Medellin City Stop

Starts in Medellin
Ends in Medellin
Duration (days) 4
Group size 2
Medellin City Stop


Basic Itinerary



Day 1Arrive Medellin
Arrive at Medellin’s airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2Medellin
Half day tour to visit those places that best represent the social transformation that has taken place in Medellín. The tour will show the symbolic areas of Medellín from the 1980s, when the city was one of the most dangerous in the world, up to today many projects that fostered the city’s change. Enjoy an exciting tour through the history and present of Medellin and learn more about the transformation of this fascinating metrópolis. 20 years ago, Medellin was one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Back in the early 90s, when the hunt for Pablo Escobar took place, the head of Medellin's drug cartel was at its peak. Thus, the reign of “El Patrón” came to its end. Until the turn of the millennium the struggles about Escobar's successor continued, but since 2002 Medellin began to change. Intelligent local politicians started to invest heavily in infrastructure and public education. Today the “City of Eternal Spring” is one of the most innovative metropolises in the world. Visit the barrio San Javier, which used to be one of the most unsafe suburbs of Medellín Located some 7km from the city centre, it is a clear example of the social transformation that has taken place in the last few years. Arrive here by the metrocable car that joins the north-east area with the city centre, which has been life changing to many of the inhabitants of Medellín. Learn more about the city’s transformation after the death of Pablo Escobar and also get to know the innovative transport-system in the poorer neighborhoods at first hand. Explore Medellin’s newest invention: the electric stairways of the district Comuna 13, discover stories about its past by visiting the most important places marked by historical events and see some graffiti that symbolizes a form of expression of the community. Here it is possible to have a beautiful view over the city from the balconies of San Javier. Then, go on to La Plazoleta located in the city centre, in an area that fell into decline in the 1980s and today houses 23 sculptures of Fernando Botero, donated by this famous local artist in year 2000. Since that time, the city has undergone a social and cultural transformation around these works placed in a public space.
Day 3Medellin
HALF DAY VISIT A COMMUNITY PROJECT AND COOKING CLASS Medellín This community social transformation project is located in the Comuna 9, in the middle east of Medellín, where they are training low-income people in cooking and entrepreneurship with healthy food at affordable prices, applying techniques and recipes from all over the world with local ingredients and products. Start with an introduction to the social transformation of the neighborhood and then explore the project headquarters. Visit public renovation projects, art murals, recreational and educational spaces that have improved the quality of life of its inhabitants. In addition, you will be able to interact with the community, visit the local business of a project participant to see the positive impact it has had on his life and his family. Afterwards, you will have a cooking class in an outdoor patio where you can prepare and enjoy a Colombian dish or a gourmet dish of the social project. Finally, enjoy a ride on the tram and on the new cable car, a great infrastructure work that has improved the quality of life and accessibility of the community. All funds generated on this tour are reinvested in the community project, subsidizing training, materials and equipment for low-income participants, and maintenance of the training center.
Day 4Depart Medellin
Breakfast and transfer to the local airport.

Dates & Prices


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Other information

2023 May 01-2023 Dec 15: Twin Sharing $835 p. p. Single Supplement $350 p.p. Daily departure based on minimum 2 passengers Prices include: Private transfer to/from airport, hotel accommodation, private English-speaking guided tours, daily breakfast as mentioned. Price Exclude: International airfare to/from Medellin, entry visa/fee, taxes, seasonal/fuel surcharges, gratuities, meals not mentioned, personal expenditures, baggage handling and shipping, optional tours, and drinks. MON-THU nights Hotel supplement Black out date: July 28 to Aug 08, 2023