Tour Bus runs daily, picking up and dropping off sightseerers
at about seven different locations located throughout Medellin.
guide was Claudia, a sharp and pleasant gal who was very knowledgable
about Medellin. She engaged the tourists with questions and answers
throughout the tour. Everybody had a good time.
Claudia is pointing out the public toilets which were available
at other stops as well.
The toilets are constructed from Colombian marble, attended and
The tour lasts about four hours. Pickup and dropoff times are
stagered throughout the day, and so Claudia's workday is from
9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Bus Tour costs 10 mil Pesos (about $5.u.s.)
and eight mil Pesos for seniors-a real bargain! There were about
ten or so stops where everybody can get off the bus to visit the
various attractions. You can leave your belongings in the bus
as the driver stays aboard throughout the trip.
the time the bus stopped at the last pick-up point, there were
about 35 passengers. All were Hispanic, with the exception of
myself, "the happy Gringo".
parabolic sound reflectors, about 80 feet apart from each other,
permit you to "turn your back" on your talking partner
while you carry on a conversation in a hushed voice. The kids
Medellin, public fountains, waterfalls and pools always have the
welcome mat out for the children:
Claudia explains a unique sun dial which is accurate to within
about 5 minutes, AND it requires no batteries!
longest stop was reserved for CERRO NUTIBERA an old colonial town
high above Medellin. The views of the city are spectacular
To visit a photo tour of Cerro Nutibera
does not speak English (she says: I'm learning") which may
indicate that the Turibus owners are not very serious about promoting
Medellin, to the international tourist market?
may visit their Spanish only website at: