Just returned from a brilliant tailor made trip to Colombia thanks to Colombia Travel Operator. They helped us organise a private tour which met all of our needs and interests. They consulted with us to identify the places we should visit (Colombia is a vast and varied country, with many places to see), helped work out how many days to spend in each and find suitable accommodation. Their communication was the best we have ever had from a travel agent or tour company: rapid, accurate and very helpful.
5-Day Flower Fair
Safe and private tour | bilingual guides
Visit Medellin city and explore its attractions
Flower fair & colorful silleteros parade
Flower fair: the best time of the year to visit Medellín
If you want to visit the second largest city of Colombia, Medellin, during the most popular time of the year, then this package tour is for you! At the beginning of August in Medellin, also known as “the city of eternal Spring“, one of the biggest celebrations of the year takes place. This festivity is known as the flower fair or flower festival, and its main event is the silleteros parade, a popular parade where around 500 farmers from Santa Elena show off their colorful silletas (flower sculptures) in the streets. Other popular events of the flower fair include the Trova festival, classic cars parade, orchids fair and much more. During this time of the year the city is transformed into a space that vibrates joy, music and fun.
The flower fair is characterized as one of the most cultural celebrations of the “paisa” identity in Colombia and the event that brings together all the Antioqueños, as well as thousands of national and international visitors. You’ll not only have the chance to attend the popular flower fair with this package tour, but you can also do a Medellin City Tour. Get to know the city by visiting Pueblito Paisa, Parque Botero, Parque de los Pies Descalzos and more. If you want to take a break from the big city, there is a very popular attraction just two hours outside of Medellin. You can visit Guatape and the Penol Rock during the Flower Fair 5 Days. It is important to highlight that the Penol Rock & Guatape Tour is optional: if you don’t want to do that tour, you can take that day for yourself and attend some of the many events at the flower fair. We really recommend this package from the 9th to the 13th of August. Don’t miss out on this package tour where you explore the city of Medellin while attending its most popular celebration, the flower fair.
If you want to know more about the flower fair, check out our blog.
In Medellín, you’ll see…
Trova Festival, classic car parade, concerts, orchid fair and more
Penol Rock in Guatape *Optional
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From $200 USD for 2 people (please inquire for a more accurate quote)
Only in August
5 days, 4 nights
1 – 20
- Breakfast at hotel and lunch box only for the silleteros parade day
- Bilingual guide
- Entrance fees to attractions already mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance to Penol Rock
- Boat cruise
- Metro cable ticket
- All transportation
Please note: Flights to Colombia are not included.
How you'll travel:
Private transportation between certain locations as well as to and from the airport; well-kept vehicles with air conditioning.
Please note: Travelers are responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights — we will make recommendations on airlines and dates upon booking.
About the staff:
A bilingual member of our team will guide you on your adventure, as well as one of our talented drivers
Day 1: Medellín
Upon your arrival to Medellin, our staff will pick you up at the airport and help you get settled in. We’ll give you the day to rest up from your flight before starting our adventure the following day!
Day 2: Medellín Private City Tour
Breakfast included | Main tourist attractions of the city
The city tour normally begins at 9:00am. You will visit Pueblito Paisa, Plaza Botero, Parque de los Pies Descalzos, Parque de los Deseos and more. Feel free to read more about it on our Medellin City Tour page.
Day 3: Penol Rock and Guatapé Tour *Optional
Breakfast included | Guatape town and attractions
The Penol Rock and Guatapé Tour: The meeting point of this tour will be at the Poblado Park at 7:30am. This destination sits about 2 hours outside of Medellin. While here, we’ll visit the Penol Rock –– a boulder standing 220m high –– and we will give you time to climb to the top of the rock for incredible views of the countryside. Climbing to the top of the rock is optional. We’ll hop in a boat to cruise around the reservoir and enjoy the sights of its islets. The tour’s duration is 10 hours.
Day 4: Silleteros Parade
Breakfast and lunch box included | colorful silletas and more
Shared transportation and reserved seats at the parade. This parade takes place in the heart of the city and about 1.967 silletas (flower sculptures) are shown in the streets of Medellin, making this one of the most popular attractions to visit. Includes: hotel transportation-parade-hotel, entrance to the silleteros parade/reserved seats, water bottle, guide and lunch box at the event. The parade is August 12th.
Day 5: Medellín Airport
Our time together has come to an end. We’ll take you to the international airport of Medellin so that you can go to your next adventure.
Frequently asked questions
All of our tours are private. That is, if you book a certain day and time slot, you (and your group) will be the only one(s) on the tour, provided that you are all included in the same booking.
We are proud to say that we have an incredible team with a wide array of languages. In total, we can offer tours in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Italian. We also have a Russian interpreter that can come along and translate for us. Please indicate your language preference upon booking (languages other than English and Spanish come at an additional cost).
- Any meals that aren’t mentioned in the itinerary are not included in this tour. We’ll give you plenty of opportunities to taste the incredible local cuisine, so please remember to bring extra cash for meals.
- We do not include the flights in the price of these tours, so we recommend that you purchase your flights after we have confirmed your booking. During the booking process, we will make recommendations for which flights we find work best with our schedule.
Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page!
See what previous tour-goers have said
Excellent service, excellent tour! This company was very organized and did what they said they would do. Helpful and knowledgeable. I would use them again.
Outstanding! I took a group to Colombia in November and this operator was outstanding. Professional, organized and surpassed expectations.
We are a group of 4 from Toronto & Hong Kong taking a 7 days trip around Colombia in November 2018. We joined an amazing company called Colombia Travel Operator. The trip was tailor-made to us which covered places like Bogotá, Coffee Area, Medellin, Cartagena and Mompox. Kelly Botero, the charming beautiful young lady who we have corresponded since day 1 and till the end of the trip has been fascinating.