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Bosques de Cocora

Km. 11 Valle del Cocora | Salento Colombia, Salento, Colombia
+57 6 7463515
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Salento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Owner description: El hermoso paisaje que combina el canto de las aves, la vegetacion exuberante y los caminos de herradura, ofrece a los visitantes el mas maravilloso... more » Owner description: El hermoso paisaje que combina el canto de las aves, la vegetacion exuberante y los caminos de herradura, ofrece a los visitantes el mas maravilloso intercambio con la naturaleza a 2.450 Metros de altura sobre el nivel del mar. El sitio esta ubicado en el Km 11 via Valle del Cocora saliendo del Municipio de Salento y desde la ciudad de Armenia se llega en 30 minutos. El plato representativo de la region es la trucha, dentro de las sugerencias del chef, tenemos nuestra afamada y deliciosa Trucha Mar Adentro, como plato de frutos del mar nuestra Cazuela de Mariscos y como plato innovador nuestro cochinillo a la Cocora. « less
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colchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had a private tour from Pereira so didn't need the jeeps but passed a few which were somewhat overloaded with people standing on the back. The walk up the valley is varied terrain and at times uphill but nothing too strenuous and well worth it. If you like birds then there are plenty to see. You can also do... More

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Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We started early and took on of the first jeeps, which leave by the square where the church is. The ride took about 30min. It was a bit rainy and foggy but the higher up we got and closer to noon, it got sunny and warm. There are signs which lead you and it is also written how many more... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This walk is absolutely wonderful and a must do when visiting Salento! The keeps pick you up from the main square at 6.10am, 7.30am, 9.30am, 12.30pm. The journey took 30 minutes and there's 8 people to a jeep. The jeeps return from the small town at 10.30, 12.30pm, 3, 4 and 5 or alternatively when the jeep is full with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

when your in Salento, you have to. Pretty easy walk, to a bird observatory where they have hummingbirds. So you get back with tons of pictures of palm trees and hummingbirds...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I am a photographer and this place was a paradise for me. I walked all the way to the bird reserve, crossing through the waterfall, six hanging bridges and the "palma de cera" forest. Absolutely beautiful. Our guide José was excellent, he knew the fauna, and flora, and had plenty of good stories to share. We walked for more than... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Take a jeep up to Valle del Cocora (3400 COP). They are lined up in the main square of Salento and the trip takes about 25 mins. We chose not to take the horses but do the hike which took us about 4.5 hrs (we stopped a bit to take photos so you could probably do it in 4 hrs).... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Jeeps line up in the main square of Salento to take you to Valle del Cocora, they squeeze you in but add more Jeeps as they fill up. The trip to the valley takes about 25 mins through great countryside and costs 3400 COP. The walk up to the small reserve and looping back up over the mountain took us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It is a 4 hours trecking in the mountain with a amazing nature...probably something you never saw before... it must be unique!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We walked for about 5 hours in the Valle de Cocora. We stayed in Salento and it was so easy by jeep from the main square to get to Cocora. Stunning walk. Saw lots of humming birds and a toucan! A wonderful day out highly recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I just did a great horseback riding / hiking trip today. Here's what I would recommend for a manageable, not too tiring day: Catch the jeeps in the center at 9:30am or before - takes about 30-40 minutes. (3.400 COP per person). Bring some snacks or packed food for lunch - we took some arepas and chocolate... More

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