SANTA FE TOUR + PALMITAS CABLE CAR + PUENTE DE OCCIDENTE
Cross the South America longest tunnel in your way to this important town close to Medellin. Take the Palmitas cable car to have a view over the canyons, coffee and vegetable crops. Explore with your guide on a tuc-tuc the most representative places of this historical village. Cross the Puente de Occidente suspension wooden bridge and build in 1887 over the impressive “Cauca river”
- Tuk tuk transportation
- Cable car ride
- Visit to Puente de Occidente
- Visit to Museum Juan del Corral (not available on Wednesday)
PHYSICAL RATING: Low
TOTAL DURATION: 8 Hrs.
DRIVING TIME: 3 Hrs.
# OF PAX
Private tours: 1 – 4 pax.
Private small groups: 5 + pax.
Daily specials: 7 – 15 pax
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$45 USD / 5 + pax
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GALLERY FROM THIS EXPERIENCE
- Use the new cable line that communicates villages in Medellin rural village of Palmitas
- Take amazing pictures of the Cauca Valley landscape and beautiful Colonial houses.
- Taste a variety of tropical fruits at the town main square.
- Understand the importance of Santa fe de Antioquia, once capital of “La gran Colombia”.
- Choose between the recommended extra activities and visit a goldsmith artisan workshop.
If you choose to have this overnight experience at Santa fé de Antioquia you can also add extra activities to do or just enjoy exploring the place on your own.
Please notice due to time limitation this activities are available only for the overnight experience at Santa fé de Antioquia. You can also customize your trip by contacting us.
- Learn about one of the most important tradition, the skillful work with Gold and Silver, job of the Goldsmith and filigree.
- Visit the first and only vineyard in Antioquia region and unique of it´s kind in Colombia. Specialized in the production and export of great wines. You will travel around the property, enjoy a gratitude wine and the pleasurable place. It includes Mediterranean lunch at Vineyard.
– The city of Santa fe de Antioquia is located 40 min driving from Medellín. You can choose between a 8:00 am or 9:00 am pick you up.
– Your trip will take to the dry tropical forest ecosystem, one of the most delicate in the world. After crossing the 4,7 km long tunnel you will get to the new built Palmitas cable car. This investment in infrastructure that connects 2 mountains, benefits the people of “Palmitas” one the corregimientos or small communities of Medellín.
– This destination ensures a nice hot weather and a beautiful well maintained historical downtown to explore. You will find the charm of this place comfortably and with shade from your tuc-tuc. The cobblestone streets, the 1800´s stone and clay whitewashed homes and pleasant squares make it a village easy to enjoy. Make a short trip to the Juan del Corral colonial Museum. For lunch we have great recommendations of authentic Colombian food restaurants.
– After lunch a cup of special coffee will keep you energized. Your guide will take you to the Cauca river in your A/C transportation, you will cross the wooden bridge and enjoy the great view. In case you do not choose any extra activity, this will be the end of your trip. You are going to be back around 4:00pm
About Santa fé de Antioquia
Santa Fé Antioquia, the first capital city of the department of Antioquia we will pick you up at your hotel in Medellin. We will use 4,6km long “Tunel of the West” the longest of its kind in South America. Arrival in Santa fé de Antioquia will happen in an hour. The big variety of tropical exotic fruit grown nearby, make a perfect opportunity to try them all.
One of this traditions is the skill full work with Gold and Silver, job of the Goldsmith. Members of the same family or friends, learn from the master, to elaborate with all the patience that precious process so the beautiful metal become a gem, using the technique of filigree.
Interesting events that bring national and international public are also held at the town. On April the celebration of the Holyweek is massive. It take a long preparation and it is a pride to be a part of it. On december the international film festival is expected by all. The exhibition of films and alternate events are completely free to the public.