Categories: Private Tours - Sky Tours - Museums & Culture - Tours
$ 710 USD
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Discover one of the most important urban transformations of recent times
Experience flying over Medellín with expert pilots
Explore the mythical commune 13 on foot and listen to its stories
Learn how the community has transformed violence into art
Language: English, Spanish
Operates: Monday - Sunday
Departs: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 hours
Tour Code: 12554
Our Expert Guide will take us by helicopter and by foot to explore Medellín's radical transformation - process that began just 20 years ago, and has helped the city cross over from fear into hope. We will fly with experienced pilots, while discovering the stories of the most important places in Medellín.
We will visit commune 13, a lattice-like complex of hills and streets. This area is full of dark passages and stories linked to the infamous drug cartels. We will learn how, with creativity and unconventional solutions, the city has created an urban system that integrates the most remote communities in social development. This was accomplished by building networks of libraries, sports complexes, and escalators to better access the hills, as well as by incorporating a mass transit system in the community.
Medellín's urban transformation has been recognized with a variety of awards, including the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize in international architecture at the beginning of 2016.
A member of the artist collective House Kolacho will accompany us during the tour, telling us their first person accounts of the stories that surround commune 13, and about how the collective has combated violence with art.
Join us on a unique journey, getting an inside look at one of the most important urban transformations of recent times!
Per Adult: $ 710 USD
What To Bring
Comfortable clothing and shoes, sunglasses, cell phone or camera to photograph your experience
Expert Bilingual Guide, private transportation, panoramic flight above Medellín, walking tour of commune 13, ticket for Metro and Metro Cable
Meeting point: Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, Hangar Zone, Street 5 65F-00, Medellín
Return Details: Tour returns to the original meeting point