Private guided tour visiting salento and the wonderful wax palm.
Salento is a colorful colonial market town in the Coffee Zone; it has a lively environment, excellently conserved architecture and great restaurants serving up a multitude of dishes incorporating the local trout. Being the entrance of the Valle del Cocora makes it an extremely popular small town.
Cocora Valley, just 11 kms from Salento, is a majestic valley and the perfect place to "lose yourself" for a few hours. The valley is home to the wax palm, the Colombian national tree and the worlds tallest variety of palm tree, measuring up to 62m. It is the wax palm that makes Cocora a truly special destination and brings visitors flocking to see it. The topology of Cocora offers a bunch of trekking and walking possibilities. You can have a short easy walk or a demanding hiking experience around the same location, experimenting a very nice temperature and landscape which is always new.
The tour is very flexible and offers other alternatives during the day. We start at your hotel and go to Salento.
There, we have a walk around the town, looking at its charming architecture. After that, we take a jeep Willys and go to Cocora valley. There, we have the opportunity to have a nice walk in the mountains (if you want). If not, we can admire the beautiful wax palms from a spot.
Finally, we return to the hotel.
It's possible to extend the program with a visit to Filandia (another colorful town, 30 min from Salento). You can reach me to add it to the tour.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
This is a very flexible activity, normally we can make it shoter or longer depending of what the traveler want.
I drive a new SUV which originally comes with 10 seats, but I've modified it and use only 6 positions comfortably.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50000 pesos - In case you want to buy souvenirs or any other items.
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Spending the day with Andres was like spending the day with a good friend. Andres has a great personality, is an excellent tour guide and provides the right amount of information to give one a good understanding of what one is seeing and experiencing. I highly recommend Andres when deciding on a guide in Armenia.