12 Dos and Don’ts of Bachelor Parties in Medellin

Do Have your party weeks before

We all saw the hangover trilogy and loved to watch how 3 unsuspecting middle aged men foolishly had their bachelor parties the night prior to Doug’s and Stu’s wedding (if you haven’t seen it you should, it’s hilarious) and found themselves in crazy adventures that none could possibly remember the next day. For many this is a great series that shows us just how fun bachelor parties can really be but for us here at Medellin VIP we use it as an example as to why bachelor parties have to take place at least a few weeks prior to wedding day, especially bachelor parties in Medellin.

There is enough stress as it is and if you need to sow some wild oats, relieve stress or just take a well-deserved vacation, we suggest you have your bachelor party at least 3 weeks before the upcoming nuptials.

Don’t Assume Everyone has the Same Budget

Whether you’re the best man, groomsmen or even the groom himself planning the bachelor party you need to make sure that everyone is ok with coming down for a bachelor party in Medellin and spending money on a flight to South America.

A vacation to Colombia is actually pretty cheap when compared to most places around the world but regardless there might be a few members within your pre selected group that thought the bachelor party would take place right in your hometown. For that reason talk to everyone specifically and make sure everyone is ok with a weekend trip to Medellin.

Do Check with the Groom if Strip Clubs is something he wants on his to do list

Strip clubs in Medellin are fun and a must do for all bachelor parties in Medellin. Not just because the girls are INSANELY hot but because picture your most introverted friend trapped between a giant rack and not being able to understand a word the girl is saying, it makes for a laugh or two. However, if strip clubs aren’t the groom’s cup of tea, you might find yourself trying to entertain a bored or uninspired groom. The rest of the crowd might be having a blast but remember, it’s all about the groom.

Don’t Invite People that You’re not sure will get along

Bachelor parties in Medellin are all about gathering your friends and engaging in outdoorsy activities during the day and possible debauchery once the sun sets. But let us remind you that in order to have as much fun as possible, pick a select group of friends that you are sure will get along and will behave themselves. Nothing kills the party more than an argument between friends and as the person in charge of the selection process it is your job to see who makes the final cut.

Do – Plan Ahead and let your concierge at Medellin VIP know what you want

Your concierge at Medellin VIP is basically your eyes and ears in Medellin and we have a team of experts that know their way around town. For that reason we encourage all future bachelor parties in Medellin customers to make arrangements with us before you come down.

Still 3 months before the trip and you came up with something? Write us, we’ll be sure to plan your itinerary months ahead in order to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting. Once your package has been booked, within a few days you will get a tailored itinerary. Don’t like the itinerary? Make requests and change anything!

Don’t Be afraid or shy to ask your concierge for ANYTHING

Being that you’re the guests and the stars of your very own Hangover movie we want you to feel 100% with any and all requests. We have seen it all so don’t be afraid to ask for something far-fetched. In fact, we encourage you do because what if you have a specific request you want and not sure if you can get here in Medellin? It’s better to know sooner rather than later.

Do Have the Groom aware of all updates and changes

If you’re the best man or one of the groomsmen make sure every time you speak with one of our representatives and make an update or change, check with the groom to make sure he is ok with it. It has happened on more than one occasion that the groom requests something, the best man then makes changes and when the day comes, the groom is upset with us because things didn’t go as planned. Help us help you.

Don’t Engage in Dangerous Activities

Nothing kills Medellin bachelor parties (any bachelor party, really) or return home more than appendage or fractured limb (especially when you told the gals back home you were at a Latter Day Saints Conference in Salt Lake City). For that reason you should refrain from engaging in extreme sports you’re not familiar with.

Do Pay for the Groom’s Expenses

A common courtesy has always been for the best man/men and groomsmen to take care of the groom’s expenses upon landing in Medellin. Whether its buying him a few lap dances or a few steak dinners, let the groom know that he is the star and he is the reason why you’re all gathered. That being said the groom should be aware that he is the reason why everyone is in Colombia and should be appreciative that his friends set aside the time and money to fly down and even though you choose the activities, consider others as well.

Don’t go Looking for Trouble

Medellin is a small city that in 2008 saw over a million visitors fly down to explore its towns and take in the sites. It is safer than most big cities around the world but that doesn’t mean you can freely walk around every part in the city. We encourage people to explore the city on their own but make sure you check with your concierge the city’s go-to places and places you should stay clear of. The city has vastly improved in recent years but ask any globetrotter and they’ll tell you even in Vatican City you can get pick-pocketed.

Do Incorporate at least one physical activity

This might be a little contradictory with “Don’t Engage in Dangerous Activities” but we meant don’t try and pull a Jackass style stunt when in a foreign land with no health insurance. Physical activities are a big part of bachelor parties and with Medellin VIP we encourage you to choose from the following recreational feats we offer: Jet-skiing, paragliding, golfing, water rafting, shooting ranges, zip lining, paintball among others. Let us know what activities or what kind of tourism you prefer and within a few days you will have your pre-planned itinerary!

Don’t Wander off by yourself to unknown parts

Again, this don’t pretty much goes hand in hand with Don’t go Looking for Trouble” but it differs in the sense that we don’t want you to leave your group. With Medellin VIP you get an on-call or full-time guide but it is rather difficult for us to be with your group if you split up.

Very few people in the city speak English most of which live within the vicinity of the Poblado area (the sector of the city where you’ll be staying) so the further you go from Poblado, the least likely you’ll find someone that speaks English. If your Spanish is weak or non-existent, your best bet is to stay within your comfort zone.

Do you have any other Dos and Don’ts we haven’t mentioned? If so, we’d love to hear them! If you have any other questions about bachelor parties in Medellin be sure to contact us directly at info@medellinvip.com or call us at 877-562-4913.

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Medellin Soccer Experience

Most latin American cities are passionate about soccer (also known as futbol) and Medellin is no exception. Our main teams are Independiente Medellin and Atletico Nacional and for many of the fans, the colors red and blue or green and white represent everything. Not exactly the wisest of people but you have to live this passion to understand it.

 
Introducing the Medellin soccer tour, Medellin VIP wants every visitor to get a chance to experience the ambiance felt at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium. From the flocks of beautiful women to the variety of snacks you can find, this tour is the best way to step out of the conventional.
 
Our Medellin soccer tour is the best way to immerse yourself into something that locals hold in high regards. We love our soccer and will go to great lengths to defend the team that represents our city. Join us as we visit the Atanasio Girardot Stadium and take part in the experience that has been tradition for over half a century.  

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    • Round-trip Transportation to Stadium
    • Entrances to the Game
    • VIP Host

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Paragliding in Medellin

If you’re an adventure seeker looking for a new experience in a great city, we strongly suggest our paragliding in Medellin service. Paragliding in Medellin combines the thrill of paragliding with the views of the beautiful landscape of Medellin’s mountains.

 
The day starts off early in the morning and following a confirmation of weather conditions you’ll head up to the mountains where you will soar hundreds of feet up in the air with a licensed paragliding expert. Live an experience like no other and bring your go-pro along so you can brag about this experience back home.
 
Paragliding in Medellin with Medellin VIP is not only more fun but you can also be sure you’re working with a certified company with more than 6 years in the entertainment and hospitality industry in Medellin. Contact us, today!

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  • Private Driver (optional)
  • 15 Min Paragliding Air Time w/ Certified Instructor
  • Protection pads and helmet
  • Dress comfortably

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ATVs in Medellin

There is no better way to see the Antioquian countryside than sitting behind a raptor or grizzly. Introducing our ATV Tour in Medellin, Medellin VIP has found a way to stray from the beaten path and see the Colombia you wanted to see.

 
ATVs in Medellin is the solution to your picky friend looking to add a little adventure and danger (the good kind) to a Medellin bachelor party. With trails ranging in difficulties and different bikes to choose from, our ATV Tours in Medellin are known for being the way to become immersed in Medellin country life.
 
We start by programming the tour during the day to maximize the rest of the afternoon. We pick the group up at your hotel or vacation rental and head up to the mountains in Rionegro. After a crash-course in ATVs, we proceed in choosing the trail that’s right for you. Choose from 2,3 or 4 hours and spend your day getting dirty while taking in the views up in the mountains. Clients that select the longest trails will have the privilege of making it up to a trout farm where you get to catch your lunch. Do this while you stop at a local watering hole and have a beer with the locals. ATVs in Medellin is the best tour for groups of adventure seekers and bachelor party groups looking to get away.

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • 2,3 or 4 Hour ATV Tour

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Pablo Escobar Tour in Medellin

We’ve all heard the stories, the legend and are all familiar with the culture behind legendary drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar but do we know the truth? The Pablo Escobar Tour is an educational, informational and fun 3 hour tour that takes you to the town where he grew up, you’ll visit his properties, see the house where he was gunned down by the Colombian government (with the help of the CIA) and visit his grave.

 
All of this with the help of a local guide who lived during the dark times and knows a thing or two about the Escobar days. This spectacular tour will show you that there is more than meets the eye and that Narcos isn’t a good source to get all of your information. Get the best of both worlds with our Pablo Escobar Tour.

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    • Apartment/hotel pickup and drop off
    • Bilingual Tour Guide
    • Dress depending on weather conditions

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Guatape Tour

Visiting Medellin and not taking the day trip out to the quaint town of Guatape is like not even having visited Medellin at all. This beautiful small town has been on the bucket list of many travelers and it would be a crime not to visit if you’re down here.

 
Most towns in Colombia are very similar. Spanish architecture, a church in the middle of a square, town drunks, city hall and a bank. Guatape is the only town in Colombia that has had the misfortune of having its citizens permanently relocated. That’s right, in 1978, the town of Guatape was flooded in order to have a hydroelectric dam built. Its citizens were all moved and the remains of the old town are underwater. That’s not all, there is a 7,000 foot monolith that sits in Guatape territory. The rock itself has been there for millions of years and today, there are 742 stairs you can climb in order to reach the summit. These stairs although arduous for those suffering from the effects of a hangover, are worth the adventure as the view from the top is something out of this world. Sold yet?
 
Our Guatape tour provides you not only with the transportation to and from but also a tour of the quaint town, entrances to the rock, a boat tour of the lake and a surprise visit to a villa built by he-who-must-not-be-named. Upgrade to our Medellin VIP Signature Boat Party and this Guatape Tour can be informative, exciting and epic!

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • Rock Entrances
    • Tour of Guatape

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Exotic Fruit Tour In Medellin

Colombia is one of only 17 megadiverse countries in the world. A type of country that harbors the majority of the world’s species of everything and we’re lucky enough to live right dab in the middle. Medellin’s perfect year round springtime weather allows visitors to get everything at any time of the year. Fruits and vegetables unheard of in North America and Europe are the reason why many tourists can’t get enough of our local markets.

 
Introducing the exotic fruit tour in Medellin, Medellin VIP gives you the opportunity of going on a guided exotic fruit tour! That’s right, the more you eat the more you learn and we encourage you to dig in, get dirty and sink your teeth into everything. There are 22 fruits in Colombia that aren’t found in over 90% of countries in the world and they can all be found at one of our local food markets. Not just that but there is also a cornucopia of small local eateries nestled in this market. Hidden gems that have been there for years that very few people know about and that we’re prepared to reveal.
 
Come enjoy our exotic fruit tour in Medellin and see why our clients can’t get enough of eating fruits in paradise!

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • Tour of the Market
    • Fruits and Snacks

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Flyboarding in Medellin

The newest, most exciting aquatic activity has finally reached Guatape and needless to say, it’s awesome. Flyboarding is an innovative, one-of-a-kind aquatic sport which allows its participants to do the otherwise impossible, fly over water. Perform awesome stunts and impress your friends with this incredible daytime activity in Guatape. A flyboard is an aquatic jet-pack which provides propulsion that drives a board-like object through water. Invented and patented in 2012 by a French water-craft carrier, flyboarding has been in Guatape for the past 2 years and there is no better place to perform the sport than in this spectacular lake. Take our crash-course in flyboarding and use the equipment long enough to perform your first stunt. Adventure seekers and aquatic activity lovers will really enjoy Flyboarding in Guatape.

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    • Flyboarding Crash-Course and Equipment
    • Transportation to Guatape (optional)

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Medellin City Tour

City tours tend to involve lots of walking and large crowds. Our Medellin City Tour steps out of the conventional. We provide you with a full on ‘day in the life’ of a paisa where you visit the most frequented places while learning about the history of Medellin. From walking around Botero Square to using our impeccably clean Metro Transportation system, our Medellin city tour is the ultimate Medellin crash course.

 
Thanks to the city’s rapid growth and incredible change, the spotlight is now on The City of Eternal Spring. See when the city was founded, where locals frequent, major industries and growth opportunities. In this 4 hour Medellin City Tour, we take you from rich to poor in a matter of minutes and learn how no matter where you go, everyone always has a smile on their face.
 
“It’s ludicrous this place exists and everybody doesn’t want to live here”
-Anthony Bourdain

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide
    • Metro Tickets

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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellin, a city formerly avoided by travelers is now a city of hope and change. For many of it’s citizens, Medellin is considered as the best city in the world and they’ll all gladly open their doors to show you why. Introducing our Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour, Medellin VIP takes you to a part of town where hip hop, street art and dance is how the neighborhood’s youth escape from their problems and showcase their talents.

 
The Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour takes you up to Comuna 13, an area that for many years was afflicted by guerrilla members that ran the area until military intervention in 2002. Comuna 13 is high up in the mountains and home to electric staircases that help its residents commute to avoid the hundreds of stairs they used to have to climb. The neighborhood has been under scrutiny from other countries and used as an example that change and innovation is possible in even the most impoverished places.
 
Our Comuna 13 Graffiti tour  showcases the major works of art done by local artists. Their work depicts, suffering, hope, change and their overall appreciation for their neighborhood. The Comuna 13 Graffiti tour starts with pick-up at your hotel or apartment followed by a 20 minute drive to Comuna 13 where you will be given the general tour by a local artist. Recommended for those that wish to avoid the conventional city tour.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide

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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellin is a progressive city that has seen an exponential drop in crime in the past 5 years and the city formerly avoided by travelers is now a city of hope and change. For many of it’s citizens, Medellin is considered as the best city in the world and they’ll all gladly open their doors to show you why this is. Introducing our Graffiti Tour, Medellin VIP takes you to a part of town where hip hop, street art and dance is how the neighborhood’s youth escape from their problems and showcase their talents.

 
This tour takes you up to Comuna 13, an area that for many years was afflicted by guerrilla members that ran the area until a few years ago that the government intervened. Comuna 13 is high up in the mountains and home to electric staircases that help its residents commute to avoid the hundreds of stairs they knew as their only method to get from one place to the other. The neighborhood, has been under scrutiny from other countries and used as an example that change and innovation is possible in even the most impoverished places.
 
Our graffiti tour  showcases the major works of art done by local artists. Their work depicts, suffering, hope, change and their overall appreciation for their neighborhood. The grafitti tour starts with pick-up at your hotel or apartment followed by a 20 minute drive to Comuna 13 where you will be given the general tour by a local artist. Recommended for those that wish to avoid the conventional city tour.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
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Helicopter Tours in Medellin

Helicopters are the very definition of VIP. From their use in the executive world to transport rich businessmen, to cutting travel times down to a fraction, there’s no denying the awesomeness of helicopters. So, what if I told you that you can see the city of Medellin while getting a bird’s eye view of north to south? In under 20 minutes!

 
Introducing, Helicopter Tours in Medellin, Medellin VIP wants all visitors to get unreal views of the Aburra Valley while getting a VIP Tour not available everywhere. A Helicopter Tour of Medellin is the most stylish way to enjoy the city of eternal spring. Choose from multiple types of tours, from North-South to Pablo’s Hacienda Napoles Helicopter Tours and even Guatape Helicopter Tours, your trip to Medellin will be an unforgettable experience.
 
Upgrade your excitement level while getting spectacular photographic material. Impress your friends or significant other with our helicopter tours in Medellin.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • 12-20 Minute Flight

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