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“A must do when in Salento”
Review of Bosques de Cocora

Bosques de Cocora
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USD 147.00*
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Private Tour: Cocora Valley and Ocaso Coffee Tour
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Salento
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Yes, it is really hyped up and a thriving market for tours to the park in Salento. There is only one way to get there from Salento, which is on the “Willy” Jeeps that wait in the plaza. They pack a dozen people in these jeeps so it can get crowded.

After a ride to a paved road, you arrive at the main are where you will find a restaurant, coffee shop and guides if you want to do the park on horseback. The price for horseback was not too bad for a few hours.

We opted to hike it as I feel that you can see and experience the place better. The day was partly cloudy which gave it a mystic feel and actually a nice break from the sun.

The cocora is actually a private property and you do pay a 3,000 COP fee up the trail. The trail is a nice gradual climb before heading up further. The trail does continue for a fair distance of about 70km. We only did a few hours to see the valley.

We found a lovely overlook and sat there for awhile, taking in feel of the place.

Thank ccriderYVR
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A must do if you are in Salento. Its a unique place. We went on a holiday, becauce of that the town was a bit crowded but the valle was not to busy.

1  Thank Gabe d
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Used the word Amazing twice in my title... about 48 times less than my wife used it during the hike.

We got lucky (or maybe it was the talisman-like properties of the poncho I bought with my box lunch at Brunch) and headed out for the park early to beat the rain... only to be blessed with a beautiful day.

We followed advice given and opted to start the hike headed for the right fork of the path, forest/jungle first, with multiple crossings of bridges of interesting or perhaps mildly concerning condition before doubling back to the wax palm portion to end the hike.

Skipped the Acaime portion of the hike... partially out of fear of delays getting us caught in the rain, partially because out of my trepidation for the significant 40 minutes of uphill, uphill and more uphill portion of the hike.

In truth, the hike wasn't too difficult despite 40 minutes of huffing and puffing during the climb, and given our weather we could have done the extra couple KM. (If you think yourself in better shape than a mid-40yo man who sits at a desk all day and could stand to lose 5-10 kilos, you can do the whole thing.)

Absolutely wonderful day.

Thank perducci
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

An amazing place to visit near from Salento to complete your travel there. It's a great oportunity to see the most beautiful places in Colombia, walk the mountaint to conect to nature, earing, breathing.

Enjoy a beautiful view of Cocora valey.

Thank candres0989
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This is visually one of the best places in Columbia.

The home of the tallest palm trees in the world. It’s about a 3-4 hour gorgeous hike and when you reach the top, the views are breathtaking.

You have to do this if in Salento as it’s a cheap jeep ride there and super cheap entry for a national park.

There is also a hummingbird sanctuary which was good to experience.

Thank BackpackingBakers
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