Recinto del Pensamiento, Manizales

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Take a stroll though the manicured gardens at Recinto del Pensamiento, admiring the variety of plant and animal life that have made their home here. Walk along the signposted track, up and down the gentle slopes of the eclectic manicured gardens. Stop at the relaxing Japanese-themed garden for a break, accompanied by the light tinkling sound of water flowing through fountains, and ponds filled with koi carp. Snap photos of the feathered residents of the hummingbird garden as they flutter around their feeding points. Head to the visitor center to arrange a tour of the gardens--conducted only in Spanish--to learn about the flora, fauna, and history of the plot. Before you head to Manizales, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Manizales journey planner, to make sure you see all that Manizales has to offer, including Recinto del Pensamiento.
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  • You can visit the nature reserve not all. On arrival, you are welcomed by a guide, after payment you get a guide to visit the area, even though you're but with 2 people. The trip takes a little less than 2 h. There is an area with hummingbirds, a butterfly garden, an area where orchids flourish. Would you like to stay at kolobri's, during the whole time that can, then the guide after just 1:40 mat you to the end point. The visit was very pleased us because it varied
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  • Somewhere quiet, ideal for a good coffee, a little clear the mind or simply to breathe some air clean.
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  • Excellent site to feel the wonder of nature, the route of the trail is spectacular, a very cozy place.
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  • Beautiful place with a hotel inside and nice paths to walk. You can reserve birding tours also.
  • Great to visit if your driving around the area. Bear in mind it takes a few hours to tour
  • Great place for birding, natural walks and great coffee
  • Beautiful! relax and nature. The best colombian coffee at the "Tienda del Recinto". I recommend the brand Zafiro Coffee.
  • Good half day excursion from Manizales. The public bus goes to 600m from the entrance (busses which have the "Enea" and "Sena" in front). The entrance is 21'000 COP, including the small lift (recommend). The tour goes when enough people are around or to the full hours. Our guide explained in detail the hummingbirds, the bonsai trees, the mariposas and the orchids (in spanish). He took time to answer all questions and was very knowledgeable. Good tour however we saw more different kinds of hummingbirds and butterflies in Mindo (Ecuador).

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