SUMMARY

Colombian rivers are unique ways to experience the country’s biodiversity and local communities. This day trip takes you to the Río Calderas, located east of Medellin. Enjoy at least 3 hours of exhilarating, intermediate whitewater ( Class 3/4). Whitewater rafting is a full body physical activity.  You will be paddling actively, raising your heart beat, and potentially swimming in fast moving water!

Paddle though the Jungle and get an incredible perspective on the Colombian back country, while located only 1.3 hours from Medellin. Closer than Guatape, yet much more adventurous and authentic!

Highlights

  • 3 hours on the best whitewater near Medellin
  • Perfect water temperature for swimming
  • Lunch and snacks on a secluded beach
  • Paddle through pristine jungle
  • No previous experience needed

BOOK THE TRIP

ITINERARY

  • After breakfast, meet your bilingual professional adventure guide at 8 a.m. our Medellin office (Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia)
  • Drive 1 ½ hours on the Medellin-Bogota Highway, towards The Rio Calderas
  • Safety talk and river rescue education
  • Raft for 3 hours on fun, adrenaline packed class 3/4 whitewater
  • Relax on a secluded beach for a gourmet lunch, relax, swim
  • Raft through lush canyons and enjoy birds and wildlife sightings
  • Reach the take out and celebrate with a cold drink!
  •  Relax in our luxury vans reach Medellin by 5 pm*

* Return time varies depending on traffic

Meet your professional guides and safety kayaker 8 a.m. at our offices near Poblado (Cra. 43e #11a-13, Medellín). Start a scenic drive for 1 ½ hours towards the east. Arrive to the  and begin a safety talk by the river to earn about hydrology, river hazards, and rescue techniques. Begin an adventurous descent on class 3/4 intermediate, but thrilling whitewater, flowing in a pristine valley. Look for wildlife and enjoy the  chances to swim in the calmer sections. Relaxing on a secluded beach for a freshly prepared traditional lunch. 

The last part of the river is the most exciting, with drops up to 1.5 meters and fun waves to hit! Let our expert guides navigate with you safely the rapids before reaching the take out, where the local “tienda” awaits, packed with cold drinks! 

Our luxury vans and profesional drivers will take you back to Medellin (2 hour drive), you can gaze out of the window to the epic landscape or take a power nap!

CHECKLIST

  • All transportation and rafting equipment
  • Experienced and certified professional bilingual raft guides (languages: Spanish, French, English)
  • Safety kayaker
  • Colombian insurance
  • Water, snacks and drinks
  • Quality picnic lunch with excellent vegetarian, vegan, gluten- free, and other dietary options

  • Good closed-toe shoes for the river
  • Board shorts or lightweight long pants
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirt or t-shirt
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • 1 dry set of shoes (to change into after river trip)
  • 1 dry set of clothes (to change into after river trip)
  • PASSPORT

  • Excellent vegetarian, vegan, gluten- free, and other dietary options* please notify us in advance of any special needs
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on a secluded riverside beach prepared by your guides
  • Treated water is offered to guests, please bring a refillable water bottle or opt to purchase bottled water

PRICE & RESERVATION

MEET US AT THE RIVER*
$250.000
COP/each

 

 

 

* MEET US AT THE RIVER: If you want to enjoy lower price, or if meeting us directly at the river is more convenient for you, this option is for you! Meet at 10 AM in “La Pinuela” , Medellin-Bogota Highway, at the Restaurant ” E”.

For larger groups and groups who want to customize the trip, please contact us directly for the price.

100% deposit must be made 2 days before the trip, for last minute payment and reservation request contact Expedition Colombia. All payment must be done through our booking platform, or via a deposit in our Bancolombia bank account.

All our prices above do not include IVA.

  1. According to the Colombia tax system, foreigners are exempted for the IVA.
  2. For Colombian residents, citizens and foreigners living in Colombia for more than 6 months, 50% of the total IVA will be charged and the other half will be covered by the company.
  3. For companies or agencies, the total IVA will be charged.

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About Us

Expedition Colombia is a collective of dedicated guides, conservationists and professional athletes. We are passionate about the use of adventure tourism as a tool to protect Colombia’s cultural and natural treasures.

Over years of exploration we have discovered Colombia’s unlimited potential for multi-sport experiences and have created a unique line-up of expeditions to help you discover the hidden paradises that exist here.

Contact

  • info@expeditioncolombia.com
  • Carrera 43 E # 11a-15, Barrio Manila, Medellín, Colombia
  • (+57) 314 846-4540 - Español/Français
  • (+57) 312 303-4853 - Español/English

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