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Rio Claro Valley

Address: Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: (4) 268 8855
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Ranked #9 of 43 Attractions in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We floated down the river here for something like 3 hours. It was tranquil and beautiful. The group went on a small hike afterwards. The best if you want to explore the beauty of the Colombian countryside.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It takes around 3 hours to get to Rio Claro but if you're doing a long day trip or overnight, it's totally worth it. Leave early with a day trip group or go from the terminal del norte. You will love the clear, picturesque river as long as it's not the rainy season. A beautiful mix of animals and giant... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This should be a tranquil experience, but walking in to the reserve centre there are cars and motorbikes racing by constantly. There appears to be no management supervision whole place is in absolute chaos. This place is simply a money making exercise with NO consideration for customer service or for providing a quality experience. The staff are just not interested.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We took the bus from Medellin - but arrived too late. Be aware, you must get to the north bus terminal by 8:15, as the latest bus departs at 9:30. We were able to get on a bus by paying the driver (illegal, it's how they make more money) but we had no seats...this may be good to know, the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Upon booking our reservation my girlfriend and I were under the impression that this establishment was an oasis and safeplace for wildlife and nature as the title claims. Upon arriving, we quickly realized this was not the case. First off, disregard any of the rules you see on their website as none of the guests follow them. Cigarette smoking is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went with our 7 and 9 year old children and had an absolute blast. We participated in all of the activities except for rock climbing. Its a beautiful park with very friendly and helpful staff. It was a major highlight of our travels.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Stayed for two nights (which felt like the perfect amount of time) in December 2014. Stayed in one of the panoramic rooms where the views were amazing, saw birds, butterflies and monkeys. Was nice having all food provided, and was good to see some veg on the plate after other reviews said otherwise. Staff were all nice and helpful, and... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you like nature and adventure, travel to Rio Claro with friends and family. Just 3 hours by car from Medellin. Very nice place to swim, dive and have fun. It's better for adventure travelers. Try going from Monday through Friday, because on weekends ther will be a lot of people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'm a Colombian but my boyfriend is from New Zealand and I wanted to take him to Colombia , we visited this place and really enjoyed it , we did a lot of activities and loved every single one of them , people there were very friendly and helpful , the food was nice and the whole experience was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 days at the panoramic rooms. They were wonderful. Far away from the restaurant so if you don't like to walk and climb stairs, wouldn't recommend the "refugio" cabins. The forest and river are really amazing and well taken care of. The food was a bit plain... Could be better. If you like peace and privacy do... More 

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