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Discover a secret place with a local

Medellín, Colombia

Experience hosted by Mateo

3 hoursHosted in English and Spanish
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Paris is famous for its tower, London for its clock, New York for its skyscrapers, and Medellin for its social and urban transformation. That is why we want you to know about its history, growth, development and that you understand why in 2013 we were classified as "the most innovative city in the world" by the City Bank and the Wall Street Journal. And what better place to know first hand this transformation than the famous but little discovered Comuna 8?

NOTE: In order to make this tour we need a minimum of 5 people because we need to pay our local guide and cover the basic expenses. But we also offer the option of booking a private tour for 20 USD (1 to 2 people) and 10 USD per person extra.
Paris is famous for its tower, London for its clock, New York for its skyscrapers, and Medellin for its social and urban transformation. That is why we want you to know about its history, growth, development and that you understand why in 2013 we were classified as "the most innovative city in the world" by the City Bank and the Wall Street Journal. And what better place to know first hand this transformation than the famous but little discovered…

Meet your host, Mateo

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Hi guys! I am 24 years old, and I am a Political Science student at EAFIT University. When I was 12 years old, I founded the NGO Club Botánico Ambiental to develop socio-environmental impact projects. For this reason, I have been invited as a lecturer to some of the most important meetings in the world on climate change and sustainable development, such as Rio + 20, COP21, and the SDG Summit in 2015.

One of my great passions is to know different cultures; for this reason, I have visited more than thirty countries where I took my Colombian flag. Then, in 2016, I founded Wayacan Tours (www.wayacantours.com) to generate experiences to discover Medellín and positively impact the communities visited, contributing to the sustainable development of Colombia.
Hi guys! I am 24 years old, and I am a Political Science student at EAFIT University. When I was 12 years old, I founded the NGO Club Botánico Ambiental to develop socio-environmental impact projects. For this reason, I have been invited as a lecturer to some of the most important meetings in the world on climate change and sustainable development, such as Rio + 20, COP21, and the SDG Summit in 2015.

One of my great passions is to know different cultures; for this reason, I have visit…
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Where you'll be

We will visit the little known but inspiring Comuna 8 of Medellín to know its tram, metrocables and one of the most interesting parks in the city because it serves as the limit of urban and rural. In addition, we will visit one of the highest neighborhoods on the mountain and see a hidden waterfall in the middle of the neighborhood.

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

David
May 2021
An overall awesome experience! Our guide did an excellent an job of making this experience genuine and authentic. You will learn a lot about the incredible history of this communa 8 and how the community continues to progress. The guide we had only spoke spanish, but they brought along a translator as well!
An overall awesome experience! Our guide did an excellent an job of making this experience genuine and authentic. You will learn a lot about the incredible history of this communa…
Pamela
May 2021
Es una experiencia única y diferente desde el principio que se está subiendo a la parada de encuentro, luego al comenzar el tour con el guía te impresionas con toda la información que aprendes y los lugares que conoces. En todo momento me ayudaron y orientaron para que todo mi tour saliera bien. Muchas gracias por todo
Es una experiencia única y diferente desde el principio que se está subiendo a la parada de encuentro, luego al comenzar el tour con el guía te impresionas con toda la información…
Shanique
February 2020
Mateo is fantastic. He had so much knowledge to share and really explained in a way we could understand. He speaks English very well. We ended up doing his salsa dance tour after this one. I highly recommend this experience
Alexis
December 2019
Mateo and his associate Daniela are very professional and the tour was definitely worthwhile. I went up the tram to Comuna 8 with Daniela and had a lovely walk through this residential community with spectacular views of the city. She took me along the new walking paths that wind along and above the community, with thoughtfully planned impressive installations such as play structures, gardens, art, a community center, and nature trail. Our walk exemplified the love and efforts people of Medellín are putting into their communities to transform the city into a place known for its natural beauty, educational opportunities and thriving communities full of art, culture, and healthy activities for all ages. Daniela is so kind and thoughtful, she has a wealth of information about her city that she relates very well. It was a great day spending time getting to know Medellín with a local who cares about her city and is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge.
Mateo and his associate Daniela are very professional and the tour was definitely worthwhile. I went up the tram to Comuna 8 with Daniela and had a lovely walk through this residen…
Bryan
December 2019
Una muy buena experiencia, Mateo no nos pudo acompañar pero lo hizo Daniela quien fue muy amable en todo momento y nos guío por lugares de mucho interés, terminó un poco antes de lo contemplado pero fuera de eso todo bien.
Maria Alejandra
November 2019
Muy bueno tours yo tomé dos e los tour que mateo ofrece el de la comuna 13 estuvo muy bien, muy completo, el otra lamentablemente nos detuvimos comiendo a almorzar y creo que en eso gastamos el tiempo ya que , no vimos la cascada que dice el tour ni hubo ninguna bebida o helado como decía, sin embargo la guía fue muy muy amable con nosotros y nos guió mucho en nuestro viaje, repito esta bien por que entendemos que nosotros nos detuvimos a comer por qué teníamos mucha hambre y quizá gastamos un poco del tempo que nos correspondía del tour, de resto todo estuvo muy bien
Muy bueno tours yo tomé dos e los tour que mateo ofrece el de la comuna 13 estuvo muy bien, muy completo, el otra lamentablemente nos detuvimos comiendo a almorzar y creo que en es…

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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 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

* Wear comfortable or sporty clothing.

* Take your thermo with hydration.