• Jacqlyne Mba-Jonas

Medellin Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: May 23

Capital of Antioquia province, Medellin is known for its coffee plantations and flower farms. It is nicknamed the City of External Spring due to it's perfect climate. The city offers a lot to do for any kind of traveler. Below is my extensive list of what you can do while visiting.


Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Unless otherwise noted, prices listed for each activity are for a single adult and are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Medellin City tour, Commune 13, Metro & Cable Car

Take a tour to see the transition of what was once the most dangerous neighborhood in Medellín into a source of inspiration. Visit Comuna 13 and the city center to be dazzled by colorful street art that unfolds culture, life, and opportunities.


Duration

6 - 7 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

$37 per person

Alternative


The Real Pablo Escobar Tour

Explore the past of the murderous drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Visit his grave and former residence. Learn about the detrimental effects his organization had upon Colombia.



Duration

4 hours

Availability

Tuesday - Sunday at 9:30am

Price

$30 per person

Alternative


Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

Visit the city of Guatapé, located 1.5-hours from Medellín, and see a world of color amongst its streets adorned with tile facades. Take a relaxing boat ride and enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch.


Duration

11 hours

Availability

Everyday at 6:50am

Price

$34 per person

Alternative

Medellin Helicopter Tour

See Medellín from a bird's eye view by booking a private helicopter tour over the city. A pilot will take you and up to five of your friends or family to heaven, from where you will enjoy numerous opportunities to take aerial photos of Medellín and Antioquia or just take in the views.



Duration

15 mins

Availability

Thursday - Tuesday from 9am - 5pm

Price

$690 per group of 6


Canyoning El Tagual Waterfall

Visit the most beautiful tropical humid forests of Antioquia. You will start a tour of the La Vega stream, jumping and swimming in several pools until you reach the El Tagual waterfall to descend its imposing 85 meters. The trip from Medellín by bus is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The actual activity time is 3 to 4 hours. This will depend on the skill of the attendees. The level of physical demand is moderate.


Duration

8 hours

Availability

Everyday at 6am

Price

$200 per person

Alternative


Rio Verde Day Trip

The Río Verde is a pristine, clear green river that carves through untouched Colombian rainforest. Start exploring by hiking down the jungle canyon with pack-mules. Raft over 30 KMs of the Rio Verde and the famous Rio Samana. We will stop to swim in a pristine waterfall, interact with local traditional gold miners and discover the countless species of endemic fauna and flora.


Duration

14 hours

Availability

Everyday at 6am

Price

$184 per person

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Highest Zipline in Colombia and Giant Waterfall

If you like adventure, hikes, nature and adrenaline this is the tour for you. An unforgettable experience and a perfect way of discovering the surroundings of Medellín and Antioquia, We´ll be witnesses of the real Colombia, having a much deeper understanding of our culture and history and at the same time, be blown away by the incredible beauty and diversity of our region.


Duration

7 - 8 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am

Price

$120 per person (two people minimum to reserve)

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ATV Tour

This ATV tour is the best opportunity to experience the adventure of riding across the tough terrains of this amazing villages. In this adventure, you will be able to go deep into the mountains that feature our region. Also, you can explore amazing trails in the woods, appreciate the nature and the houses that surround these beautiful towns. In addition, the tour (optional) includes a stop to fish your own lunch and have a break in the heart of Antioquia's landscape.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am and 11am

Price

$92 per person

Alternative


The Dream Of Flying Paragliding

This Paragliding activity meets the objective of showing travelers the city of Medellin in a different way, where they are the ones who choose whether to live it in an extreme way or if they want to live it as a relaxing adventure with a beautiful view.



Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am, 10am, 11am and 12pm

Price

  • $48 per person for a 15 minute flight

  • $63 per person for a 20 minute flight

  • $75 per person for a 30 minute flight

  • $199 per person for ATVs and Paragliding

Alternative

Authentic Colombian Horseback Ride

Uncover parts of the Colombian countryside that you can't access by traditional tour vehicle on a horseback riding tour from Medellin. Ideal for nature an wildlife lovers, this excursion reveals hidden waterfalls and mountain scenery, and doesn't require any previous horseback riding experience. Plus, your group is limited to only 12 travelers, so you'll be to canter at a more relaxed pace.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday fat 2pm

Price

$85 per person

Alternative


Full Body Massage and Water Therapy Experience

Enjoy a unique experience in one of or themed cubicles. There you will for a moment escape reality, and you will be able to see first hand the curative powers of water. This liquid helps to alleviate pains that are caused by stress and the accumulation of fatigue that you live on a day-to-day basis. After water therapy, you will move on to the deep relaxation massage, which will be done in our rainforest cubicle, which sends you to the Amazons or in our Temazcal cubicle. This cubicle is based on an ancient cave that you would normally find in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 4pm

Price

$119 per person

Alternative


Live the Nightlife Rooftop Pub Crawl

Discover Medellin's famous nightlife as you visit exclusive rooftop bars and the most popular clubs. Avoid common tourist spots and experience a night with the locals getting to know local drinks and the way they party.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Thursday - Tuesday 8pm

Price

$48 per person

Alternative

Live Soccer Experience

Get into the most important bars of the city of Medellin, where you will have fun before the game. Enjoy a good soccer game and experience South American Soccer fans.


Duration

3 - 6 hours

Availability

Everyday from 2pm - 10pm

Price

$70 per person



Private Foodie Experience in Downtown Medellín

Shop like a true Medellín local during this fascinating 4-hour exploration of the city’s sprawling ‘La Minorista’ market. Explore the wonderful chaos of the market’s stalls with your guide, admiring its selection of fresh fruit, vegetable and flowers. The market offers almost everything one can imagine, ranging from food to the so-called “curanderos”, traditional healers selling dried herbs and other plant-based essences. You'll also get to sample a mouth-watering array of exotic tropical fruits, many of which you’ve likely never heard of before. If you’re up for it, you can even try out your bargaining skills with a local vendor. This market-themed excursion also covers a coffee break, fruit tasting, traditional gourmet lunch in the market, juice and round-trip hotel transport.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am

Price

$102 per person

Alternative


Most Complete Coffee Tour in Medellín

Immerse yourself in the world of Colombian coffee on this small-group tour from Medellin. Get out of the city and take in the beauty of the surroundings; you can focus on enjoying it instead of worrying about driving and directions since all private transportation is included. Learn about the process of coffee-making at an organic coffee farm, from bean to cup, and taste some samples of different brews.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Monday - Sunday at 9am

Price

$68 per person

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