General Tour Information

Make Medellin Yours Relocation Tours

Real Life Experience Tours

Relocate - Retire - Invest - Vacation - Relax

7 days -  6 Nights 

Tour Information & Preparing for your Trip

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Medellin's only Relocation Tours

Medellin, Colombia
"The City of Eternal Spring"  a Tropical Paradise

NOTE:  "Our tours are not a real estate sales or a vacation timeshare sales program.  We don’t sell anything…...  It's a personal experience tour which helps you with your decision making process."

 

No sales, no pressure Relocation/Retirement/Relaxation Tour.

About Our Tours

Enjoy our exclusive relocation tours & events program in Medellin, Colombia.  Personally, experience the Quality of Life here in Medellin a true hidden gem.  Experience first hand what it would be like to relocate, retire and live in Medellin. 

 

This is an opportunity to learn about the culture while you are enjoying the benefits of experiencing and learning so much so fast about this tropical paradise in a small group setting that is safe.  Our exclusive group tours bring realty to your dreams.  Pick a tour date that best fits your schedule. 

 

What's included & what's not

There's a wealth of information, articles and websites giving advice on International living, relocating and retirement. Planning for a transition abroad can be scary especially if you have never been there. 

This is exactly why we have created Make Medellin Yours a real life experience relocation tour.  Our structured professional English speaking tour packages includes 7 days and 6 nights personalized experience to learn, live and enjoy before making a decision if you Medellin is right for you.

Relocation Group T
ours include:

✔️  Nearly All Inclusive (minus a few meals)

✔️  7 days - 6 nights Real Life Experience Group (max 12 people) Tour

✔️  Personalized Web and Mobile app Itinerary 

✔️  Accommodations and meals, as specified in the itinerary

✔️  Airport VIP transportation and group events transportation as specified in the itinerary

✔️  Welcome reception drink and cocktail

✔️  Make Medellin Yours Welcome Desk

✔️  Trip coordinator, Invitation to Private group in web/mobile app, Private Whatsapp group: 7x24 point of contact to support you during your trip

✔️  Culture workshop, we explain what to do and what not to do

✔️  Real life group and self guided activities, events and excursions as specified in the itinerary

✔️  Safely experience Medellin Colombian

✔️  Group formal dinners

✔️  Personalized self tour days recommended important places to visit or relax at the hotel pool

✔️  Guatape, Colombia (resort lake) tour & optional boating excursion

✔️  Medellin City Tour - Public Transportation group tour

✔️  Visit Colombia's largest shopping mall & roof top theme park

✔️  Informational presentations and workshops

✔️  Meet other local American and European expats
✔️  Real Estate Tour visit 3-4 properties in the most popular areas

✔️  Technology & Communications; we provide technology advice before your arrive then upon arrival we offer cell phones options

✔️  Money exchange understanding ATM's and conversion USD - COP

✔️  Translators provided for group tours and events (private translators available at extra cost)

✔️  Free private Visa and Tax consultation

✔️  Farwell dinner and departing gift​​​​

Not include:

  • International Flights

  • Country entrance fees, taxes and non-group meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • Visa and tourism fees

  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance

  • Personal use translators

Itinerary subject to change without notice.

Enjoy the arts, learn about the rich heritage of Colombian Music

Preparing for your Trip & Getting there - Airport Info

Passports &  Visa:

Verify your passport has at least 6 months left after your departure date.

You do not need a Colombian Visa for entry with a US passport for up to 90 days.

NOTE: Tipping is not necessary for Make Medellin Yours team members or group events, its optional only if you choose.

Luggage and Carry on Bag's:

Check with your airlines for update dated information and baggage fees.

Keep your bags with you the entire time under your control.

Most airlines now charge extra for baggage fees.  Check your airlines for the most up to date info on international baggage fees.

 

Pack one carry bag per person.  Put an extra change of clothes in your back pack in case the airlines misplace or lose your luggage.

Medellin International Airport:

The Medellin, Colombia International Airport is called “José María Córdova” International Airport with the airport code of “MDE” it’s the second largest airport in Colombia.  It’s located in the city of Rionegro just 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Medellín. For 6 months of the year Medellin is on Eastern Time zone and the other half is Central Time.  Our Itinerary for all meetings, tours and events are in local Medellin, Colombia time.  FYI Colombia does not use daylight savings time.

  • A VIP airport transportation service meets you at the Medellin International Airport (MDE).  One of our team members will be waiting for you inside the airport the moment you come through customs.

  • Once loaded in the vehicle enjoy complimentary cold drinks of your choice.

  • VIP transportation service takes you to a 5 Star hotel, where a welcome team, welcome reception and cocktail awaits you.

  • Make Medellin Yours can provide airport shuttle service if you decide to extend your stay before or after your tour check-in day.  Must be scheduled in advance.

  • Personal transportation and translators are available during your stay for personal days (for a small fee)

Airport Options and Flight Recommendations:

*Airfare is not included in our Make Medellin Yours Tours. 

All fees are estimated for your convenience and are subject to change…  you will be responsible to book your own flights and advise the Make Medellin Yours travel team of your confirmation.

Recommended:  American Airlines flight from Miami to Medellin non stop

Depart MIA – 10:35am

Arrive MDE – 12:55pm

Or

Depart MIA – 12:55pm

Arrive MDE – 3:15pm

 

Alternative: Avianca flight from Miami to Medellin non stop

Depart MIA – 12:55pm

Arrive MDE – 3:15pm

 

Alternative: Sprit Airlines flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Medellin non stop

Depart MIA – 11:05am

Arrive MDE – 1:41pm

 

 

Add’l Airport information:

Miami, FL or Ft. Lauderdale, FL (MIA & FLL)

Non Stop Flights (aprox 2:45 hr flight time) round trip tickets aprox. $200-$300 USD

  1. American Airlines

  2. Avianca

  3. Copa

  4. Jet Blue (Ft. Lauderdale)

  5. Spirit Airlines?

 

Orlando, FL (MCO)

Non Stop Flights (aprox 3 hr flight time) round trip tickets aprox. $300 USD

  1. American Airlines (1 stop)

  2. Sprite Airlines (Non Stop)

  3. Copa (1stop)

 

New York, NY (JFK)

Non Stop Flights (aprox 5:30 hr flight time) round trip tickets aprox. $400-$500 USD

  1. American Airlines

  2. Sprite Airlines?

 

Dallas – Ft. Worth (DFW)

1 stop flights round trip tickets aprox. $400-$500 USD

  1. American Airlines

  2. Sprite Airlines?

 

Chicago (ORD)

1 stop flights round trip tickets aprox. $400-$500 USD

  1. American Airlines

  2. Copa

  3. Avianca

 

Los Angeles (LAX)

1 stop flights round trip tickets aprox. $400-$500 USD

  1. American Airlines

  2. Copa

  3. Avianca

  4. Sprit Airlines?

 

Europe – Madrid

  1. Avianca

  2. Iberia

 

Travel TIPS and saving money:

Pack snacks in your carry on at home before you go.  Good snacks are trail mix, fruit bars, protein bars, sandwich, beef jerky, dried fruit or veggies are some favorites.  This will save you money and will be a life saver when you need a quick bite to eat.

 

Drink plenty of water in your car and in the airport before you travel this will help to avoid headaches during changes in air pressure.  Also consider packing Advil or Tylenol for headaches. Another good idea is to buy a bottle of water, a soda or beer in the airport while waiting for your flight then stow it away in your carry on back pack.  (but no glass)