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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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lineleeolesen
lineleeolesen
2022-11-22
Fantastisk tour rundt i Medellin!
olivieri arianna
olivieri arianna
2022-11-22
Dio è stata una guida semplicemente perfetta. Ha saputo raccontare la storia della sua città in maniera accattivante. Ci ha dato molte informazioni su diversi aspetti della vita della città oltre che della sua storia. Consigliatissimo!
Sören Pieper
Sören Pieper
2022-11-22
Highly recommended! It was an amazing Tour with our Guide Hernán 🙂 We learned a lot about the old town and its history, including the transformation of the city.
Vera ten Hacken
Vera ten Hacken
2022-11-22
Our guide told us an amazing story about the history of Medellin and she was very energetic
Cezary Kucharski
Cezary Kucharski
2022-11-22
I highly recommend taking this tour! My tour guide, Diomer, born and raised in Medellin, gave us so much insight into the dark history of Medellin, and then into its transformation into world-class city!
Joao Vieira
Joao Vieira
2022-11-21
Hernán is amazing! He is super friendly, expressive and has a very deep knowledge of Colombian, and specifically paisa culture and history… you’ll be lucky if you get him as your guide!
Stacy R.
Stacy R.
2022-11-21
Excellent tour. The sites are not spectacular, but the narration and sharing of history as well as personal experiences and perspectives from our guide Juan made it well worth it! It also opened up many possibilities to me, as I had mostly before heard “don’t go to El Centro” period, and now I feel comfortable to return by metro in the daytime and I have a better idea of what to expect and how to get around. It’s also a great chance to take some photos for those who are nervous about pulling out a camera when alone. I would recommend this to anyone coming to Medellin! The only thing that would have made it even better would be the option to take the tour in Spanish!
Malikah Peart
Malikah Peart
2022-11-20
Dio was amazing! Interesting and funny and this was a great way to learn more about this amazing City
Sarah Holden
Sarah Holden
2022-11-20
This tour was amazing. A perfect balance of respect and fun story telling for the heavy history of Colombia and Medellín/Antioquia region. Our guide Dio was fantastic!
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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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