Explore Medellin using the public transportation system.
Visit popular tourist spots like Comuna 13 and Park Arvi
Lunch and insurance included.
Are you ready to tour around Medellin and stop at the most emblematic spots of the city? Join us for a walking tour that covers a big part of the Aburra Valley using the public transportation system like the metro, cable cars, buses, and tram. This tour is a great way to explore Medellin like a local and learn about the history, culture, and traditions of the city. We will visit popular tourist spots like, Carabobo walking street, the Alpujarra Medellin City Hall, Commune 13, and Arvi Park.
Who This Experience Is Good For
This experience is good for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the local culture of Medellin in a very local way. It's also perfect for those who want to understand the history of the drug war and how Medellin has overcome years of conflicts.
Meet Our Local Host
Sebastian Valencia is a professional guide who was born, raised, and currently resides in Medellin. He is passionate about hosting visitors and sharing the history, culture, music, and food of his homeland. Sebastian is fluent in Spanish, English, and French and is currently working on improving his German. He loves soccer and music and is proud to be Colombian.
9:00 am: Meet at the designated meeting point.
Meet in Poblado for a short walking tour.
Take the metro and bus to Comuna 13.
Walking tour and lunch in Comuna 13.
Take the cable car to Arvi Park and back.
Head back to Poblado by metro to finish the experience.
7:00 pm: End the tour with memories and stories to take home with you.
English-speaking tour guide.
Public transportation fares.
What’s Not Included
Food or drinks
Gratuities for your guide (optional, but appreciated)
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 8 people
Maximum Capacity: 15 people
Booking Deadline: 3 days before start date
Weather Dependent: Yes, bring a rain jacket, cap or hat
Difficulty Level: Moderate, this tour covers a few miles
Special Clothing Required: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Special Dietary Restrictions: N/A
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good), additional services & souvenirs. ATMs are available in town.
Ground Transportation: All ground transportation
Additional Information: N/A
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The name corner to corner is spot on. You go from one end of the city to another all in one day. Gives you the opportunity to take trains, buses, escalators, and cable cars. Got a taste for all Comuna 13 has to offer and experience the tranquility of Arvi. The guide, Sebastian was very good, especially with an overly large group (20). This excursion should be no more than 10 people per tour guide, probably better with 6-7.
If you want to spend like four hours on the subway and about 30 seconds in each featured location, then this is the tour for you!
My advice: Do Comuna 13 one day and the cable cars to Arvi another day. Don't cram it all in one.
I was glad to get out and see other parts of the city. The guide Sebastian was super. I would have liked some more time to shop and look around in Comuna13 rather…felt like we were walking THRU lots of things but the only time to stop and linger was at Chavo’s place.
The time at the very tip top of the cable cars was a favorite moment with time to relax and actually *be* in that place.
I loved getting to know this vibrant city on this tour. We took public transportation (including the cable car with fantastic views) and got to experience the revitalized Comuna 13 and its fun performers and dynamic art scene. Metro was crowded, but clean. Guide was knowledgeable. Really gave me an insider's view of the city.
One of the best things to do in Medellin. Gets you out of Pablado and introduces the public transportation system.