Medellin’s Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour

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Medellin’s Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour

TLDR? Medellin’s Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour is a great way to see everything the city has to offer!

There’s nothing better than exploring a new city on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, especially when you’re short of time and want to quickly get to know Medellin’s most famous places.

This type of bus tour is called a Turibus in Medellin, and they offer a few different tours around the city

Read on to learn everything you need to know about hop-on-hop-off bus tours in Medellin. 

A Quick Glance at the Medellin Turibus

A hop-on-hop-off bus tour is perfect for killing two (or more) birds with one stone; you don’t need to look for different tours around the city, walk, take public transport, or rent a car to get to the city’s most iconic places. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

The Turibus has different daily plans and tours, all of which take place on an urban bus. The bus will allow you to discover tourist attractions and learn a little about Medillin’s history with a bilingual tour guide (if you’re lucky!).

The main tour lasts approximately eight hours and makes seven stops at the following tourist attractions:

  • Parque de El Poblado
  • Plaza Botero (where you have two options: take a walking tour of the city center for three hours at 9:45 am or take a historical walking tour at 2:45 pm for one hour and a half)
  • Parque de los Deseos
  • Estadio Metro Station
  • Parque de los Pies Descalzos
  • Pueblito Paisa
  • Mercados del Rio

What’s Included in the Tour

During the Turibus tour, you can enjoy a good cup of Colombian coffee (or tea, if you prefer) and a Colombian sweet treat. It’s a nice way to get some extra energy to get you through your day!

Of course, snacks, lunch, and alcoholic beverages are at the expense of each tourist.

One of the significant advantages to traveling by Turibus is that you can access many public modes of transport if you want to go to another destination once the tour is over.

Also, they’re wheelchair-friendly so that people with reduced mobility can enjoy a tour comfortably, and without much hassle.

The tour price is affordable considering that the tour is guided, most of it is in English, and you’ll get to know several famous places in Medellin.

Other Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tours in Medellín

Turibuses run trips from Medellin to some cities and towns in the country as well as having several types of tours through the city, like the ones mentioned above. The city tours are highly recommended for cultural tourism and one-day tours.

Read on for lengthier bus tours in Medellin!

City Tour Medellin Enamora

This tour shows Medellin from another perspective; it stops at the most popular, innovative, and modern locations and lasts about seven hours. It’s also very affordable!

It stops at a lot of the places mentioned above but also at:

  • Parque El Poblado
  • Puente de la 4 Sur
  • Inflection Memorial Park
  • Las Palmas Viewpoint 
  • La Alpujarra Administrative Center
  • Mercados del Rio

Graffi13 Tour

It’s a historical, aesthetic, and political tour through Comuna 13 in which you can admire the graffiti art displayed throughout the neighborhood (and maybe even meet the artists!).

The graffiti tour is very well known and frequently visited by foreigners. In fact, it’s one of Medellin’s main tourist attractions in the city. Take a guided Turibus for an easy way to get to know it!

Silletas y Flores Tour

As its name suggests, this tour goes to the Silleteros farms. On this tour, you can learn how to make silletas and discover more about this Antioquian tradition.

This guided tour takes place in Santa Elena and includes a delicious and authentic lunch at a traditional Silletera farm for an affordable price! Sounds pretty interesting, right?

This tour has one or two monthly schedules, except in August when this bus tour schedules more than five visits to the Feria de las Flores!

Christmas Tour

In Medellin, Christmas is an event full of many lights and parties. For this reason, this tour goes through the alumbrados navideños, where you can see the lights that decorate the main parks, especially in Parques del Rio.

This 5-hour tour includes a “crazy hour” on the bus! This celebration includes singing, whistles, masks, and neon wands. This tour is available from December 3 and has a budget-friendly price.

Take a Hop-on-Hop-off Tour Bus in Medellin!

Whether you’re passing through the city or staying for a few days, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour provides you with transportation, sightseeing, and comfort.

If you go to Medellin for a short time, traveling on the Turibus’s main tour, which goes downtown and through El Poblado, is conducive to having a pleasant experience and history lesson on the city.

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