SUMMARY

The 3-day Jungle Trek enters one of Colombia’s last untouched tropical humid rainforests, with biodiversity only equal to the Amazonian basin. Hike by pristine rivers, swim in natural pools and waterfalls. Have meaningful encounters with the locals who call this rainforest home and rarely have the chance to meet travelers. This trek requires a fitness level of 4 out of 5 – get ready for long days hiking and heart-raising physical activity! The more physically fit you are, the more you’ll enjoy these challenging, committing activities.

Highlights

  • Experience Antioquia most pristine jungle and canyon
  • Cultural insight into Antioquia “Campesino” lifestyle
  • Bilingual adventure and cultural guide (Languages: French, Spanish, English)
  • Rare birds and rainforest plants
  • Sublime swims in natural pools throughout the trek

BOOK THE TRIP

ITINERARY

  • After breakfast, meet your bilingual professional adventure guide at 5:30 a.m. our Medellín office (Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia)
  • Drive for 1 1/2 hours to Cocorná and enjoy a delicious typical breakfast on a terrace overlooking stunning views of a mountain valley
  • Drive 1 hour to the village of Pailania, Antioquia
  • Begin your 3 days trek on a mysterious trail through the department’s most remote jungle
  • Hike along a pristine Green River, or “Rio Verde” and breathe in the fresh air of the rainforest as you watch out for rare birds and plants

Meet at Expedition Colombia Adventure Café at 5:30 a.m. (Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia). Travel to Pailania, Antioquia (2 1/2 hours). Travel across the plateau of Rio Negro to reach “El Alto Bonito”, the highest point on the Medellín/Bogotá highway. Trek for approximately 5 hours from El Retiro and finish the first day in La Vereda el Porvenir (7 hours) with multiple swimming breaks at natural pools. At night, enjoy the hospitality of a campesino family for the evening and stay overnight in beds. Take in “campesino” hospitality by eating a traditional, home-cooked meal typical of the region.

What To Bring Today:
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Backpack
  • Rain jacket
  • 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

After breakfast, start the 5 hours hike towards ” Rio Verde de los Henados”. Trek through the most pristine part of the canyon to soak in incredible biodiversity and birds. Stop for lunch at the beautiful view at “La Esperanza”. Enjoy snacks and hike to “Rio Verde de los Henaos”. Stay overnight in beds in a campesino house at “La Vereda La Playa”.

What To Bring Today:
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Backpack
  • Rain jacket
  • 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

Wake up early and gear up for the longest hiking day of the trip! After breakfast, hike for 5 hours uphill to enjoy stunning views of the rainforests and mountains of the Rio Verde valley. Reach “Sonsón Páramo” at (2700 m high) and discover a high-altitude environment. In the late afternoon, arrive to the “Vereda Manzanare” and then drive to the colonial village of Sonsón. Drive for 2 hours 45 minutes to return to Expedition Colombia Adventure Café (Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia) by 7 pm *transport and arrival time can vary depending on traffic.

What To Bring Today:
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Backpack
  • Rain jacket
  • 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
  • Change of clothes for after the trip

Extend your trip by 2 days and 1 night to go on a river rafting adventure on the Rio Verde. The Rio 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 by a two hour hike with mules that transport your gear. Camp overnight on Day 4 in a jungle camp with sheltered hammocks and enjoy hot meals prepared over the fire. 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 bilingual guide and comfortable transport
  • For groups under 4 people we utilize public bus transportation as it follows a sustainable model of tourism reduce footprint and reduce the price for the customers
  • Treated Water
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and snacks.
  • Excellent vegetarian, vegan options, gluten-free options* Tell us 1 day in advance if you have any dietary needs or allergies
  • Expert bilingual adventure and cultural guides (languages: Spanish, French, English)
  • Colombian insurance
  • 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
  • Personal toiletries
  • PASSPORT

  • Stay at rural Campesinos, farm houses with comfortable beds, showers and toilets
  • Enjoy homecooked Colombian meals
  • Excellent vegetarian, vegan, gluten- free, and other dietary options * please inform us at least 24 hours prior to trip start date of any dietary needs or allergies.
  • Treated water is offered to guests, please bring a refillable water bottle or opt to purchase bottled water

PRICE & RESERVATION

Joined group of 3+
$950.000
COP

Solo Private
$1.600.000
COP

2 Person Private
$1.050.000
COP/each

3 Person Private
$1.100.000
COP/each

4 Person Private
$950.000
COP/each

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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
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