Birding or Hiking in the Cloud Forest around Medellin City

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Tour Number

Activity Level

559297


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Small children might not enjoy the activity as much.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Explore the cloud forest and the nature that surrounds Medellin city.


Up in the mountains of the Aburrá Valley we will find a hidden world, filled with floral gems, like orchids and bromeliads, a place where water and mist are protagonists and colorful life is present in every corner. The Cloud Forest, once a dominant landscape around Medellin, it is present now only in protected areas that help us understand the fragility of this ecosystem and the urgency to preserve what is left. Let's hike through this wonderful forest and enjoy the views, while you learn about rare plants, birds and insects that call this place home.

Itinerary

I'll pick you up at your hotel in the morning at your preferred time, but for better chances of observing wildlife or if you want to do birding I recommend an early pick up time of no later than 6:30am. After this we will have a short drive to one of the natural reserves around the Aburrá Valley. We will take our snacks and head to the trail, admiring the vegetation and wildlife as we walk, along the way we will look for a comfortable place to have a snack/or lunch (depending on time of the day) and enjoy the view before heading back.

Depending on your preferences we can adjust the difficulty level of the hike. Some of the options are:

1) The length of the trail 2. 4km. Starting height of 2500 m. a. s. l. and end hight at 2950 m. a. s. l. degree of difficulty of 3. 5 (1-5 range).
2) Length of the trail 5. 5km. Starting height 1830 m. a. s. l. and end hight at 2950 m. a. s. l. Difficulty level 2 (1-5 range).

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 5 hours

Traffic and heavy rain may delay our return.

Transportation

Comfortable Daihatsu TERIOS 4x4 with air conditionioning.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: - Personal accident insurance
- Snack
- Lunch, a traditional and portable Antioquian meal called "fiambre" that usually includes rice, potatoes, veggies and chorizo.

Vegetarian and vegan options available if you let me know in advance.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20000 COP - We will stop at a convenience store just before starting our trail. You can buy extra water/snacks if you like.

What’s Extra

Other: Water (1L minimum), I recommend taking with you a reusable water bottle as Medellin's tap water is perfectly safe to drink, so there is no need to buy bottled water (less plastic waste).

A Recent Review of this tour

Great tour with a very knowledgable and friendly guide (and lovely snacks and lunch!). The cloud forest is worth a visit!!
James Evans

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    559297


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Small children might not enjoy the activity as much.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

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