Juan was a very knowledgeable guide. Showed up exactly on time. Know this town extremely well. Really gave me the information I was looking for and very flexible about our itinerary. This is my first time ever in Colombia and Medellín. I very much wanted an orientation to the area so I wasn't floundering on aimlessly. And he certainly provided that. I can't recommend him enough. When I return to Medellín, and I will, I will certainly engage him again.
Claire GrossmanUnited States
Juan was excellent! We had a half day tour of Medellin set up. He was waiting for us when we arrived at our hotel. He is a native of Medellin, very knowledgeable and passionate. We drove, walked and took the subway during our half day. Covered a lot of ground. He was informative, easy going and very flexible. Highly recommend Juan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Claire, Warren, thanks for your kind words! Hope you had a good trip and enjoyed the wedding. Cheers!
Maria Isabel HeilbronPanama
Juan Camilo is a very knowledgeable guide. He was excellent and provided a most rewarding experience during our tour of Medellin. It truly was a "tour by locals" which enlightened our understanding of this beautiful city and its history. He was always aminable to our interest and it made our day most fulfilling. We recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maria Isabel, Muchas gracias por tus palabras, yo apredí mucho mas de arte ese dia que nunca antes en tan corto tiempo, me gusto mucho saber que el Museo de Antioquia haya estado a tu altura. Saludes
We had the best day we could ever ask for with Juan as our guide. He was flexible, informative, knowledgeable and picked the best places for us to visit and easiest way to get around the city. We see our day with him as a highlight of our trip to Colombia and will recommend him to friends and fellow travelers. He was a perfect fit to our interests and the whole experience was just amazing. It felt like he and his wife Lena our driver were long time friends- their warmth, friendship-so wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glenna, Thank you for your kind words. We also enjoyed the day as much as you did. Getting to know educated, well traveled, fun people is always a pleasure... and a privilege. Cheers.
Juan was waiting for us and ready to start a most amazing day touring Medellin as soon as we entered baggage claims.
John SprieserUnited States
An excellent guide with totally fluent English. Enjoyed my tour completely, esp. tour of the biosphere park where Juan Camilo had been instrumental in its startup and knew well the various personnel within the park, adding to its charm. You can't go wrong with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John, Thanks for your kind words!. I Enjoy the day as much as you did. I will argue that you can't go wrong with you as a traveler also!.
Juan was very knowledgable, spoke fluent English and was pleasant to spend the day with. This tour provides you with a look behind the curtain on Medellins amazing transformation. Juan is flexible to individual needs and timetables. We recommend this tour to anyone interested in not just seeing the city but feeling it to. 12 out of 10 for this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rob, Thanks for your kind words. I hope you and your traveling party continues to have fun in Colombia and will come back at some point in the future. cheers!.
Pierre Olivier MartelMontreal, QUEBEC, Canada
Paragliding over Medellin was without a doubt the coolest thing we've done on our Colombian trip. Juan took care of all the logistics, and even invited us for coffee back at his house. He's got the cutest dogs! He also took us around different parts of the city. Juan is very knowledgeable and generous. You won't regret this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pierre, Alex, Thanks for the kind words, I hope you got back to Big Canada well. Cheers!
Wonderful experience with a great guide. Highly recommended. Juan picked us up, right on time. He was very caring, knowledgeable and a social person. The tour exceeded our expectations. We visited a small plantation and met Carlos, a special farmer with a mission. He is passionate about coffee and his farm produces high quality coffee beans. The ride on mules and horses was fantastic as was the traditional lunch at the creek. It was a full day, filled with great experiences. We enjoyed it tremendously.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joseé, Patrick, Arindale and Zita, Thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Colombia.
Andrew KellyUnited States
Juan was one of the best guides I have ever had anywhere.As a native of the city,he knows Medellin and all its complicated history, and the particularities of its neighborhoods, thoroughly.He took me through the recent history of Medellin and demonstrated for me the ways in which the city has changed,grown and improved from the 1970's till now.Medellin is truly a wonderful and amazing place and I am fortunate to have had the services of Juan to show me his city.He is a charming,intelligent,an expert guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andrew, Thanks a lot for your review. It encourages me to keep up the great job of showing travelers from around the world our transforming city and country. Cheers.
My first trip to Colombia and Juan Camillo provided a wonderful experience of Medellin. He is engaging, educated and friendly. We wend to some barrios and central area. He flexibly planned a tour that was personalized to me. I especially liked the way that he creatively improvised during the day. He wasn't following a script. I don't usually go on tours, but this one was spectacular.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dr. Day, Thanks for your kind review...
James KusterUnited States
If you're looking for a tour that covers the bars and clubs in el Poblado and Pablo Escobar's house, then this tour is not for you. If instead, you'd like to see and understand the ongoing transition that has taken Medellin from near chaos to one of the most innovative and resilient cities in the world, then Juan's tour will far exceed your expectations. He is both informative and entertaining and has genuine street cred through his work on several important projects in Medellin. Highest rating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James, Cindy, boys... Thank you very much for your gracious company and illustrated conversation. It is obvious that you are savvy travelers.. It was a real pleasure to meet your family. Even though it was a special, but difficult day for touring (good Friday and rainy Friday), you were understanding and that made the endeavor very easy to accomplish. Thanks also for your review, you have a friend here in Medellín. Cheers
James CunninghamUnited States
Juan is outstanding. He has an intimate knowledge of Medellin's history and places of interest. Juan designed a tour based on our interests and then proceeded to go beyond our expectations in educating us and guiding us through our tour. Thank you Juan and thank you Tours by Locals for making Juan available to make our Medellin tour memorable.
Karlyn PhillipsUnited States
This was one of the BEST tours we have ever taken anywhere! Juan has a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm, plus a great love for his city and country. We learned so much and have taken away many wonderful memories. This is an essential tour to take in order to understand both the past and the present of this dynamic city. The entire tour was done using public transportation (metro, cable car, escalators). Don't miss it.