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:
- Take an early from the Jardin “terminal” bus to Andes. | Transporte Suroeste | 25 min
- 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).