Relocation Group Tour Information

Make Medellin Your Relocation Tours

Real Life Experience Group Tour

Relocate - Retire - Relax

Tour Details

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8 Days -  7 Nights 
Detailed Tour Itinerary

Tour's are subject to change

Experience Medellin, Colombia a hidden tropical gem with trusted professional since 2010!

Experience, Explore, Relax and have Fun!

Welcome to your Tropical Paradise

Medellin, Colombia

Group formal dinner over looking the city

Make Medellin Yours is Medellin’s only professional relocation tour guide and event service that brings together American’s and other foreign expats to experience this hidden gem of a tropical paradise.  Below is our typical group itinerary but is subject to changes.

 

We have been serving and mentoring expats into Medellin for more than 16 combined years.  We look forward to helping you learn more about Medellin in case you decide this is where you would like to relocate or retire.

Arriving in Medellin

 

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.

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

  • 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)

 

Day 1 Arrival's, Check In & Welcome Reception

5 Star Hotel - Medellin, Colombia

Friday (all day)

  • Upon arrival to the hotel enjoy a warm welcome from Make Medellin Yours.  Enjoy a complimentary drink as you get checked in.

  • Make Medellin Yours team members are (bi-lingual) and will be with you every step of the way.

  • Hotel check-ins typically start at 3 PM.  If you arrive early, you can ask for an early check in.  Once you get checked in feel free to explore, the hotel and the pool area is very nice, rest and prepare for our Welcome Reception!

  • Welcome Reception!

  • There will not be group meals during check-in day, since flights are arriving at different times with other guests arriving later into the evening.

  • The hotel has a restaurant or if you want there are restaurants close by.

 

Day 2 Tour Kick off  – City  & Cultural Tour

Saturday

  • Breakfast (on your own)

  • Kick off tour group meeting:

  • House keeping

    • Confirm group meeting locations

    • Transportation and Translators are available for personal use (small fee) and need to be schedule ahead of time

  • Review Tour Itinerary and a presentation about Colombia and Medellin

    • Safety

    • Culture

    • City map review

    • Quick money conversions for USD to COP i.e. 3.5x and divide by 3.5

    • Things to do and what not to do

    • Tips on getting around i.e. Taxi's

    • Key Spanish words

    • What to do if you have trouble

    • What to do if you get lost

    • Q&A

    • Guest Survey

  • Tech Corner: Cell phone rentals, Whatsapp group for tour updates, FB messenger, IG, Skype etc

  • We take a trip together on the Medellin city public metro, learn how to buy metro tickets, includes metro cable car to top of the mountain for fantastic city views

  • City Tour: Seeing many different parts of Medellin

    • Colombian lunch together

    • Free time for ice cream, drinks or coffee

    • Learn about ATM machines

  • General overview of Visa requirements, Retirement and Taxes

  • Welcome group dinner – location TBD

Tour Day 3 – Self Experience Tours

Sunday

  • Breakfast (on your own)

  • Welcome Desk open

  • We provide you with recommendations or explore the city on your own at your own pace

  • Translators are available (book in advance)

  • Book and attend your free personal Visa consultation

  • Meet in hotel conference room for a special Health Care System presentation from a Colombian Doctor or Dentist

  • Optional bowling or casino event

Tour Day 4 – Living in Medellin Properties Tour

Monday 

  • Breakfast (on your own)

  • Together we tour 3 properties in different “barrios” neighborhoods

  • Get a feel for locations and pricing of rentals, sales of apartments and houses

  • Group lunch

  • Visit pueblo of Sabanet

  • If you want, we can of course organize an extension of your stay.

  • Make appointments for Covid testing

 

Excursion Day 5 – Guatape, Colombia

Tuesday

  • Breakfast (on your own)

  • We drive to Guatape, a beautiful lake landscape with a striking red rock that can be climbed via stairs.

  • Boat trip on the lake

  • Lunch in Guatape in a high plateau restaurant above the lake

  • Free time to explore the colonial-style village on the lake and promenade yourself.

  • On the way back we stop at a local Colombian farmette/finca to have some local refreshments there

  • Dinner (on your own)

 

Tour Day 6 – Self Experience Tours

Wednesday

  • Breakfast (on your own) or enjoy our complementary Continental breakfast fresh fruit, bread and coffee

  • 9:30am meeting in the hotel conference room

    • Reflections

    • Confirm Covid 19 tests

    • Fill out Colombia Immigration online form and upload covid results

    • Q&A

    • Next Steps

    • Guest survey

  • Free time to relax or personally explore on your own

  • If you want, we can of course organize an extension of your stay.

  • Lunch (on your own)

  • Pricemart Tour (Costco in Latin America)

  • Casino Tour

  • Other optional tours

  • 6pm Depart for Farewell Dinner - location TBD

  • Guest speaker - TBD

 

Tour Day 7 – Self Experience Tours

Thursday

  • Breakfast (on your own) or enjoy our complementary Continental breakfast fresh fruit, bread and coffee

  • 9:30am meeting in the hotel conference room

    • Reflections

    • Confirm Covid 19 tests

    • Fill out Colombia Immigration online form and upload covid results

    • Q&A

    • Next Steps

    • Guest survey

  • Free time to relax or personally explore on your own

  • If you want, we can of course organize an extension of your stay.

  • Lunch (on your own)

  • Pricemart Tour (Costco in Latin America)

  • Casino Tour

  • Other optional tours

  • 6pm Depart for Farewell Dinner - location TBD

  • Guest speaker - TBD

 

Departure Day 8

Friday

Check-Out Day – Friday – Travel back to your city

  • Breakfast (on your own)

  • If you want, we can of course organize an extension of your stay

  • VIP airport transportation departs starting at 7:30 AM from hotel to Medellin International Airport (MDE)

  • Receive a small present from us

  • Plan to arrive at the airport 2-3 hours before your flight

  • Have a safe journey

 

Thank you,

Make Medellin Yours