Jerico is a perfect and authentic off the beaten path colonial town. There are many impressive churches and colorful facades. Colombians love to get there for Semana Santa and other religious reasons, but you won’t meet many foreigners.

Jerico is nestled on the top of a hill and offers some fantastic viewpoints. Take a jeep to visit hidden coffee farms or hike to Parque de Los Nubes to enjoy the show.

Also, take your time. Don’t rush. Order a cup of coffee and sit in the main square. It’s the best way to appreciate a Colombian Colonial town. 

It’s only 3h away from Medellin.


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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


    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


    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


    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


    Walking tour

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


    Jeep tour

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


    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


    Coffee tour

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


    Coffee tasting

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


    Drink coffees

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

    Extreme sport


    Take a 5-min tuk-tuk to get to Ecoland and book a paragliding session over the valley.
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  • Museums



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



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


    Laura & Christ

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

    Rivers & Waterfalls


    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



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

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