Single day trips
With exclusive access, we will visit some of the largest and most celebrated orchid collections and greenhouses in Colombia located less than 1 hour from Medellín. Our visits to these collections will also include the possibility of buying some fantastic plants.
Alto de las Baldías
This is the highest peak around Medellín reaching up to 3150 m. The páramo habitat closest to the city can be visited here, a fragile and distinctive eco-system with scrub forests, pastures, and wetlands inhabited by many interesting plants and a diversity of highland orchids. On clear days there are spectacular views of the Cauca and Aburrá valleys.
San Sebastián - La Castellana natural reserve
A natural area located South West of Medellín and only 30 minutes from the city center. There you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city and beautiful Andean cloud forests with a variety of birds and plants.
Santa Elena and Parque Arví
Arví is a regional Eco-Tourism Park 45 minutes away from Medellín, located in Santa Elena. It is a protected area with archaeological value where one can find some remnants of native forests and old extensive cypress forests already colonized by many orchid species that switch from growing as epiphytes to growing on the ground.
Medellín river headwaters
Just 45 minutes South of Medellin, this is a natural area with extensive secondary forests feeding the headwaters of Medellín River and hosting 16% of the country’s biodiversity.
Just 45 minutes from the city, an isolated high elevation area where some remnants of well-preserved cloud forest remain. This is the preferred habitat of many Pleurothallids.