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Medellin's Comuna 13 Struggle and Splendor

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Location Medellín, Colombia
Participants For 1 person
This tour is part of our H.E.A.R.T. Experiences at Impulse Travel - Join this half-day tour to learn how Medellin's Comuna 13 went from being the city's most dangerous district to become a symbol of resilience and transformation as you walk the territory with a local. Avoid hidden costs with public transport tickets and refreshment included in the price.
Comuna Public transportation
Public transportation
Pickup included
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 5 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

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  • Home-made popsicle
  • Local guide.
  • Local beer or drink
  • Public transportation rides
  • Expert guide in English or Spanish.
  • Private transportation (unless you choose that option)
  • Additional unspecified activities
  • Unspecified meals and beverages
  • Optional tips and gratuities
  • Your tour starts when our guide picks you up at your hotel to go on a taxi to the closest Metro station and head to San Javier station, the gate to Comuna 13. Boarding the Metrocable, an alternative form of public transportation for local residents, you will get to see San Javier from above. While floating up the hill and enjoying the view, you will learn about how much this project changed locals' lives.
  • Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13
    Back at the main station, you’ll hop on a bus that takes you near the famous electric escalators that were built in 2011. They replaced 530 concrete steps and reduced the time for getting up the 384m (1,260ft.) immensely. Thanks to innovative changes like this, the complicated social dynamics gradually turned into a brighter panorama.
  • Comuna13
    At this point, you will meet your local guide; local youth beneficiaries of the educational programs of Comuna Projet NGO. They will guide through the numerous graffiti art displayed at the comuna, you will get to know key aspects of the history and current reality of the community. Through their personal stories, you will connect deeper with the context and get inspired by their resilience and transformation process. Next, you will visit a small local brewery right at the heart of the Comuna. It is an initiative of a group of local entrepreneurs who want to make visitors stay for a while, hang out, and generate more employment for the local community. Here you will have the chance to try local brews or non-alcoholic options. This brewery is community owned and supported by Comuna Project. Finally, our bilingual guide will bring you down the electric escalators, then a 10-min bus ride and get you to San Javier subway station, where the tour ends.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This Tour is made in collaboration with a Comuna Project. A local non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of Medellin's Comuna 13 through workshops and free courses. It currently has five open spaces for learning, where they teach: guitar, piano, singing, music production, crafts, drawing, English and office automation, to about 300 people. When booking this tour, we employ beneficiaries of their programs and make an economic contribution for their operations.
  • You should bring comfortable clothing and walking shoes and sunscreen.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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    Medellin's Comuna 13 Struggle and Splendor

    Part of Bucketlist gift box
    Includes this and other experiences
    Location Medellín, Colombia
    Participants For 1 person

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