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Tamesis Travel Information

Tamesis — a 3 hour bus ride away from Medellin — is perfect for either a day trip or a few days of exploration where not many other foreigners venture.

Perched on the side of the valley above the Cauca River, Tamesis in the southwestern part of the Antioquia department is a hidden gem. It is a calm and beautiful town that seems so far removed from the rest of the country.

The region is known for its breathtaking views and wildlife, especially for its abundance of rare birds which attract birdwatchers from around the globe. Besides birdwatching and hiking, the mysterious petroglyphs — pictures carved into rock by indigenous cultures — are everywhere in the valley and definitely worth checking out.



Bus, driving or private transfer / duration etc.

Transportes Tamesis:

Medellin: Terminal del Sur box office 4 local 678 phone 6043611790 duration 4 hours.

Fee approximately 20.000 COP

Cooptratam Medellin:

Terminal del SUR, Box Office 15

Phone: 361 12 27 Cell: 310 829 2120 Duration 4 Hours

Fee is 20.000 COP

Shared Taxi:

The trip is approximately 3 hours, they pick you up at your address and leave in the passengers in the center of Tamesis, fee is 35.000 COP

Private transportation:

It takes 3 and a half hours, there are different routes:

Via Medellin, Caldas, Alto de minas, Santa Barbara, Pintada, La Fabiana and Tamesis

Via Medellin, Caldas, Camilo C, Fredonia, Puente Iglesias, La Fabiana and Tamesis.  

Via Medellin, Caldas, Amaga, Titiribi, Bolombolo, La Pintada, La Fabiana and Tamesis. 

If you want this option you can contact us and we will refer you to a private driver, the fee is approximately

You can also go by private car, contact us for information about best routes


If you intend to spend the night there are some very nice hostels or hotels to choose from:

Hotel Vegas del Rio: : +57 3137192343 three blocks from the park has a restaurant and parking. 

Hotel Balcon Tamesino: +57 314 6623863 in front of the main park has a restaurant and parking.

Hotel Turismo: +57 3136399707 two blocks from the main park. 

Monte Magico: +57 3013354728

Lodge la Oculta : Carretera Puente Iglesias Tamesis kilometer 10: +57 321 6747358

Hotel Christo Rey Plaza:  Cra. 9 #1010, Támesis,+57 322 3851032


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Tamesis has a temperature between 16 and 25 degrees Celsius depending on the time of the year.


  1.  Botanical Garden to Cristo Rey  : it has a distance of approximately 5 kilometers with a degree of difficulty between 3 to 4 degrees depending on the climate with a variety of temperatures ranging from 14 degrees at the top of the hill to 23 degrees in the urban center.                   
  2. Pre-Hispanic Trail: It has an approximate temperature between 22 and 14 degrees Celsius, the degree of difficulty is between 3 and 4 degrees depending on the weather.                                  
  3.  Petroglyphs: It has a temperature between 19 and 26 degrees Celsius approximately. degree of difficulty 1.                              
  4. Urban and Cultural Tour: The urban area has a temperature between 16 to 24 degrees Celsius approximately, and the degree of difficulty is 1

5. Trails and puddles: There is a range of temperature between 17 to 23 degrees Celsius approximately and degree of difficulty is 2 degrees.

6. Ruta de las Flores: There is a range of temperature between 16 to 24 degrees. and degrees of difficulty is between 2 and 3 degrees.

7. Coffee Route: There is a range of temperature between 23 to 14 degrees Celsius and degree of difficulty serious 2 degrees.

8. Birdwatching: There is a range of temperature between 23 to 14 degrees Celsius and degree of difficulty serious 2 degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is recommended that you bring:

  • Walking Boots or comfortable shoes
  • Hat or Cap, Sunglasses and Sunscreen
  • Water & Snacks
  • Food for longer tours
  • Camera
  • Raincoat

We accept both USD or COP. You can also pay with credit card using our online booking system

The tours are graded from 1 to 5 with 5 being the more challenging.

Some of the difficulty levels take into account the time of the day or the time of the year. Please see above for details on climate.

Yes – we are both licensed and insured.

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