36 Hours in Medellin, Colombia (Medellin VIP Style)

36 Hours in Medellin, Colombia (Medellin VIP Style)

This month marks the 1-year anniversary of the critically acclaimed New York Times special report which contained a video that helped spread the word of Medellin’s renaissance. The article and video, both titled, 36 Hours in Medellin, brought hundreds of tourists to the city of eternal spring and our goal is to help bring hundreds for a first and even second visit.

The New York Times main objective was to reiterate everything that was said about Medellín since it’s “Most Innovative City” accolade in 2013 and not only did The Gray Lady manage to give potential travelers the chance to give Medellín a second look, but it also helped provide a possible itinerary. This time around, Medellin VIP wants to create a 36-Hour Itinerary focused not so much on Touristy diurnal activities, but instead, a nighttime voyage hitting every major activity the city has to offer.

Thursday

1. 8 P.M | STROLL AROUND PROVENZA AND DINNER AT OCIO

Most people that visit Medellín are immediately enamored with the city’s vibe, people and overall feeling of happiness (which happens to be contagious). A good way to really feel all of this is to take a walk around the provenza part of the Poblado sector. Located just three blocks from the bustling Parque Lleras, Provenza is a residential sector with a barrage of hipster bars, exotic restaurants and a great deal of cool spots to hit up once the weekend gets closer.

A quick walk around the area whether you’re a single traveller or part of a group will show you how once the sun sets, the small boutique shops and cafes close while the bustling restaurants begin to see both tourists and locals getting out of work looking for a trendy spot to enjoy a late dinner.

Right on Via Jardin which is a street over from Via Provenza you’ll find Oci, a modern architectural and design masterpiece, a hipster’s wet dream of a restaurant whose very facade depicts a very unique blend of both new and old architectural tendencies. With food being a stunning combination of local cuisine with long and slow cooking times as their specialty, Oci chef and Owner Laura Londoño (a local with experience working in top restaurants all over the world) has managed to have her concoctions permeate the Paisa culture and in just 2 years become one of the top restaurants in the city. The restaurant seats about 100 people and be sure to book ahead of time because this place gets packed. Try their beef roast, slow roasted for 12-hours glazed with lime-flavored chili pepper (we’ll let that sink in).

2. 10:30 P.M | BENDITO SEAS AND LADIES NIGHT

After what can only be called an amazing dinner, we suggest the gang take a quick stroll down to the Parque Lleras area of Poblado. On your way down you’ll notice that the trendy bars that were just setting up before dinner are now booming with both locals and tourists alike looking to begin the weekend right then and there.

Walk down to Parque Lleras, make a right and head over to Calle 10A until you reach a small local spot known as Bendito Seas. Known for its Open Bar/Ladies Night on Thursdays, Bendito Seas will have a long line of eligible females looking to mingle and dance the night away.

The establishment, although small, is decorated in classic paisa memorabilia, features an open bar until 1 am. All you can drink Vodka, Medellín Rum, Aguardiente and beer. Entrance fee is a laughable $40,000 pesos ($14 USD) which gets you to the open bar. The service isn’t too good but who cares when you’re surrounded by beautiful women and copious amounts of alcohol.

A common mistake tourists make is thinking swarms of women will surround your table and want to hang out with you just because you’re from out of town. Learn basic Spanish, basic dancing skills and you’ll find this might be the case.

3. 2:00 A.M | FASE DOS AND INTRODUCTION TO THE MEDELLÍN STRIP CLUB SCENE

If you find that you want to explore the city a little more (i.e you struck out) why not leave Bendito Seas once the Open Bar has been lifted and hit up one of the two most popular strip clubs. Fase dos.

One of the most common questions people ask is, why Fase dos and not La Isla Girls Club? Allow me to explain. La Isla is the city’s most popular strip club in terms of quality of strippers and variety of alcohol. However, girls at the La Isla can be seen a little more stuck up and not as friendly as the girls found over at rivaling club, Fase Dos. We also want to leave the best for last.

Anywho, once you leave Bendito Seas, grab a cab right outside the club and ask the driver to head over to Fase Dos. A 5 minute drive and less than 3 dollars later and you find yourself at a large, 1980s Miami style nightclub that kinda resembles Rainforest Cafe but believe me, this isn’t a kid-friendly ambiance. With surgically manipulated breasts and butts to and fro this might be the right place to end your first night in Medellín.

The entrance fee is just $10,000 ($3.50 USD) and although their alcohol isn’t too varied, you’ll definitely get a bang for your buck, no pun intended.

Friday

4. 2 P.M | ATVS IN MEDELLIN

You don’t have to tell us how the evening ended because chances are, we already know. If you’re feeling up for it and your group is made up of 8 guys or less, we have a very cool daytime activity in Medellín that we know you’ll enjoy. ATV Tour up in the Mountains. The town is called Rionegro and it’s where the airport that you landed in is located. Two minutes from the airport one of our associates has a small ATV company that we discovered a few years ago. He offers 4-hour tours through swamps, forests, mountains, dirt roads and even a small village.

The tour is long but believe me, time will go by flying once you witness the picturesque landscape, mingle with locals up in the village, catch your own lunch up in a small body of water and eat chorizo up in the mountains with people that have probably only seen Americans when they hear the ATVs pulling up.

5. 7 P.M | DINNER AT CARMEN

In another must-do Medellin Activity we suggest hitting up one of Colombia’s most discernible restaurants and one of the pioneers in fine dining in Medellin.

Carmen restaurant owned and operated by an American and Colombian couple has been featured in every major American media outlet that has had the privilege of visiting Colombia. Don’t worry, though, the restaurant is mostly frequented by local socialites and the term “tourist-trap” doesn’t apply here.

From delicious cocktails such as an amazing old-fashioned, a wide array of wines from Chile, Argentina, France and Spain to spectacular starters and entrees using fresh, local ingredients, Carmen never ceases to amaze (even the capricious of foodies). Try a Lulo-Mojito with their Korean Tacos to start. For mains why not try their Bahia Solano dish which is a delicious Amber-jack fish with a plantain crust served over coconut risotto and a bottle of Santiago Ruiz Albariño.

6. 9:30 P.M | CHUPITOS AND PARQUE LLERAS

Once you knock off Carmen from your bucket-list you’ve pretty much hit the two best restaurants in the city and again, you’re ready to hit the town.

After dinner the best option would be a pre-gaming session while you watch the streets get packed before the party really begins. Many opt to pre-game back at the apartment but why? You have streets that you don’t see everyday and a barrage of small bars where you may sit outside and gaze upon the talent that gives the city the rep of the city with the most beautiful women in the world.

A block over from Parque Lleras you’ll find a shot bar known as Chupitos which is always packed and where having a shot is the only reason why people go. The crowd is varied but the music is reggaeton and girls love to congregate outside this place.

Stick around for a bit as things begin to get interesting as the streets get full.

7. 11 P.M | RIO SUR – SIXTINNA

Once you’ve had enough of Parque Lleras, the next spot we need to hit up is Rio Sur Shopping Center.

Before you say anything, no, we’re not going shopping for souvenirs. We’re going to a miniature mall that on the top floors has two of the city’s most popular nightclubs for the city’s elite.

Sixtinna is located on the 7th floor of the Rio Sur mall and getting there will require a 5-minute cab or Uber from Parque Lleras.

To enter the club you must pay a $25,000 ($9 USD). The music at Sixtinna is EDM some reggaeton and warning, this place is frequented by models so you might find the future Mrs. (enter last name here). There are always famous local DJs, a wide-selection of drinks and the possibility for an amazing time.

8. 1:30 A.M | LA ISLA

You know we couldn’t create an informal nighttime itinerary without incorporating a trip to arguably the happiest place on earth.

La Isla is located high up in the mountains where even the weather drops a good 20 degrees on any given night.

The club usually has about 100 women on deck roaming the tables waiting for men to buy them drinks and engaging in what can only be construed as small talk that ultimately leads to a dance.

Be careful with buying girls drinks and keep an eye on your tab because if you’re on your own and your response to Spanish is nodding your head, at the end of the night you’ll find yourself scratching your head wondering what’s’ going on.

Saturday

9. 1 P.M LUNCH AT LA HACIENDA

We’ve noticed you haven’t had an authentic Colombian meal since you’ve been here. For that reason we recommend that at about noon you head over to La Strada which is located just 5 minutes from Parque Lleras. Here, on the second floor you’ll come across a small, traditional looking restaurant known as La Hacienda.

La Hacienda is a typical Colombian restaurant with the restaurant itself decorated as an old-style town back in the 1800s. The plates are authentic and you can’t leave this place without trying their famous bandeja paisa plate.

The dish contains, beans, rice, plantain, fried egg, ground beef, chorizo, blood sausage and chicharron. It kept workers full all day and it can do the same for you. The perfect amount of carbs and grease to absorb the previous night’s helping of Aguardiente.

10. 2:30 P.M | PABLO ESCOBAR TOUR MEDELLIN CITY TOUR

We often recommend this tour to give you the tourist the chance to learn that the recent transformation this city has undergone in the last 10 years, didn’t happen overnight.

This tour is a great opportunity for fans of the hit Netflix series Narcos to learn the real story that is vaguely told in the series and see the sites you already know about.

The trip is a private tour told by a local who lived in the city at the time and knew his way enough around to realize what specific buildings were owned and operated by the once venerated and hated kingpin.

Visit the neighborhood and house where he was born, jail where he incarcerated himself (and was caught playing soccer with the guards), cemetery where he’s buried and house where he was shot down. All while discussing the public’s then view of Escobar and what the general public thinks of him now.

WHERE TO STAY IN MEDELLIN

Looking for the perfect apartment is a matter of knowing the amenities your group requires and having enough time to let us work. You’re going to want an apartment close enough to the action that you can walk to but far from noise so you can get a good night’s sleep. You’re going to also want a place that you won’t be bothered by cops or landlords if you decide you have a little party back at your place. Nothing too crazy, of course, but keep in mind that there are a handful of places that will call the police on you after 10pm.

LOGISTICS AND EXECUTION

Now that you have a possible itinerary, all you need now is someone to put everything into place and keep everything organized so all you have to do is worry about having fun. Safety, convenience and satisfaction will all be taken care of by your Medellín host at Medellín VIP. With a full time host starting at $200 per day, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be without one.

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Medellin Soccer Experience

Most latin American cities are passionate about soccer (also known as futbol) and Medellin is no exception. Our main teams are Independiente Medellin and Atletico Nacional and for many of the fans, the colors red and blue or green and white represent everything. Not exactly the wisest of people but you have to live this passion to understand it.

 
Introducing the Medellin soccer tour, Medellin VIP wants every visitor to get a chance to experience the ambiance felt at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium. From the flocks of beautiful women to the variety of snacks you can find, this tour is the best way to step out of the conventional.
 
Our Medellin soccer tour is the best way to immerse yourself into something that locals hold in high regards. We love our soccer and will go to great lengths to defend the team that represents our city. Join us as we visit the Atanasio Girardot Stadium and take part in the experience that has been tradition for over half a century.  

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    • Round-trip Transportation to Stadium
    • Entrances to the Game
    • VIP Host

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Paragliding in Medellin

If you’re an adventure seeker looking for a new experience in a great city, we strongly suggest our paragliding in Medellin service. Paragliding in Medellin combines the thrill of paragliding with the views of the beautiful landscape of Medellin’s mountains.

 
The day starts off early in the morning and following a confirmation of weather conditions you’ll head up to the mountains where you will soar hundreds of feet up in the air with a licensed paragliding expert. Live an experience like no other and bring your go-pro along so you can brag about this experience back home.
 
Paragliding in Medellin with Medellin VIP is not only more fun but you can also be sure you’re working with a certified company with more than 6 years in the entertainment and hospitality industry in Medellin. Contact us, today!

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  • Private Driver (optional)
  • 15 Min Paragliding Air Time w/ Certified Instructor
  • Protection pads and helmet
  • Dress comfortably

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ATVs in Medellin

There is no better way to see the Antioquian countryside than sitting behind a raptor or grizzly. Introducing our ATV Tour in Medellin, Medellin VIP has found a way to stray from the beaten path and see the Colombia you wanted to see.

 
ATVs in Medellin is the solution to your picky friend looking to add a little adventure and danger (the good kind) to a Medellin bachelor party. With trails ranging in difficulties and different bikes to choose from, our ATV Tours in Medellin are known for being the way to become immersed in Medellin country life.
 
We start by programming the tour during the day to maximize the rest of the afternoon. We pick the group up at your hotel or vacation rental and head up to the mountains in Rionegro. After a crash-course in ATVs, we proceed in choosing the trail that’s right for you. Choose from 2,3 or 4 hours and spend your day getting dirty while taking in the views up in the mountains. Clients that select the longest trails will have the privilege of making it up to a trout farm where you get to catch your lunch. Do this while you stop at a local watering hole and have a beer with the locals. ATVs in Medellin is the best tour for groups of adventure seekers and bachelor party groups looking to get away.

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • 2,3 or 4 Hour ATV Tour

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Pablo Escobar Tour in Medellin

We’ve all heard the stories, the legend and are all familiar with the culture behind legendary drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar but do we know the truth? The Pablo Escobar Tour is an educational, informational and fun 3 hour tour that takes you to the town where he grew up, you’ll visit his properties, see the house where he was gunned down by the Colombian government (with the help of the CIA) and visit his grave.

 
All of this with the help of a local guide who lived during the dark times and knows a thing or two about the Escobar days. This spectacular tour will show you that there is more than meets the eye and that Narcos isn’t a good source to get all of your information. Get the best of both worlds with our Pablo Escobar Tour.

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    • Apartment/hotel pickup and drop off
    • Bilingual Tour Guide
    • Dress depending on weather conditions

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Guatape Tour

Visiting Medellin and not taking the day trip out to the quaint town of Guatape is like not even having visited Medellin at all. This beautiful small town has been on the bucket list of many travelers and it would be a crime not to visit if you’re down here.

 
Most towns in Colombia are very similar. Spanish architecture, a church in the middle of a square, town drunks, city hall and a bank. Guatape is the only town in Colombia that has had the misfortune of having its citizens permanently relocated. That’s right, in 1978, the town of Guatape was flooded in order to have a hydroelectric dam built. Its citizens were all moved and the remains of the old town are underwater. That’s not all, there is a 7,000 foot monolith that sits in Guatape territory. The rock itself has been there for millions of years and today, there are 742 stairs you can climb in order to reach the summit. These stairs although arduous for those suffering from the effects of a hangover, are worth the adventure as the view from the top is something out of this world. Sold yet?
 
Our Guatape tour provides you not only with the transportation to and from but also a tour of the quaint town, entrances to the rock, a boat tour of the lake and a surprise visit to a villa built by he-who-must-not-be-named. Upgrade to our Medellin VIP Signature Boat Party and this Guatape Tour can be informative, exciting and epic!

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • Rock Entrances
    • Tour of Guatape

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Exotic Fruit Tour In Medellin

Colombia is one of only 17 megadiverse countries in the world. A type of country that harbors the majority of the world’s species of everything and we’re lucky enough to live right dab in the middle. Medellin’s perfect year round springtime weather allows visitors to get everything at any time of the year. Fruits and vegetables unheard of in North America and Europe are the reason why many tourists can’t get enough of our local markets.

 
Introducing the exotic fruit tour in Medellin, Medellin VIP gives you the opportunity of going on a guided exotic fruit tour! That’s right, the more you eat the more you learn and we encourage you to dig in, get dirty and sink your teeth into everything. There are 22 fruits in Colombia that aren’t found in over 90% of countries in the world and they can all be found at one of our local food markets. Not just that but there is also a cornucopia of small local eateries nestled in this market. Hidden gems that have been there for years that very few people know about and that we’re prepared to reveal.
 
Come enjoy our exotic fruit tour in Medellin and see why our clients can’t get enough of eating fruits in paradise!

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • Tour of the Market
    • Fruits and Snacks

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Flyboarding in Medellin

The newest, most exciting aquatic activity has finally reached Guatape and needless to say, it’s awesome. Flyboarding is an innovative, one-of-a-kind aquatic sport which allows its participants to do the otherwise impossible, fly over water. Perform awesome stunts and impress your friends with this incredible daytime activity in Guatape. A flyboard is an aquatic jet-pack which provides propulsion that drives a board-like object through water. Invented and patented in 2012 by a French water-craft carrier, flyboarding has been in Guatape for the past 2 years and there is no better place to perform the sport than in this spectacular lake. Take our crash-course in flyboarding and use the equipment long enough to perform your first stunt. Adventure seekers and aquatic activity lovers will really enjoy Flyboarding in Guatape.

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    • Flyboarding Crash-Course and Equipment
    • Transportation to Guatape (optional)

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Medellin City Tour

City tours tend to involve lots of walking and large crowds. Our Medellin City Tour steps out of the conventional. We provide you with a full on ‘day in the life’ of a paisa where you visit the most frequented places while learning about the history of Medellin. From walking around Botero Square to using our impeccably clean Metro Transportation system, our Medellin city tour is the ultimate Medellin crash course.

 
Thanks to the city’s rapid growth and incredible change, the spotlight is now on The City of Eternal Spring. See when the city was founded, where locals frequent, major industries and growth opportunities. In this 4 hour Medellin City Tour, we take you from rich to poor in a matter of minutes and learn how no matter where you go, everyone always has a smile on their face.
 
“It’s ludicrous this place exists and everybody doesn’t want to live here”
-Anthony Bourdain

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide
    • Metro Tickets

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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellin, a city formerly avoided by travelers is now a city of hope and change. For many of it’s citizens, Medellin is considered as the best city in the world and they’ll all gladly open their doors to show you why. Introducing our Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour, Medellin VIP takes you to a part of town where hip hop, street art and dance is how the neighborhood’s youth escape from their problems and showcase their talents.

 
The Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour takes you up to Comuna 13, an area that for many years was afflicted by guerrilla members that ran the area until military intervention in 2002. Comuna 13 is high up in the mountains and home to electric staircases that help its residents commute to avoid the hundreds of stairs they used to have to climb. The neighborhood has been under scrutiny from other countries and used as an example that change and innovation is possible in even the most impoverished places.
 
Our Comuna 13 Graffiti tour  showcases the major works of art done by local artists. Their work depicts, suffering, hope, change and their overall appreciation for their neighborhood. The Comuna 13 Graffiti tour starts with pick-up at your hotel or apartment followed by a 20 minute drive to Comuna 13 where you will be given the general tour by a local artist. Recommended for those that wish to avoid the conventional city tour.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide

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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellin is a progressive city that has seen an exponential drop in crime in the past 5 years and the city formerly avoided by travelers is now a city of hope and change. For many of it’s citizens, Medellin is considered as the best city in the world and they’ll all gladly open their doors to show you why this is. Introducing our Graffiti Tour, Medellin VIP takes you to a part of town where hip hop, street art and dance is how the neighborhood’s youth escape from their problems and showcase their talents.

 
This tour takes you up to Comuna 13, an area that for many years was afflicted by guerrilla members that ran the area until a few years ago that the government intervened. Comuna 13 is high up in the mountains and home to electric staircases that help its residents commute to avoid the hundreds of stairs they knew as their only method to get from one place to the other. The neighborhood, has been under scrutiny from other countries and used as an example that change and innovation is possible in even the most impoverished places.
 
Our graffiti tour  showcases the major works of art done by local artists. Their work depicts, suffering, hope, change and their overall appreciation for their neighborhood. The grafitti tour starts with pick-up at your hotel or apartment followed by a 20 minute drive to Comuna 13 where you will be given the general tour by a local artist. Recommended for those that wish to avoid the conventional city tour.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide

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Helicopter Tours in Medellin

Helicopters are the very definition of VIP. From their use in the executive world to transport rich businessmen, to cutting travel times down to a fraction, there’s no denying the awesomeness of helicopters. So, what if I told you that you can see the city of Medellin while getting a bird’s eye view of north to south? In under 20 minutes!

 
Introducing, Helicopter Tours in Medellin, Medellin VIP wants all visitors to get unreal views of the Aburra Valley while getting a VIP Tour not available everywhere. A Helicopter Tour of Medellin is the most stylish way to enjoy the city of eternal spring. Choose from multiple types of tours, from North-South to Pablo’s Hacienda Napoles Helicopter Tours and even Guatape Helicopter Tours, your trip to Medellin will be an unforgettable experience.
 
Upgrade your excitement level while getting spectacular photographic material. Impress your friends or significant other with our helicopter tours in Medellin.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • 12-20 Minute Flight

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