Bosques de Cocora, Salento

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Hike or hop on the back of a horse and ride through lush meadows and green forests of Bosques de Cocora while listening to hummingbirds. A six-hour round trail will take you through the valley, pass waterfalls and over suspension bridges. Rest at the top and take in the scenic views before you start descending towards the tall palm trees. The wax palm, native to these lands, grows as high as 60 m (200 ft) and represents the national tree of Colombia. The restaurant near the trout farm serves delicious local specialties. To visit Bosques de Cocora and other attractions in Salento, use our Salento holiday planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Beautiful, beautiful landscape around. Recommended 100%. Fun horse rise. Bring raincoat and footwear of mountain as rain I pillais!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Nature is beautiful! The waspalmen, the waterfalls, the hummingbirds, plants, flowers, ... It was quite a brisk walk, with lots of climbing and descending.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It is a beautiful valley, a magical place. Please, do not take the horseback ride as an option, we paid for an hour of walking and were only given a 20 minute walk to a certain point and 20 minutes to...  more »

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