Private tour

From Medellín: El Retiro Private Tour with Food Tastings

4.3 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Medellin Travels

From Medellín: El Retiro Private Tour with Food Tastings

Activity provider: Medellin Travels

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

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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.
Wheelchair accessible
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)

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Important information

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

4.3 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Great tour and excellent experience. My tour guide was Veronica, and she was very knowledgeable of the regions visited while making the trip extremely enjoyable and relaxing. Our driver Jaime made sure we had a smooth ride and kept us safe.

March 28, 2022

This was a great tour that was informative, filled with great food and wonderful sights. My tour guide Carlos was great.

February 3, 2022

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

Product ID: 87959