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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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  • Natural landscape of the coffee, the view is incomparable bird watching and native species such as the palmade wax national tree of Colombia
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  • A must! A unique landscape and a great atmosphere. The Colombia you can't dream it better.
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  • If you travel in particular vehicle, there is no problem to reach the Valley of Cocora, you pay a parking all day for a value of 6000 pesos. We did our tour without a guide, leading sourcing water and peanuts with raisins unsalted. We started our journey at 9:00 AM across the Valley for about 1 hour to meet the cloud forest and begin a rise of around 2 hours to the nature reserve of Acaime where the entry has a value of 5000 pesos per person which includes an aguapanela with cheese or other drinks (very appropriate for travel and return to energy) Watch countless hummingbirds fly around us and the maintenance of the area. From that place we started the return to the Valley, but not by where you went, but through another path, climbing more or less 1 kilometer up the slope of a mountain to a farm, where we had to wait until a surprise and short rain ceases, very normal in that area, would be 1:00 PM. My wife and I take this opportunity to take a hot chocolate with bread and cheese that the people who live there, very friendly indeed, sold to tourists worth 5000 pesos per person. From this point we begin the descent of almost 2 hours, enjoying some incredible landscapes, reaching an impressive land surrounded by the incredible wax palms, there my wife and I we descalzamos and walked on foot clean, delighting a small hike through this unique and inspiring landscape, then in about 10 minutes, be comiendonos a delicious trout with fried plantain , salad and broth of trout in one of the restaurants in the area where there we had our parked veniculo. Excellent and majestic travel of approximately 5-6 hours depending on the step that takes, that some time will again realize
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