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Medellin & surroundings

Medellin is the second biggest city of Colombia and the capital of the Antioquía department. For many the city is still remembered as the place of Pablo Escobar´s drugs cartel but in reality the city has undergone a real transformation. It is not the city to avoid due to security or safety reasons, it is a city to visit as it is a modern city with many interesting sights. It is also the only city in Colombia with a metro system and the city of eternal spring, flower productions and the famous painter and sculptor Fernando Botero.

The city is a worth a visit as well as its surroundings, there are various places to visit for a day or for several days. The well known 'Pueblitos Paisa' (a typical village of the department Antioquía), The colonial village Santa Fe de Antioquía, the big rock of 'El Peñol' with views over the Guatapé lakes, are only some examples for the possible activities. It is also possible to go from Medellin to the nature reserve 'Rio Claro' or to fly to the Pacific coast to Nuqui or Bahia Solano.

Here we offer a standard package of 3 days / 2 nights where you visit the city Medellin and Santa Fe de Antioquía. But with the many possibilities in the surrounding a longer program is very well possible. A custom made program can be made on request and completely to your wishes. During this tour you will stay in Hotel Nutibara. The hotel is centrally located at the plaza where you can find replica's of Botero´s sculptures and is close to 2 metro stations. Of course it is possible to arrange a program with a different hotel.

Important: Every year in August Medellin celebrates their feria (festival) called  'Feria de Flores'. The whole week the city will be full of celebrations, concerts and the famous flower processions. If you want to travel in that time than it is wise to make your reservations on time as Medellin is a very popular place to visit during the festivals.

Metro Cable in Medellin

Plaza Botero

El Peñol

Puente de Occidente over Cauca Rivier

Day 1:
Arrival on the airport of Medellin and transfer to Hotel Nutibara. Then a city tour through Medellin with a walk through the center during which we will visit the most important monuments and squares, a visit to the museum Antioquía and a trip with the metro and the metro cable to the neighborhood Santa Domingo for some great views over the city.

Day 2:
After breakfast a tour with local guide to the colonial village Santa Fe de Antioquía, to experience the local life you will take public transport together with your guide. After a walk through Santa Fe you will go by ´motor taxi´ to the 'Puente de Occidente', steal suspension bridge over the Cauca River. In the afternoon back to Medellin with public transport.

Day 3:
After breakfast or on the designated time transfer to the airport of Medellin.

Inclusive:
- Transfer airport-hotel-airport
- Public transport Medellin-Santa Fe de Antioquía-Medellin
- 2 nights in hotel Nutibara including breakfast
- City tour on day 1
- Tour to Santa Fe de Antioquía and Puente de Occidente on day 2
- Local guide for activities

Not inclusive:
- National flights to and from Medellin
- Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities

Optional:
- Program with national flights
- Other activities (El Peñol, Pueblitos Paisas, Rio Claro, Jardin, etc)
- Extra nights
- Program with other hotel by choice
- In combination with other destinations (Pacific coast)

Plaza Botero in Medellin

Meertjes bij Guatapé

Palacio nacional in Medellin

Koloniale huizen in Santa Fe de Antioquía