• Location: Medellin, Colombia
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hrs
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Get a personalized look at some of Medellín’s top attractions during this 4- to 6-hour private sightseeing tour. Explore the downtown area using a mix of car, walking, metro, and aerial cable cars, then ascend to the Santo Domingo Savio Library, where you’ll enjoy panoramic city views. Finish with a trip to El Pueblito Paisa, which recreates life in colonial Colombia.


  • Explore some of Medellin's highlights during a private sightseeing trip
  • Travel through the city using a mix of cars, metro rides, walking, and trips on the aerial cable car
  • Check out the colonial churches, plazas, and Botero sculptures in Medellin's downtown
  • Enjoy the views of the city from the Santo Domingo Savio Library
  • Get a taste for colonial Colombia at El Pueblito Paisa
  • Optional upgrade trip to Arvi Park by aerial cable car
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide

What You Can Expect

Medellin City Private Tour

One of maestro Botero's sculptures

Get picked up by a private vehicle from your hotel in Medellin and travel to a city metro station, where you’ll be dropped off for a ride into the downtown area. Sit back and relax on Medellin’s modern public transport system as you enjoy views of the Andes Mountains, the city, and river.

Arrive at a station in the city’s downtown area and begin an exploration on foot. You’ll stop by a collection of sculptures created by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, and have time to admire the neigborhood’s plazas, colonial churches, and the striking cultural house. Then climb aboard the aerial cable car for a ride into the mountains surrounding town.

Enjoy the views as you ascend above the city below, traveling up to Santo Domingo Savio Library, a modern building donated to the city by the King of Spain. Feel free to take a short walk around the library grounds at your leisure. Leaving the library, head to El Pueblito Paisa in central Medellin. Get a look at what life was like in colonial-era Colombia as you wander around this attraction’s recreated village featuring a church, museum, and a collection of shops selling traditional Colombian handicrafts.

After the El Pueblito Paisa visit you’ll have two choices. Those visitors who select the optional upgrade visit to Arvi Park will proceed on a second aerial cable car ride (extra cost), while all other visitors will receive a ride back to their Medellin hotel.

Customer Reviews

Emiliano C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

It is the best experience in my live. I recommend it. all perfect....Juan Pablo thanks for everything.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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

anil p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

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.

Emily G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

ricardo u USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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!

Mike O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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

Celmy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Eiko H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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!

Keila R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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

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