While I was trying to plan the activities, I found out that there is so much going on that most people are aware of. So, I decided to take some of the tours that most people that lives in the city has probably never taken. Locals are missing out on so much, and I am glad I did some research and found out about El Dia del Silletero in Santa Elena.
The first stop is a Finca Silletera (place where the flowers are grown to build the silletas). We went to Finca Silletera los Girasoles owned by Joaquin Zapata. During this part of the tour you learn from the own flower growers what is the process to grow flowers and fruits. They are all organic and do not use chemicals in the process. The explain about the different type of flowers and they offer you coffee. They also have available food for purchase.
You get back in the car and head towards a very cool stop, an eco-hotel. During this stop you can enjoy some traditional food and relax with the view. Since you are up in the mountains the air is fresh and there is plenty of plants and animals to enjoy.
You also learn about the type of silletas and how they choose the winner and what prizes they get if they win.
This a a very unique experience that everyone that visit Medellin during La Feria De Las Flores should do. They also have plans available to visit at night, in case you are traveling without kids.