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Medellin, the city of eternal spring

The city of eternal spring

Visiting Medellin transforms with its civic culture, the friendliness of its people, and the very special way in which it welcomes visitors. Privileged for its spring weather, its services, and the ability to put itself at the forefront of the world's great cities, they have led it to become a strategic point for business and a tourist destination with museums, churches, natural and interactive parks, and stages to celebrate business, sporting and cultural events.

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Diverse and multicultural city

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Eje Cafetero, Coffee Cultural Landscape

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Amazon Colombia, The secrets of the lungs of the world

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'Whoever drinks water from the Amazon stays to live in the jungle.' as the Tikunas say. During the trip through the 116 km Colombian water corridor, the traveler delights by the islands inhabited by the 'Victoria Regia' the largest lotus in the world, fauna and flora with swamps where the memorable pink and gray dolphins play, and the ravines that whisper in the night.

Cartagena, heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Heritage and heroic city of Colombia

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Medellin, the city of eternal spring

The city of eternal spring

Visiting Medellin transforms with its civic culture, the friendliness of its people, and the very special way in which it welcomes visitors. Privileged for its spring weather, its services, and the ability to put itself at the forefront of the world's great cities, they have led it to become a strategic point for business and a tourist destination with museums, churches, natural and interactive parks, and stages to celebrate business, sporting and cultural events.

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Bogota, diverse and multicultural city

Diverse and multicultural city

A city in constant movement: this is Bogota, the country's capital, a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis. It is inhabited by almost eight million people from all corners of the country and the world, each with their customs and beliefs, which makes it a multicultural city. Businessness and industrial, it has a varied gastronomic and hotel offer; in addition to numerous parks, libraries, theaters, museums, and churches and a complete cultural agenda around music, performance, and other artistic expressions, which has given it local and international recognition.

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Eje Cafetero, Coffee Cultural Landscape

Coffee Cultural Landscape

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Tours for you

Guajira, The Haunting of the Desert

The Haunting of the Desert

From Santa Marta to Guajira, the proximity of the sea to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra is surprising, but along the road, you will be even more amazed of the proximity between the snow and the desert. Grains of golden dust spread across vast plains, covering alluvial valleys and lagoons, turning them into swamps, home to pink flamingos and white herons.

Tours for you

Santa Marta Colombia, Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Santa Marta, a Tourist, Cultural, and Historical District of Colombia, is one of the main destinations in the country for its numerous beaches, natural reserves, and its cultural and historical heritage. Founded in 1525, it is the oldest city in the country, the place where the Liberator Simon Bolivar died, and one of the accesses to the highest mountain in the world in the coastal area, the 'Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta' and its ancient indigenous communities.

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San Andres, An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

The Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Colombian Caribbean, as its seven-color sea bathes impressive natural landscapes and a population with cultural expressions such as Creole, a native language, and the rhythm of calypso, the Baptist religion, which the majority of its inhabitants profess, and a typical gastronomy, based on fish and seafood.

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Amazon Colombia, The secrets of the lungs of the world

The secrets of the lungs of the world

'Whoever drinks water from the Amazon stays to live in the jungle.' as the Tikunas say. During the trip through the 116 km Colombian water corridor, the traveler delights by the islands inhabited by the 'Victoria Regia' the largest lotus in the world, fauna and flora with swamps where the memorable pink and gray dolphins play, and the ravines that whisper in the night.

Tours for you

Cartagena, heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Romanticism, history, and culture are what is experienced in 'La Heroica', a city that clings to its history and attracts locals and foreigners for its warm climate, its beaches, its colonial architecture, and its austoning walls that can be explored by walking and enjoying the sunset. Every year, Cartagena is the venue of important national and international events and festivals.

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Santander Colombia, Heritage, Nature and Adventure

Heritage, Nature and Adventure

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Barranquilla, Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

There are many reasons to visit Colombia's Golden Gate. One of them is the cheerful locals who spread joy. Another reason is the diverse gastronomic options available, as well as the cultural richness that is showcased in the famous Barranquilla Carnival. This event is a colorful cultural spectacle featuring dance, music, and traditional customs. The Golden Gate is also known for its impressive urban development, which includes several commercial, financial, and service centers.

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Cali Valle del Cauca, The capital of salsa

The capital of salsa

A culture rooted in the musical rhythm of salsa, and the flavor of 'arroz atollado' and 'aborrajados', converges with the architecture marked by the colonial era in Cali, one of the main cities of Colombia. When you arrive you will find happy people, parks such as 'El perro', 'Retreta', 'El Avion' and 'El Poeta'; public spaces full of vegetation, seven rivers, museums, churches, and a warm climate that invites you to stay in the Branch of Heaven or the Sultana del Valle, as the capital of Valle del Cauca is also called.

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Pasto Narino, Destination of natural and cultural wealth

Destination of natural and cultural wealth

The city boasts of a strong Catholic tradition, which is evident in its more than ten churches, and that is why it is also referred to as the Theological City of Colombia. Despite its growth, the city has managed to keep its colonial architecture intact, without losing its identity. Its cultural centers, mansions, and craft workshops are a testament to this fact. The city is known for its artisanal heritage, which fills its streets with color. Its main festivity is the Carnival of Blacks and Whites, which is a Cultural Heritage of the Nation.

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MICE

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MICE

Colombia is a popular destination for MICE tourism which stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions. The country offers a variety of options including capital cities with large event infrastructure, diverse climates ranging from warm to cold and temperate, natural destinations with forests, beaches, plains, deserts, snowy mountains, and more. All of these factors combine to make Colombia the country of beauty that has everything.

Flowers and Silleteros Tour

1 Day Trip

Santa Elena Medellin

Flowers and Silleteros Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Share the silleteros' traditions, make a silleta, and enjoy these festivities with a trova show.
  • Parade a traditional silleta and become a silletero for a day.
  • Walk a beautiful flower crop and take postcard-worthy photos.
  • Visit the Parque Arvi nature reserve and delight in the farmers market.

The Flowers and Silleteros Tour is a proposal that invites locals and tourists to share the traditions of our silleteros from the district of Santa Elena located approximately 45 minutes from Medellín, in this place we will live a silletero experience in front row learning about the preparation process of our silletero farmers for one of the most anticipated events in Colombia, the Silleteros Parade.

We will invite you to learn about the different types of silletas, their elaboration, and the inspiration that each of the silleteros has in a tradition that has been going on for more than 50 years; You will also learn a little about the world of flowers, their cultivation process, origin, care, and uses, not only in the silletas, also their benefits for the body and soul, taking advantage of this knowledge acquired for decades by the silleteros.

Although you will live an experience to enrich your knowledge in the world of flowers and silleteros, let's not forget that we are celebrating, so we will celebrate our visit with the sale of crafts, food, music, and our spectacular Troubador Show, who will make you dance and shake that poncho!!

Tour Details

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From:
USD 39
per person

Next Tour:
August 07 / 2024

Min group size:
20 people

Max group size:
36 people

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Flowers and Silleteros Tour
Flowers and Silleteros Tour
Flowers and Silleteros Tour

Itinerary

1 Day Trip

Santa Elena, Flowers TourDeparture at 8AM from the Punto Clave Shopping Center on Calle 30.

We invite you to dress as an Antioqueño and enjoy half a day alongside the silleteros, enjoy the countryside with a spectacular view and a wide variety of cultivated flowers and vegetables, taste their typical drink and be part of the silleteros for a day, learn about their activities everyday life and learning about the process of making a silleta. We leave for Santa Elena, birthplace of the Silleteros, where you will enjoy a day of Silletero culture.

We will make our stop at Arvi Park, a natural reserve where we will also find a farmers market, where you can buy local products.

Later, we will go to the silletera farm 'El Pensamiento': The farmers will open the doors of their house to us with a warm welcome, accompanied by a rich and delicious Canelazo (typical drink) and they will invite us to tour their orchards and flower crops; We will have a silletera talk and they will teach the art of assembling a traditional silleta.

Take your time to enjoy the beautiful landscape adorned with a carpet of flowers, take out your camera and upload your best photos with the #TourdelasFlores and posting to @caminoscolombia on Instagram, parading with your Silleta, they will be unforgettable moments.

In the afternoon, we will have our Troubadour Show, which will make us dance and sing to the sound of the Trova, and later the farmers will invite us to enjoy a delicious lunch.

Once the activity is over, we will go to the Central Park of Santa Elena where you can take a photo with the Silletero Monument and then return to Medellin.

Did you know?

Does the silleta owe its name to its shape and the use it was given years ago? This was used as a means of transportation by the silleteros to go down from the mountains to Medellin, carrying their flowers and people.

What includes?

  • Transportation in tourist buses
  • Professional tour guide
  • Visit Arvi Park - Farmers Market
  • Visit and entry to Silleteros farm
  • Welcome drink Canelazo
  • Walk through flower crop
  • Silletero talk with silleta making
  • Troubadour show
  • Typical lunch
  • Visit Santa Elena Central Park – Silletero Monument
  • 1 Souvenir per person: Poncho
  • Assistance card

What NOT Includes?

  • Transfer from and to the departure point.
  • Tips
  • Expenses not specified

Prices and Dates

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  • It is recommended that travelers wear comfortable clothing, since in some places they may have to walk, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • Prices subject to change and availability.
  • To guarantee the reservation, payments must be made on the stipulated dates, through one of the enabled payment methods. In case of non-compliance with your payment, Caminos de Colombia may cancel all the services of your reservation and apply the corresponding penalty detailed in changes and cancellations.
  • The tour is a shared service, if the minimum operation or minimum capacity is not reached, the personalized tour service will be offered for registered people with an increase prior to the client's authorization.

  • Check the conditions of changes and cancellations, their respective dates and penalties for each departure of the Tour before booking, if you want more information visit our Cancellation Policy by clicking HERE
  • The Hotel will reserve the right to apply a charge for the value of one night to those passengers who wish to register before 3:00 p.m., after verifying the hotel's availability. Also applicable for Late Check-Out in those cases in which people wish to leave after 12:00 p.m.
  • The Hotel will reserve the right to apply a charge corresponding to one night's accommodation at the contracted rate when a passenger, while at the Hotel, wishes to advance their departure date to the one confirmed in the reservation.
  • For air tickets, penalties apply according to the policies of each airline.

In furtherance of the provisions of Article 17 of Law 679 of 2001, Caminos de Colombia warns tourists that sexual exploitation and abuse of minors in the country are criminally, and administratively sanctioned by current laws. Likewise, and to comply with Resolution 3840 of December 24, 2009, and according to Article 1 of Law 1336 of July 21, 2009, in Caminos de Colombia, we welcome and promote local and international standards and laws regarding the prevention of exploitation, pornography and sexual tourism with minors, as well as the protection of the human rights of girls, boys, and adolescents, and in general all those that tend to care for and defend the entire vulnerable population.

Complying with article 17 of law 679 of 2001, the agency warns tourists that sexual exploitation and abuse of children and adolescents in the country are criminally and administratively sanctioned by Colombian laws. National Tourism Registry: 34528 & 34529

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