To fully appreciate Medellin you need to book a Solo Tour Guide, your local friendly tour guide. He will be able to show you around like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Solo Tour Guide is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
David graduated as a commercial technician and administrative assistant. However David likes to be in charge of his own destiny and loves entrepreneurship. With this in mind he started his own business in tourism. Indeed, despite his young age, he has been in the tourism industry for over two and a half years. He has covered many areas of Colombia including Bogota, Antioquía, Cartagena and the coffee growing region of El Eje Cafetero. In addition to his tourism business, he has just started a new business enterprise – a barber parlour. In his free time, David enjoys drawing, playing musical instruments and rollerblading. He also describes himself as a bit of a foodie, enjoying good drinks and tasting excellent foods. In his free time he also loves to explore and travel, learning about different cultures along the way. For a young tour guide with experience and a love for food, book David as your local guide for Medellin.
David is 26 years old, is a non smoker and speaks English and Spanish. He is also tall, 1.86 m (6′ 1″) and has a surprisingly deep voice.
Total cost for the guide services of David for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to David after his services. Total 95 US dollars.
Similarly the total cost for the guide services of David for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to David after his services. Total 50 US dollars.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs. However David can also arrange transport for you as he now owns a new Renault Kwid outsider, model 2022 car. So for an extra charge he can arrange this for you along with any airport pick up or drop off.
In addition to this, David can also arrange delightful accommodation in his home district of Laureles Medellín. The modern apartment has 3 different size of rooms, single, double and double with private bath. Low Season prices from USD35 per night and a 15% discount is offered for stays for 1 week or more.
“David gave us a memorable tour of Medellin at short notice. He scheduled in all the things we wanted to see and was in touch before the tour to check on transport options. Super organised. He is wonderfully friendly and open, providing an insight into life here in Medellin. I really enjoyed the tour and would thoroughly recommend him” – Peter, UK
“David is the very pinnacle of what a guide should be. He not only met and exceeded my every expectation, but he was also masterful at anticipating needs I didn’t even know I had. His knowledge of Medellin and his native Paisa culture left me satisfied with each question. Whether online or in person, David treated me like an old, treasured friend. For every moment with spent together, the totality of his concentration and focus were dedicated to me and my enjoyment. David has charm, style, charisma and a deep well of cultural knowledge and street smarts. He’s simply the best.” – Rod, USA
How To book A Solo Tour Guide
To book any of our Solo Tour Guides please go to the enquiry form.
Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively whatsapp +94-75-225-0678.
Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Our other destination in Colombia is Bogota.
Make the most of your stay in Medellin and book one or more of these wonderful activities.
Highlights of Medellin
Due to its temperate weather, Medellin is known as the City of Eternal Spring. Indeed it has a famous annual flower festival.
It is the birthplace of Fernando Botero. Moreover there is a plaza named after him – Plaza Botero – containing some of his sculptures. His signature sculptures are over sized men and women with Colombian characteristics. Other plazas include Plaza Mayor and Plaza Cisneros with its light poles. As for parks, there are Parque El Poblado and Parque Angelopolis.
Whereas most cities think of the underground, this city has taken to the skies. There is a network of modern metrocables. These link surrounding barrios to the centre. The metrocable ride is a popular tourist activity. Strange as it seem, so are the Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13. These are escalators. You see the colourful graffiti as you ascend, as well as getting a bird’s eye view of this majestic city.
To get an understanding of its history, visit Museo de Antioquia. Another museums of note is the Museo Casa de la Memoria. A record of its violent past and an emotional experience as some people fought back against the corruption and violence. Its conversion into a much visited city is testament to those who struggled against the drug lords. On the other hand there is also a museum dedicated to Pablo Escobar. Apparently he supplied 80% of the cocaine that entered USA in the early 1990s.
In addition other museums include El Castillo Museo y Jardines, which is a beautiful castle set amongst some amazing grounds, Cementerio Museo de San Pedro and the artist’s house Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez. Similarly you can see the house of Fernando Gonzalez, a famous Colombian writer, at Casa Museo Otraparte. What strikes the visitor is not only the places themselves but their serene settings.
Albeit Medellin has many other attractions. You can do tours by segway in the city, or horseback in the country. There are even ziplines for the more adventurous. And of course there are coffee tours for Colombia produces 11.5 million bags per year. The third largest coffee producer in the world after Brazil and Vietnam.