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.


How to get 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 pm | 1 hour


From Jardin to Tamesis:

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

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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.
    Get the best price
  • Monte Magico


    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


    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.
    Learn more
  • 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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