Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Medellin-Colombia by Tour Guide Andres M. (Guide #2757)


Guy Black

United States
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Tour: #16112, Airport transfer Medellin, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 23/18

Excellent. We had 4 passengers and had a 9am flight. Andres was early and arrived at 5:07 am for a 5:15am pick up. He had a nice comfortable truck with a covered bed. This made it easy to load and unload. I am about 6'4 so this was great in contrast to an earlier cab ride during the day where we all squeezed into a Nissan Sentra which is on the larger side of standard taxis. We had a wonderful conversation on the way to the airport and it was cool seeing how lively Medellin is in the early morning.

Guy Black

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 19/18

Excellent tour. Andres is a true professional. He communicated well, paid attention to the details, was on time, had a comfortable clean vehicle, and knew how to gracefully navigate through a busy complicated interesting city. More importantly, as we shared experiences we gained a deep respect for him and the resiliency of the Colombian people.

Karen Kafka

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 9/18

Andres has a fund of information about Medellin's history, politics, general culture and safety points. He patiently answered all of our questions with in depth explanations. He was easy to communicate with and altered the tour to our requests. In addition to the downtown area, we explored Comuna 13, which is a visual showcase! It was a treat to spend time with Andres and gain an appreciation of the Country of Colombia. I highly recommend Andres.

Kevin Feldman

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 6/18

Andres was fabulous- not only extremely knowledgeable about all things Medellín, he is quite a traveler himself, thus really understands how to adjust a tour to fit individual needs ... not just the packaged script so manu guides fall back on. We Had a blast spending the day together and parted as new friends!

Debby Eidson

United States
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Tour: #97361, Concordia Coffee farm tour out of Medellín, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

We had a great day with Andres exploring Concordia. The scenery was beautiful and we learned alot about coffee. This is a great way to get out of the city and see this beautiful country!

Paul Dalmas

United States
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Tour: #34029, Finca tour experience out of Medellin, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Apr 17/18

We spent two wonderful days with Andres, as he was able to combine the Concordia Coffee Tour with the Finca Tour. We stopped first at the coffee farm, where we were led through the process from beginning to end, followed by a visit to the town of Concordia, and then we were off to the finca, which was a paradise up on the hill some distance from Concordia. Andres was responsible for the most exciting part of our Colombian trip. He is a gem! I highly recommend any tour with him.

Paul Dalmas

United States
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Tour: #97361, Concordia Coffee farm tour out of Medellín, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

Paul Dalmas

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Andres is a very articulate and thoughtful tour guide. There were four of us traveling together, and he was able to meet our every need during the city tour. He was very flexible about our touring, including the Commune 13 Graffiti and Cerro el Volador. He even took us to the huge central market for a very authentic lunch. Simply said, he was a marvel.

Nick Nasiakos

Canada
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Tour: #16112, Airport transfer Medellin, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

I highly recommend Andres for any tours of the Medellin area. I hired him to pick us up from the airport and take us to the hotel and he gave us great recommendations for our 3 day stay. He was very informative and helpful.

Rhonda K.

United States
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Tour: #97361, Concordia Coffee farm tour out of Medellín, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Feb 26/18

The tour to the countryside and coffee plantation with Andres was fantastic. He is a knowledgeable, thoughtful, accomplished person. It was wonderful to be able to share the day with him and learn so much about Colombia and coffee while enjoying spectacular scenery. The tour was far beyond our expectations. We cannot recommend Andres enough.

Joan Peskin

Canada
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

Andres was excellent. He was totally, and I mean TOTALLY flexible. At the last minute we asked him to take us to Comunas 13 rather than doing the general tour of Medellin that we'd originally booked. He readily agreed, made all the changes and we had a fascinating 4 hours. Andres knew a lot of the residents of Comunas 13 which made it all much more enjoyable.

Else Pedersen

Canada
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Feb 2/18

Andres was a fabulous guide as he took us on the scenic route, shared lots of history, guided us through the town and found a fabulous lunch spot. The view from the top of the rock was stunning - worth climbing 700 steps.

Julio Paoletti

Canada
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jan 23/18

An amazing tour! I went on another tour with Andres the next day, and would do so again.

Edgar Murillo

Mexico
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

Wonderful experience, extensive explanations and magnificent places!

Edgar Murillo

Mexico
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

Excellent experience. Andrés very willing and knowledgeable of his city. Magnificent guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias por haber viajado conmigo y por las buenas palabras. : )

Nate Bennett

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

We enjoyed the tour with Andres so much that we were thrilled he could be available the next day for a coffee plantation tour. Great guy, enjoyable company, does a wonderful job.

Margaret Barr

Canada
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

Andreas was an excellent guide. He gave us the exact type of tour we wanted and customized it to us. His English was excellent and he had a vast knowledge of the City of Medellin. We highly recommend Andreas and toursbylocals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your very nice words. It was very nice meeting you and showing you some highlights of Medellín.

Elizabeth Villegas

United States
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Tour: #15931, Transfer Medellín - Abejorral, Abejorral, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Mar 25/17

Andres is friendly, knowledgeable​, exceeded all expectation. This was a custom order so he has to prepare with additional research. He made local contact and arranged an expert local guide and a community leaders to arrange a special luncheon. A great day for my son my wife and me. Thanks for the memories!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to be of help for you and you family and to travel with you and your family. Thanks a lot for your feedback. : )

Lily Gomez

United States
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Mar 5/17

This tour was excellent. The tourbus was extremely comfortable, the driver was very professional and Andres is very friendly and welcoming. His knowledge of the area is impressive and we highly recommend the trip to Guatape. Andres made us feel very comfortable, and really managed the day on a great timeline without making us feel rushed. We had plenty of time at el Penol, to climb and enjoy the view. The tour of Guatape was fantastic. Would recommend to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your feedback. It was very nice to travel with you and your family. Best, Andres

Thomas Atwood

Panama
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jul 8/16

Andres is not only very knowledgeable about Medellin, but of all of Colombia. The tour gives you a nice overview of the city and I liked that we drove, walked, and rode the Metro and cable cars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the nice words! I hope you do come back to Medellin someday so I can guide you to other places.

Troy R.

United States
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback Troy. It was very nice to travel with you.

Janet Miller

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Apr 19/16

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. Andres was flexible, taking me to the some sights I wanted to see. Glad he was there as I would have gotten hopelessly lost. The ride up the escalators was amazing. So glad to have the experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to be your guide and show you the city that I'm so proud of. Thanks for your comment.

William Jasen

Eureka, CA, United States
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Tour: #16112, Medellin Airport transfer to Urrao, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Feb 19/16

Wayne Triplett

United States
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Tour: #17685, Express coffee tour near Medellin, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Dec 15/15

This is a great tour to a working coffee farm without the long road trip. Andres and his wife speak perfect English and are charming.

Terry Hall

Jamaica
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Aug 2/15

This tour was really excellent - a perfect introduction to Medellin by a master guide who loves his city. In the 4 hrs of driving walking and metro, you get a feeling for the city and are almost sated....but theres so much to see in the recommendation that Andres gives as well. He answered all our questions and more...it was a really worthwhile tour.

Linda Beaman

Canada
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Mar 25/15

Great trip. Guatape itself was amazing, not to be missed. Scenery on drive there was lovely. Boat ride was scenic. Climb to the top of el Penol was fabulous. Andres is a great guide. Highly recommended.

Linda Beaman

Canada
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Tour: #97361, Concordia Coffee farm tour out of Medellín, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Mar 23/15

Spectacular scenery and countryside. Andres had an excellent knowledge of the topic. He was very considerate of his clients needs. He had excellent rapport with the locals. It was a wonderful tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda, Thank you very much for your comment. I had a great time with all of you and your questions also made the tour a more interesting experience! Thanks again, Andres

Derrick Bushman

United States
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Tour: #17685, Express coffee tour near Medellin, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jan 25/15

Martha Caro

Germany
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Dec 11/14

This was an amazing tour with some absolutely stunning and breathtaking views. Andres was very friendly and knew the best places to stop and enjoy the scenery. We really enjoyed the day, a must-do when you are in Medellin for a few days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your feedback. I also had a very nice time with the two of you.

Martha Caro

Germany
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Dec 9/14

We did the tour as start of a week in Medellin. Our guide Andres was very friendly and knowledgeable and knew the best places to see. He also gave us some tips what to see on other days in the city, including some restaurants and cafes in the area of our hotel, which were definitely worth a visit. We surely can recommend the tour with him.

Martina Sobotik

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Aug 21/14

Andrés was very accommodating and we all got a good snapshot of the city of Medellin! He is an excellent driver and felt very safe at all times with him on the wheel. The next day we went to the Concordia coffee plantation tour which I would highly recommend. Excellent tour. Great experience. Gracias Andres ans we wish you and your lovely wife continuos success. Martina and familia.

Marcus Lockwood

New Zealand
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jun 9/14

guide was polite and experienced

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback. I still wonder where was my service short of one more star.

Paul Jackson

United States
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: May 28/14

Even before the tour, Andres was great. My schedule was crazy and my plans kept changing but throughout all the emailing back and forth, he was patient and helpful and professional. It was a great trip. The Colombian countryside is beautiful. The Piedra de Penol was a spectacular climb and view, and Guatape was a charming and colorful town. Add to this the cultural and historical insights that Andres shared with me, and all in all, a fantastic experience. Great Pan de Queso too! Thanks for everything!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you enjoyed your tour so much and it was also very nice to travel with you. Best, Andrés

Andrew Watkins

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Mar 13/14

Outstanding tour. Andres is full of knowledge and eager to share it. We couldn't have asked for a better introduction to this fantastic city.

Marcia Angle

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jan 22/14

Charming, energetic, poised, helpful, punctual, thoughtful, and eager to make the tour exactly what the customer wishes, Andres is a delightful and responsible guide, who makes Medellin memorable!

Jerome Sweeney

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jan 12/14

Andres is probably the best guide we have ever had in our many, many years of travel. His English is perfect and he never stopped informing and showing us the myriad sights in Medellin.

Melinda Hamilton

Australia
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Dec 26/13

Andres was fantastic. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the city and ensured we had a local experience. I felt the tour was well worth the money as it would have been impossible to visit all these locations and to learn so much about the city. I can highly recommend this tour to others visiting Medellin.

Jeffrey M.

Oak Park, IL, United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 7/13

Andrés is a TOUR GUIDE GENIUS. This is our 2nd experience with Tours By Locals and both (Paris and Medellín) have been outstanding. Punctual, personable, accommodating, informative, and a man of great integrity. Our Antioquia experience was entirely shaped by our essentially perfect guide, Andres. A gem. Thanks, for an unforgettable day in Medellín.

Karen Lubner

United Kingdom
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Oct 23/13

A very scenic drives, and fascinating buildings and bridges. Andres has a huge amount of information to share. We really enjoyed a day outside Medellin.

Karen Lubner

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16107, Colonial Santafé de Antioquia, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Oct 22/13

Fabulous to walk around the town and see Colonial architecture. My son also loved the bridges which Andres included. He tailor makes his tours to suit and does an excellent job at it.

Karen Lubner

Colombia
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Oct 21/13

A full and fascinating day in a vibrant, innovative city. We loved the cable cars, escalators and the parks. Andres also took us to the Botanical gardens and a number of the city parks. What a brilliant city to see with a private and informed guide. Thank you

Scott Drage

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Sep 25/13

Andres, was really great. We had a terrific time with him. His knowledge of the city is unmatched and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to explore the Medellin area including the coffee areas. He also took us to a soccer game and it was fantastic. It was easily a 5 star experience.

Brian Stewart

Canada
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Tour: Bike tour in Medellin surroundings, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Date: Mar 9/13

Excellent tour. Andres is a first-rate guide, and Juan, the actual bike guide because of Andres's injury, is also first-rate. I would recommend both for their knowledge of the area and of Colombia more generally, their interest in engaging with their clients, and their evident love for the work.

Tony Hernandez

United States
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Tour: #18626, Jardín Coffee region, trail riding & waterfalls, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Dec 10/12

Very good tour. the scenery is very nice and Andres knows the area very well. You can stop as you please and he encourages exploration. Lots of little extras await such as eating tasty snacks and plenty of options to detour along the way such as the skylift in Jardin itself. Andres is very easy going and well read on the area he takes you to visit. don't miss the whole coffee experience from the coffee plant, harvest, packing and tasting...all available on this tour.

Juliana Lie Treurniet

Paramaribo, Suriname
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 11/12

We had a great tour thanks to Andres. He was very punctual and always willing to help out. And a very caring person. We would really recommend him because he knows his job very well.

Sabine Harris

United States
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jul 28/12

Andres was on time, very knew so much about the city, and was very professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone traveling to Medellin!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sabine for your nice words. They encourage me to keep up the standards. : )

Alvaro Galindo

United States
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Tour: #18626, Jardín Coffee region, trail riding & waterfalls, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jun 30/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Alvaro, Thanks a lot for the rating. I had a wonderful time being your tour guide around Antioquia´s Southwest and I hope you come back to Medellin someday. Saludos, Andres

Carol Lichwala

United States
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 8/11

Andres was professional, knowledagble and pleasure to be with. I would highly recommend him.

Robert Sabourin

Canada
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Tour: #16113, Medellin city tour, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 1/11

Excellent guide - took time to focus tour on things of interest to me - I highly recommend Andres - I travel the world and use guides often and I have to say that Andres is among the very best of the very best. I look forward to the chance of using his services again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice words Robert. I really appreciate them. : )

Margarita Lopez

United States
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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Aug 25/11

Excellent tour and guide. Would recommend for Low level of activities. Andres gave us a very broad perspective of the whole region and specially the little towns we crossed and visited.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciate the acknowledgement and I also had a wonderful day. : )

Lydia Sint Jago

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Tour: #17685, Coffee town tour near Medellin, Fredonia, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: May 12/11

Lydia Sint Jago

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Tour: #16107, Colonial Santafé de Antioquia, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: May 11/11

Lydia Sint Jago

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Tour: #15931, Guatape day tour out of Medellin, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: May 10/11