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From Medellín: El Retiro Private Tour with Food Tastings

1. From Medellín: El Retiro Private Tour with Food Tastings

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.

From Medellín: Full-Day Colombian Paisa Towns Tour

2. From Medellín: Full-Day Colombian Paisa Towns Tour

The word Paisa refers to a regional subculture in Colombia and is commonly associated with the smaller, rural towns of Antioquia, the state surrounding Medellín. On this tour, you will discover the real meaning of Paisa. This traditional Colombian culture still exists, and each small town is unique in its own way, boasting a speciality that is waiting to be discovered. El Retiro is known for its beautiful plazas, and talent in woodworking. We will stroll around the town, learn about the traditional Paisa culture, and admire the quaint streets. El Carmen de Viboral centers on ceramics and its community is full of masters in this craft. We’ll have the chance to enter a workshop where you can watch experts creating and meticulously painting their work, after which we will have the chance to purchase some of these masterpieces. San Antonio de Pereira’s claim to fame is its local desserts, which are ideal for those with a sweet tooth, and who want to sweeten up this full-day tour.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 8 reviews

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.

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.

Yolanda Quiroz is an excellent guide, in addition to enjoying taking you through the different Paisa towns, her knowledge and experience of them is unmatched. Thank you!!

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


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