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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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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I reccomend to start this hike before 9:30! I left the city of pereira at 6:50 and was able to get the Jeep that left at 8:30 from the main square of Salento. you just have to seat in one of them and pay less then $4.000 pesos when you reach cocora valley. From there you start the hike till... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We really liked the palms, and the views of the hills. However we were expecting some good hiking trails and we did not find that. There is not "National Park infraestructure" and the trail there is, as is also used by many many horses, smells terrible and is very dirty. We walked a little bit, for half an hour or... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely landscape and nice people. I wish I had ridden the horses. Also stopped to have a Jesus Martin coffee, which was excellent.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A long hike that takes you to the most amazing views in Colombian mountains. You can see the national tree, the palm tree and feel like in the Jurasic as they are gigantic. Go and see the birds and take agua de panela con queso and see the clouds mix with the mountains.

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CHARLOTTE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

In a world class of its own. A quiet part of Southern Heaven with something for everyone. I loved the trees which reached to the skies, the highest trees I have ever seen. Almost breaks one's neck to look up at the tops. Enjoyed the hiking yet I found I never used the water proof hiking boots I packed, never... More

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colchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

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

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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