A Quick Weekend in Medellin for Bachelors

A Quick Weekend in Medellin for Bachelors

Last weekend we played hosts to a group of 4 guys from NYC. Cornell graduates looking to get away from their boring real estate and finance jobs and indulge in Medellín.

Their trip was planned a few months ago and the original group of 7 ended up being a group of 4. Between the excuses of safety concerns and avoiding issues with the wives back home (quite frankly only the latter is valid) the remaining 4 were the chosen ones.

We found a 5 bedroom penthouse (see vacation rentals in Medellin) just a stone’s throw away from Parque Lleras in a building known for its Tuscan style interior and amazing rooftop Jacuzzi.

Medellin for BachelorsThe group was immediately thrilled with the idea of having a bachelor pad with a Jacuzzi that was walking distance to the city center.

Friday Night

Considering this crew was a bit pickier in terms of food than our usual clients, we decided to create an itinerary that featured an eclectic restaurant list.

We took them to La Chagra, an Amazonian Restaurant located in the heart of Via Jardin. The restaurant is owned by a Colombian that lived 4 years in the Amazon and wanted to recreate his entire experience here in Medellín.

La Chagra features a 16 course tasting menu with everything from the fruits to the cutlery coming directly from a tribe in the amazon. All handmade and all adding to make the experience unique.

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After we finished at La Chagra, walked to Provenza and discovered a bar called El Social that happened to have some of the most beautiful women any of these guys had ever seen. These women embodied Colombia’s diversity. Tall, blonde, fair-skin and on the other hand there were short, petite and curvy. 

Once we left El Social (a little buzzed), we went to a Lleras club called Bendito Seas where a line of women greeted us. Well, not us but they happened to be in line to get into the club.

The DJ is a good friend so he facilitated the entrance for us and even got us a table next to his booth.

The music, I will admit, isn’t what your typical group of American Bachelors are used to but after a few drinks, don’t be surprised if you build up the courage to showcase your salsa skills (or lack thereof)

We had a blast at the VIP section where one of the guys happened to build up enough courage to use his 10th grade Spanish to bring a girl over to the table. This girl brought a girlfriend over, as well as a friendly demeanor which came from semi lethal doses of Colombian Sambuca (Aguardiente).

Our next stop on this this night was one of our favorite strip clubs in Medellin (so this is where these two girls called it a night).

The strip club is called La Isla and on any given night it can be the happiest place on earth. With flocks of beautiful girls walking around waiting for their turn to dance on stage, this is a place you don’t want to miss.

Saturday

After a lot to take in on day 1, the group was woken up to the smell of Banana and chocolate chip pancakes courtesy of our VIP Chef. We needed to get up early because day 2 is usually our Guatape Excursion (see tours in Medellin).

With the Sprinter waiting outside the apartment, we packed our cooler and loaded the guys on the bus where a 2 hour journey was underway.

We stopped a few minutes before at this traditional Colombian breakfast spot for coffee and chorizos, a great snack before our arrival in Guatape.

For those that have never heard of Guatape, it is a small town a few hours outside of Medellín. The town is colorful and features Colonial cobblestone floors, a monolith and a lake where 40 years ago, there was a town right below it.

Medellin for BachelorsThat’s right, the town was evacuated and flooded in order to build a hydroelectric dam that provides 30% of Colombia’s electricity.

Our Guatape Tour consists of walking these colorful streets, climbing this monolith (700+ stairs) and taking a pontoon out on the lake for an epic daytime experience.

This 8 hour day is the best way to see the real Colombia and stray from the beaten path that is Parque Lleras. The van picked us up at 4pm where within minutes everyone (including the guide) was passed out.

Once in Medellín, the 2 hour power nap in the van served as the perfect pick me up for what was ahead.

Saturday Night

We made reservations at Carmen which, to many, is the best restaurant in Medellín. Owned by Colombian American, Carmen Angel and her husband, Chef Rob Pevitts, Carmen is lauded by critics from all over. Featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, Carmen is one of the city’s most famous establishments and a must for traveling foodies.

The best way to enjoy Carmen is through their chef’s tasting. A 9 course meal (paired with wine) that mixes Colombia’s rich flavors with modern cooking techniques. Enjoy a great meal and a premium selection of wine for $100.C:\Users\JMC Equipment\Desktop\2018-09-07_1548.png

After a 2 hour long meal, the crew decided it was time to get off the premium wine and jump back on the local Medellin rum.

We walked to Parque Lleras and not unlike night one, the streets were packed and pretty girls lit up this already bright area. With dozens of bars and clubs to choose from, we opted for a bar crawl to start off right.

We settled on a new club called La Oculta which is a rather interesting place. It’s located on the third floor of a restaurant in a sector known as provenza. The club is in the back of a restaurant where a hidden bookcase separates Belisario from this amazing hidden gem.

La Oculta is a place where Medellín’s elite spend their weekend nights and the crowd is definitely high-end. The music is once again, reggaeton and some EDM.

This is the place to be if you have a few girls you want to impress because the pick up game has to be flawless in order to score numbers.

A few bottles of Goose and shots of Aguardiente later and these guys had that look on their face. The look that a host knows is code for, let’s head back to the strip club.

We took them back to La Isla and their faces lit up when they saw that the one that got away last night was back.

Our recommendation is to order a bottle at the strip club because individual drinks are pricey and this way, you can give the girls a drink without being overcharged.

A few hours later, the crew was ready to call it a night.

The next morning was met with a traditional Colombian breakfast, the best way to carb up before a last minute ATV Tour.

This is a traditional weekend in Medellin with Medellin VIP. Two nights where you’re exposed to Medellín nightlife and daytime excursions that keep your days as action-packed as your nights.

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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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