Hey! I'll be traveling in Colombia for 2 weeks in early November, and have allotted 3 days for Medellin (including a day trip to Guatape). I was hoping to get some feedback on my itinerary and see if there's anything I should add or reconsider.
For reference, I'm a 24 year old female budget traveler, and I'll be traveling alone. My favorite travel activities are pretty relaxed and chilled out - I like walking around sightseeing, eating/drinking in a place where I can people-watch, trying new foods, looking at architecture, and spending time in nature. Basically just soaking in the sights, sounds, and culture as much as I can.
*Tuesday: Travel to Medellin from Salento (bus, 6 hours)
*Wednesday: Real City Free Walking Tour 9:15am - 1:15pm (I'm told I'll see many of the "main" sites like Plaza Botero); visit Jardin Botanico; ride cable car (to Santo Domingo or Parque Arvi?)
*Thursday: Real City Exotic Fruits Tour 9:45am - 12:15pm; Paragliding in the afternoon
*Friday: Day trip to Guatape & El Penol
*Saturday: Fly to Santa Marta
Also, any recommendations on hostels? I'm leaning towards Black Sheep but have also heard good things about Geo Hostel, El Alternativo, The Wandering Paisa and a few others. There's so many to choose from that all have great reviews! I'd like to stay somewhere that's in a good area (probably El Poblado) and is social enough that I can meet other people and sign up for activities (like the day trip to Guatapa and paragliding) but will allow me to head to bed relatively early...so probably not Happy Buddha or Casa Kiwi.
Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions! Absolutely can't wait for this trip!