Tamesis is a huge natural balcony with a breathtaking view of the Cauca River valley. This small Antioqueño village is almost unknown to travelers.

Although Tamesis doesn’t have the colonial charm of Jardin or Jerico, it is still really recommendable if you like outdoor or adventure activities, peace, and quiet and breathtaking views.
Eco Catarma is a responsible and well-organized local agency that offers fantastic experiences such as canyoning, sensational rappels, cave exploration, hiking, and visits to cocoa or coffee farms.

Add Tamesis, this small authentic village, to your Colombian itinerary if you are passing through Medellín or Jerico.


Getting to Tamesis? (+)

From Medellin to Tamesis:

  • Many buses leave from the South Terminal. | Transporte Tamesis & Cooptratam | 4 hours

From Jerico to Tamesis:

  • Departure twice a day. Direct bus. Double-check with your hotel.
    • A Chiva  at 7 am |  2 hours
    • A “normal” bus at 11 am | 1 hour

From Jardin to Tamesis:

  • There is a 2-day hike organized by our local partner Jardin de Aventura.

Where's the terminal?

There is no actual terminal in Tamesis. There are the 2 offices of bus companies Transporte Tamesis and Cooptratam on Carrera 11 between Calle 10 and 11.

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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

    hotel - $


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

    Hotel - $$


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

    Hotel - $$$

    Monte Magico

    30 min walk. Romantic cabins with a breathtaking view. Excellent facilities and services.
    Get the best price

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

    4 - 6 hours | Free

    El Santo

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

    4 - 5 hours | $$


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

    6 hours | $$


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

    7 - 8 hours | $$

    Cave exploring

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

    6 hours | $


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

    5 hours | $$

    Coffee tour

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

    5 hours | $$

    Cacao tour

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

Where to eat & drink?

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