Private Full Day El Retiro Waterfall Tour Including Food from Medellín

Visit the picturesque towns of El Retiro, Llanogrande, and San Antonio de Pereira on this 5-6hrs private tour from Medellín that explores Antioquia’s mountain landscapes, Paisa cuisine, and historic architecture.

Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour that offers hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch and traditional sweets, with all transport in a comfortable, late-model SUV or new car.

Guests have the ability to choose an upgrade option to the colorful town of Guatape and the massive El Penol Rock with the emerald green lakes that surround it.

For guests that select the upgrade to Guatape and The Giant Rock portion, the tours duration will be around 9hrs.

per adult from

$208

NZD

Duration

6 to 9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Traditional sweets
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Private tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at own expense)
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Medellin Travels, Carrera 36 8a 36 Local 36, Medellin 050021 Colombia

    Begin with pickup at your hotel in Medellín, then leave the city behind as you drive to a summit with views of the valley on the way to discover beautiful countryside and a trio of historic towns. 

    In El Retiro, pause for coffee break, and continue to the giant waterfall surrounded by orchids and lush landscape, where you can stop, walk around and enjoy nature, then continue to Llanogrande and San Antonio de Pereira, where you’ll try a typical Paisa dish and a selection of the best traditional desserts in our state. Throughout the tour, you’ll enjoy views of evergreen forests and mountain scenery, visit colonial churches and plazas, spot some of Colombia’s opulent villas along the way and stop at the town where slavery ended in the Americas .

    Exploring Antioquia with a private guide means the tour can be customized to your interests, with time to take in the area at your own pace.  Take advantage of your day with a local to learn about Paisa culture, cuisine, and history as you explore. On the way back to Medellín, you’ll follow a route that cuts through real jungle terrain: see the wild side of Colombia close up, and watch for wildlife at the edge of the road. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel at roughly 2:00pm. 

    For guests that choose the Guatape and El Penol Rock upgrade option, we will head out to the Giant Rock known for having the best view of the world, have your camera ready to take amazing photos of the lakes, nature, and the enormous monolith.

    After climbing the rock we will drive to Guatape, a colonial town to see the magnificent church, the most colorful plaza in Colombia/Plaza de Los Zocalos, cobblestone streets, art and charming homes before returning to Medellin at approximately 6pm

    Stop At: Avoeden Cafe, Cra. 36 ####8a - 34, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

    Start or finish your tour with a cup of delicious single origin 100% Colombian organic Coffee in Avoeden Cafe, the best authentic organic single origin coffee shop in Medellin with unique art graffities from the main artist in Comuna 13.
    Enjoy your coffee it's complementary for you and most guests after trying Avoeden delicious coffee also buy coffee bags to take home.
    For guests that don't drink coffee we offer a bottle of water.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Alto La Palma, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia

    Drive to a summit with views of the valley on the way to discover beautiful countryside ask your tour guide to stop if you want to acquire unique authentic Colombian souvenirs.

    Stop At: Parque Municipal El Retiro, Calle 19 Between 20 and 21, Retiro Colombia

    We'll stop in the historic town of El Retiro, visit colonial churches and plazas, spot some of Colombia’s opulent villas along the way and stop at the town where slavery ended in the Americas .

    Exploring Antioquia with a private guide means the tour can be customized to your interests, with time to take in the area at your own pace.  Take advantage of your day with a local to learn about Paisa culture, cuisine, and history as you explore.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: El Retiro - La Ceja, Retiro, Antioquia, Colombia

    After visiting El Retiro continue to the giant waterfall surrounded by orchids and lush landscape, where you can stop, walk around and enjoy nature. Have your camera ready to take great photos. This waterfall is a favorite for couples and families.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: San Antonio de Pereira, San Antonio de Pereira, Rionegro, Antioquia Department

    Continue to Llanogrande and San Antonio de Pereira, where you’ll try an authentic typical Paisa dish and a selection of the best traditional desserts in our state (Lunch, non alcoholic drink and dessert are included in this tour).
    Throughout the tour, you’ll enjoy views of evergreen forests and mountain scenery, visit colonial churches and plazas, spot some of Colombia’s opulent villas along the way and learn about our Paisa culture.

    Exploring Antioquia with a private guide means the tour can be customized to your interests, with time to take in the area at your own pace.  Take advantage of your day with a local to learn about Paisa culture, cuisine, and history as you explore. On the way back to Medellín, you’ll follow a route that cuts through real jungle terrain: see the wild side of Colombia close up, and watch for wildlife at the edge of the road. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel unless you select the Guatape and El Penol rock upgrade for an additional cost.



    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Llanogrande, Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia

    Enjoy beautiful scenery while your professional driver pass by Llanogrande or big valley one of the most prominent country side sectors of Rionegro.

    Pass By: Rionegro, Rionegro, Antioquia Department

    Rionegro is a medium size city close to Medellin, known for being an important city for transportation, manufacturing companies and new development neighborhoods. Drive by and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    Pass By: Penol, Penol, Antioquia Department

    For guests that choose the Guatape and El Penol Rock upgrade option, we will head out to the Giant Rock known for having the best view of the world, have your camera ready to take amazing photos of the lakes, nature, and the enormous monolith.

    After climbing the rock we will drive to Guatape, a colonial town to see the magnificent church, the most colorful plaza in Colombia/Plaza de Los Zocalos, cobblestone streets, art and charming homes before returning to Medellin at aproximately 6pm.

    This option is available at an extra charge

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up travellers in main hotels and airbnbs in Medellin main touristic sectors if your hotel or airbnb is not listed kindly contact us to add it manually.
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Bring sun block and tennis shoes
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • We at Medellin Travels take pride in being the only tour company selected by our local government to work in a pilot enabling the proper protocol and management of covid 19 for our staff and International guests. We're also the only company utilizing a new product that eradicates covid in seconds.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Medellin Travels

Activity ID: V-29265P12

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