TJulio and his team were amazing. Julio set up transport in Medellín, a city Tour, a flower tour in Santa Clara, a hiking trip in Parque Arvi, a visit to Communa 13. In Cartagena he set up our transport, a city tour. […] If you plan to go to Colombia I give Julio and his team my highest recommendation.
Santa Fe de Antioquia Old Colonial Town Tour
Private full-day tour
Colonial settlement & traditional Antioquian towns
Exotic fruit tasting included
Feel the overflowing warmth and tradition of Antioquia
Wander through the cobblestone streets of what was once the district of Antioquia’s capital and admire the antiquity of this colonial settlement that seems frozen in time. Once you discover the origin of the independence movements of Antioquia and sample the rich, colorful fruit of the region, you’ll feel more immersed than ever in Colombia.
What you'll see
Church of San Jeronimo
Villages of Robledo, San Cristobal, San Sebastian de Palmitas, Sucre, and Olaya
Main park of Santa Fe de Antioquia
Hotel Mariscal Robledo
Juan del Corral Museum
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All prices are per person and in USD
1 person $263
2 people $128
3 people $102
4 people $94
5 people $79
6 people $75
7 people $71
8 people $68
9 people $64
10 people $60
11-14 people $56
15 people $53
Hotel pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Medellín
Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)
1 – 15
• Private transportation and driver
• Bilingual guide
• Typical lunch
• Entrance to filigree jewelry workshop
• Fruit tasting
• Medical insurance
Personal expenses & tips
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
Note: we recommend bringing a raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.
Overview of your tour
Just outside the western limits of Medellín lie numerous villages of Antioquia, preserved in time. These colonial settlements are physical reminders of Colombia’s rich backstory, and each has its own tale to spin. Robledo, known for its centralized park that once made it the best residential area of the city, is the first stop. San Cristobal hosts an impressive feline statue in its library park, a gift from the acclaimed Colombian artist Fernando Botero.
We’ll pass through the longest tunnel in South America, the Western Tunnel or the Fernando Gómez Martínez Tunnel, which sits right at 4.6 km. The picturesque San Sebastian de Palmitas awaits us with fresh mountain air, from which point we will continue to enjoy the fruits of the paisa labor, including its engineering feats (like the Western Bridge) and other architectural gems (like a variety of churches and the romantic Mariscal Robledo). It’s not just construction that sets Antioquia apart — it is also home to masters of filigree and incredible fruit cultivation. We’ll visit a jewelry workshop where you’ll have a unique opportunity to witness this magical art form come to life, and sampling exotic, tropical fruits will be the mango icing on the cake!
The real treasure, though, is walking through the streets of these precious locales and absorbing the history that thrives there, which your guide will interpret. Once you arrive back in Medellín, you’ll feel as though you stepped through a time portal back into the present day.
Good to know
If you’re looking to get out of the city and have a non-stop adventure, this tour is the perfect fit for you
This tour is private and safe so that you feel comfortable roaming around the area
Our guides are local and have been precisely trained to know their way well around the region
Medical insurance is included in the price of all of our tours, so we have you covered in the unlikely event of an accident.
Frequently asked questions
Will there be other people on my tour?
All of our tours are private. That is, if you book a certain day and time slot, you (and your group) will be the only one(s) on the tour, provided that you are all included in the same booking.
Do you only give tours in English and Spanish?
We are proud to say that we have an incredible team with a wide array of languages. In total, we can offer tours in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Italian. We also have a Russian interpreter that can come along and translate for us. Please indicate your language preference upon booking (languages other than English and Spanish come at an additional cost).
Will you be able to accommodate dietary restrictions on this tour?
We like to feature truly Colombian food on our tours to give our guests a good feel for the country in all aspects. However, if you have a dietary restriction, please let us know at the beginning of the tour and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page!
See what previous tour-goers have said
My family of 4 (including my parents and sister) did a Pablo Escobar tour with Ana Velez, followed by a city tour of Medellin. Ana is one of the best tour guides I have ever worked with…
I traveled to Medellin with my parents. I arranged all tours and services such as airport transfers with Colombia Travel Operator previous to my arrival and everything was amazing!…
We took a private tour with Juan Carlos. Everything was perfect! He has an excellent knowledge about Medellin and speak perfect English and Spanish. We took the metro, metro cable, we went to Botero Plaza and comuna 13. Thank you Juan Carlos and Colombia travel! Now I’m in love with Medellín.
Julio was incredibly knowledgable about Escobar and the history of violence in the city. The message of change and transformation given with the tour was really heartfelt and inspiring. Communal 13 is a must see for anyone travelling to Medellin.