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Silleteros (flower carriers) are famous the world over and participate in many parades and festivities. One of the world’s most famous parades is the annual Feria De Las Flores in Medellin and hundreds of Silleteros participate. Many of the Flower displays are built and constructed in nearby Santa Elena and the finca of Don Aristides is perhaps the most famous in the world.
This tour is designed to let you see how these elaborate flower displays are made, provide a brief history and tradition of the Silleteros as well as introduce you to nearby Santa Elena. Bring your sweet tooth. Their pastries and desserts are famous throughout Latin America.
Visit Medellin`s most historical and influential village, Santa Elena the village of flowers. Learn how and why Medellin`s Flower Festival has become such an important part of the paisa culture by listening the anecdotes of one of the most representative silleteros. The green views and soothing surroundings will give you an unforgettable experience of the country side of Antioquia and the beauty of its people.
Places: EAST Medellin (SANTA ELENA)
Departures: 365 days of the year, daily departures 7 days a week at 9 am and 2 PM *flexible start time, please inquire.
Duration: 4 hours approx.
Included: hotel pick up and drop off - private car with bilingual driver and ac - traveler‘s insurance - visit to SILLETERO´S FARM - local taxes - parking fees - fully narrated tour.
Not included: alcoholic beverages - tips to driver/guide
Related articles: http://trans-americas.com/blog/2014/08/flower-festival-artisans-medellin-colombia/
Videos YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkgcGI7LLuI