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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.
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?
We limit the group sizes for the Free Walking Tour for safety and quality reasons. In our experience, given the nature of Medellin’s city center, very large groups can be both difficult to manage for the guides and unpleasant for our customers. It is also important for us to be conscious of the tourism carrying capacity when offering our activities and not go beyond a volume which could be considered unsustainable.
The Free Walking Tour and Barrio Transformation Tour never run on public holidays, but we do occasionally offer the Exotic Fruits Tour.
No, our tours run rain or shine!
No, our Barrio Transformation Tour does not include Comuna 13 (aka San Javier) nor any of the cable cars. It takes place in a different neighborhood close to the North bus terminal.
No, unfortunately we do not process advance bookings. All of our bookings are handled exclusively via the booking system on our website.
No, lastimosamente no ofrecemos tours en español. Todos nuestros tours son 100% en inglés.
No, unfortunately we do not offer any tours in Spanish. All of our tours are 100% in English.
No, unfortunately we only offer the open group tours available for booking on our website.
The Free Walking Tour covers the main sights in the city center: Old Railway Station, Alpujarra Administrative Centre, Square of Lights, Carabobo pedestrian street, National Palace, Veracruz Church, Botero Square (Sculptures Square), Pedro Nel’s Murals, Berrio Park, Junin pedestrian street, Bolivar Park and San Antonio Park.
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 may mention him and pass by some of his “crime spots”, it can definitely NOT be considered a Pablo Escobar tour.
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.
The Free Walking Tour takes about 3½-4 hours and finishes at San Antonio metro station. The Exotic Fruits Tours takes about 2½-3 hours and finishes at Minorista Metroplus bus station. The Barrio Transformation Tour takes about 3-3½ hours and finishes at Caribe metro station.