Salento and Cocora Valley Tour

Salento and Cocora Valley Tour

Visit the municipality of Salento in Quindío, one of the typical villages that are included in the declaration of UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Visit the Cocora Valley and get to know the national tree of Colombia, the Palm of Wax.

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Description of Salento and Cocora Valley Tour

Salento and Cocora Valley: the treasures of the Coffee Region

With this experience, you will be able to know one of the most visited places of the Coffee Region: Salento and Cocora Valley; you can live a quiet day in one of the most picturesque villages of Colombia; enjoy its delicious gastronomy try the softest coffee in the world and contemplate the majesty of the wax palm.

It is a natural landscape located in a mountainous valley of the central mountain range of the Colombian Andes, specifically in the department of Quindío, being part of the Snowy National Park.

You will enjoy with us the colorful Antioqueña architecture, the tour of the Calle Real and the Alto de las Cruces.

Curiosities of the site:

The wax palm reaches up to 60 meters and can live 200 years, they are increasingly threatened by the progress of livestock.

The average temperature is 18 degrees Celsius and it has an urban population of approximately 3000 inhabitants and in the rural area a population of 5500 inhabitants.

Meeting points

  • The starting point depends on the place of origin of the client.

What includes? Salento and Cocora Valley Tour

  • Round trip transportation from Pereira in specialized tourism cars.
  • One day activity (depending on climatic and topographic conditions).
  • Snack
  • 30-minute ride through the Cocora Valley.
  • Lunch with typical trout dish.
  • Visit to the town (Salento).
  • Accompanying coordinator (for groups over 12 people).
  • Medical assistance card

Not included

  • Expenses not specified in the plan
  • Promotional rate applies for groups of 7 people

Itinerary of Salento and Cocora Valley Tour

  • Meeting point

    Time 8:30 am

    Our meeting point in the city of Pereira is the ColombiaTours facilities (Calle 16 #14-42 office 303) if it is a group departure. For personalized services at the door of your hotel or home, at this time our group coordinators or manager start with the necessary recommendations to make your experience a pleasant one.

  • Start of the tour


    In specialized tourism cars we start the journey from Pereira through the Barbas Bremen nature reserve along the coffee highway, it is approximately 1 hour: 30 minutes of paved road trip, sighting the magical landscape of the Coffee Cultural Landscape. After this, we arrive at the Palmas del Cocora Eco Hotel Resort

  • Ride

    Breakfast 10:00 am

    About this hour after resting a little of the tour in the car, the ride is taken, a 30-minute journey entering to the foot of the Los Nevados National Park, with our guides from the region, return to the tourist center Palmas del Cocora , where we will enjoy its green areas to prepare for lunch.

  • Lunch

    Typical lunch

    After taking the ride you can take lunch, a typical lunch of the area, Trout with fried Patacon Cocora, this lunch is taken in the resort facilities, where after lunch you can enjoy the green areas.

  • Refreshment

    Refreshment3:00 pm

    After lunch and enjoy a little of the facilities of the tourist center, proceed to take the snack, which can be panela water with cheese, cake with coffee or arequipe with cheese

  • Salento

    4:00 pm

    After enjoying the Cocora Valley area, there is a trip to Salento, where the car that transports them leaves them in the main park to visit this area of the royal street and tourist viewpoint, purchase of handicrafts and gastronomy local

  • Return to the city of origin

    5:30 pm

    At this, very punctual, the car that transported them to take the tour waits for them in the main park to return to the starting point or meeting point, the vehicle is very punctual on the return so we suggest you be very punctual.

Recommendations of Salento and Valle del Cocora Tour

We recommend you to wear comfortable clothes, preferably with closed shoes because it is very cold in this area. Wear appropriate clothes, take a camera, apply sunscreen.

People with physical limitations are advised not to do the walk, but they can enjoy the scenery in the various restaurants that are in place.


In this magical town you will find a great diversity of crafts, an amazing view in its Mirador, the only thing you will need to enjoy it is the best attitude.

This activity does not require more physical effort.

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    4 out of 5

    The landscapes are spectacular, for food there is a variety of dishes, recommended Garlic trout, fruit desserts, ecological walks, horseback riding.

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    5 out of 5

    Excellent place to walk with an indescribable view. If you like to walk in recommended nature, you will definitely start the walk through the misty forest and reach the valley as a reward for the effort.

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