Medellin City Private Tour

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Medellin City Private Tour
from USD $78.21
Experience the main hot spots of Medellin with incredible vistas on this 4-hour tour! Feel the vibe in Downtown as your professional guide takes you to various locations in a new, comfortable vehicle, on the metro, metro cable (aerial cable car), and on foot!

Delight your eyes with breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the top of the mountain summit and Santo Domingo Savio Library.

El Pueblito Paisa in central Medellin will enthrall and captivate you with all it's charming colorful colonial edifices, church, museum, restaurants, cute shops, and much more.

There is a tour upgrade option for guests that would like to go to the top of the summit and beyond to Arvi Park.

This is a private tour with a professional, certified tour guide for you and your party only.
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In Brief

Medellin, Colombia
4 to 6 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Medellin Travels, Carrera 36 8a 36 Local 36, Medellin 050021 Colombia

Ask your tour guide to stop in our office if you need additional information about this tour.

Pass By: AVOEDEN CAFE, Cra. 36 ###8A - 36, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Want to start your tour with a fresh cup of organic Colombian Coffee (own expence)?

Ask your tour guide to take you to the Avoeden coffee shop and enjoy the best coffee in Medellin

Stop At: Pueblito Paisa, Tunel av nutibara, Medellin 050030 Colombia

Paisa town located on the top of Nutibarra Hill it's a replica of a typical colonial town. Enjoy the best view of the city from the top of the mountain.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Botero, Medellin Colombia

Plaza Botero is a cultural and visual must-see for any visitor.

The city of Medellin installed the plaza in between the Palacio de Cultura Uribe Uribe and the Museo de Antioquia in 2002 as part of an urban renewal program. The park has 23 sculptures given to the city by the famous Colombian artist, Fernando Botero.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture, Carrera 51 52a 01, Medellin 050012 Colombia

Walk around the famous cultural palace an unique Neogothic building located next door to plaza Botero.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria, Cl. 50 #49 - 112, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Visit this stuning colonial minor Basilic in down town Medellin.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Parque Berrio, Cl. 50, Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Pass by an unique park in the city that was once one of the most relevant ones in downtown.

Stop At: Iglesia de la Veracruz, Cll. 51 No. 52-58, Medellin Colombia

Cute an unique little colonial church in downtown.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Museo de Antioquia, Calle 52 #52-43, Medellin Colombia

Pass by and get a great photo at the entrance of the Antioquian museum.

Stop At: Medellin Metrocable, Medellin Colombia

Visit the other side of our city that many don't get to see, jump in a safe cable car and learn about the transformation in the city.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Metro de Medellin, Medellin Colombia

Our urban and modern metro train crosses the Metropolitan Area of Medellín from North to South and from Centre to West.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Medellín travels tours, Carrera 43 # 25a 112, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Return to your original location or pass by our office if you need further information.

Stop At: Parque Arvi, Via a Piedras Blancas Correction of Santa Elena, Medellin 050007 Colombia

For guests that took the Arvi's park upgrade, Enjoy an extra cable ride to Arvi's park where you can find authentic snacks and exotic flowers and vegetation. Get away from the noice of the city and enjoy the park.

Duration: 2 hours


  • Professional certified guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All parking fees
  • All Metro and Metro Cable fees
  • Entry/Admission - Pueblito Paisa
  • Entry/Admission - Medellin Metrocable
  • Entry/Admission - Metro de Medellin


  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up and drop off our guests at their hotel in Medellin Poblado and Laureles areas. If you are staying outside the main pick up area, a meeting point will be arranged after booking.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is casual
  • Please be at the lobby of your hotel or outside your apartment building gate at 9am so we can start our tour promptly.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.92 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

Awesome guide... Very personable as it was just him and myself. Talked about some history also which was nice. Overall very enjoyable.
• Submitted 20 Jan 2020
It is the best experience in my live. I recommend it. all perfect....Juan Pablo thanks for everything.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2018
Excellent tour and tour guide . Tour Guide discusses possible traveling in near future. I really hope she is available for future tours . Very lively person early in Tour you cannot remind if it’s been given by tour guide or old friend . Choose with Arvi Park option
• Submitted 17 Jan 2018
It was an excellent tour. The guide is very knowledgeable about all of Medellin and his English is great. He was able to cater to my requests with no problems. Parque Arvi is a great addition to this tour, you do not want to miss the views. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2017
Lina was fantastic. It truly felt like having a friend show us around the city. I loved her personal stories as well. Would definitely recommend this tour to a friend.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
Alex was an excellent tour guide much better than similar tours offered on Viator. He is respectful, informative and fun. His english is impeccable as was the car we drove around in. Please make sure to look at his tours, it was well worth it!
• Submitted 28 Jan 2017
Excellent tour! My guide, Wilson, was very knowledgeable about the city and it's history. He is bilingual and helped translate some conversations with locals. Also well informed on local industry, politics and government.
• Submitted 29 Nov 2016
It's as if we had a friend in Medellin showing us around. Alex made our day in Medellin a highlight on our first every visit to Colombia. Alex greeted us at our hotel in the morning, and drove us firstly to Pueblito Paisa for a great view of the city. The tour also offered an experience to take the Metro, ride the MetroCable, and walk around the Barrio, among other locations as described accurately on the Itinerary. We had a fantastic time! We felt comfortable and completely safe through the entire time. Alex is a true local, spoke American English, attentive to our questions and needs, and passionate about sharing the history and culture of Colombia. Alex customized our schedule with his time and arranged an excursion to Guatape and El Peñol which would've otherwise taken us another day before driving us to the airport in the evening. To our friends and family who, like us, speaks de nada español, we recommend booking flights and hotels on your own and arrange local tours that picks up and drops off at your hotel. This way, you get the most value for your dollars and hours by taking advantage of flight/ hotel deals on the internet, with a full local immersion minus the headache of navigating from one site to another. Ophelia and Samuel from Hong Kong
• Submitted 26 Nov 2016
El Paisa es bien pasiero!. Recommend it 100 .. Alex really puts dedication and goes above and beyond to help you have the best experience of Medellin...I took the Medellin City Private Tour and he really added the value of visiting the city, he provided historical information without being scripted, he was very honest advising me on prices for items and also making sure I didn't overpay for items while buying. we visited the Botero Park, we took the metro and metro cable, visited the Nutibara town...and .. I was about to go home the next day without going to El Peñol one of the main reasons I visited Medellin he went the extra mile and made sure I was able to go! really appreciate it, we visited Guatape, el Pueblito Paisa, etc he took wonderful pictures, we also visited several places along the way, and the best of all is that you feel your are on a road trip with a friend.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2016
Alex was EXCELLENT! He ROCK! His passion to share his culture Paisa, knowledge of history and ways to put it in the story was great I learned a lot from his tour. Con Mucho Gusto Alex! Gorgeous art deco building Palacio de la Cultura Rafel Uribe Uribe. Botero Plaza where famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero donated his amazing sculptures. Alex said Botero thought both women and men are equal, so in his art- they are measured at the same height. Modern metro cables cars link the city to surrounding barrios and offer sweeping views of the Aburrá Valley below. Pueblito Paisa highest mountain in the center of the city. I really did not expect city to be so BIG!! Highly recommend this private tour for anyone. Alex spoke excellent English, on-time and very attentive. Will not let you down. Thank you Alex for great tour!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2016
The tour was given by the great Alejandro from Medellin Travels, Alejandro is very knowledgeable of Medellin, and knows everything that we need to know, he took us by metro to the Botero Plaza, we went to the Santo DOmingo Station by Metro Cable which was amazing to experience!! we really enjoy this tour
• Submitted 20 Apr 2016
Our guide was Alex, the head of his own Medellin tour agency. Alex had left Medellin with his mom as a six year old, grew up in LA, and only returned 7 years ago and set up his own agency two years ago. So there was absolutely no problem with his English since he sounded like a true American. And he clearly loves Medellin and very proud of his city. The half-day tour that Medellin Travels offered consisted of riding the metro to get to downtown, taking in the Botero Plaza, a couple of churches, some monuments and squares, taking a trip on the cable car to the poorer hillside district, and then finishing up at Pueblito Paisa, the recreated Paisa village. We did miss the Domingo Savio library which seemed to be under renovation at the time. But the tour itinerary did promise the cable car trip to the summit but we turned around to get back down at the Santo Domingo stop so I thought that was an oversight. Alex was very attentive, gave a lot of good insider information and very courteous. I would heartily recommend the tour to people who want to experience downtown like a local. But confirm with the tour guide before going that you will do the cable car to the summit. The Pablo Escobar Tour was two hours and we added this to our morning city sightseeing tour for an additional 50 per person. The tour, aside from all the historical information that Alex provided, consisted of visits to his graveyard, where hes buried with his parents plus trusted maid and bodyguard to the house where he was gunned down, and captured forever in Boteros painting and the building where he and his family lived where there was bomb assassination attempt on his life. These three sites seem to be the standard stops for Escobar tours. The plus with Medellin Travels is that Alex personally knew people affected by Escobar including an uncle who was killed and cousins who worked with and against the famed drug lord and he injected their and his stories into the absorbing narrative. Very much worth the time.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2016

In Brief

Medellin, Colombia
4 to 6 hours