Jerico is an authentic colonial village off the beaten track in the Antioquia department. Known in Colombia for being home to a large number of churches, the village is also very colorful and pleasant. Colombians like to go there for Holy Week and other religious holidays, but you won’t come across many foreign tourists.

Jerico is built on a hillside and offers fantastic views of the valley and the surrounding mountains.
Climb aboard a jeep to visit a coffee farm, discover hidden waterfalls, watch birds, or admire the canyon of the Rio Cauca from a farm in the clouds. You can also stretch your legs in the “Parque de Los Nubes” and enjoy nature at your own pace.

Don’t rush, take your time to enjoy the atmosphere. Order a coffee on the terrace in the main square and observe the dynamics of the village and the lifestyle of its inhabitants.

Not to be overlooked, this charming little village is only 3 hours from Medellín.


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Getting to Jerico?

From Medellin to Jerico:


From Jardin to Jerico: 

  1. Take an early from the Jardin “terminal” bus to Andes. | Transporte Suroeste | 25 min
  2. There is a Chiva (bus) leaving twice a day from Andes. The departures are from the bus terminal in Andes. Departure times are 6 am and 2 pm, double-check with your hotel. | 2h30


From Tamesis to Jerico:

  • Departure twice a day. Direct bus. Double-check the schedule with your hotel.
    • Chiva at 12 pm | 2 hours
    • Bus at 1 pm | 1 hour

Where's the terminal?

There isn’t really a proper terminal in Jerico. The office of Transportes Jerico is located on Carrera 4 between Calle 7 and 8 (this street leads to the main square).

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Where to stay in Jerico

In Jerico, you will find many excellent accommodation options. Towns are a bit loud in general, so don't pick your hotel in the main square. There are tuk-tuks in case your hotel is on the outskirts of Jerico.

  • Rincon Paisa

    Cabañas - $$

    Rincon Paisa

    Lovely hotel with private cabins. Excellent value for money. Owners are super friendly and helpful. In the center.
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  • La Nohelia

    Guesthouse - $$

    La Nohelia

    Coffee farm with a lovely room on the 2nd floor. 5 min away by car. Delicious food. Affordable. Great view.
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  • Cabañas y Flores

    Cabins - $$

    Cabañas y Flores

    A peaceful hotel with a fantastic garden and beautiful view. Swimming pool and Spa. 5 min away by car.
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  • El Despertar

    Upscale hotel - $$

    El Despertar

    Upscale hotel in a sumptuous colonial house. Comfy bed and spacious rooms. Friendly owner. Excellent.
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Things to do in Jerico

Although you could visit Jerico in 1 day, I don't recommend it! You will find many activities to do around - with or without a guide - and the atmosphere in Jerico is quite magical. You don't want to do it in a hurry. Book some tours, drink many cups of coffee, and eat in your favorite restaurant.

  • Walking tour

    2 hours | $

    Walking tour

    The history of Jerico is fascinating. Visit the different churches and learn about Jerico's culture.
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  • Jeep tour

    5-6 hours | $

    Jeep tour

    Let you drive to beautiful viewpoints and get lunch in a traditional coffee farm. Delicious.
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  • Los Nubes

    2 - 4 hours | $

    Los Nubes

    45 min hike to arrive in Las Nubes. Go there early in the morning to get a clear view. Cool sunset too.
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  • Coffee tour

    3 - 4 hours | $

    Coffee tour

    There are many family coffee farms around Jerico. Visit one of them and learn about coffee.
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  • Coffee tasting

    1 hour | $

    Coffee tasting

    Cafe Saturia is a cute cafe where you can do some coffee tasting.
  • Drink coffees

    All day long

    Drink coffees

    Saturia and Bomarzo are two perfect places for chilling and enjoying a good cup of coffee.
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  • Paragliding

    1 hour | $$


    Take a 5-min tuk-tuk to get to Ecoland and fly over the valley (10 - 20 min).
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  • Museums

    1 - 2 hours | $


    There are many tiny museums in Jerico: Arte Religioso, Santa Laura, How to make a Carriel.
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  • BalancEnergy

    1 - 2 hours | $$


    I love a good massage after a long exploration day. Go speaking with Kelly :)
  • Laura & Christ

    25 min | Free

    Laura & Christ

    Take the stairs to Laura's statue or walk to the top of the hill where there is the Christ Redeemer.
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  • Arcoiris

    6 - 7 hours | $$


    The tour to La Casa de Ariel offers a mind-blowing view of the Canyon Rio Cauca. Delicious Food.
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  • Horse-riding

    2 - 4 hours | $$


    Local use horses to move around in Jerico. Book a tour and become a cowboy for a few hours.

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We spent 12 days in Jerico and we wrote about our travel experiences

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