About

FREAK’N CREEK’N

Mission Statement

Freak’n Creek’n is an eco-adventure company that operates throughout Colombia. We offer one-of-kind adventure activities utilizing the diverse landscapes of this stunning country: whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, paragliding, hiking, and cycling, as well as family adventures, cultural encounters, and charco tours.

 

Our mission is to share the rivers, natural resources and culture of Colombia, to explore its wild beauty while promoting conservation and community outreach. Working in areas that have been impacted by the violence of the past decades, we strive to set an example for sustainable tourism, and to have a positive role in the bright future of Colombia.

 

Our experience, knowledge and professionalism, accumulated over 30 years of exploring whitewater and nature’s many bounties, make us the best choice for adventure, and one of the reasons that we are the fastest growing company in Antioquia.

 

Cocorná: Paradise in the Clouds

A small town hidden beneath the heavy cloud of the mountain forests, steeped by cascading waterfalls and dense vegetation, Cocorná is a wonder to behold.

 

Known for its many rivers and and crystal clear charcos (natural pools), in addition to its bountiful agricultural produce, Cocorná has been popular vacation destination for Colombians since the 1980s. During the time of conflict this area became a red zone, and in recent years has opened up once more to visitors.

 

Cocorná is still a new name for many, making it an ideal place to enjoy a relaxed Colombian experience. Horses, donkeys, and brightly-colored shiva buses are common forms of transport, while delicious fruit trees abound. Visit a trapiche (sugar cane plantation) and stop for a coffee in town, or swim in one of the many natural springs and bask in the sun on the granite boulders. Keep an eye out for monkeys, colorful butterflies, and exotic birds.

Located 69 km outside of Medellín on the Medellín-Bogotá highway, with buses leaving hourly from the city, Cocorná is remote yet accessible. Our Freak’n Creek’n office is one-of-a-kind, perched on the mountainside with an exhilarating vista of the Cocorná valley and the 400 m El Venus waterfall. Eco trails lead down from our gourmet restaurant to luxurious private cabins, and the paragliding launch that will send you soaring through the clouds is right at your doorstep.

Equipment and Team

With over 30 years of operating experience in the adventure tourism industry, we use only the highest-quality, certified equipment, imported from the USA.We use custom, one-of-a kind 11-foot rafts  that are especially designed for steep, low-volume rafting. Large tubes and a small surface area make for a fun and stable experience in the Ferrari of river rafts.

United States Coast Guard Approved life jackets, never older than five years, will keep you afloat, with a WRSI helmet and paddle to match.

Our great fleet of whitewater kayaks is kept in excellent condition and is available for rental, including new models from name brands such as Liquid Logic, Pyranha and Waka Kayaks.

Our diverse and professional guides are at the core of our success, coming in from all parts of the world to share their stories and love of adventure. All are trained in Swiftwater Rescue and Wilderness First Aid.

It is easy to say that we have the best and most professional equipment and staff in Colombia.

Freak’n Creek’n: A Backstory

Freak’n Creek’n is a pioneer company conceived with an eye for the road less travelled and a desire for a more complete experience. It all started in 1998 in West Virginia, USA, where founder kayaker Robert Bibb and a few intrepid friends decided to leave behind the crowds of the Gauley River and explore different sections upstream. Custom-made, 11-foot rafts were designed for running low-volume, technical steep rivers, or creeks.

This same design was integrated into new stomping grounds in Colombia, where we are still running steep rivers and breaking boundaries.

Rob went on to become the SEO mastermind and CEO of Blackwood Productions and other innovations such as the first Internet Space Agency. Years later, while exploring Central and South America for less commercial rivers, he realized that the rivers of Colombia had the magic he was looking for.

Rafting

From Rafting to Paragliding – We have the Extreme Adventure You Are Looking For!

Amazing Food

Relax and Enjoy Our Custom Menu That Blends American and Colombian Dishes.

Accommodations

Stay In Our Unique, Handmade Hobbit Homes Built From All Natural Materials

About us

Our School

We offer an excellent kayaking class that takes you from the basics of kayaking on up to doing successful rescues.

  • Essential Kayak Classes
  • Skill Clinics
  • Overnight Trips
  • Youth Programs
  • Calendar
  • River Rescue Courses
  • Technical Rope Rescue
  • Spanish School
  • ACA Kayak Instructor Course
  • Raft Guide School

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