Comuna 13 and Medellin Flower Farm Tour

Summary

Immerse yourself in some of the most interesting things to do and see in Medellin, Colombia. Start the day by visiting Comuna 13, once a dangerous neighbourhood, but now an area with fascinating art and urban culture. A local will lead you through this humble and interesting area while explaining how the government and community turned Comuna 13 into a must-see destination. After a traditional Colombian lunch, we will venture out of the city and into the countryside to a flower farm.

Comuna 13

In the morning, we will take you to Comuna 13, previously one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in Medellin. Thearea is safe to explore now, thanks to the government’s promise to improve the neighbourhood and the community’scommitment to sharing this unique part of Medellin with visitors. Ride multiple elevators installed on the side of a mountain to help people move through the community easier. The walls of Comuna 13 are adorned with bright graffiti and your local guide will explain the meaning and symbolism behind some of the works of art. Witness for yourself how one community that was once home to immense struggle has blossomed into a colourful cultural spot in Medellin.

Colombian Lunch

After visiting Comuna 13, we will have lunch at the flowers farm with the family living there. This is your chance to learn more about Colombian gastronomy and what foods are popular among the locals.

Santa Elena Flower Farm

Santa Elena is a small town located about 30 minutes above Medellin. The flower farm you will visit has sprawling grounds, vibrant blooms and owners who are ready to welcome you with open arms. Visitors will have the chance to try some traditional Colombians snacks such as arepas or empanadas in the charming main house. Next, it’s time to learnabout the whole flower cultivation process and why horticulture is so important in this area of Colombia. You will also participate in a hands-on flower arranging activity learn how locals compete to make stunning arrangements for annual parades that draw visitors from all over the world. At the end of the day, we will drop you back off at your hotel.

What's Included

 Transfer to and from the hotel

 Guided tour in English

Traditional Colombian breakfast and lunch

What's Not Included

× Any other personal expenses and tips

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ActivityReviews

  1. Helen

    Monday 1st April, 2019
    All was very well organised, very good guide, good transportation, and they are very responsive to messages. I use this company now for several years to do my trips within Colombia and it has always been very good.

  2. Robin

    Thursday 21st February, 2019
    Most people tell you what makes Colombia so great is the people, they are friendly, eager to share what they know and go the extra mile to make you feel at home and that you have everything you need. This is why I loved this tour so much! Every person we came in contact with (from Nidia & Daniel to Rafael & Edwin) were unexceptionally kind and went out of their way to make our trip special sharing what they know and their love for Colombia!

  3. Simon

    Friday 18th January, 2019
    This was our first time to Colombia. Before going I did a lot of research on tour companies, and decided to take a chance here and I am SO glad we did. They were nothing but professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.