Explore an imaginary hood in Medellín

Explore an imaginary hood in Medellín

$55 per person
10.0 Superb

On this tour, we understand the transformation Medellin has experienced through the eyes of the farmers or peasants: the ones that made the city grow by migrating from all over the country because of forced displacement or looking for new opportunities.

We start by taking the tram to visit La Placita de Florez one of the oldest farmers markets in town. Later, we will go to Comuna 8, specifically to a neighborhood called El Faro (The Lighthouse) named like this because of its stunning view over the valley and “imaginary” because the city says it doesn’t belong to Medellín.

Here we take a tour with a local guide that works on the continuous development of the community, supporting art and social projects. We will learn how they created the neighborhood by themselves and how has been the process of integration with the city. The best thing about this is that by doing this tour you’re contributing to these projects. After having a walk through the colorful alleys of El Faro we enter a beautiful forest and in 25 minutes we reach the peak of the Cerro Pan de Azucar, one of the most emblematic mountains and the highest peak of the city to enjoy the best view you can have in Medellín.




  • City tram
  • Placita de Flórez
  • El Faro neighbourhood
  • Pan de Azúcar mountain

NOTE: We will walk through a good amount of stairs so I recommend to wear sport shoes. This tour is not suited for people with physical disabilities.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Poblado metro station
  • Departure Time
    9 am or 1:30 pm
  • Included
    Medical assistance insurance
    Payment to local guides
    Tickets to all public transportation during the tour
  • Not Included
    2 beers or 2 shots of aguardiente
    Boat ride
    English guidance
    Private transport
    Ticket to Peñol
    Unspecified elements
    Wakeboard or wakesurf class
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