Bosques de Cocora, Salento

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. Put Bosques de Cocora and other Salento attractions into our Salento road trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It is a very nice site of Colombia, the scenery is spectacular. You can now be reached by paved road. They can be horseback riding, or ecological walks, camping. There are restaurants. We recommend the trout with garlic.
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  • As lonely planet puts it - this is the Switzerland of Colombia! A beautiful valley frames by mountains and dotted with majestic palm trees of up to 60 meters. To get to Cocora take a pickup truck (Wil...  more »
  • Excellent location, we carry out a group of walkers a perfect 4-hour ride, it rained but the magic of the place never decreased the incredible travel, it is recommended to leave very early back and forth are at least 6.5 hours. Excellent place.
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