Diego the Innovator (7 days in Medellin region)
Welcome Dinner at 37 Park
Welcome Dinner at 37 Park
Art Hotel Boutique
Art Hotel Boutique
Cable Car to Biblioteca España
Dinner event at Burdo
Piedra del Peñol
Jardin hotel la Casona
Santa Fé de Antioquia
Santa Fé de Antioquia
In a Nutshell
- Arrive in Medellin and have a welcome dinner at the trendy 37 Park restaurant.
- Learn about Colombia's Conflict history and listen to life testimonies right from its protagonists, share lunch with people from the slums.
- Explore Medellin and hit the highlights, for art lovers, learn about our famous chubbies, enjoy a picnic lunch at the city botanical garden, end the day with a cable car trip overlooking the city.
- Trade the rush of the city for a peaceful scene at Guatape dam and get a superb view from the top of El Peñol rock, return to Medellin.
- Travel to Jardin and enjoy its picturesque streets and cafes, have lunch farm to table at a trout farm, visit a traditional coffee farm and see the coffee process from the plant to your cup.
- Discover this sleepy colonial town once capital of the region on our city tour and warm yourself up with its pleasant climate.
- Have breakfast at the hotel and spend the day at leisure before you leave to the airport
- Please click here to see the map of the itinerary and the places we will visit.
- All meals as per itinerary.
- Local English speaking tour leader with the group at all times.
- All land transport, tours and activities.
- Double or triple accomodation at the hotels mentioned.
- Attractions and hotels included depend on availability. Prices can vary according to changes in the itinerary and hotel and flight availability.
- This trip is private.
- Travel insurance is not included. Available for additional $30 per person.
- Best starting days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
- Single supplement: $200.
- This trip can be customized to fit your interests and budget. Contact our team for more information.
- Please read our cancellation policy.
Day 1 (D)
After meeting our tour leader upon your arrival at Medellin’s airport, we will drive to Art hotel, a boutique hotel designed as an art gallery that gives your a first glimpse of the cultural side of the city, located a block away from Parque Lleras and in the hip district of El Poblado. Depending on you arrival time, you will have a short walking introduction to the area. Before the night falls we will go for a welcome dinner at a modern restaurant tuned with the art and design trends of the zone and with a high quality gastronomy with “provenza” influence.
Day 2 (B,L,D)
Know the events of the past that paved the way Colombia is in the present. A Colombian historian will guide you through the city telling us about those events that were and are part of Colombian armed conflict to give us a clear view of what is going on in our society. We will make a stop at the House of Memory Museum where its expositions become a tool for understanding the dimensions of the socio-economic armed conflict and its consequences and invite us to overcome the armed conflict and all kind of violence expressions in Medellin, Antioquia and the Country. To complement this experience we will visit the slums, an area once considered as the most dangerous neighborhood of Medellin but now it’s still poor, but lively neighborhood with beautiful street art and boiling social and cultural innovation. We will share lunch with the people from the 13th Slum or “Comuna 13” and listen to their life testimonies and how this conflict has affected them. We will get back to the hotel and refresh ourselves for our dinner event.
Day 3 (B,L)
Today we will explore the main highlights of this cosmopolitan city starting at Plaza Botero, right in the center of Medellin, where we will discover the unique style of Fernando Botero, Colombia´s famous artist. Afterwards, an English-speaker expert will guide us through the world´s largest collection of his paintings and other artist from the region in the adjacent Museum of Antioquia. We will also visit other important sights like Parque Berrio, Parque de las Luces and Parque de Los Deseos. We have prepared for you a picnic lunch at one of the most emblematic places of this city, El Jardín Botánico, where you will enjoy your takeaway lunch in a picnic basket and sit under the tree species of your preference. Finally, we are ready to board the Metro and experience how easy it became to reach other parts of the city without having to drive through heavy traffic, change into the Metrocable and enjoy a ride over colorful painted roofs reaching our next stop Biblioteca España, one of Medellin’s most recognized landmarks and an symbol of space revival, where you indulge yourself with a magnificent view over Medellin before we learn about what the library has to offer.
Day 4 (B,L,D)
Trade the rush of the city for a pleasant scene at the town of Guatape located 83 km east of Medellin on the shores of an artificial lake, this small town is famous for its traditional houses with colorful walls turned into artwork. However, before reaching our destination, we will make a stop at El Peñol Rock also known as “El Peñol de Guatape” for a stunning view of the Guatape dam from over a rock 200 meters high. A brick staircase will take us to the top of the rock where we will be able to see the lake amid numerous green small islands. Lunch will be ready for us at a grill restaurant with view over the lake. We will get back to the hotel in Medellin and refresh ourselves for our dinner event.
Day 5 (B,L)
We will hit the road at about 09:00am to get to Jardín, a town 130km south of Medellin, right in time for lunch. Today’s restaurant choice is more than a place to seat and eat as the restaurant also serves as a trout farm and a “Molienda”, a place where sugar cane its turned into a typical product from the region “Panela”. After savoring our meal, you can choose between getting the real experience of visiting a traditional coffee farm and hear about how Colombia’s finest coffee makes its way from a bean to a cup or get a little more adventurous and take an excursion to La Cueva del Esplendor, a cave with a 10 meters waterfall pouring through a large hole in the roof, a truly natural wonder. Or you can use your free time to explore the village and its surroundings by strolling down the streets to have a closer look at beautiful painted houses as well as chairs that are pieces of art with hand-painted pictures of the area on them. Finally, make yourself comfortable in a cozy quiet traditional Antioquian house for a well-deserved rest.
Day 6 (B,L)
On our trip to discover Medellin and its surroundings, we will hit today Santa Fe de Antioquia, a town 140km south of Medellin. This is one of Antioquia’s oldest and most picturesque towns. Once we arrive at the main square, we´ll get a first impression of Antioquia’s former capital. Walking past the fountain and street vendors selling their goods, we make our own way through traditional cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed houses to a local restaurant to have a delicious traditional lunch. Afterwards, we will drive 60 km to Medellin where you can spend the evening browsing in the diverse shops that El Poblado offers.
Day 7 (B)
You will have the day at leisure until the time of the pickup for your transfer to the international airport. Tour ends with lasting memories.
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