Salento, Cocora and the Wax Palm Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

271465


Categories

Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
It is an activity which can be done for everyone.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (basic), French (conversational), English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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.

Transportation

I drive a new SUV which originally comes with 10 seats, but I've modified it and use only 6 positions comfortably.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: •Transportation
•Lunch
•Coffee break
•Water
•Entrance to Cocora path
•Bilingual private guide service

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50000 pesos - In case you want to buy souvenirs or any other items.

What’s Extra

Other: If you want, You could add a coffee experience (private 40 usd per person or shared 12 usd per person).

A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Jeffrey Rudnick

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    271465


    Categories

    Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.
    It is an activity which can be done for everyone.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (basic), French (conversational), English (fluent)

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