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  • Shoko B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tour was amazing! Everything was well organized and each places we stopped were very much worth it. We enjoyed a cruse and walk in Guatape village.
    Written June 17, 2024
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  • Sean M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Felipe was fantastic! Great story teller, very knowledge about the history, and a terrific overall experience. The private tour was absolutely the way to do it
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • Hilary L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was brilliant! JJ was a super tour guide, very friendly and helpful. It was brilliant value for money too as it included transport, lunch, and 2 stops on the way to the big stone. Would 100% recommend
    Written September 27, 2023
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  • Fearless04504196096
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tour was all we had hoped for and more. Daniel picked us up early in the morning from our hotel in Medellin from where we drove an hour or so to Cocorna. Daniel is such a friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgable guide. He told us all about Colombian culture and living on our way there and just before arrriving we stopped at an awesome waterfall viewpoint. We were welcomed at his home with an amazing breakfast and got to try delicious fruits from their garden. On our way to the national park we got to see authentic Colombian villages, wildlife (monkeys, snakes, toucans) and waterfalls. Swimming in the rio melchocho was so refreshing and relaxing, and the lunch was excellent. On our way back we drove through the beautifull mountains of Cocorna during golden hour and enjoyed some great music together. It was an unforgetable experience. Gracias Daniel!
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Philip o
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I liked the tour to Guatape too much. The views and history in the mansion were fascinating. Without a doubt a day full of a lot of adventure. Paintball and ATVs were very exciting activities and much more doing them at Pablo Escobar's house. The attention from our guide Jhon was excellent.
    Written May 28, 2024
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  • David S
    Frome, UK29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent 4 weeks in Colombia in Jan / Feb 2023. We initially tried to plan the trip ourselves but fortunately stumbled across Bruce and BnB Colombia Tours online. I say fortunate because Colombia is a country that really needs expert travel advice and support. Even if you speak Spanish (we don't) we'd strongly recommend you use a tour guide and among tour guides we can't imagine anyone better than Bruce and his team.
    From the day we first met Bruce online and had a free hour long chat to our departure home from Bogota Airport the service was first class. Strong opinions based on a real understanding of Colombia and our expectations were voiced pleasantly but persuasively to guide us to a truly memorable holiday.
    Our itinerary involved 10 internal flights and a few lengthy car journeys. One flight was delayed forcing us to stay over in Bogota an extra night with all the changes that entails. Bruce handled it all with great efficiency which helped us relax knowing our backs were being watched all the way. Every flight met with a driver and English speaking guide, every transfer on time and all accommodation details correct. When a little local trouble flared up in a remote town before our arrival Bruce's agents were quick to inform him and his team instantly re-scheduled the itinerary to avoid that short leg of the trip.
    Colombia is a wonderful country full of lovely welcoming people and stunning flora, fauna and scenery but you need professional care to get you around safely. Bruce should be your first and last call to ensure a memorable holiday.
    Written July 12, 2023
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  • Mauricio M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had an amazing experience with our guide Andres from Luxury Tours Medellin. He went above and beyond for my friends and I on our trip to Guatape and other trips during our stay in Colombia. The company delivers exceptional service and would 100% recommend them to all of my friends and family who travel to Medellin, Colombia.
    Written August 24, 2023
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  • Jim Eagan
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The advertising was a little vague about how transportation worked and how the glamping fit in but it was way better than expected.

    The tour is folded in with other tours for that area. All of which were excellent. The real surprise was how marvelous the glamping part was. They don't explain your tent sits on a platform that floats on the water or that there is a jacuzzi nestled in the jungle. The staff prepared custom meals that were exceptional and the whole experience was very relaxing.

    They were also very flexible about our pick up and departure which helped a lot. The guides were nice and friendly. I would highly recommend this excursion.
    Written December 21, 2022
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  • Haydeb
    Miami, FL1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience! I have some fear of heights but the helicopter was fun and I would highly recommend. The boat ride was also great.
    Written September 12, 2023
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  • Jeremy K
    Vista, CA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fantastic way to spend a day! It is a very relaxing trip and provides a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of Medellin. The drive to Guatapé is beautiful and offers a great overview of the countryside outside of Medellin.

    Guatape is a beautiful town. It is very well kept, colorful, and the woodwork inside the church is incredible. La Piedra del Peñol is also beautiful and no doubt offers amazing views but due to fog and rain I decided not to climb. The hosts had backup plans and an alternative activity/destination that I was interested in was offered instead. I was happy.

    The boat ride is both fun and beautiful and takes you to the lake house where you will have lunch. The house and surrounding scenery are beautiful. I could have spent the entire day there.

    Lunch was delicious and the hosts were extremely friendly and hospitable. I felt like I had spent the day with friends. I would absolutely recommend this day trip to anyone and would do it again for the lake house and the lunch alone. The hosts speak excellent English.
    Written February 1, 2024
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  • Pleun d
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Juan was an amazing guide! The tour was the highlight of our 2 weeks Colombia. He took us to the jungle near Medellin, and we especially enjoyed all the info about the ecological systems that he provided. Further, the combination of hiking, rafting and eating at locals was perfect.
    Written June 30, 2023
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  • gug7
    Lajas, Puerto Rico15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After hearing many good and bad stories about Colombia we decided to bite the bullet and make plans to visit the country. Took some time to figure out a route, places of interest, select hotels, and hire guides. Everything turned out perfect with beautiful hotels which include a superb breakfast for around $50 per night in double room, very knowledgeable guides, friendly people all over the country, excellent and extremely cheap food on local restaurants. Feel very safe and we were warned by our guides were not to go at night. Here is a brief summary.
    First I used different internet sources- TRip Advisor, Bookings etc - to educate myself and my group of 4 retired couples to get prepared for the trip.
    WE start the first 4 days in Bogota and stayed at Windham Bogota which include free shuttle from the airport. Was able to work out an excellent schedule, very convenient and flexible with our guide Alex weeks in advance. Went to places like Monserrate, Casa Bonita, Gold Museum, Salt Cathedral, Parque Jaime, Casa Loka, Guatavita just to mention a few of the 15-20 places we visit at a very good pace.
    Took a flight to Cartagena for 3 days and stayed at Hotel 3 Banderas, an exquisite Colonia Home in a very quiet and convenience location. Visit almost everything walking, using the free guide tour and the HOH red wagon. Will always remember having an excellent one-pound fish for lunch at Robertos (local restaurant) for less than $2.00
    Next we flew to Medellin for 5 days and stayed at Eco Hub Hotel. There we hired another excellent guide- Julian who also took us to Comuna 13, Guatape, El Hueco, Cable Car and 5-6 other places. Medellin have and excellent Metro system and we used it for 2 days to move ourselves around and explore the city.

    Then took another flight to Pereira the capital of the Eje Cafetalero and Mr. Julian Gallegos picked us at the airport and took us to Hacienda Estrella del Monte where we were treated like Kings. Extremely friend people, excellent in-house restaurant with great food. We needed this relaxing, casual and beautiful stay after coming from the big cities with heavy traffic, pollution and very crowded environment. All you see here are beautiful flowers everywhere, beautiful landscape and beautiful coffee and fruits plantations all over. The Hacienda is located in the small town of Circacia which is like the center of all the beautiful places and attractions to see at Eje Cafetalero. We went to unbelievable places like Cocora Valley, Coffee plantation tour, Salento, Filandia, Parque del Cafe and enjoy the local culture and folklore like never before in the many trips we have been throughout the World.
    This place is so enjoyable that 7 days passed very very fast, and we will be back soon to the Hacienda.

    Just a few tips:
    In Colombia rains every day 3-4 times every were. Take your rain jacket so you can keep moving and seeing things despite of the rain. Most of the time is light rain. Temperature can go down to 40F on rainy and stormy days at night.

    The exchange rate is very favorable for the US dollar. They accept mainly Visa in most places but always have $50-$100 change in Colombia money (COP) for the small restaurants, shop, and local transportation. Very easy to find a local bank, automatic cashier or Casa De Cambio for the exchange.

    Try to get a local guide beforehand or ask at the Hotel for recommendations. We were charged between a $100- $150 per day for the 8 of us. That's between $12-$19 per person for 8-10 hours of transportation, tolls, pickup at Hotel and guide service. Much cheaper and convenient than taking a Tour.

    It rains a lot in Colombia so there are many landslides along the main roads. We experience two of this a loose almost 2 hours of time while they clean up the road. So that is why you should take the long trips by plane. Avianca, Latam and some others have very inexpensive flights to all these locations ($30-$50) for a 40 minute flight vs a 6-8 hours ride on the road.

    Look for Trip Advisor recommendations for Hotels and restaurants you would not regret it. Good Luck.
    Written December 24, 2022
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  • TripMember06222017
    Pittsburgh, PA32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the most complete version of the tour called VIP+ on the Medellin City Services website. Tour guide David was excellent. We saw so many sites and he gave great insight into the history. Also went to Guatapé and climbed the rock, and finished with a private boat ride on one of the lakes, stopping to see Escobar’s La Manuela. Highly recommended!
    Written January 16, 2024
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  • Patrik
    Tena, Ecuador2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big Thanx to Daniel,Cris and Andres for the great time and the security. It was our first time Rafting,but those guys were amazing. RECOMEND TOTALLY
    Written December 11, 2023
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