Looking for adrenaline? You can do these exciting activities in various places in Colombia!

Do you like to add something extra to your trip? An exciting activity, being active and in beautiful surroundings.

Colombia is a vibrant and diverse country that offers a wealth of adventure opportunities for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. From the towering Andes mountains to the lush Amazon rainforest, the country’s varied landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for an array of outdoor activities. We help you to plan the best activities and route for your adventure trip to Colombia!

Most activities are available at different levels, some accessible to children and others at a higher level for advanced students. San Gil in Santander is a destination that has a lot to offer in terms of extreme sports. But many activities are also possible around Medellín, such as Salto de Buey, Cocoroná and Rio Claro.

Water rafting

  • San Gil: Known as the adventure capital of Colombia, San Gil offers exhilarating white-water rafting experiences on the Río Fonce and the more challenging Río Suárez. The rapids range from Class III to V, providing options for both beginners and experienced rafters.
  • Cañón del Río Claro: Located near Medellín, this natural reserve features crystal-clear waters perfect for rafting and exploring the scenic marble canyon.


  • Coffee Region (Eje Cafetero): Ziplining through the lush coffee plantations and cloud forests of this region is a popular activity. The landscapes offer spectacular views, especially around towns like Salento and Manizales.
  • Salto de Buey (Medellin): For those looking to experience the thrill of soaring through the air, ziplining is a popular activity near Salto del Buey. The zipline courses often provide stunning aerial views of the waterfall and the surrounding forest, offering a unique perspective and an adrenaline rush.


  • Chicamocha Canyon: One of the most impressive sites for paragliding in Colombia, offering breathtaking views over the vast canyon. Tandem flights are available for beginners, providing an unforgettable experience soaring over the dramatic landscape.
  • Medellín: The nearby town of San Felix offers paragliding opportunities with views of Medellín’s sprawling cityscape and the surrounding mountains.

Rappelling down a waterfall

  • San Gil: The Juan Curí waterfall near San Gil is a prime spot for waterfall rappelling. Descend through cascading water while enjoying the lush surroundings.

Speleology (Cave Exploration)

  • Cueva de la Vaca (Cow Cave): Located near San Gil, this cave is perfect for beginner and intermediate spelunkers. The tour includes navigating narrow passages and underground rivers.
  • La Cueva del Esplendor: Near Jardín in Antioquia, this cave features a stunning waterfall inside, offering a unique spelunking experience combined with a bit of hiking.

Mountain Biking

  • Coffee Region Trails: The Coffee Triangle offers numerous mountain biking trails through scenic coffee plantations and hilly terrains. The areas around Armenia, Manizales, and Pereira are particularly popular.
  • Villa de Leyva: This historic town offers excellent mountain biking routes through its colonial streets and surrounding countryside, including challenging trails in the nearby Iguaque National Park.

Check our 18 days Adventure Colombia roundtrip

Two people paragliding over Medellin