SUMMARY

Our Medellin jungle hike is close to the city and takes you to the top of a very similar geological formation as the rock of Guatape, only it is perched on top of a tall mountain, in the middle of the jungle, overlooking half of Colombia and far off the tourist’s path.

During our Medellin jungle hike, enter the mountains of Eastern Antioquia via 4×4 to reach a small farm at the end of the road. After interacting with local farmers, hike to the summit of a large monolith, overlooking a maze of jungle covered mountains. Enjoy the stunning view over the Andes and the Magdalena valley at the top, before hiking down to the valley for a refreshing swim in the river!

The fitness level required for this hike is 3 out of 5. Expect 3 hours of walking each way for a total of 6 hours of moderate hike.

Contact us for transportation options from Medellin.

Highlights

  • Unique insight in the Colombian backcountry
  • Stunning views, pristine Jungle
  • Moderate hike - not too hard, not too easy
  • River swim and relaxation at the end
  • Transportation can be private or public

BOOK THE TRIP

ITINERARY - Medellin day hike

  • Meet your bilingual guide at Pailania, near the Medellin – Bogota Highway and the village of San Francisco (or organize with us private transport from Medellin)
  • 4×4 ride for 1/2 hr to Los Morillos – a hamlet perched high up in the mountains
  • Hike for 3 hours into the jungle to the top of the Cerro de las Tetas, a large Monoliths
  • Enjoy lunch with a stunning view, let your guide explain the geography and history of the area
  • Hike down to the Santo Domingo River
  • Cool off with a swim in the pristine water – enjoy a snack
  • Drive back to Medellin or take the bus back to Medellin, arriving around 6pm

Meet your bilingual trekking guide in Pailania (contact us for private transportation or simply use the bus), less than two hours from Medellin’s north bus terminal.

From here, your adventure starts with a 4×4 drive for about ½hr to Los Morillos, a small Hamlet perched on the side of ” el Cerro de las Tetas “, a tall mountain topped by a gigantic monoliths, overlooking the entire region! 

Initiate a steep 3 hour hike through the cloud forest of the Andean mountains. This ecosystem is known to be the richest in Orchids, Bromelia and Heliconia. As these plants are a favourite food for Humming Bird’s, expect to see a lot!

After 3 hours of steep hiking, we will get to the monoliths and use a narrow trail to reach the summit of the rock! There is a wide space covered in moss, and is pleasant to hang out at the top!

Enjoy your well-deserved traditional Colombian lunch. Spend some time to sink in the best 360° view over the Andes, and let your guide explain the complex geography of the country. In good days, you will be able to see the Nevados, and other far away mountain ranges!

Relax before hiking down to the trailhead.  Cool down with a swim in the turquoise waters of the Rio Santo Domingo. Enjoy a complementary snack and fresh ” Limonada ” and return to Medellin.

Take the bus back to Medellin, to arrive by 6pm

Extend your stay in the area of San Francisco by spending the night in a nice country house with beautiful view of the mountains!

On the following day join a rafting trip or visit a cocoa farm in the area.

CHECKLIST

  • Transportation in private 4×4
  • Traditional lunch and drinks (vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options)
  • Snacks
  • Expert bilingual guide (languages: Spanish, French, English)
  • Colombian insurance
  • Sturdy pair of hiking shoes
  • Lightweight hiking pants
  • Rain jacket
  • Daypack
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunblock
  • Bug repellent
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Passport 

Meet us at Pailania*

Solo Private

$589.000

COP
2 Person private

$309.000

COP
3 Person Private

$229.000

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Group of 4 Person & +

$209.000

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Contact us if you wish to arrange private transportation from Medellin.

* how to get to Pailaina ? Pailainia is located 5 kilometers before the town of San Francisco, in Eastern Antioquia. To get there, take a bus from the north bus terminal (Terminal del Norte, Caribe metro station), headed to San Francisco, booth # 15 Flota Granada.

100% deposit must be made 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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