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From Medellín: El Retiro Private Tour with Food Tastings

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From Medellín: El Retiro Private Tour with Food Tastings

From US$ 129 per person

Get back to nature in the mountains of Antioquia on a full-day private tour from Medellín. Visit the pretty towns of El Retiro, Llanogrande and San Antonio de Pereira, sample the cuisine of Paisa and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Free pick-up possible from hotels or apartments in the main Poblado area of Medellín. For other locations, please contact the local tour operator after booking.
Private group


  • Explore the mountains and historic architecture of Antioquia
  • Sample the foods of the Paisa region
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour by comfortable, late-model SUV
  • Discover the wild side of Colombia on a drive through a jungle
Full description
Following pick-up from your hotel in Medellín, drive towards the Andes mountains and get panoramic views of the valley from a mountain top. Taste classic dishes from the northwest Paisa region and make your way to El Retiro for lunch by the scenic waterfall. Continue to Llanogrande and San Antonio de Pereira to sample a selection of traditional desserts. Get amazing views of the evergreen forests and mountain landscapes, visit colonial churches and spot some of the opulent villas of Colombia along the way. Benefit from an itinerary that can be customized to your interests and get the chance to explore at your own pace. Use the time to learn more about the culture, cuisine and history of Colombia. Return to Medellín along a route that cuts through the jungle, where wildlife can be spotted at the edge of the road.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • All toll road and parking fees
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Food tastings
  • Booking fee
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Know before you go

  • Alcoholic drinks are not included in the price of the tour but will be available for purchase
  • Tips are not included
  • This tour is operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please be on time for the tour so that it can start promptly and avoid any delays
  • The dress code is smart casual
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please bring Colombian pesos for souvenirs, food and tips etc.
  • Please bring valid ID
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Guide was good

The guide was good again, only the activity was not worth the money. Paid a lot for actually not that much. Can also come that we had already seen a lot, but I will not recommend this tour.

June 9, 2019


I loved the place. Our guide, Juan, very attentive, helpful, patient ... I really loved it.

November 19, 2018

Rewarding experience

Very well, punctuality in the pick up at the Hotel and fulfillment of the itinerary according to schedule.

August 15, 2018

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