Medellin Slum Tour with San Javier Public Library Visit

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See the old side of Medellin where barrios still exist. Get to ride the Metro Cable as part of the itinerary. Roam around the barrio to get a glimpse of the local life in the slums.


  • Discover the Medellin slums away from the city

  • Explore Comuna 13 along with a knowledgeable tour guide

  • Admire the massive outdoor public escalators for use of the poor residents of the slums


Tours in Medellin
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3 hours
daily at 9:00; 2:00 PM
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See what a real Medellin barrio truly looks like on your tour away from the touristy areas of the city. Explore Medellin's poorest slums together with a knowledgeable tour guide who can answer all your questions.

Start off the tour by visiting the San Javier Public Library (Parque Biblioteca San Javier) which symbolizes the integration of individuals to end the violence. Then, go explore the Comuna 13, a slum located at the steep side of the hill. As you walk through the slums, admire the graffiti art projects that the government has launched along with the widening of walking paths, providing space for the leisure of residents, and foundation and appearance improvement of the surrounding houses.

Through your guide, learn about the massive public escalator that the Medellin government has put up for the slum residents' convenience. For many generations, the people from this area have experienced climbing a 28-story building-like climb just to get from their houses to somewhere else. With the establishment of these massive public escalators, residents and tourists alike will find comfort in going from point A to B.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Private airconditioned car

  • Spanish or English speaking guide

  • Traveler's insurance

  • Medellin Barrio visit

  • Graffiti art sightseeing


  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Children under 3 years old and below must ride on adult's lap.

  • This tour takes approximately 3 hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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