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.
Flowers & Farmers Tour
The Medellin Flower Festival brings urban a rural worlds together
One of our most popular tours!
Learn of the origins of the silletas
Private nature-filled full-day tour
Medellín has the best of both the urban and rural worlds
Just outside of city limits reside an array of farms used primarily for cultivating flowers. These flowers aren’t just for show, though — they bloom into special arrangements called silletas at the hands of the talented silleteros, or flower farmers and arrangers. Heading out into nature may be just the respite from the city that you were craving.
What you'll see
Nearby farm village (depends on the farm that we visit)
Various types of silletas (flower sculptures)
Traditional flower farm with guidance from a resident farmer
A bird’s-eye view of the forest below
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All prices are per person and in USD
1 person $285
2 people $165
3 people $130
4 people $105
5 people $95
6 people $85
7 people $80
8 people $75
9 people $70
10 people $70
Hotel pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Medellín
Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)
1 – 15
• Private transportation and driver
• Bilingual guide
• Typical lunch
• Entrance to cable car and flower farm
• 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
Looking to learn more about cultural heritage and ancient Colombian traditions? Look no further! Our Flowers & Farmers Tour is our most traditional by far, principally because of who we feature on it: the silleteros, or the flower farmers that cultivate and arrange the flowers into silletas. Coming to visit these gentle souls is a bit like traveling in time since they are known as the keepers of Colombian customs.
As a perfect start to our day, traversing the forest in a cable car is nothing short of magical. Soaring over the dense greenery will transport you to another world and leave the city far behind you. Upon arrival to the farm, we’ll settle in a bit as we will spend most of our day here. We’ll learn about the process from start to finish. We’ll see the endless fields of flowers and learn about their cultivation. After that, our new friends will show us an array of different arrangement styles that they create and tell us more about the process and its backstory. Beauty is the centerpiece of this tour, both visually and culturally.
Good to know
Medellín offers more than the city, so take advantage of the incredible natural landscapes surrounding the city and learn more about the country’s culture on this tour
This tour is private and safe so that you feel comfortable roaming around the countryside
Our guides are local and have been precisely trained to know their way well around the area
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
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).
We like to feature truly Colombian food on our tours to give our guests a good feel for the country in all aspects. However, if you have a dietary restriction, please let us know at the beginning of the tour and we will do our best to accommodate 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.