Jardin Botanico del Quindio, Calarca

4.6
#3 of 12 in Parks in Quindio Department
Explore and immerse yourself in the lush nature of Jardin Botanico del Quindio. Although clear paths map out the garden, you feel lost among the wild encroaching plant life. See the amazing butterfly farm home to over 1,500 butterflies from 30 different native species but keep still because they may decide to perch on you. The garden also features a bird observatory, a rock museum, an insectarium and cable bridges with delightful views. University students volunteer as guides here, so don't expect them to speak perfect English. Private tours can be requested. For Jardin Botanico del Quindio and beyond, use our Calarca travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Calarca vacation.
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  • We were here when the Botanical Garden opened at 9 am in the morning. 9.15 am departure to the first guide-one can only visit with a guide, included in the admission price. We were still only. The tour takes just over 2 h. The guide will explain in several places. There is the forest in reconstruction, there are the birds, there is a butterfly garden, there are some small museums. Good as nature interests you, then recommended
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  • If you're a coffee, this visit is a must; are in permanent contact with nature, if you go in the morning, there's a station suitable for watching native birds of the Department of Quindío, in the afternoon when a little low temperature, can enjoy and interact with a variety of butterflies that are They perch on your body with amazing ease, also the information line tunnel you can learn firsthand, have a space reserved for this topic where you can learn interesting information of this great work of engineering
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  • I am a fan of butterflies so was really looking forward to see the butterfly garden. The only way of doing so is to pay COP 30,000 per person to have access to “the tour”. This tour includes a visit t...  more »
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  • Outstanding experience. This is a very unusual botanical garden because it is completely open and you go through a guided path where you get to see amazing free tropical birds and humming birds. We even got to see a green tucan. There's also an enclosure where you find hundreds of beautiful butterflies. The whole tour is roughly 2:30 hours and it was worth every second. We even got to meet the owner of the garden. Such a wonderful, lovely gentleman! Don't miss this experience, check out my photos and you'll see what I mean!
  • If you're going to visit Quindío, this place is a must. Great destination for nature lovers and you only spend about 3 hours in the whole tour. People who provide the tour are very knowledgeable and can answer any questions you may have. Additionally they can recommend other places you can visit while you're staying around the area.
  • Had a wonderful time, you follow a tour guide around while explaining the history this was done in Spanish only. Just take plenty of water as the walk is about 2 and half hours
  • Awesome garden and guide! Entrance includes a mandatory guide, but we learned so much about this beautiful garden and the butterflies
  • It's a shame that such a beatutiful place does not have differential cost for elderly people. Besides the increases in the cost per year have been around 50 % discouraging assistance of local people who recommends it.
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