dinosaur replicas, bird world, African museum, and much more. You will also be shown Escobar's main house, known as La Mayoría. Visit the Memorial Museum, where you will learn about the life of the drug lord and see the first airplane he used to send drugs abroad. Explore different wildlife habitats and be amazed as you encounter tigers, elephants and other creatures from the wild. The tour will last throughout the whole day as it is a long way from Medellin, but expect lots of fun! There will be breakfast included and plenty of places to eat lunch at the park.

    Excellent trip, very well organized. Even though I don't speak Spanish and joined a Spanish-language tour, it was worthwhile to join for transportation to Hacienda Napoles in a comfortable bus, with good meal stops. The guide spoke some English, so I was able to follow along, but generally relied on my own research and park maps to get around. It would have been much trickier to arrange independently, so I was glad to have pick-up and drop-off by private bus. It's a very long day, but plenty to see and do at Hacienda Napoles.

  • Medellín: Private Guatapé with Peñol Tickets and Boat Ride

    6. Medellín: Private Guatapé with Peñol Tickets and Boat Ride

    After being picked up in Medellin, drive for 1.5 hours to the eastern Antioquia municipality of Guatapé. Once there, take a 1-hour boat tour through the reservoir. Soak up panoramic views of Casa Museo, La Cruz, Marial Rock, El Peñol Rock, and the ruins of Pablo Escobar's vacation home. Then, climb the 740 steps to reach the top of the Rock of Guatapé or Piedra del Peñol, a 220-meter (722-foot) high monolith surrounded by abundant water and vegetation. At the summit, delight in magnificent 360-degree views of the spectacular landscape and Guatapé Dam, built in the lands of the old municipality of Peñol in the 1970s. Next, visit Guatapé, a growing and colorful city made unique by the decorative tiles adorning the lower facades of the houses. Replenish your energy with a lunch of rice, beans, fries, salad, and a choice of pork, chicken or beef, with a refreshing drink included. Return to...

    Manual, was beyond knowledgeable and Made our vacation an epic memory! I would I highly recommend him to the entire world! Patient, understanding, only the highest standards of integrity! Abs he took us way off the grid to give us the best photos and views of the area. High recommend!

  • From Medellín: Paragliding Flight and Guatape Tour

    7. From Medellín: Paragliding Flight and Guatape Tour

    Combine spectacular views with nature and culture on this combo tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Cocorna where you can enjoy a 20-minute paragliding flight surrounded by huge mountains and waterfalls. After your flight, pay a visit to Guatape, one of the world's most colorful towns. Admire unique panoramic views of the town from atop the Stone of Guatape and stroll around the vibrantly painted houses and streets. After a full day's adventure, get dropped off back at your hotel in Medellín in the afternoon.

    Amazing! So much fun. Great value. Our guide, Julian, who is also the founder of the company was amazing. Professional, knowledgeable and took great care of us. I would recommend everyone to go with Ecoventure. A truly great experience!

  • Medellin: Private City Tour

    8. Medellin: Private City Tour

    Explore Medellín from a local perspective on a private guided tour tailor-made to your likings. See the main attractions of the city, explore downtown, and take the metro or the metro cable to park Arvi. Your guide will happily suggest the most famous routes that vary according to tastes but feel free to suggest adaptations. The most common trails include a day to see the Botero statues, Museo de Antioquia, and a walk along the downtown area followed by a visit to Pueblito Paisa to have the most amazing views of the city. Another very common route is riding the metro to Botero park, the botanical garden, and the library of Santo Domingo Savio followed by a cable car ride up to Parque Arvi for a nature adventure. Coordinate the construction of the tour with your guide or get in touch before hand. Every tour will include suggestions of local dishes, handcrafted arts, goods or other thin...

    Nos buscaron a la hora indicada en el hotel, excelente excursión y excelente guía.

  • Medellín: City Tour by Electric Bike with Fruit & Coffee

    9. 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 r...

    It was nothing like imagined. I had the best time. Riding through traffic with the locals and seeing all of the sights.

  • Medellín: ATV Quad Tour

    10. Medellín: ATV Quad Tour

    Hop into a van in Lleras Park and drive from Medellín into the mountains. Once arrived, warm up first in a parking lot with your 550cc ATV quads take a short test over an obstacle course. Receive instruction and safety tips from an experienced guide throughout the activity.  Enjoy a ride in the majestic mountains of Antioquia, in a natural reserve surrounded by pure Colombian nature, various trees, flowers, and fauna. Stop at a couple of view points to take amazing photos. Return to Medellín after an exhilarating day exploring the countryside.

    The Best Guide, with great suggestions, and an Excellent Experience with the ATVs/ Views!!! Highly recommended!!!

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What people are saying about Medellín

Excellent trip, very well organized. Even though I don't speak Spanish and joined a Spanish-language tour, it was worthwhile to join for transportation to Hacienda Napoles in a comfortable bus, with good meal stops. The guide spoke some English, so I was able to follow along, but generally relied on my own research and park maps to get around. It would have been much trickier to arrange independently, so I was glad to have pick-up and drop-off by private bus. It's a very long day, but plenty to see and do at Hacienda Napoles.

Manual, was beyond knowledgeable and Made our vacation an epic memory! I would I highly recommend him to the entire world! Patient, understanding, only the highest standards of integrity! Abs he took us way off the grid to give us the best photos and views of the area. High recommend!

Amazing! So much fun. Great value. Our guide, Julian, who is also the founder of the company was amazing. Professional, knowledgeable and took great care of us. I would recommend everyone to go with Ecoventure. A truly great experience!

Our guide went above and beyond to make our trip something to remember!

we had a good time. our tour guide Laura was very helpful