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“A definite place to spend time while in Medellin, but requires some planning”
Review of Arvi Park

Arvi Park
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$85.00*
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Medellin Metro Tour
Ranked #6 of 178 things to do in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A definite place to spend time while in Medellin, but requires some planning”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Reasons we loved it:
- The tram ride up to the part is wonderful and takes about 30+ minutes. (part of it was via the Metro system, then separate ticket for the 2nd tram ride to the park).
- There is a local farmer's market at the top, right at the entrance, selling excellent snack items as well as crafts.
- Overall, nice fresh air and enjoyable hike. We did not get to see the whole park due to some logistical issues, as noted below.

Plan ahead (not sure why, but you won't find this info in Lonely Planet or on the park's website):
- Go right away in the morning as the park reaches capacity in the afternoon and they won't let anyone else up, though you can still ride the tram up to the top if you arrive after capacity (though that took some time to get them to agree).
- If you want to rent bicycles, you need to show your license.
- Some parts of the park close at 4:30, other parts at 5:30.
- The last START time for a free park guides is 3pm.
- One trail takes you to activities that are paid in one lump sum upfront. The other trail is a pay-as-you-go for activities system.

Visited December 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“The ride up was the highlight”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

The cable car here takes a while and we enjoyed the trip. Once we got there, the park felt too big for us to take in, as we were just on foot. We maybe could have gotten advice, but we just browsed the booths [and bought great jewelry] then rode back down.

Visited December 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun cable ride, fun park”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This was a fun end to a fun cable ride. A very candid look at Santa Domingo, a nice nature ride and hike beyond.

Visited November 2013
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Medellin, Colombia
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“A beautiful natural reserve”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

A beautiful forest, which is reached by an unconventional route, a cable car. Of course, you can also get there by small mountain roads.

Visited January 2013
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Quito, Ecuador
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“An Enjoyable Medellin attraction”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

The tourist metro cable extension from the Aceveda metro cable station is a 4.5km aerial tram taking you higher into the Andean mountains east of northern Medellin. The fare is 4,500 COP.

For nature lovers or those wishing to escape the busy city it is a wonderful way to spend a sunny day. Guided very informative tours, interpretive nature trail walks, cycling,horseback riding, good hiking trails, and zip-lining ( in a different area ) can be enjoyed. Remember your altitude is about 2800 m so trekking the hills can be laborious if you are not in good physical shape.

On the tram's ascent you will again experience wonderful views of the city. The tram provides aerial views as it passes over the high agricultural regions, and the forest canopy in the nature park.

Local farmers sell a variety of fresh fruits, artisans a variety of crafts, and a variety of vendors have delicious locally prepared dishes in a tent covered market. And just outside the entrance gates are several local eateries.

Admission is free & Arvi park is a beautiful tranquil place and worth staying and relaxing or Adventuring the whole day.

Visited December 2013
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