Duration: 2 days/ 1 night
Sonsón is the cultural capital of Andean Antioquia. The idyllic town is located in the Eastern Andean Highlands just a 2 hour drive through mystic lush green mountains. The close by Páramo of Sonsón with lots of small Andean rivers provides the region with the best conditions for traditional agriculture. Due to the remote location the town of Sonsón is still full of culture and traditions. The traditional lifestyle of the locals and the unique architecture of its historic centre are just two reasons why Sonsón will soon enter the list of Colombian Heritage Villages. Immerge yourself into Andean culture and experience Paisa traditions first hand visiting local communities of the region. On a hike observe unique Andean landscapes and pristine waterfalls. Furthermore, your participation supports the small-scale farmers of the region.
- Private transportation incl. pick-up service
- Travel insurance
- Accommodation (Sonsón)
- Meals (1x breakfast / 2x lunch)
- Entrance fees (local museums)
- Guided history tour of Sonsón
- Visit of traditional small-scale farms
- Support of local communities
- Bilingual attendance
- Travel to the heart of the Paisa Culture
- Enjoy some of the most impressive viewpoints of the local farmers
- Experience first-hand the traditional lifestyle of the Antioquia Andes
Day 1: Sonsón – The cultural heart of Antioquia
After a 2 hour drive through lush Andean highlands you arrive in the idyllic town of Sonsón located beside the impressive Páramo of Sonsón. On a village tour you learn more about the history of Sonsón and understand the importance of the town for the so-called „Paisa Culture“. Its historic centre is in almost perfect conditions and many of the old traditions are still alive in Sonsón. On a guided tour through the village with a local historian get closer to the Andean Paisa soul.
Day 2: Hike through pristine Andean landscapes and local farmer communities
On a hike to a waterfall experience the daily small-scale farmer culture first hand. Sonsón is still home of plenty of traditional family-run farms growing onions, potatoes and several kinds of tropical fruits. The nature reserve “Páramo de Sonsón” provides the region with the best conditions for this kind of traditional agriculture. In the afternoon drive back to the city of Medellín.
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Price in dollars "USD" and, accommodation is a mid-range hotels. The price may vary depending on the number of people.
Bilingual guide: 15 USD