Medellin's Annual Flower Festival
Colombia holiday highlights
Experience one of Colombia’s cultural highlights, this is a truly local festival with its array of flowers, parades, music and dance
Don’t miss the Silleteros parade, where the local flower farmers (sileteros) parade beautiful flower arrangements on their backs
The stunning orchid exhibition at the Botanical Gardens is very impressive, made up of some of the 3,000 species of orchids found in Colombia
Colombia holiday overview
Medellin, the ‘City of Eternal Spring’, has hosted an annual Flower Festival for over 50 years, which takes place for 10 days in early August. In 2012 the festival will run from 2 - 12 August. Boasting the largest flower parade in the world, visitors will find themselves amidst a wonderful burst of colour and the scent of fresh flowers throughout the city.
One of the highlights of the festival is the parade of the Silleteros, a procession of men and women carrying wooden constructions elaborately decorated with beautifully coloured flowers. Over 25 species of flowers are used in the arrangements from lilies and carnations to gladioli and orchids. Also experience the parades of classic cars, recitals and concerts which are all part of some 140 cultural events.
Experience the Medellin Flower festival as part of a 12 day trip, also including 3 nights each in Bogota and Cartagena. Trip price from £2,495 per person including international and domestic flights, hotels with breakfast, all transfers, tickets to the Silleteros parade in Medellin and a selection of tours in Bogota and Cartagena.
To talk about the Medellin Flower Festival or to discuss any ideas you have for a holiday to Colombia or South America please email or call Oliver on 01285 885 333, our Colombia specialist, who has first-hand experience of the country. Take a look at Oliver’s blog from his recent trip.
All of our itineraries are tailor-made according to our clients’ particular travel requirements. It is certainly possible to extend your stay in Colombia as there are an array of fascinating off the beaten track destinations such as Tayrona National Park, the 'White City' Popayan and the archaeological gem of San Agustin in the south of the country.
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