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Medellín Social Innovation Tour (Full Day)

From street art, to sprawling urban parks, to innovative public transportation, discover what makes Medellín a leader in urban development and social innovation worldwide on this guided city tour.

USD $99.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $99.00
2 - 8USD $60.00

Discover Medellin’s Vibrant Heart and Innovation

Discover the people, projects, persistence, and purpose that makes Medellín a leader in urban transformation worldwide, and won Medellín the title Most Innovative City on Earth by The Wall Street Journal.


  • Soak up the vibrant, bustling atmosphere at Park of Wishes, where your Medellín Social Innovation tour begins
  • Stroll through the spectacular urban Botanical Garden and enjoy sight and smell of more than 1000 plant species
  • Ride the city’s metro cable cars into surrounding cloud forest, and get an exquisite bird’s eye view of the city as you learn about the history of this important public transportation system
  • Explore Santo Domingo, and learn how neighborhood recovery changed the district
  • Adventure in Arví Park, a 60 square-mile (150 km) urban park of lush Andean forests and wetlands.

Tour Information

Duration: Full-day
Start Location: Hotel pick-up in Medellín
End Location: Santo Domingo Metro Station


Begin your day with hotel pick-up and transfer via public transportation to the Park of Wishes. This new public space offers free programming and brings people together from across class and community.

From there, set out on the city’s high-flying public cable cars that connect rural communities to the city — and take in the stunning panoramas that accompany the ride. Take a ride the outdoor escalator systems that have transformed daily commutes for thousands of residents living in the city’s northern hills.

Discover the city’s history through a tour of its urban art, and visit the revitalized Santo Domingo District. Here, see how public libraries, daycare, and parks have provided opportunities to local residents and strengthened the community’s economy and social structure.

After that, head to the Botanical Garden, a spectacular expanse of green in the middle of downtown Medellín, and home to over 1000 plant species! Admire the award-winning orchid green house and spectacular modern architecture.

End the day at a local coffee shop for hot cup of famous Colombian coffee and a local pastry. Located in one of the city’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, the cafe was opened by local entrepreneurs and social innovators to bring opportunities to the neighborhood.

From there, your guide will help you to navigate the public transportation system back to your hotel, or help to call a cab.

What’s Included

  • Hotel pick-up in Medellín
  • Expert guide in the language of your preference
  • Entrance fees to all museums/parks/etc.
  • Public transportation fees

What’s Not Included

  • Food or beverages
  • Private transportation (available upon advance request at an additional cost)
  • Gratuities

Important Notes

On Mondays, Arví Park is closed. For this portion of the trip, you’ll visit the city center.

If you are interested in social innovation and urbanism, and would like a more in-depth/academic Medellín social innovation tour, please contact us in advance at

Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.


Medellín Antioquia, Colombia

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Medellín Antioquia, Colombia 6.244340, -75.573600

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