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Jerico, Medellin's Best Kept Secret
History and Religion of Jerico
Things To Do in Jerico
Paragliding in Jerico
Local Farmer Culture
A Town Passionate About Art
Discovering the Natural Wonders of Jerico, Colombia
Hiking Adventures to Miradores (Lookout Points)
Parque Cerro Las Nubes This park offers a fantastic morning hike above the city. The northwest edge of town provides access to several trails leading to an expansive field and park where you can picnic and wander around. The vistas of the town and the nearby Cerro Tusa mountain are simply sensational.
Morro El Salvador Another hiking destination that promises panoramic views of Jerico Antioquia is Morro El Salvador. This hill is easily recognized by a towering Christ Statue that overlooks the town. You can choose to walk up the road, take a cab, or follow the scenic path through the botanical gardens at the back. The views from Morro El Salvador are stunning to say the least.
Mirador Natural la Soledad A 20-minute drive out of town followed by a 45-minute walk back will reward you with captivating views of the area.
Mirador Natural la Mama Another stunning lookout point, about a 15 minute drive out of town, awaits those who seek a short 30-minute walk back.
While there used to be a cable car system in Jerico, like the town of Jardín, it is currently non-operational due to high maintenance costs. However, hiking to these miradores allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Jerico
Hiking to Beautiful Waterfalls
Humedal de Montaña La Cascada: Located between Jerico and Tarso, this area offers a unique blend of mountainous terrain and cascading waterfalls
Chorros De Quebradona: Just 5 kilometers from town, you’ll find waterfalls, forests, and natural pools. It’s a 1.5 hour walk or a 30-minute taxi ride to reach this beautiful paradise
The Carriel Bag
Restaurants & Drinks
How To Get To Jerico Antioquia
Bus: Head to Terminal del Sur and catch a bus or collectivo (shared van) that operates under the Trans Jerico bus line. This fleet offers a range of comfortable vehicles, from buses to vans and cars. The quickest route takes you through Bolombolo, and the journey should take approximately 2.5 hours. To save time, make sure you board the “directo” bus; otherwise, you may make an additional stop in Fredonia, adding another 30 minutes to your travel time.
Private Driver: If you’re looking for a luxurious and convenient way to reach Jerico from Medellin, private transportation services are readily available. These services offer a range of vehicles, including comfortable cars, vans, and even small buses, depending on your group size and preferences.