Christmas Lights Tour In Medellín

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During December and January, explore the radiant wonderland of Medelln, named one of National Geographics top 10 places to see holiday lights, on a nighttime tour aboard an open-air bus. Marvel at twinkling landscapes by the river, the city center, Parque de las Luces and the stadium, and drive through picturesque bordering towns. A local guide takes you to the best lighting exhibits, and you enjoy the flexibility of disembarking from time to time to better capture the illuminated sights. Bonus: Pickup and drop-off from most Medelln hotels is included.

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From December to January, Medelln transforms into a city canvas for millions of Christmas lights. Thousands of people throng to the city every balmy winter to check out Los Alumbrados, a dreamy light show that brings flocks of visitors, vendors and street performers to city blocks.

It's an extravagant tradition, upwards of 500 activities and 80 events occur throughout the season, that has earned the city a spot on National Geographics top 10 places to admire holiday lights.

See for yourself when you climb aboard the vehicle at your hotel to take you to join the citys celebration and holiday spirit, Paisa style.

During the 3.5-hour tour, stretch your legs every so often and walk around different light exhibits, or purchase a snack or beverage (some water or juice will be provided). Your guide will recommend locations to visit that night, and your group can decide how much time to spend at each site.

The Medelln river area attracts the biggest crowds, as the most grandiose lighting schemes are adorned along the riverbanks. Oversized 3-D ornaments of angels or nativity-themed figures may be revolving across the river or from treetops. When you leave the masses and cruise down alternate routes, you may feel like youre traveling through constellations of five-pointed stars, strung across streets and highways. As you pass through La Playa city center, soft swirly lights of blues and yellows may remind you of van Goghs Starry Night.

Discover new wonders as you make your way through the decorated stadium, the lit-up spires of Parque de la Luces and the wealthy district of El Poblado. Drive through the outskirt towns of Envigado and Itagu and disembark to wander through their main squares bedecked with holiday decorations.

When the tour concludes, you will be dropped off at your hotel or if you prefer, some other location in the city.

Inclusions for Christmas Lights Tour In Medellín

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Water or juice

Exclusions for Christmas Lights Tour In Medellín

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

It is recommended that you bring a light jacket and a camera

Seasonal product operating December 1 to January 25

Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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5 Traveler Reviews

  • This was an excellent tour. Our guide was super friendly and took us to all the listed towns and even took me by another area I wanted to see Park Llarus spelling that is lit up at night. When in Medellin over Christmas time frame I would highly recommend this tour. I was blown away by how all the towns go all out with lights, festivals, street food vendors etc. Everyone, I mean everyone the streets are jammed packed with locals and visitors enjoying the lights was so friendly and in a festive mood.

  • Thank you Julio for making our tour a delight. We were picked up on time and were warmly greeted by our guide. His English was very good. We visited the old town of Poblado, the light show at the university, walked around the lake at Parque Norte, and and down to Centro to walk along the lighted street. Was a wonderful time. Thank you Julio for being friendly and answering all our questions

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