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Address: Km. 11 Valle del Cocora | Salento Colombia, Salento, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 6 7463515
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Description: El hermoso paisaje que combina el canto de las aves, la vegetacion...
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.
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It took us around 6 hours and was tough in a couple of places but the payoff was spectacular. It could have been completed quicker if we hadn't have taken so many snaps!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It took us around 6 hours and was tough in a couple of places but the payoff was spectacular. It could have been completed quicker if we hadn't have taken so many snaps!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A day hike that included butterflies, hummingbirds, cows, horses, chickens and I think a family of badgers. Bring water, snacks or picnic. Soooo beautiful. I think I took 200 pictures and none of them captured the splendor.

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detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. I chose one hour horse ride to go up the mountain. You still have climb up 1+ km to the top of mountain where horse can't go. The view from top is magnificent. Going down takes another 2+ hours, much easy to go down though. You can stop at many places for photos.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely breathtaking. In the December high season you can ride a horse to the top and walk among the cows looking over the valley of palm trees. In the low season, you can walk up, but it's a 45 minute trek so bring water.

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Magical, beautiful, etc.! You will not believe that such a place exisits- impossibly skinny wax palms dot the landscape, rolling green, lush mountains in all directions, speckled with little fincas and cattle, and close to the charming town of Salento. A romantic and rugged place, all at once.

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Fort Lee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Beautiful destination, it's really close to the city and its perfect for horse riding, good place to go with the whole family. Also food there is delicious they have the best "Truchas", truchas are local fish tha they fried and eat with a side of deep fried green plantains.

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We started the way up through the valley to climb through the rainforest and via all the bridges. On the way back via the heavenly palm tree green lands!

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place is magical, I am meeting lots of nature, mountains, great palm wax many animals and birds Rivers and Wildlife I like this place

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

What an amazing hike through an unforgettable landscape. If you are traveling in Colombia I definitely recommend checking out Bosques de Cocora for the day because you will be hard pressed to find such serenity and beauty elsewhere. And as one commentator noted it definitely feels like you are walking through Jurassic Park. Check it out!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Make sure you catch an early jeep ( 7:30 or 9:30am ) so you can spend the day there . Each jeep was 25,000 COP for the jeep load . Just short of 4,000 COP each . Hang off the back and enjoy the spectacular view/ ride . If you want to do the loop ( wax palm trees )... More 

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Address: Km. 11 Valle del Cocora | Salento Colombia, Salento, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 6 7463515
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Quindio Department  >  Salento

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