Trip to the magic river

Trip to the magic river

$55 per person
10.0 Superb

We will swim, jump into it and will have lunch at the side.

This expedition will be to a rural area of Cocorná, Antioquia located at 2,5 hours from Medellín. During the the ñast two decades this town was a victim of a big wave of violence. After thousands of victims of forced displacement (people forced to leave their lands) and many other crimes that took the peace away, today people live a very different reality, the crystalline waters flow in peace just like its people.

We will make an expedition to a place that recovered itself and is now showing its magic to the world.

We will walk with a farmer of the area through incredible landscapes and will finally make it to El Melcocho river known to have one the cleanest waters of the region. We will swim, jump into it and will have lunch at the side.

This is a territory of resilience that is reinventing himself. Definitely, a place you have to visit!



  • Village El Retiro – Cocorná
  • House of local farmers
  • Magic river

NOTE: the walk is about an hour one way through an irregular path level 3,5. You can also rent a horse if you don’t want to walk and still go with the group. It is not recommended for people with heart issues or physical disabilities.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    To define
  • Departure Time
    7 am
  • Return Time
    7 pm
  • Dress Code
    Swimsuit, comfortable footwear.
  • Included
    English guidance
    Medical assistance insurance
    Payment to local guides
    Private transport
  • Not Included
    2 beers or 2 shots of aguardiente
    Boat ride
    Ticket to Peñol
    Tickets to all public transportation during the tour
    Unspecified elements
    Wakeboard or wakesurf class
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Tours Reviews
  • Susan
    Definetly a magical experience

    WOW! What a day we had with Andres and Oneider the local guide. Both of them were super cool and had amazing stories to tell. There are no words to describe this river. You just need to go and experience it. The surroundings were incredible and nature was so fulfilling. You have to do this if you’re in Medellín looking for nature. Book it now!

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