Ancestral Traditions-Milking & Horses

Medellin, Colombia

Experience hosted by Juan Jose

6 hours, Hosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

What you'll do

We will set off from your hotel-hostel at 5:30am in a comfy SUV, then we head to San Antonio de Pardo which is a Medellin countryside district 40 min away. Our destination is a private farm which has been named as one of the city lungs by the city council due to his fenomenal green corridor.

When we get there we will have a delicious brekky made by locals with organic ingredients from the region. Followed by this, at 7:15am we will start our way to the cow's paddock to interact with this extraordinary animals and learn about the milking process with the locals responsible guidance.

Finishing this activity, we head back to the farm to have some coffee and hang around the farm while i get the horses ready.
You will get an introduction about some necessary principles you need to know before riding a horse. As soon everything is done we start our ride to the mountain at 9:30am; we will pass by numerous pine tress where you can see different types of birds and the wonderful landscape before we reach the peak. (This can be swap for trekking if you prefer)

We will set up a picnic area where we can have a unique local dish, while our horses rest and we admire the view with Medellin in the background. Then we ride the horses back to the farm, rest a bit with a cup of coffee and head back to your hotel-hostel (Midday).
We will set off from your hotel-hostel at 5:30am in a comfy SUV, then we head to San Antonio de Pardo which is a Medellin countryside district 40 min away. Our destination is a private farm which has been named as one of the city lungs by the city council due to his fenomenal green corridor.

When we get there we will have a delicious brekky made by locals with organic ingredients from the region. Followed by this, at 7:15am we wil…

What's included

  • Food
    Organic breakfast, fresh fruits & local dish called TAMAL (vegan options in...
  • Drinks
  • Transportation
    SUV

Meet your host, Juan Jose

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 14 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello everyone, let me introduce myself. I am a business administration by profession and traveler - animal lover by passion. I have been traveling the world 6 years ago where i've visited many different countries and finally got back again to my home town, our beautiful Medellin, the place that i've always dreamed to share with others when i was overseas.

I grew up surrounded by animals in my grandparents dairy farm (the experience location) in the countryside of Medellin. In this place is where my animal passion started and where i got all my knowledge about how to treat them well and responsibly.

More than your host, i will be someone who shares knowledge and live the experience along with you; having a good time as we love to do in our culture.

See you soon!!
Hello everyone, let me introduce myself. I am a business administration by profession and traveler - animal lover by passion. I have been traveling the world 6 years ago where i've visited many different countries and finally got back again to my home town, our beautiful Medellin, the place that i've always dreamed to share with others when i was overseas.

I grew up surrounded by animals in my grandparents dairy farm (the experience location) in the countryside of Medellin. In this p…
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Where you'll be

Rural area in one of the 5 Medellin districts - San Antonio de Prado, on our 200 acre green corridor farm located in the south west of the city.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

Esther
September 2021
This experience has been the absolute highlight of my trip to Medellín. ❤Nothing short of AMAZING! From beginning to end, communication was easy, fast, and friendly. Juan picked me up from my place (a really nice touch) with Pranav, another adventure goer and new friend (!) and the early morning drive was splendid, with him pointing out different landmarks and sharing information on the towns we drove through. The drive itself isn't too long, but just on the other side of Medellín as you start entering the mountains to get to his family's farm, be prepared for a whole new world. So many incredible views! Upon arrival, breakfast was already ready and Estella (a sweet lady who works on the land) had an arrangement of beverages to offer at our choosing. Breakfast was delicious and super hearty. Afterwards, we got to take in the majestic scenery while listening to nature's music, and it was quite relaxing. Once the ranch hand gathered the cows, I experienced milking a cow for the first time in my life. This was a very unique touch and made me appreciate milk so much more lol! After that activity came my personal favorite- horseback riding!! It was surreal riding through the mountainous forest, breathing in the fresh air away from the city, and being surrounded by fluttering colorful butterflies. Juan even had a picnic blanket that we all sat on while enjoying a fruit bowl filled with all kinds of exotic fruits. The three of us sat and took it all in at the peak of the mountain, while sharing travel stories and creating memories. The entire experience was honestly so incredible and thoughtfully curated by Juan. He is really sweet, gentle, observant, and well informed on his country and its history. I had a marvelous day making new friends (both of the human and animal kind lol) and I'm actually booking this experience again before my departure. Take my word for it and book this adventure- it's 10000000% worth it!
Pranav
September 2021
Juan is a super nice guy who goes out of his way to make sure his guests feel special. He has a lovely farm and great views. All the animals were super friendly too. Horse ride was the highlight of the experience. He made sure we were all very comfortable and took extra care of us. Super friendly guy and a great experience. Don't miss this if you're in Medellin.
Angela
September 2021
If you are looking for a memorable and unique way to see Medellin you must book this experience. Juan Jose is very friendly, fluent in English, and helpful with any questions. The farm is beautiful and serene and you truly feel welcomed to the families’ home. If you like nature, animals and trying something off the beaten path you will love this. It was the highlight of my visit to Colombia. Don’t miss out!
Anna Marta
August 2021
It was a fantastic experience. Simply must do if you are in the area! The food was delicious and the animals looked healthy and well taken care of. Juan Jose is super nice and makes sure you are having a good time! If you enjoy the nature and animals don’t hesitate, we highly recommend it! 😊
Hanwen
August 2021
This is one of the best trips I have ever experienced in my life. The private farm is located in a beautiful mountain, where is far away from the city. Juan Jose is such a nice and educated guy, first of all he picked me up at the hotel and headed to the farm having a great chat. When we arrived, he hosted me with a delicious breakfast, taught me how to milk and then we did the horse riding which is SO AMAZING !! In this wonderful experience you’ll learn about real Colombia, to escape from city noises and to have perfect connection to the nature. Totally 100% recommended!!
Melissa
July 2021
What an amazing experience i had with Juan! This kind of culture connections were what i was chasing since i arrived to Colombia. You really get inside and learn about local traditions, the milking was sooo much fun and the horse riding was amazing with those views. Juan and the people who lives in the farm are sooo nice and polite. They will make sure you feel like HOME, and full lol (btw the fruit bowl he gives you in the horse riding is yummy) Overall experience was just wonderful, you have fun, you learn about Colombia, you eat great food and you give a time for yourself to take clean breath and scape from the city lights. 200% recommended!!!!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Water bottle