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Colombia, Medellin

Travel on Metrocable Cable Car

If you get off the Medellin metro car at the final station you can use the Metrocable cable car with the same ticket. It is a fascinating way to see the city from a new angle and enjoy the picturesque landscape of its surroundings. Intermediate stops are also provided on it. You can get off at any of them to take photos.
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In addition, you will be able to get to the slums in just 6 minutes using Metrocable. Slums are located on mountain slopes. You will see how the poor of Medellin live. The crime rate is very high in these neighborhoods. So you do not need to leave the cabin of the funicular. But if you still decide to walk through dangerous streets you should hire a guide before the trip. He will accompany you until you return to the metro station.

El Penon Rock Observation Platform and Walk through the Reservoir

You can take the bus at Terminal de Transporte and go to the nearby town of Guatape after you see the sights of Medellin. El Penon rock is located near it. It has a height of 220 meters. You will walk around the town and look at the painted facades of buildings. You will also get the opportunity to take a tour of the rock. There is a crevice in it. A staircase with 650 steps was equipped in it. You can go up to the observation deck using this staircase. You will enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding area. You will also have a chance to visit the reservoir. It appeared next to a natural landmark in the middle of the 20th century. A boat ride is waiting for you here. You will be able to admire the rock from a new side during a water walk. Copyright
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Active Recreation in the Mountain Region

You can go paragliding in the surrounding area as Medellin is located in the Andes. You will admire the amazing mountain landscape from a height. You will have the opportunity to make a 20-minute flight from the hill. It is located north of the city. You can also enjoy other outdoor activities. This can be kayaking, rock climbing, quad biking, canyoning, or trekking.
Bird sculpture by the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero - Boat Quay You can engage in these extreme activities yourself. However, keep in mind that special equipment is required for each of them. So you will be able to contact one of the local companies engaged in organizing all kinds of tours with a duration of 3-5 hours. Their staff will provide all the necessary equipment and a guide. They will also provide transfer and security.
There are several excellent shopping centers in Medellin. El Tesoro Parque Comercial is located on one of the city's busiest streets. It is located in an exotic garden. The building is … Open

Drift Diving Off the Coast of an Uninhabited Island

You will have the opportunity to visit the uninhabited island of Malpelo during your vacation in Medellin. It is located at a distance of 500 kilometers from the mainland. It is a nature reserve. This island has become home to unique inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean. Its coastline consists of underwater caves, tunnels, and sheer cliffs. They go to a depth of 100 meters. If you have a diving certificate and extensive experience with scuba diving you can do drift diving at a depth of up to 40 meters off the coast of Malpelo. You will admire Moray eels, porpoises, hammerhead fish, and sharks of several species there.
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Entertainment Parks in the Surroundings of Medellin

If you leave the city by car and drive 43 kilometers you can reach the Rionegro Amusement Park. You will get the right to swim in the pool and ride all sorts of water slides and attractions there. For example, you can test the strength of your nerves by using the Mega Drop attraction. You will have a chance to climb to a great height, sitting in a special chair. You will fall down then. Braking will begin only near the surface of the earth. You can also take a bus to Aqua Water Park. You will get there in just half an hour. There are extreme water slides and the "Lazy River" attraction there. You will also have the opportunity to have fun in the pool with artificial waves.
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