SUMMARY

The 2-day Camino Verde Trek is an excellent way to see pristine jungle, while having time to relax by the river and enjoy at your own pace. The Camino Verde Trek is an ideal multi-day hike for families.

Trek on a pleasant trail, alongside rivers and through jungle covered mountains, to reach the small Hamlet of “el Porvenir”. Spend your afternoon exploring the surroundings and interacting with local famers. Discover plants, birds and animals that only exist in this region.

During your homestay, get a unique insight on the rural lifestyles of the area, and experience first hand their culture. Eat locally sourced food and sleep in a cozy bed!

Next day, return to the trailhead via a different trail, and choose to visit a cacao farm (extra), or head back to Medellin after one last waterfall swim!

Expect 3-4 hours of trekking per day on the camino verde trek

Highlights

  • Trek though the jungle at a relaxed paste
  • Experience first hand traditional lifestyle
  • Bilingual adventure and cultural guide (Languages: French, Spanish, English)
  • Observe rare fauna and flora
  • Sublime swims in natural pools throughout the trek
  • Ideal for families or moderate hikers

BOOK THE TRIP

ITINERARY

  • After breakfast, meet your bilingual professional adventure guide at 6:30 a.m. at our Medellín office (Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia)
  • Drive for 2 hours from Medellín to Pailania, Antioquia
  • Begin your 2 day trek on a mysterious trail through the department’s most remote jungle
  • Hike along a pristine Green River, or “Río Verde” and breathe in the fresh air of the rainforest as you watch out for rare birds and plants
  • Spend 1 night in a local house and discover the rural Colombian lifestyle
  • On the return, trek to the trail and get back to Medellín by 6 PM

Meet your guide at 5:30 am at our office at Carrera 43e #11a-15. Travel across the plateau of Río Negro to reach “El Alto Bonito”, the highest point on the Medellín/Bogotá highway. Trek for approximately 4 hours from El Retiro and finish the first day in La Vereda el Porvenir with multiple swimming breaks at natural pools. Trek through the most pristine part of the canyon to soak in incredible biodiversity. Stop for a typical cowboy lunch packed in a banana leaf with a beautiful view at “La Esperanza”. Enjoy snacks and hike to “Río Verde de los Henaos”. Enjoy the hospitality of a campesino family for the evening and stay overnight in comfy beds.

What To Bring Today:
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Backpack
  • Appropriate clothing for sunny 80 F climate: lightweight pants or shorts and breathable shirt
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Extra clothes (End of the activity)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bathing suit

After a hearty home cooked breakfast, start the 4.5 hour hike. Along the way, scout for birds with your local guide as you will be walking through jungle. Enjoy stunning views of the rainforests and mountains of the Río Verde valley. In the late afternoon, return to the trail head and Pailania. Receive 4×4 pick up and drive 1 hour to Cocorna. Drive by bus for 2 hours to return to Expedition Colombia Adventure Café (Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia) by 6 PM. *Transport and arrival time can vary depending on traffic.

What To Bring Today:
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Backpack
  • Appropriate clothing for sunny 80F climate: lightweight pants or shorts and breathable shirt
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Extra clothes (End of the activity)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bathing suit

Extend your trip by 2 days and 1 night to go on a river rafting adventure on the Río Verde. The Río Verde is a 40 kilometer stretch of world-class whitewater (Class 3+/ 4). A pristine, clear green river, she carves through untouched Colombian rainforest and is accessed after a 2 hour hike with mules that transport your gear. Camp overnight on Day 4 in a jungle camp with sheltered hammocks and enjoy fire cooked meals prepared by your guides. After rafting on Day 5, drive for 2 hours to return to Expedition Colombia Adventure Café (Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia) by 7 pm.  *Transport time can vary.

CHECKLIST

 

  • Professional bi-lingual driver and comfortable transport
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Water and snacks
  • Excellent vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options* Tell us 3 days in advance if you have any dietary needs or allergies
  • Expert bilingual adventure and cultural guides (languages: Spanish, French, English)

 

  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Backpack
  • Appropriate clothing for sunny 80F climate: lightweight pants or shorts and breathable shirt
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Extra clothes (End of the activity)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • On your wilderness trek, experience overnight stay in local farmer’s house
  • Enjoy traditional hearty farmers’s lunch, packed in banana leaves
  • Dinner – enjoy great meals prepared by our local Colombian cook
  • Excellent vegetarian, vegan, gluten- free, and other dietary options, notify ahead of time
  • Treated water is offered to our guests, please bring a refillable water bottle or opt to purchase bottled water

PRICE & RESERVATION

Joined group of 3+

$719.000

COP
Solo Private

$1.089.000

COP
2 Person Private

$869.000

COP/each
3 Person Private

$819.000

COP/each
4 Person Private

$719.000

COP/each

For larger groups and groups who want to customize the trip, please contact us directly for the price. 100% deposit must be made 3 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 Colombian 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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