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.
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.
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.
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