Cerro Tusa Day Trip
Feeling like a challenge? Up for a hike?
Join us as we climb the natural wonder Cerro Tusa.
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- Vacation StyleHoliday Type
- Activity LevelChallenging
This tour starts with a pick up at 6am.
All travel between Medellin and Cerro Tusa and back to Medellin is included.
A traditional lunch meal will be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Guide & entry fees:
All entry fees are included.
Use of swimming pool.
Services of local guides.
Alcoholic drinks, water, soft drinks.
Food – other than the traditional lunch meal mentioned above.
Tips & gifts.
Any additional costs not agreed before tour commences.
- Timings Cerro Tusa
We will depart Medellin at 6am for Cerro Tusa in our transport. Once we arrive we will have a chance to take a quick look around the local town before heading off to our first place which is the sacrificial stone near the base of Cerro Tusa. They are still unsure if actual human sacrifices have taken place here.
We will take a walk around the base before starting our climb. We will zig zag our way to the top and then get our breath back whilst enjoying the outstanding views from the top.
Once we are ready to descend we will scramble our way down using the vines and trees to help us.
Afterwards we will head off to a nearby finca where you will be given lunch and also have the chance to relax in the pool which is fed via natural water. Later on in the afternoon we will depart back to Medellin.
Please note that the above is a preliminary itinerary and may vary due to factors such as weather conditions, access to river portage points and seasonal changes and local activities. During periods of extreme bad weather, for comfort and safety canoeing or caving may be cancelled.
Equipment and Clothing:
Suggested to wear long trousers and shirt. (You may slide on your backside on way down if desired)
Water (3 litres is a suggested amount for up and down trip)
Snacks (energy bar, fruit etc)
Spare set of clothing for return journey,
Towel (you will have the chance to go swimming afterwards, can be left in vehicle)
Sun block, Hat, glasses, insect repellent etc.
Camera (waterproof bag for camera)
Small bag to place your spare clothing etc inside
CASH – (to buy your drinks, snacks etc)
You should have a general to good level of fitness for this hike and enjoy the outdoors. You should also be comfortable travelling in close proximity with others. Minimum age 10.
It is advised to have your yellow fever jab up to date and remember it is suggested that you receive this 10 days or more before you travel to insure of its effectiveness.
Bring all medicines required for personal use to cover the length of your trip.
There will be times of heavy rains and this at times could lead to mosquitos. (Malaria prevention – tablets etc)
No previous experience is required. Hiking Cerro Tusa can be physically demanding.
Insurance – We suggest you check with your insurance provider that you are covered for these activities you wish to participate in.
NB: We advise you not to buy equipment or clothes for your trip or to incur other non-refundable expenses such as flights until you have received confirmation of your booking from us in writing. Note of course that the most appropriate clothing to use as well as the level of challenge experienced during any outdoor activity may vary significantly depending on factors such as the time of year and the particular weather/temperature conditions during your trip.