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WALKING TOUR

FREE



WALKING TOUR

Walk around Medellin’s downtown with a local guru and let it come to life through stories, explanations and urban legends. We don’t visit Comuna 13.

LOCAL



FOOD TOUR

Eat like a local in one of Medellin’s cool residential neighborhoods and learn about the traditions behind our favorite specialties!

BARRIO


TRANSFORMATION TOUR

Explore the most densely populated barrio (neighborhood) of Medellín and learn about the different faces of the city’s recent transformation.

EXOTIC


FRUITS TOUR

Visit one of Medellin’s main markets and see, feel and taste what makes Colombia the first country in the world in terms of fruit biodiversity.

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THE REAL

SIDES

OF MEDELLIN?

THEN YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

Let us share with you our love and passion for our city! All of our walking tours in Medellin are run by locals (born and raised in Medellin) who are eager to share their stories and experience with you.

Rather than guides, we are story tellers. We go beyond showing you the sights to offer you a different perspective, always aiming to be honest and open-minded.

Join us on one of our walking tours and discover the different facets of Medellin!

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L. Lee
L. Lee
2023-01-26
Excellent walking tour through the heart of downtown Medellin. Loved the stories Hernan shared and appreciated the perspective on how the city has changed throughout the decades. Highly recommended!
wim de sla
wim de sla
2023-01-26
Perfect tour by Caroline! What an enthousiastic lady! 👍
Julia Zimmermann
Julia Zimmermann
2023-01-26
Sehr interessante und informative Stadttour! Caro ist eine sehr tolle Touristenführerin!
Mia Barrett
Mia Barrett
2023-01-26
One of the best walking tours I've been on. Diomer did an excellent job of telling stories that got to the heart of why Medellin is the way it is. This tour is a good way of starting to understand the complexity of history and culture here.
Preethee
Preethee
2023-01-26
I had a fantastic experience with Julio as a tour guide of the center of the city! He was a very engaging and well-informed storyteller and patient with all of our foreign and strange questions about Medellin and Colombia. It really exudes when someone is excited and passionate to share their culture and history - good, bad and ugly and welcome the economic opportunity that tourism brings. Another tourist who is a modest world-traveler stated “I reckon that is the best tour I’ve ever been on.” Julio even recommended Hato Viejo for lunch and a few of us enjoyed ourselves there afterwards.
Debra Hollander
Debra Hollander
2023-01-26
Hernan was one of the best tour guides we’ve ever had. He’s a former teacher and his presentation was concise, entertaining and engaging with never a dull moment. The 3.5 hour tour flew by.
Marcel Mosch
Marcel Mosch
2023-01-26
Very interesting tour with Hernán. Funny, informative and safe, while showing some of the real Medellin and its history.
Brian Kane
Brian Kane
2023-01-25
For our first day in Medellin, we went on morning tour with Suzie and it was excellent. She was very informative and polite. We learned a lot about the history and future ahead for Medellin. Great way to see the city and give you an understanding of where it’s come from. Highly recommend
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DOWNTOWN

Medellin’s vibrant downtown is a definite must-see. History, culture and commerce converge to create a special backdrop for our stories throughout the tour.

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FOOD

Want to eat like a local? You’ve probably heard of «empanadas» but have you tried «chicharrón» and did you know that «bocadillo» in Colombia is not a sandwich?

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NEIGHBORHOOD

For a closer look at the city’s transformation and daily life of its inhabitants, visit one of its barrios (neighborhoods) and learn about the associated challenges.

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MARKET

You don’t have to be a chef or major foodie to enjoy a visit to the market! And what better way to enjoy a country’s biodiversity than to taste your way through it?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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The free tour Medellin starts at the metro station ALPUJARRA. The meeting point appears as "real city tours" in Uber or any other map.

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The free tour ends at San Antonio park and we drop you off at San Antonio metro station. Very convenient to continue your day in Comuna 13, to take the cable car or to grab a beer at the famous Salón Málaga.

In terms of sights we cover the main spots of the city centre: Old Railroad Station, Alpujarra and the huge "Monumento a la raza", Square of lights, Vasquéz and Carré buildings, Carabobo boulevard, National Palace, Veracruz church, Botero square, Berrio Park and San Antonio park. 

Our tour is more than just sightseeing though

In terms of content we cover the origins, tragedy and resurection of Medellin. All  told in an entertained way by certified local guides who lived much of the recent history. We also cover the colombian culture and the current social status.

The Free Tour is not all the time walking and includes break for snack and toilet. It takes between 3 and 3.5hours. 

No, our tours run rain or shine!

Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat/cap, water and a lot of questions – we love those! An umbrella or rain coat during the rainy season wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

Yes we do! However just under certain circumstances, such as group size bigger than 10 people and subject to availabilty.

Short answer: No.

Longer answer: Our Free Walking Tour does include the topic of drugs, but we go far beyond the times of Pablo Escobar, as we explore Medellín from its foundation up to the current days. Although we mention him it can definitely NOT be considered a Pablo Escobar tour.

No, our Barrio Transformation Tour does not include Comuna 13 nor any of the cable cars. It takes place in a the Comuna 4, in an authentic non-touristic neighborhood.

Lastimosamente nuestra logística esta diseñada para operar tours en inglés únicamente, sin embargo conocemos colegas que hacen tours en español.

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