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.
6 - 7 hours
Everyday at 10am
$37 per person
Comunna 8 Secrete Tour - $20 per person
Comuna 13 Private Graffiti Tour with Locals - $12 per person
Private Comuna 13 Street Art Tour - $38 per person
2 Day Tour of Comuna 13 - $45 per person
Bike City Tour with Local Food and Drink Tastings - $22 per person
Night Bike Tour with Local Food and Drink Tastings - $28 per person
Electric Bike Tour with Local Food and Drink Tastings - $38 per person
Walking through the Center and Culture of Medellín - $13 per person
The North Side - Medellín Downtown Experience - $25 per person
3 Hours City Tour in Medellin Colombia - $27 per person
Walking Tour Downtown Medellín - $30 per person
Walking Tour, Cable Car & Fruit Tasting - $30 per person
Medellín Through a Farmers' Eyes - $57 per person
Medellin Christmas Lights Tour - $67 per person
The Real Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour & Beer Crawl - $100 per person
Medellin Botanical Gardens Half-Day Tour - $100 per person
Exotic Flowers Farm and Silleteros Cultural Tour - $107 per person
African Music Roots Private Tour in Comuna 13 - $109 per person
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.
Tuesday - Sunday at 9:30am
$30 per person
Pablo Escobar Tour – $20 per person
Museo Pablo Escobar – $46 per person
Private Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour – $51 per person
Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride – $57 per person
Hacienda Nápoles Theme Park Day Trip – $72 per person
Private Tour of All Places Pablo – $120 per person
Medellin and Guatape Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour – $199 per person
2-Day Pablo Escobar, Comuna 13, Guatape & La Manuela Tour – $265 per person
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.
Everyday at 6:50am
$34 per person
Rock Climbing on The Guatape Stone & Visit The Town – $70 per person
Short Trip to Guatape and The Rock of El Peñol – $85 per person
Visit Guatapé, El Peñol, El Retiro & Tekendamita Waterfall - $110 per person
Guatape Rock & Coffee Farm Tour - $139 per person
Guatape and Horseback Riding Private Tour - $163 per person
Guatape and ATVs Private Tour - $197 per person
Guided Tour to Guatape & 1-Night Lakeside Glamping – $210 per person
Guatape Boat Party – $700 per group of 12
Full-Day Private Colonial Santa Fe de Antioquia Tour – $99 per person
"Towning" with a Local at El Retiro Town & Tequendamita Waterfall – $70 per person
Explore Jardin town, Tapartó Waterfalls & Visit a Typical Coffee Farm – $145 per person
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.
Thursday - Tuesday from 9am - 5pm
$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.
Everyday at 6am
$200 per person
Green Connection - $35 per person
Medellín Trekking – $39 per person
Hiking Mountains and Magical Forests – $48 per person
Hiking Waterfalls of El Cristalino – $55 per person
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.
Everyday at 6am
$184 per person
Rio Verde 2 days Rafting Expedition – $378 per person
Rio Claro Jungle Reserve – $128 per person
Rio Claro Jungle Reserve - Intermediate Rafting – $132 per person
Natural Pools & Dormilon Rafting – $195 per person
Rafting & Paragliding – $320 per person
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.
7 - 8 hours
Everyday at 9am
$120 per person (two people minimum to reserve)
Dream Hammocks, Epic Zipline & Giant Waterfall Private Tour – $198 per person
Full-Day Zipline, ATV, and Horseback Riding Adventure – $255 per person
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.
Everyday at 10am and 11am
$92 per person
ATV Ride and Rafting Experience Combo Tour – $315 per person
Mountain Bike Tour with Coffee and Lunch – $83 per person
Mini-Motor Dirt Bike Race – $85 per person
ATV Tour 3 Mountains – $164 per person
ATV Adventure Including Medellin City and Food Tour – $179 per person
ATV & Paragliding – $220 per person
ATV, Paragliding & Rafting – $343 per person
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.
Everyday at 9am, 10am, 11am and 12pm
$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
Paragliding Flight and Guatape Tour – $192 per person
Paragliding and Rafting Combo Tour – $298 per person
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.
Everyday fat 2pm
$85 per person
Tour Cabalgata – $85 per person
Private Horseback Riding Tour – $97 per person
Horse Riding Coffee Tour – $99 per person
Horseback Ride with Coffee Villa and Waterfall – $259 per person
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.
Everyday from 9am - 4pm
$119 per person
Spa Experience with Dinner, Massage and Relaxation – $206 per person
Full Spa Day with Dinner – $328 per pair
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.
Thursday - Tuesday 8pm
$48 per person
Sunday Afternoon Pool Party With Views – $34 per person
All-Inclusive Gay & LGBTQ+ VIP Party Night Tour – $175 per person
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.
3 - 6 hours
Everyday from 2pm - 10pm
$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.
Everyday at 9am
$102 per person
Street Food Cooking Class - $60 per person
Chocolate Tour - $79 per person
Private Traditional Colombian Cooking Class with a Local - $82 per person
Private Food Tour in Medellin - $168 per person
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.
Monday - Sunday at 9am
$68 per person
La Fabrica Coffee Experience - $35 per person
Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch - $44 per person
Santa Elena Coffee Tour - $65 per person