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Rio Claro Valley, Medellin
(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Explore Rio Claro Valley, a private park and natural reserve. Hike along the winding riverbed, surrounded by lush rainforest vegetation and wildlife. Pause for a swim on one of the riverfront beaches or visit the park’s waterfalls and rocky caverns, such as the Guacharo cave filled with intricate marble formations. The park offers a variety of scenic hiking trails, or for the more adventurous visitors, white river rafting and kayak trips on the rushing Rio Claro. Plan your visit to Rio Claro Valley and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Medellin trip builder.
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  • We visited this park there are a little over 2 years (June 2014). It was a great experience and one of my favorites in Colombia! If you want something out of the ordinary, go for adventure "Speology". It is a hike in a cave of bats. Ma-gni-fi-que. There are no words to describe this adventure. For those who are not afraid to be afraid and have a minimum of physical fitness (it climbs and works for 3 hours). Bring shoes and sports clothing and anything of value/electronic, because you'll be soaked from head to foot. We also have the activity of "rafting". Nothing to do with the rafting in Quebec... it is a rather quiet ride on the River on an inflatable. It was nice! We stayed 2 nights in the park facilities. Initially, I was surprised that our bedroom window has no glass and no mosquito net. In fact, insects were only attracted to light and are not entered in the room during the night. Also, we don't have been stung by no mosquitoes in our sleep. I advise you to book a room for at least 1 night, considering that the Rio Claro lies more or less 3 hours by bus from Medellin.
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  • I thought taking a 3 hour drive just to get to Rio Claro from Medellin would be too exhausting but if you have the time, please consider visiting the area. We took a private tour with Landventure Tour...  more »
  • Arrived at a small picnic area a short walk leads into the jungle to the conditioning of the nature reserve. This one should arrive before dark, because as the remaining routes of the plant also this way is not illuminated. Serve food is very tasty and the Colombian cuisine. The beds are very comfortable, equipped with a mosquito and you sleep through the noise of the river excellent. The activities offered are inexpensive and highly recommended (we've made the Waterrafting and the caving). Wi-Fi, there is no what is but even beautiful!
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