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Discover MEDELLIN's Center & COMUNA 13

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 53 reviews.Medellín, Colombia

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Experience hosted by Henry Alexander

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

The trip starts in the town center exploring a famous park, emblematic monuments and buildings while learning everything about their history. We'll go to well known and secret spots and in one of which, we'll rest for a short time while enjoying a cup of amazing Colombian coffee.

Afterwards, we'll get into the metro heading for the cable car. Once there, you'll find yourself flying above the houses until reaching the top of the mountains that Medellin is surrounded by. There we can enjoy the beautiful sight and take many pictures.

Finally, we'll rediscover the "Comuna 13" going through the Graffiti tour where you'll hear the history of the place. I will personally tell the history as someone who has lived in Medellín for long time. I’ll explain how our population and the place itself has developed from being the most dangerous neighborhood in the city to a touristic spot with a lot of urban art, a lot of culture and many things to learn about.
The trip starts in the town center exploring a famous park, emblematic monuments and buildings while learning everything about their history. We'll go to well known and secret spots and in one of which, we'll rest for a short time while enjoying a cup of amazing Colombian coffee.

Afterwards, we'll get into the metro heading for the cable car. Once there, you'll find yourself flying above the houses until reaching the top of the mountai…

What's included

  • Food
    Colombian typical snacks
  • Drinks
    A 100% Colombian coffee in a famous cafe
  • Transportation
    Meter ticket, "metro cable"
From ﺩ.ﺇ111
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Henry Alexander

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 53 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I moved to Medellín when I was 18 years old in order start my university education. I've always been passionate about history. Currently, I'm 23 years old and a medical student at University of Antioquia. And after some years working as a guide for different companies (part time job), I finally decided to do it on my own. Now I can guide you through the city while telling you all about how Medellín has developed from being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, all the way to the beautiful place that you are in now.
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Where you'll be

We'll start downtown, where I'll show you the famous places and some others that only locals know, all while telling you the history behind. Then, we'll get into the metro and go to the metro cable, where you'll be able to see the whole city from a high point. Finally, we'll take the graffiti tour in the comuna 13 and find out about the locals daily life. We’ll also hear the history of this place. Throughout the route we'll be trying local snacks

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 53 reviews.

Erin
March 2020
Our Communa 13 tour was absolutely fantastic. Henry had such wonderful insights about life in the city and was INCREDIBLY generous with his time and knowledge. He made us feel safe and cared for, but also like we were touring the city with a friend. Top notch.
Our Communa 13 tour was absolutely fantastic. Henry had such wonderful insights about life in the city and was INCREDIBLY generous with his time and knowledge. He made us feel safe…
Jane
January 2020
Henry was great to communicate with throughout. Our tour guide on the day was his delightful co-host Valentina. This tour seemed a little more expensive than some others: as a result we got a longer and more personalized tour just for us—so good value. Also, Henry and Valentina are university students so it’s a bit different from a commercial tour: it felt more spontaneous and intimate. Although, Valentina really knows her stuff. She gave us excellent background and interpretation of the murals in the Commun 13 portion of the tour. And, we could ask all the questions we wanted, not just about the tour material, but also about life in Medellín and Colombia. She took great care of us throughout the tour.
Henry was great to communicate with throughout. Our tour guide on the day was his delightful co-host Valentina. This tour seemed a little more expensive than some others: as a resu…
Laura
December 2019
Our tour with Henry was great. He was very accommodating. We had a little trouble finding the starting point but he made sure to find us. We were a group of 4. Henry spoke to us as a group and individually. He shared a lot of personal stories and was open to all our questions. He made sure we all got what we wanted from our tour. I love he involved the local kids of Comuna 13
Our tour with Henry was great. He was very accommodating. We had a little trouble finding the starting point but he made sure to find us. We were a group of 4. Henry spoke to…
Giancarlo
December 2019
Such a fantastic tour/experience. I really learned so much and Henry was a spectacular host. You must book this tour! Henry is really intelligent and will really make the evening the best. I will really cherish this!
Shonna
September 2019
This was a very special tour for me. As someone exploring to potentially move to Medellin, I got to spend one on one time with Valentina (helping Henry) to learn about her life, Medellin history and the true culture of Colombia. We spent many hours together and it genuinely felt like a local tour where I got to experience some touristic things but with much more depth and knowledge. Highly recommend!
This was a very special tour for me. As someone exploring to potentially move to Medellin, I got to spend one on one time with Valentina (helping Henry) to learn about her life, Me…
Charles
August 2019
My guide was Valentina and she was amazing. She went above and beyond to make this an amazing experience. I loved this tour, she showed me a side of Medellin that I wouldn’t have thought of exploring on my own. She gets an A+ or as the grade curve works in Colombia a “10.”
My guide was Valentina and she was amazing. She went above and beyond to make this an amazing experience. I loved this tour, she showed me a side of Medellin that I wouldn’t have…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them, please let me know!
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What to bring

Comfortable sneakers

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