Tamesis is like a massive balcony with a jaw-dropping view of the Cauca river’s canyon. This little town is off the radar for 99% of the travelers. 

Although Tamesis doesn’t have the charm of Jardin or Jerico, that place is a must-see if you like adventure activities. Indeed, Eco Catarma is a responsible and top-notch local agency that organizes fantastic experiences like Canyoning, rappelling, cave exploring and hiking. 

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Where to stay in Tamesis

We didn't find a broad range of lovely hotels in Tamesis, but the ones we've tested are excellent. Check them out! Please note that Monte Magico is at 30 min walk from the bus stop, and you CAN'T get there by vehicle.

  • EcoCartama



    This local agency has opened a new hotel. Comfortable, clean and excellent rooftop.
  • Cartama



    Modern and basic hotel with comfortable beds. In town. Excellent value for money.
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  • Monte Magico


    Monte Magico

    30 min walk. Romantic cabins with a breathtaking view. Excellent facilities and services.
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Things to do in Tamesis

Tamesis offers a lots of outdoor activities, especially hiking and extreme sports like canyoning and rappelling. There is also an excellent petroglyph tour. The different viewpoints are jaw-dropping.

  • El Santo


    El Santo

    Book a tour or do it by yourself. 1h30 hike to get to the top. Incredible view. Medium difficulty.
  • Rappelling

    Extreme sport


    Book a tour and go down a 90m piece of rock with your equipment. Excellent sensations.
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  • Canyoning

    Extreme sport


    Explore the rivers and waterfalls around Tamesis. Guides are pro. Perfect equipment.
  • Cave exploring

    Extreme sport

    Cave exploring

    Hike around Tamesis, lunch at a farmer's house and visit 2 mysterious caves. Ready?
  • Petroglyphs



    Follow a dirt path with a local guide and learn about the ancient cultures living there.
  • Coffee tour


    Coffee tour

    Visit a local coffee farm and learn about the different steps to grow and make a good coffee.
  • Cacao tour


    Cacao tour

    Visit a little cacao plantation and make your own chocolate. A flavorful experience.

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