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Medellin City Private Tour provided by Medellin Travels

Medellin City Private Tour
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Tick off the best Medellin attractions on a private sightseeing tour
Duration:
4–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Create your own sightseeing schedule in Medellin on a private sightseeing tour that proves ideal for first-time visitors. As well as benefiting from the undivided attention of your guide, explore the city like a local, by walking and using a mix of public transport, and get the inside scoop on local culture and history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • An obvious choice for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy the flexibility to tailor your itinerary
  • Benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • An obvious choice for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy the flexibility to tailor your itinerary
  • Benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29265P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All parking fees
  • All Metro and Metro Cable fees
  • Entry/Admission - Pueblito Paisa
  • Entry/Admission - Medellin Metrocable
  • Entry/Admission - Metro de Medellin
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up and drop off our guests at their hotel in Medellin Poblado and Laureles areas. If you are staying outside the main pick up area, a meeting point will be arranged after booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is casual
  • Please be at the lobby of your hotel or outside your apartment building gate at 9am so we can start our tour promptly.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All parking fees
  • All Metro and Metro Cable fees
  • Entry/Admission - Pueblito Paisa
  • Entry/Admission - Medellin Metrocable
  • Entry/Admission - Metro de Medellin
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up and drop off our guests at their hotel in Medellin Poblado and Laureles areas. If you are staying outside the main pick up area, a meeting point will be arranged after booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is casual
  • Please be at the lobby of your hotel or outside your apartment building gate at 9am so we can start our tour promptly.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 25, 2021
A note from Medellin City Private Tour
We at Medellin Travels take pride in being the only tour company selected by our local government to work in a pilot enabling the proper protocol and management of covid 19 for our staff and International guests. We're also the only company utilizing a new product that eradicates covid in seconds.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Pueblito Paisa
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Plaza Botero
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 3
    Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Parque Berrío
  • 5
    Iglesia de la Veracruz
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Museo de Antioquia
  • 6
    Medellin Metrocable
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Metro de Medellin
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Medellín travels tours
  • 8
    Parque Arvi
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
33 reviews
Excellent
24
Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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KNF
5 contributions
We did 2 tours with Lina and gladly would have done more if time allowed. She was so knowledgeable, patient and informative and we felt so safe with her. It's very obvious she loves what she does. We will be recommending all future friends and family who visit medellin to her!!
Written November 9, 2021
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Candice B
2 contributions
The tour was awesome. George was super knowledgeable and excited to share the history of the city. He was very easy to talk with and made the experience natural and fun. The company was flexible when working with us. George was flexible on the tour spending more time on areas that we showed increase interest. I definitely would recommend!
Written September 27, 2021
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Mark B
Ottawa, Canada91 contributions
We did a private city tour and added the Escobar parts. David (our guide) was extremely knowledgeable with the perfect mix of professional yet fun. If visiting, I would highly recommend doing a private tour on your first day to get your bearings and then you can expand your adventure on your own. Would not hesitate to recommend this company - make sure to ask for David!
Written November 13, 2021
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Christopher O
Woodside, NY7 contributions
Wonderful guide and great driver. Very friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. I just didn’t feel the tour met the price. $90 a person for what amounted to a three hour tour and it was limited in what we saw. If I had to do it over again, I would have set up a tour for what we really wanted to see.
Written July 15, 2022
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Alex R
Hello, you stated that our guide was wonderful, great driver, friendly, courteous and knowledgeable etc,...that in itself is priceless! 90 bucks is too much? You got a private tour, and we hooked you up with a 9 seat van. You get what you pay for in life and from the looks of it, you had a spectacular tour. Furthermore, we know what we are worth, all have degrees in tourism and have families to take care of and mouths to feed. We are involved in sustainable tourism and want quality tourists who come to our country to contribute to the local economy by being an asset, immersing themselves in our culture and in return, acquiring knowledge and enrichning themselves through our unforgettable experiences. Btw, it isn't a three hour tour and you knew exactly what was on the tour and the tours description since it was clearly stipulated on the booking information and your voucher.
Written July 19, 2022
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Adriana and Ken 8
Cali, Colombia4 contributions
Couples
Lina was very helpful when we needed to change our tour from the afternoon to the morning. Carlos was also very friendly but I was kind of disappointed due to the following:

- Carlos was the guide and the driver, so we spent good portions of the tour going from parking lots to the touristic areas; I would recommend that you do as many others, having a driver that lives you at the exact touristic place and the pick you up. We could have used this time entering the old churches or visiting other places.

- Carlos didn’t take advantage of the time we were in the car, to talk about Medellín and its history; we ended asking many many questions to get some details and to fill the time while he was drving.

I think the tour is OK but it could be much better.
Written March 16, 2020
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Alex R
Hello adriana, If you recall, you contacted us last minute to change your tour, we went out of our way to change your tour from an afternoon tour to a morning tour even though we were fully booked. Had we not accomodated you and made last minute modifications to make this happen, you would of missed your tour without a refund. Also, this tour did not include Comuna 13. You didn't want to go to Arvi Park unless it was to walk all around the park, even though the description is clear in what the inclusions are. You asked for us to change that for Comuna 13 which is another tour that costs more money, again we made another exception. The transport from the parking lot is a half a block walk...it's downtown and we comped you in an Suv. Had you done the tour in the afternoon like you were scheduled, you would of had the driver of the van that was waiting for you drop you off in the same half a block parking lot, since it's downtown and that is where they can legally park. We wound up paying the van driver anyway for the day, so we lost that as well. Your review is unfair considering how much we bent over backwards to make your tour happen. Regardless, you can't please everyone, have a nice day.
Written June 4, 2021
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Dylan
4 contributions
This was my first tour and it included Arvi Park as an additional upgrade. My guide was Daniela who was an excellent guide. She knew everything about the city and its history. The tour was very informative and the highlight for me was Botero square. Arvi park and the cable cars were nice as well. As much as I liked this tour, I wound up doing many many more and all of them were of increasing quality and value. The best one so far was my coffee and horseback riding tour. That one was also done through Medellin Travels and Daniela was once again my tour guide. I highly recommend all of these tours!
Written July 18, 2022
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Alex R
Dylan, thank you so much for your heartfelt review and for conveying to others of our impeccable quality. We are very elated that you had a spectacular time with us and that you did all of your tours with Medellin Travels, including the Jardin Horseback ride with coffee tour. We appreciate you dearly and are here for you for future travel. Kind regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written July 19, 2022
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Lisa CS
Olympia, WA17 contributions
This tour was fantastic! Daniela was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable and responsive. She took us on the cable cars, including to Arvi Park, to Botero Square, to a wonderful lookout area with a charming recreated village, and so much more! She also transported us to lunch and to the ATM, which were not part of the tour. This tour is a great introduction to Medellin, and I highly recommend it!
Written May 29, 2021
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Alex R
Thanks so much for reviewing our guide and our Medellin city private tour! Until we meet again. Cheers! Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written June 4, 2021
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Wendell J
Santa Fe, NM4 contributions
The good: Responsive to emails and timely with pick up and instructions

The bad: While we had a decent time touring with Alex, we were bothered by a few things. The depth of his information was limited. Not a lot of information was relayed to us about history, politics, and society and these topics seemed to be covered on the surface only.

Alex also spoke about himself a lot. He spoke about his past
girlfriends and he was definitely a self-promoter. Talking about his coffee shop which he insisted we visit and make purchases at. Talked about his property that he bought, the brewery "Vortex" that he was starting. So much of this information seemed hard to believe. Also, he was trying to sell us on an "exclusive" experience with Pablo Escobar's sisters at $150/per person for 90 minutes.
We weren't sure if this was a legitimate thing or not. Much of what Alex said seemed far fetched so we were not sure what to believe.
Written January 6, 2020
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Alex R
You never took a tour with us period. We have NO record of you doing a tour in 2019 or 2020 and you never replied our message to identify yourself as a legit customer. Anybody looking at your review can see that your account seems suspiciously very new, in fact it was only created this year 2020, with 2 different names and you only have one review this one this is very strange. Did you really took a tour with us? in fact for your record the person that you mentioned in your long review has been on Vacation in Asia so it's impossible for him to be in two places at the same time. You didn't took a tour with us period!!
Written January 10, 2020
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everyshadeofblue
San Diego, CA253 contributions
Had a wonderful city tour with David. He took us on the metro and the cable cars to start the tour, and it was a fantastic experience. Flying over the city in the cable cars was 100% the best part of the entire day. Not only is the transit system impeccably clean, but it also plays a major role in how Medellin has transformed itself into a modern city with an excellent transit system. I learned so much about how Medellin has become a much different place than in the 1990s. It is a safe place to visit, the people are friendly, and the transit is top-notch. After the transit tour, we walked through the heart of the city and the old town. It was a fascinating glimpse into the everyday life of the people in Medellin. The Botero statues were a highlight! Finally, we visited the Pueblita Paisa. It was raining pretty hard but still a great experience.

If possible, you should do as much of the walking and public transit as possible on this tour. I think it would have been really boring just to be driven from place to place. You get a real feel for the city by using the transit system and walking through the areas only accessible by foot. Overall, an excellent tour with a fantastic guide. Thank you, David!
Written November 29, 2021
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Alex R
We appreciate your input and are very pleased that you had a fantastic experience! As you elaborated in detail, we take our guests through many sectors of the city by several means of transportation, thus enabling our guests to feel the vibe and get a thorough appreciation of our beloved Medellin! Thanks again, and don't forget to refer us to friends and family! Regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written December 17, 2021
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Giovanni W
Puerto Rico26 contributions
Friends
Our Tour Guide told us that Parque Arvi was not included in our Medellin City Tour, however we check again the details of the tour and it clearly shows that Parque Arvi was included.
Written May 9, 2019
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You know very well that you booked the city tour without the tour upgrade. You wanted a free tour without paying tripadvisor an additional fee. This is unethical. You tried to induce our tour guide to give you a free upgrade, remember? Did you forget that our tour guide called the office and we spoke to you, reminding you that you did not pay for an upgrade, plus we sent you another copy of the inclusions and spoke to you on the chat, we sent you another copy while you were on the tour so you could see it in fine print, (even though you had already received that when you did the booking and were well aware), remember on the phone you said "Ok, I know", and you were fine with that??? It makes no sense to be incoherent and go back on your word. On the booking details, booking information, and booking Inclusions, it specifies in both English and Spanish clearly stipulating in detail that it is an upgrade that is NOT included in the normal tour. We are straight shooters that have the absolute highest ethics. What you are doing is shameful, petty, and embarrassing. Your review will not affect us.
Written June 20, 2019
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The very best in Medellin!!!
Veronica was incredible!! She has so much pride for her hometown and so much knowledge, she also added so many extr
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WE LOVED THIS TOUR
This tour was amazing! it was just me and my husband with our tour guide & we wouldn't have it any other way. I'm n
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Learned more than I expected
This was a great tour. Veronica is very knowledgeable. She has a passion for her people and the culture that comes
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Fantastic Tour
Had a great tour of El Penol and Guatape. Veronica was our guide and was great. Could not believe how beautiful the
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Beautiful gardens
Beautiful botanical gardens with much to explore. Unfortunately plants were not named, many exhibits were closed, a
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Half day private Pablo Escobar tour
My tour guides Veronica and Julien were wonderful. Warm, inviting and knowledgeable. Special mention to Veronica. S
SoloTraveler82
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The best experience you can have, hands down!
So far, I've toured downtown Medellin (with this same company and guide), had two different food tours and now I ca
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Excellent experience
Had a great time on the coffee farm and exploring jardn. The guide took great care of me and was careful with makin
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MUST SEE
My three friends and I had an amazing time with our guide Veronica! She was amazing and was very knowledgeable!!
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Terrible customer service
Their customer care was un profesional . I call multiple times to arrange and get reassurance over the safety but w
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Escobar
Great tour, Cubano was a great guide and I learned a lot about Escobar. I thought the fact that he built his own ja
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Private tour is the way to go
Tour guides were very nice. Great English and very knowledgeable. Added on the waterfall tour and boat tour which w
Trail33715
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Road trip
Fantastic experience with our guide Anna and our Driver Jaime!! Decided to add on a coffee tour at the last minute
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Godfather tour
Carlos our guide was very informative, answered all our questions and spoke very good English. But the tour is ove
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EXCELLENT trip, well worth it
Excellent review. Our guides, Daniela y Jaime, were wonderful and very knowledgeable. It's very interesting to lear
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