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Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

1. Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

Head out to San Sebastián de Palmitas, just 45 minutes from Medellín, to begin your unique coffee tour. After hotel pick-up, set off for a coffee-making farm and enjoy listening to a brief history about the origin of the coffee and how it was first brought to Colombia. Take the chance to dress in the typical costume of the paisa muleteer, including hat, poncho, paruma, and the tail of a rooster. Later, move on to a coffee plantation to carry out the coffee harvest, reducing the mixture to a pulp and finally, drying it. After these activities, sit down for a refreshing drink of musilago (coffee juice) and a tea made from the coffee pulp. Savor a typical dish from the region made of banana with honey and cheese. Hear your guide explain some techniques on how to prepare and drink coffee and have a short tasting of different coffees and servings. Later, try a typical dish of the paisa muleteer consisting of rice, yuca, ground beef, boiled egg, sausage, and banana. Try preparing your coffee to your own taste with the information you have just learned from your guide. Finally, receive a pack of coffee as a gift and have the chance to buy farm products at the shop. If the option is chosen, also experience a 2-hour horseback ride through the farm to some viewpoints. All instructions will be given to inexperienced riders.

Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

2. Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

Discover the incredibly transformative graffiti art of Columna 13 on a guided tour in Medellin. Ride the metro, climb up to the houses on the mountain top with the metrocable, and take the bus into the graffiti district for a walking tour full of art, music, food, and friendly neighborhood vibes. Start at the Poblado metro station and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Jump on the metro train to reach Medellin's cable car the metrocable and ride all the way up to the mountaintop. Enjoy the spectacular viewing point and learn about the city's transportation system. Continue on with a bus to the graffiti district where your walking tour will begin. Let your guide lead you through the streets filled with expressive art including graffiti, oil paintings, and graffiti-printed clothes. Encounter good food, music, and dance shows in this traditional neighborhood. Learn about the meaning of the graffiti created by local artists and how this area has been transformed over time. Try some traditional Colombian street food before heading to a bar with the best views in the city for a drink to get to know your fellow travelers.

Medellin: Bike City Tour with Local Food and Drink Tastings

3. Medellin: Bike City Tour with Local Food and Drink Tastings

This four-hour bike tour grants visitors the chance to see the best sights of Medellin in a fun and relaxed way. Ride through the city in the company of a local guide, who will shed light on the history, legends, art, and gastronomy of the area. Choose a regular bike for a classic ride or an electric bike for an even more relaxing time.  Get acquainted with Medellin's most popular destinations, including the city center, local parks, and historic squares. Enjoy several stops along the way to hear more about the locations and to snack on regional food and tasty coffee to keep your energy high.  Pass through colorful neighborhoods, experiencing the city as local people do, feeling its energy and marveling at spectacular views. Conclude the tour with a visit to Pueblito Paisa, the best viewpoint in Medellin, where you can enjoy a local beer and snap some great pictures.

Medellin: Street Food Tastings and Poblado Rooftops Tour

4. Medellin: Street Food Tastings and Poblado Rooftops Tour

The tour starts and ends at the entrance of the San José church, in front of Poblado Park. During the tour, you will walk through the neighborhood and you will see the most emblematic places, restaurants, modern buildings, many trees, beautiful graffiti, and everyday life situations in our city. You will also taste 4 delicious types of Colombian street food, and learn about their preparation and ingredients. You will interact with the food vendors and learn about their stories. You will visit 2 spectacular rooftops, taste a Colombian beer, and play fun games with the other guests. Join the tour, try new food, visit 360° rooftops, and meet other travelers!

Medellín: E-bike and Foodie Tour

5. Medellín: E-bike and Foodie Tour

Journey to through the neighborhoods of Medellín, such as Laureles, Conquistadores and Belén on an e-bike tour. Try some of the best local cuisine at 4 local establishments.  Eat your heart out with some Arepa, Caribbean street food, Picada Antioqueña, and Pastel de Guayaba before finishing with an ice cold Colombian beer. Ride on electric bikes without having to feel too out of breath. Follow a local expert to feel safe. Immerse all your senses win this vibrant and charming city tour.

Private Tour Palmas Culinary Adventure from Medellin

6. Private Tour Palmas Culinary Adventure from Medellin

You'll experience exquisite hors d'oeuvres and sample savory authentic Paisa dishes in this one-of-a-kind four-hour culinary adventure! This tour takes you to several locations to sample our succulent cuisine while learning the cultural aspects of the gastronomy and much more! The friendly and professional tour guide will pick you up at your hotel at your scheduled time. From there, you will be transported in a comfortable and private vehicle with air-conditioning and tinted windows to the top of the Andes Mountains. There will be stops at different locations, such as the Mirador, where you will delight your eyes with a panoramic view of Medellin from a precipice. Your taste buds will be stimulated while you sample tantalizing food with gusto, as you are driven from place to place to experience the richness and tradition of delectable dishes and finger food from the region. All of the delicious food on this tour is included, come on an empty stomach and enjoy! Guests will be dropped off at their hotel or place of stay after the tour.

From Medellín: El Retiro Private Tour with Food Tastings

7. From Medellín: El Retiro Private Tour with Food Tastings

Following pick-up from your hotel in Medellín, drive towards the Andes mountains and get panoramic views of the valley from a mountain top. Taste classic dishes from the northwest Paisa region and make your way to El Retiro for lunch by the scenic waterfall. Continue to Llanogrande and San Antonio de Pereira to sample a selection of traditional desserts. Get amazing views of the evergreen forests and mountain landscapes, visit colonial churches and spot some of the opulent villas of Colombia along the way. Benefit from an itinerary that can be customized to your interests and get the chance to explore at your own pace. Use the time to learn more about the culture, cuisine and history of Colombia. Return to Medellín along a route that cuts through the jungle, where wildlife can be spotted at the edge of the road.

Medellin: Avoeden Café Coffee Brewing Workshop

8. Medellin: Avoeden Café Coffee Brewing Workshop

Start by meeting your tour guide in the Avoeden Café in the El Poblado district of Medellin. Enjoy a tour limited to private or small groups for an authentic local experience. Uncover all the secrets of brewing the perfect cup of coffee. In a two-hour workshop, discover how the coffee goes from crop to cup and learn about the history of coffee production in Colombia. Enjoy complimentary samples of delicious Colombian coffee made with various brewing techniques.

Guatape Coffee Villa including Rock Town & Waterfall

9. Guatape Coffee Villa including Rock Town & Waterfall

Your friendly, licensed and perfectly fluent tour guide picks you up at your hotel at 9:00. From there you will be transported to a new, comfortable vehicle with air-conditioning, tinted windows and insurance. It's a 2-hour drive to the private coffee villa, so lay back and relax while your certified coffee expert guide delights you with all the intricacies of our land, history and culture. Ypur first stop is at a secluded waterfall where you can take a quick dip and allow the falling water to massage your body, or just recharge your batteries and be in total bliss, while breathing in pure air surrounded by rich landscape. Next, you'll visit the organic coffee villa nestled on top of the Andes mountains, where you will learn the full coffee process hands on, surrounded by nature, exotic flowers and fruits. Guests will enjoy unparalleled views from the terrace and can go for a quick hike around the villas trails. Leaving the villa, head out to climb the huge rock of El Penol and enjoy the best view of the World from the top! Your taste buds will be delighted while you savor succulent, Paisa dishes with gusto, as we break for lunch in a clean restaurant juxtaposed to the lake in Guatape! After a delicious meal, Guatape's colorful town plaza will enthrall and fascinate you with all it's charming, vibrant edifices, stunning architecture, church, restaurants, cute shops, souvenir stores, colonial style homes with opulent balconies adorned with flowers hovering over you, and much more! Lastly, you will be dropped off at your hotel at approximately 17:00, depending on traffic and climate conditions. Book in advance, you don't want to miss out, this tour is a must if you are in Medellín!

From Medellín: Jericó Full-Day Tour

10. From Medellín: Jericó Full-Day Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Medellín for the day and visit the beautiful town of Jericó, located just 3 hours from Medellín. After getting picked up from your hotel in Medellín in the morning, begin your journey towards Jericó, crossing the Cauca River and stopping for a light breakfast along the way. Upon arrival in Jericó, hop on the tourist cable car and travel up to a panoramic viewpoint where you can admire breathtaking views of the entire town and its surrounding mountains and coffee plantations. Afterward, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer before breaking for lunch in the center. Finish your tour with a visit to a traditional coffee farm where you can sample some of Colombia's finest coffee. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Medellín.

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What people are saying about Medellín

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

If you are going to visit Medellin you need to do this tour! The cable carts are well worth it for taking great pictures of the view of Medellin and our tour guide Sebastian was incredibly knowledgable and helpful before, during and after the tour! The history behind Communa 13 is something that will interest anyone!

Andres was the guide and glue did an amazing job! Nice trip were you see and learn a lot of the city and taste some Colombian food and drink. I can definitely recommend this trip! And if you do it in the beginning of your time in Medellin, you have a better understanding about we’re to go.

Absolutely amazing tour! Highly recommend this to everyone! Our tour guide was incredibly pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful! I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet her and go on this wonderful journey with the group!!!

Bonita experiencia, pasar por las calles de la comuna y ver cómo se ha transformado en los últimos años a pesar de las crisis que vivió fue muy interesante. Dani fue un excelente guía! Muy contento con el servicio.

We had so much fun! Yander was knowledgeable and did a great job guiding us around the city. Thanks so much!