From Selina’s meeting point we will be driven to San Antonio’s station, an emblematic spot in the city’s history to then be taken to the highest area of the city via the cable cars of Medellin, arriving at the Ring Road Garden (Jardín Circunvalar and The Green Belt Project).
Taking the natural cobblestone trails via the lush Green Belt Project, our tour guide will explain the reason behind this idea and the importance of this project as we are introduce to a community mothers who work alongside the families that inhabit this commune.
After contemplating the city from one of its outstanding panoramic views, we will start our descent to The New Horizons Gardeners Network, the female gardeners project with sustainability, reinstitution and war recovery efforts. We will learn about their sowing, harvest and composting activities, as well as their entrepreneurship and with the organic fruits of their orchard. We'll take some snack while sharing their experience with earth, the families and the future of Medellin.
- Local Guide - English speaking
- Transportation - Round Trip Private/Public
- Food - Local Snack
- Walking Tour
- Communitary experience with "Las Huerteras"
- Community Contribution: a portion of the price goes to reinvesting in needs identified in the territory we visit.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Extra Food
- Extra Drinks
- Tips for vendors
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Difficulty Level - Easy
- Special clothing required - Athletic, comfortable clothes and shoes since we will be walking around the city.
Bajo la Piel de Medellín of the Foundation Compás Urbano is a project that seeks - to add from different visions - to rediscover and understand the city from and with the eyes of citizens, through Community-Based Tours.
MINIMUM NEEDED TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
72 hours prior the experience
Frequently Asked Questions
If you enjoy removing yourself from the obvious tourist experiences of a city and immersing yourself in culture, the real stories, the challenges of the people and their their reality, you'll love this experience.
It was so interesting to learn about the ultra modern team that was just built in 2015 and WHY it was built and take a ride on it into a local Community. Lots of steps up into the Jardin lead you to cool views and more stories.
A lovely snack was served by lovely women.
As this experience grows, I hope more opportunities for us Remotes to support the women of this cause as well.
This experience was a great change from the city. We took a very modern tram up a pretty big mountain which had absolutely stellar views of the city. We then met Dona Berta and her daughter Paola who then toured us around their neighborhood as well along the Camino de la Vida (path of life). It was a cool stroll, combined with great history, best views of Medellin you can find) and great company. We then decended to visit a women's organization for domestic violence as you could feel the strength and positivity their team shared!
Thanks much for a really great afternoon experience!!