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COLOMBIAN RAILWAY HISTORY & PRISTINE ANDEAN RIVER – LA QUIEBRA TUNNEL

Antioquia

Duration: 10 hours

The Railway of Antioquia is a historic railway system in Colombia that was part of the Colombian railway infrastructure.  It  was  an  important  link  among  regions  that  had  previously  been  isolated  and  was  a  large contributor to economic development in the region. With the construction of alternative forms of transportation, especially roads, the use of the train declined in the 20th century. The railway was officially sold in 1961.

North of the City of Medellín deep in the Andean highlands in the laid-back village of Santiago we find the entrance to the unique railway tunnel “La Quiebra”. This tunnel represents a technical landmark of Colombian history as it is the longest railway tunnel of the country. After the end of the railway systems in Colombia, the local villagers invented their own means of transport with a small motorized “rail wagon”.

After a short ride through the tunnel, you reach the picturesque railway station El Limon located in an idyllic valley full of lush green hills with forests and sugarcane plantations. Just a few minutes walk from the abandoned station one finds some pristine waterfalls with crystal clear water perfect for a refreshing dip.

On the day trip you will learn more about the unique history of the Colombian Railways and meet typical local small-scale farmers in a natural environment.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic ride through green highlands
  • Visit the longest railway tunnel of Colombia
  • Ride on an artisanal train powered by a small motorbike
  • Explore pristine waterfalls
  • Discover ancient railway stations and learn more about Colombian railway history

* Can be subject to change

Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Bilingual attendance
  • Private Transportation and Pick-up Service
  • Ride on the “motorodillo” (artisanal train)
  • Traditional lunch *
  • Coffee break
  • Taxes

* Dish of the day + lemonade

Not included:

• Activities or expenses not specified in the plan.

Price

Price in dollars "USD". The price may vary depending on the number of people.

Bilingual guide: 5 USD
Trilingual guide: 8 USD

 

$116

Price for private groups from 4 people, the price depends on the number of people and is subject to change

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