Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Medellin-Colombia by Tour Guide Laura R. (Guide #30205)

James Evans

United Kingdom

Tour: #559297, Birding or Hiking in the Cloud Forest around Medellin City, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Mar 11/20

Great tour with a very knowledgable and friendly guide (and lovely snacks and lunch!). The cloud forest is worth a visit!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James, you are very kind! I'm glad you guys enjoyed visiting the cloud forest :)

Lisa Maya Whalen

United States

Tour: Medellín: Parque Arví and night out!, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Date: Feb 14/20

Ryan Greening

United States

Tour: #550416, Medellin, history and sightseeing!, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Feb 8/20

Had a great experience touring around Medellin with Laura.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ryan! You are very kind. It was my pleasure to take you and Sarah around Medellin!

Michael Youkee

United Kingdom

Tour: #559297, Birding around Medellin City, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jan 29/20

Laura is a fantastic bird guide with great observational and identification skills in the complex world of Colombian birds. She has great patience and sympathy with those who are less quick to see the birds. In addition she is skilled at finding scorpions and frogs, as well as nesting birds. A great trip with a talented and charming guide.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Macarena Volman


Tour: #552686, Memory, life and the best view of Medellin, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

Laura took us uphill to the less known parts of Medellin, which one can only visit if guided by a true local. She introduced us to the founders and leaders of El Faro neighbourhood and then hiked to the Pan de Azúcar hill lookout, with great views of the city. This is a different, cultural, educational tour that helps one get a real understanding of the city and its complex reality. It makes you reflect on various aspects such as urban planning, human rights and politics. Thanks for the challenge, Laura!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Macarena! I'm so glad you liked the tour, it was a pleasure to show you guys this part of the city and to share our views on the transformation process that is going in the city. I hope you come back to Colombia in your next adventures!

Amy Chinea

United States

Tour: #559297, Birding in the Cloud Forest around Medellin City, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

I had a wonderful birding experience in the Andean Cloud forest with my guide, Laura. She knew every bird we saw and made sure to show them to me in her " Birds of South America " guide. She even knew the several hummingbird species we saw, one which had a hot pink neck!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amy! I'm so happy you enjoyed our day birding out in the cloud forest! I had a wonderful time myself :)

Sergio Weinberger


Tour: #550416, Medellin, an overview!, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

Laura is unbelievably knowledgeable. It's more than an overview of Medellin... it's a thorough review of history and sightseeing of Medellin.Worthwhile!.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sergio, you are very kind. It was a pleasure to take you around Medellín!

Julian Gnanapragasam


Tour: Medellín airport transfer and local bars., Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Date: Jun 5/19

Laura was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Great tour guide and very professional. Hope to do more tours with her and highly recommend her. :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julian, thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to show around and to learn about you as well!

Phyllis Forman

United States

Tour: #550416, Medellin, day and a half of exploration!, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia    view tour
Date: Feb 4/19

We spent a day and a half with Laura and could have easily spent more time with her. On the first day we walked, rode the bus, cable car, metro and taxi to see the highlights of Medellín. On day 2 we went to the place where Escobar had been imprisoned. There's nothing left of the old prison but Laura took us on a beautiful walk and we were able to see the city from a different perspective. Laura was energetic, knowledgeable, considerate and fluent in English. Definitely recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Phyllis, thank you for the kind words! You and the rest of the group were so fun, educated and interesting that it was really my pleasure to show you around Medellin. I hope you got to the US well and remember that you have a friend over here. Cheers