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Slum Tour: Urban Escalator of Comuna 13 in

Medellín, Colombia

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  • All entrance fees included


Once our bilingual driver has met you at the hotel or the location you have suggested for pick up, the tour heads northwest on a customized journey by an air conditioned car, just minutes away.

First stop takes place at San Javier where you will be able to contemplate the whole city with the most spectacular views.
Make yourself comfortable and take pictures or ask questions to the guide. There are convenient facilities to grab snacks at any time so is recommended to bring cash (Colombian pesos) since not every store takes credit or debit cards.

Discover the reality and true atmosphere of this so-called rough area. This same area where social, government projects have improved the quality of life by widening walking paths, improving the foundations and appearances of surrounding houses and providing space for residents to be outside, including plastic slides for children to play and enjoy their community.
Walk around this new safe barrio with the assistance of your personal guide/driver, a native professional who knows his way around securely.

Second and best part of the tour involves a vibrant visit to one of the most innovative slums in Medellin where nowadays residents can ride an escalator, in what the city’s major said to be the first massive outdoor public escalator for use by residents of a poor area.
For generations, the 12,000 residents of Medellin's tough Comuna 13 had no option but to climb hundreds of large steps which authorities consider equals the height of a 28-story building. Nowadays, a modern heavy duty electrical escalator aids their way up home specially when carrying heavy groceries or building supplies.

There is enough free time to walk around and take amazing pictures so get ready to discover the real Medellin and enjoy the tallest outdoor escalator in the Western Hemisphere. Check out a real Medellin barrio and their exclusive Graffiti art projects reflecting their hopes and feelings after violent past days.

After approximately 3-hour of a fantastic journey, you should be already familiar with this innovative city and its authentic neighborhoods as your private driver/guide takes you back to your hotel or any other location you feel like.


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • brokerage fee
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Flexible start time, please inquire
  • Please note: single travelers may book, but must pay for 2 people
  • Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Meeting Point

Pick up location at your residence or hotel, please specify.
Departure Time:
10 AM and 3 PM, times are flexible please inquire
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.

Return Details:
Return location at your residence or hotel unless you decide to stay somewhere else.
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