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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.

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.

Eje Cafetero, Coffee Cultural Landscape

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Guajira, The Haunting of the Desert

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

Our customs between the mountains and the sea

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Cartagena, heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Heritage and heroic city of Colombia

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Santander Colombia, Heritage, Nature and Adventure

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Cali Valle del Cauca, The capital of salsa

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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.

Tours for you

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.

Tours for you

Eje Cafetero, Coffee Cultural Landscape

Coffee Cultural Landscape

The Coffee Triangle is a beautiful region in Colombia that comprises of Quindio, Caldas, and Risaralda along with their respective capitals and surrounding municipalities. This region has a diverse range of climates and offers a wide variety of attractions such as theme parks, churches, farms, natural reserves, and scenarios for extreme and adventure sports. Each town in the Coffee Triangle has something unique to offer to its visitors.

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.

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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 Festival Medellin

4 Nights and 5 Days

Guatape Medellin Santa Elena

Tour Highlights

  • Take a city tour, and join the joy of the Flowers Festival.
  • Share the silleteros' traditions, make a silleta, and enjoy these festivities with a trova show.
  • Visit Guatape and its beautiful landscapes, an ideal destination for photos.
  • Visit the Botanical Garden and its main event of Orchids, Flowers, and Crafts and discover why Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.
  • Attend the most anticipated event each year in Medellin, the Silleteros Parade.

The Medellin Flowers Festival is an event in which the city of Medellin acquires around this time an atmosphere of fun that has its kindest emblem in flowers. Balconies, terraces, flower boxes, fences, everything evokes the cherished image of the 'city of flowers' and 'eternal spring'. The call to this annual meeting with the ancestral themes of regional culture causes a powerful attraction effect, which translates into a significant flow of national and international tourists, who enthusiastically attend this event. Without distinction of age or social status, Medellin residents mingle with visitors to display their attributes of civility and kindness, as well as their famous tradition of hosting.

The Medellin Flowers Festival and its central event, the Silleteros Parade, constitute one of the cultural episodes most charged with affirming the identity of a town, as well as a lavish projection of the most welcoming face of the city of Medellin. In the retina and the hearts of everyone, actors, spectators, locals, and visitors, they will be forever recorded with the memories of this exhilarating celebration that takes to the streets and stages to introduce a parenthesis of fun that acts as a balm on the hectic work life of the Antioqueños.

Every year of the Flowers Festival, started in 1957, it is a season where the people of Antioquia show off being the best hosts in Colombia, it fills them with joy to enjoy the Great Flowers Festival with their visitors and share the silletera culture that represents the strength of the region; It is not in vain that the refrain goes 'When a silletero passes by, it is Antioquia that passes by'.

Tour Details

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From:
USD 765
per person

Next Tour:
August 07 / 2024

Min group size:
20 people

Max group size:
30 people

Book with USD 100 and pay the difference in installments up to 30 days before your trip.

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Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days
Flowers Festival Medellin 5 Days

Itinerary

4 Nights and 5 Days

Welcome to MedellinMedellin welcomes you to the Flowers Festival 2024, a festival where locals invite all their visitors to celebrate Paisa's values and culture with them, decorating their streets with flowers and sharing cultural events and musicals throughout the city. This day come and join this celebration.

Arrival in Medellín.

Private transfer Airport - Hotel Novotel Medellín or similar. Check-In and Rest.

Welcome dinner and integration at the hotel.

Did you know?

On August 11 / 1813, the independence of Antioquia was proclaimed. The annual celebration of such an event is clothed in a festive atmosphere in every corner of the department, an occasion in which the most representative civic and cultural symbols of Antioquia are integrated into the fusion of collective feelings that renew optimism and hope in the joy that characterizes the Paisa people.

Medellín, Citytour, Orchids, Flowers and CraftsBreakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, we will pick you up at the hotel to begin the City tour. During our tour, we will visit the main sites of tourist interest in Medellin.

Medellin is a city with great cultural activity during the day and at night. It has 22 museums, more than 25 shopping centers, and specialized medical centers that make it ideal for health tourism.

The city draws attention to the development of works that make it inclusive. The Metro, the Metro Cables, the Metroplus, the Tram, the cycle routes, the escalators, and the cultural centers also welcome travelers arriving in the city.

On our tour we will visit places such as Cerro Nutibara (Pueblito Paisa, a replica of a traditional town in Antioquia), Parque de los Pies Descalzos, Parque de El Poblado, Parque de las Esculturas, Parque de los Deseos, we will take a tour by METRO AND METRO CABLE.

Additionally, we will do the graffiti tour in Comuna 13, learning about these cultural expressions and their transformation process in the area.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Botanical Garden with its exhibition of Orchids, Flowers, and Crafts. At the end of the afternoon, transfer to the Novotel Medellin Hotel and rest.

Did you know?

Medellin was recognized as the Best Emerging Destination in South America at the World Travel Awards in 2022. It has also won awards for Best Getaway Destination in South America in 2016, 2020, and 2021 and Best Meetings and Conference Destination in 2014 and 2015.

Guatape TourBreakfast at the hotel.

We leave in the morning towards Guatape, famous for the beautiful reservoir, which it shares with the town of El Peñol, for the fabulous giant rock, and for the colorful baseboards on the facades of its houses. This town, with a big tourist vocation, is the scene of many recreational activities thanks to the reservoir, at whose feet it sits.

On this tour, we will visit the replica of Old Peñol, a place that evokes El Peñol before the construction of the reservoir, and from there, we will take a boat tour touring the reservoir with beautiful natural landscapes.

Later, we will visit the Peñon de Guatape or Piedra de El Peñol (Entry ticket for ascent NOT included, paid at the destination), a large rock that is part of the Colombia massif, for those who dare to climb its more than 700 steps You can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the reservoir.

When the afternoon arrives, you can enjoy a delicious lunch (NOT Included) and then take a tour through the streets of Guatape, observing the baseboards on the facades of the buildings and visiting the local artisan shops.

At the end of the afternoon, return to Medellin and transfer to the Novotel Medellin Hotel or similar.

Did you know?

Years before the Guatape and El Peñol reservoir was built, the priest Jose Dolores Giraldo, parish priest of the municipality of El Peñol at that time, dreamed of a great dragon that would swallow the entire town, years later after the flood and disappearance of all the original urban center of El Peñol, said reservoir took the shape of a dragon, fulfilling the prophecy of the parish priest Jose Dolores.

Santa Elena, Flowers TourBreakfast at the hotel.

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 peasant market bazaar, 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.

In the evening, closing dinner of the event at Andrés Carne de Res.

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.

Silleteros ParadeBreakfast at the hotel.

At about 9 AM, we will pick you up at the hotel to leave for the Silleteros Parade. We will give you a Poncho and a Typical Hat souvenir, and we will provide hydration and a brunch-style lunch so you can comfortably enjoy the Silleteros Parade.

At the end of the parade, transfer to the Novotel Medellin Hotel and transfer to the airport.

*You can extend your stay in the city by adding one more night.

Did you know?

The Silleteros Parade has been officially held in Medellin since 1957 and was born as a boost to the market for flowers grown by farmers who live in rural areas surrounding the city, especially the town of Santa Elena.

What includes?

  • Transfer Airport - Hotel - Airport in Medellin
  • Transportation on tours
  • Bilingual professional tour guide
  • Tickets to activities detailed in the itinerary
  • Entry to exhibition: Orchids, Flowers and Crafts
  • Entrance to Silleteros Parade tourist category
  • 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch (Santa Elena), 1 Brunch (Silleteros Parade)
  • 1 Welcome dinner and integration at the hotel
  • 1 Closing dinner at Andres Carnes de Res
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 1 Souvenir per person: Poncho and Typical Hat
  • Hydration in tours
  • Assistance card

What NOT Includes?

  • Air tickets to and from Medellin
  • Tips
  • Expenses not specified
  • Taxes for Colombian residents

Hotels where you will stay

Hotel Novotel Medellin

Medellin
Hotel Novotel Medellin or Similar

- 4 Nights

Prices and Dates

4 Nights and 5 Days

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  • Book with USD 100 per person and the balance in installments until 100% is complete 30 days before the date of your trip.
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  • 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.
  • It is recommended that travelers wear comfortable clothing, since in some places they may have to walk, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • 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.
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