TJulio and his team were amazing. Julio set up transport in Medellín, a city Tour, a flower tour in Santa Clara, a hiking trip in Parque Arvi, a visit to Communa 13. In Cartagena he set up our transport, a city tour. […] If you plan to go to Colombia I give Julio and his team my highest recommendation.
Medellin City Tour
Private half-day tour
Perfect for short stays in Medellín
See the highlights of the city
Hit all the top attractions of Medellín in one go
As the second-largest city in Colombia, Medellín has an incredible amount to offer. This tour allows you to visit all of the fundamentals — in other words, everything that makes Medellín, well, Medellín. After this tour, you’ll have an even better feel for the city and will be ready to explore it more on your own.
What you'll see
Pueblito Paisa, Nutibara Hill
El Poblado Park
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All prices are per person and in USD
1 person $146
2 people $75
3 people $59
4 people $44
5 people $38
6 people $34
7 people $30
8 people $27
9 people $25
10 people $23
11-14 people $21
15-20 people $19
Hotel pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Medellín
Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)
1 – 20
• Private transportation and driver
• Bilingual guide
• Metro ticket
• Medical insurance
Personal expenses & tips
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
Note: we recommend bringing a raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.
Overview of your tour
Explore Medellín in a private vehicle and tick off the must-sees in just 4 hours. Prepare to be wowed throughout the tour, especially at the three main stops we usually make. The pueblito paisa (traditional Colombian village) sitting atop Nutibara Hill offers not only breathtaking panoramic views of Medellín, but also numerous artisanal shops for you to find the perfect memento. No trip to Medellín is complete without a visit to Botero Plaza, where we’ll find sculptures by the Medellín-born artist Fernando Botero, famous for his depictions of figures with exaggerated volume. Medellín is a steep city with several uphill inclines — but don’t worry, we’ll do as the locals do and use the awesome Metrocable network to conquer the hills and ensure we get the best views around.
Though this is the classic route that we recommend, please do not hesitate to let us know upon booking what interests you! We are more than happy to alter the itinerary to incorporate sights that you would like to see or places you would like to visit.
Good to know
Anyone and everyone wanting to see the most iconic places in Medellín is a great fit for this tour.
This tour is private and safe so that you feel comfortable roaming around the city.
The proposed route is more of a recommendation -- just let us know what sort of things you want to see and we can take you there!
Our guides are local and have been precisely trained to know their way around the city quite well.
Medical insurance is included in the price of all of our tours, so we have you covered in the unlikely event of an accident.
Frequently asked questions
Will there be other people on my tour?
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.
Do you only give tours in English and Spanish?
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).
It says that this tour is flexible. What are some other things that we can do on this tour?
Our guides know Medellín like the backs of their hands! If you are interested in seeing certain things — like art, religious artifacts, or people watching, for example — just speak up. We can put together something special just for you.
Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page!
See what previous tour-goers have said
My family of 4 (including my parents and sister) did a Pablo Escobar tour with Ana Velez, followed by a city tour of Medellin. Ana is one of the best tour guides I have ever worked with…
I traveled to Medellin with my parents. I arranged all tours and services such as airport transfers with Colombia Travel Operator previous to my arrival and everything was amazing!…
We took a private tour with Juan Carlos. Everything was perfect! He has an excellent knowledge about Medellin and speak perfect English and Spanish. We took the metro, metro cable, we went to Botero Plaza and comuna 13. Thank you Juan Carlos and Colombia travel! Now I’m in love with Medellín.
Julio was incredibly knowledgable about Escobar and the history of violence in the city. The message of change and transformation given with the tour was really heartfelt and inspiring. Communal 13 is a must see for anyone travelling to Medellin.