SUMMARY

La Catedral prison trek is ideal for a half-day outing into lush jungle, yet right on Medellin’s doorstep. Perched overlooking one of the most stunning views of Medellín, hike through beautiful trails in a native forest home to sloths, armadillos, birds and butterflies.

Relax in the mist of a cascading waterfall and let your knowledgable guide unfold the real story of Pablo Escobar and his self proclaimed Prison.

La Caterdal Prison trek is the ideal experience to learn more about Medellin’s history and culture, while getting outside and enjoying the perfect climate!

Combine with a coffee tour or a paraglider flight!

Highlights

  • Just 20 minutes away from el Poblado
  • Cultural visit to Pablo Escobar’s infamous self-built prison
  • Hike in the Jungle, swim in Waterfall
  • Snacks and beverages offered

BOOK THE TRIP

ITINERARY

  • Meet your bilingual professional adventure guide at 8 a.m. at our office (Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia), and drive 20 minutes to the trailhead.
  • After reaching el Salado, hike into the forest of Envigado and let your guide explain the true story of the prison and of it’s infamous owner: Escobar.
  • Enjoy the fresh alpine air along beautiful views over the city and the Catedral.
  • Relax with a snack and beverage on a mountainside before returning to Medellín by about 11pm (before noon).

Meet your bilingual professional adventure guide at 8 a.m. our Medellín office (Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia), or at noon, depending on your preference, and drive 20 minutes to the trailhead.

Hike for 1 hour up a steep trail with ropes to help you climb to a beautiful waterfall. Welcome to the jungle!

Relax with a snack and beverage on a mountainside before returning to the Catedral prison area, and receive extensive information about the history of the city in the 90’s up to nowadays.

Return to el Poblado by about 11 AM or 4 PM.

Extend your day of adventure with a paraglide flight in San Felix on the morning of your city tour. After breakfast, meet your bilingual professional adventure guide at 8 a.m. our Medellín office (Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia). Take 30 min. private transport to San Felix, a town overlooking the city twenty minutes from Medellín. Join an experienced pilot to take a tandem paragliding flight, depending on weather conditions. No previous experience needed to fly with your instructor. Land on a designated area in the city of Medellín for easy transport to continue your city day tour.

CHECKLIST

PRICE & RESERVATION

Joined group of 3+

$169.000

COP
Solo Private

$359.000

COP
2 Person Private

$209.000

COP/each
3 Person Private

$189.000

COP/each
4 Person Private

$169.000

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 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.

What they say:

RELATED TRIPS

Guatapé Lake & Rock Tour

Guatapé Rock and Lake – Medellin day trips. A unique way to see Guatape. Ask for bike option. Private car, highly curated experience.

Read more
paraglider launching

Paragliding Course

Colombia’s vast mountain ranges, consistent sunny days, and warm winds make for the ideal paragliding destination. Upon successful completion of your 10-day paragliding course with Expedition Colombia, become a certified paragliding pilot.

Read more
paragliding over medellin

Paragliding Medellín

Paragliding Medellin is the absolute best way to see the stunning valley. Antioquia’s vast mountain ranges, consistent sunny days, and warm winds make for the ideal paragliding destination.

Read more
girl on sailboat with colombian flag in background

Cartagena Sunset Sailing

Caribbean sailing out of the historic port of Cartagena into the sea. Enjoy a champagne toast at sunset. The port was built to defend Colombia’s treasures from European superpowers and Caribbean pirates. Now enjoy the stunning views of the fortress, skyline and Caribbean sea.

Read more

Explore Places Others Won't

We create unique & meaningful experiences. Our trips are carefully crafted by our exploration team, then built and operated, hands in hands with local communities.