Cordillera Central, Colombia

Peaks & Pueblos

When: JAN-DEC

Length: 2-3 days

Level: Intermediate

Price: $160

Overview

Summit bizarre and beautiful mountains and experience the real Colombia

Immerse yourself in timeless Antioquian culture and the tropical, rugged nature of Colombia

Peaks & Pueblos is a series of immersive expeditions designed to bring travelers closer to the culture, nature and language of Antioquia. Through a variety of itineraries featuring adventure, culture, Spanish-language activities and more, Peaks & Pueblos immerses you in the best that Antioquia has to offer.

Traversing lush green mountains and relaxing in stunning Antioquian pueblos is guaranteed to leave you in awe of Colombia. Over 2 or 3 days, you’ll come face-to-face with well-preserved, colonial architecture, climb tropical peaks, bask in the tranquility of pueblo life and take on a variety of activities.

Your first adventure will include a trip into nature as you climb the world's tallest natural pyramid, Cerro Tusa or its equally imposing neighbor, Cerro Bravo. Sitting at a respectable 1,850m and 2,000m above sea level, the stunning views from the top of these peaks will quite literally, and figuratively, take your breath away.

The immersive part of your journey is just beginning as you take on the small towns of Antioquia. Hangout sipping strong coffee in the central square of one of the most beautiful pueblos in Antioquia, and walk by the bright and colorful houses.

This region of Antioquia is known for its beautiful mountains and abundant rivers and waterfalls, which you’ll experience by taking a magical bath in the cold, crystalline river water, and if you’re daring enough, a jump off of a nearby waterfall.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 -

CERRO TUSA - JARDIN
Depart Medellin early in the morning with a stop in Amagá for a Paisa breakfast. Arrive at the stunning Cerro Tusa for a 5 hour epic journey to the top. Refuel with a hearty lunch in Venecia before heading to Jardín. Take a rest, explore the parque and enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful Jardín.

Day 2 -

HORSE RIDING & COFFEE FARM
Enjoy an early breakfast, then saddle up your horse for a morning journey to a coffee farm. Partake in a traditional lunch surrounded by coffee fields and return to town on your horse. End the day with a sweet trip to the candy shop, El Jardín de los Dulces, followed by a delicious, traditional Paisa dinner.

Day 3 -

CHARCOS - PALOMOS - MEDELLIN
Embark on a relaxed morning hike to the waterfalls just outside Jardín to swim in the natural pools (charcos) and bask in the sun. After lunch, you'll travel to Palomos for an afternoon hike on the abandoned railroad tracks. Arrive back in Medellin just in time for dinner.

What's Included

Can be included

  • All in-country transport during trip
  • Hotel accommodations for specified time
  • Professional, certified English-speaking guides
  • First aid kit stocked for wilderness expeditions

Not usually included:

  • International flights and applicable airport taxes
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • All food during in-town days except the Celebration Banquet
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Insurance: personal travel, high mountain and/or medical insurance

Scheduled Trips

20th Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018

Join this 3-Day expedition. Trip includes trekking/hiking, horseback riding through the lush Antioquian mountains and exploring the historic town over a festival weekend. Fun will be had!! Dates are confirmed.

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18th Aug 2018 - 20th Aug 2018

Join this 3-Day expedition. Trip includes trekking/hiking, horseback riding through the lush Antioquian mountains and exploring the historic town over a festival weekend. Fun will be had!! Dates are confirmed.

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15th Sep 2018 - 16th Sep 2018

Join this 2-Day expedition. Trip includes trekking/hiking, horseback riding through the lush Antioquian mountains and exploring the historic town over a festival weekend. Fun will be had!! Dates are confirmed.

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13th Oct 2018 - 15th Oct 2018

Join this 3-Day expedition. Trip includes trekking/hiking, horseback riding through the lush Antioquian mountains and exploring the historic town over a festival weekend. Fun will be had!! Dates are confirmed.

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