Toucan Tour Desk

Medellin’s Best Value Tours

Why Choose a Tour from Toucan Cafe ?

Toucan Cafe is Medellin’s leading tour operator for independent travelers. We understand that in 2017 you don’t want to just visit the city, you want you to go home having touched, tasted, smelt and experienced Medellin in all it’s newly transformed glory. We specialize in small group tours guaranteed to please even those people who generally “don’t-do-tours”.

People ask why we don’t do Pablo Escobar tours. To be honest there’s really nothing to see, Pablo died over 20 years ago, the city is a different place.

Sustainable Tourism

Our tours focus on promoting historic, cultural, social & environmental themes whilst leaving a positive impact on the communities that we visit. Group tours help reduce our overall environmental footprint.

On the original Medellin Graffiti Tour you’ll visit a community that was once regarded as the most dangerous barrio in Colombia. Today it’s a different story and Toucan Cafe is contributing to the regeneration process. To date the Medellin Graffiti Tour has raised over 30,000,000 Colombian Pesos for youth education programs in Comuna 13.

Passport Heavy Insight

See what Rene from Passport Heavy got up to when she visited Toucan

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Tour Reviews

This was my 5th visit to Medellín and for each trip I try to find something unique to do that I haven’t experienced yet. I came across the graffiti tour of comuna 13 and I think this is one of my favorite tours I have done. The meeting point is easy to find and I liked that they include using public transit into the tour. Once we were in comuna 13 it was inspiring to hear how this neighborhood has transitioned into what it is today. Enjoyed trying local foods of the area and the “cremas” were my favorite! This tour is a must if you want an authentic local experience in Medellin!JoeyBonura (TripAdvisor Review)
“A hightlight of our trip. We are coffee snobs, and boy did we have a blast doing this two-hour coffee tasting class at Toucan Cafe.” NYCleveland (TripAdvisor Review)
“Graffiti tour is a must! Do not miss this.”Naomi (TripAdvisor Review)
“Did the Barista Workshop and Coffee Tasting (English) in Medellin, with Andres and it was AMAZING!” Jun (TripAdvisor Review)
If you are not able to visit a coffee plantation during your stay in Medellin, definitely take this Coffee Tasting Experience. The amount of detail they provide over the coffee making process is extraordinary. Juan (TripAdvisor Review)
This was a very enjoyable workshop and a highlight of our stay in Medellin. As a coffee lover, I have always wanted to do a similar workshop in Australia, however the cost appears 3 times the amount for a similar duration course. Highly recommended for anybody interested in the art of making great coffee.Bler2103 (TripAdvisor Review)
We did the graffiti tour and the volunteering tour with Toucan while studying Spanish there. Both tours were awesome, and we would highly recommend them to anyone.Koen (TripAdvisor Review)
Ten stars!!!
This tour could not have been any better. I would even go back. Our guide Oscar was all around perfecto! I learned so much, tried some amazing food, and saw a very different side to this city. Oscar even helped me with some arrangements after the tour. All incredibly professional and educational. Go on the Medellin Graffiti Tour of Comuna 13 and ask for Oscar.anothersunset (TripAdvisor Review)
Everytime I travel, I try to take a course of the “specialty” of that country. So finding this Barista Workshop was super cool. My husband and my best friend loved the experience. The class was excellent, it opened our eyes about coffee. Balmeri (TripAdvisor Review)
“What a great way to learn about Medellin and to meet wonderful people”William (TripAdvisor Review)
“Toucan Rocks!”Richard (TripAdvisor Review)
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