Walking Tours in Medellin | Real City Tours



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.



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



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



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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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!


SINCE 2013


Alex Bogdan
Alex Bogdan
One of the best free walking tours I’ve taken, and I’ve taken a lot. Pablo was absolutely the best. His knowledge of the city and its history is deep, and his passion for his people and storytelling is infectious. Highly recommend!
Juls L.
Juls L.
Die Tour mit German war die wohl beste free walking tour die wir in Südamerika gemacht haben. Er war ein super Guide mit tollen Insights und vor allem einer ganz persönlichen Note, anstatt nur Fakten runterzubeten. Die Tour ist nichts für schwache Nerven, da man sicher auch durch das ein oder andere etwas „unheimliche“ Viertel geht, aber das gehört in Medellin einfach dazu und dank der Hinweise von German ist alles sicher verlaufen.
Nicole Feldman
Nicole Feldman
This is the best free walking tour I’ve ever been on, and I’ve done many in the 34 countries I’ve visited. Pablo was animated, knowledgeable, and loved to tell stories about his city. The host company also did a great job of organizing everything, allowing a way for those running late to join, breaks and sitting during the tour, and constant communication with staff. My friend and I were blown away by how good it was.
Guy Elchayani
Guy Elchayani
It was a really amazing tour! Above expectations! Carolina is very knowledgeable, friendly, energetic and always smiling. The way she explains the history of Colombia and of Medellin in particular is fascinating, showing different points of view for any controversial topic in Colombian politics. Carolina shared with us the good and the bad anecdotes and stories of Medellin, but the message was always positive and optimistic, and that’s what we are taking with us from Medellin! Definitely recommended, we had a wonderful time! Thank you Carolina! ❤️ Guy & Ziv from Israel 🇮🇱
Maximilien Forgeot
Maximilien Forgeot
Nous avons eu le plaisir de faire le tour avec Hernán et ce fut absolument bouleversant. On ressent tout l’amour du guide pour son pays et sa ville. On y apprend énormément sur l’histoire de Medellín. Nous avons même eu le droit à des messages de bienvenue de colombiens dans la rue avec des messages souvent très touchants. J’ai eu les larmes aux yeux plusieurs fois tellement c’était prenant et émouvant. A faire absolument si vous êtes dans la ville !
Vern Chiu
Vern Chiu
Suzie was excellent. She is our guide for the Medellin walking tour. We had an amazing time. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Victoire Nier
Victoire Nier
Pablo is the guide the most passionate that I met. I see the city with a total different view and opinion now. Go listent to his stories and spread them around, it’s beautiful !
Andrew H
Andrew H
Pablo is amazing
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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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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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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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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?


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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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