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Cocora Valley, Salento, & Filandia — Nature and Culture Day Tour

Marvel at thousands of the world’s tallest palm trees that tower into the clouds in Cocora Valley. Wander through Salento’s quaint downtown and admire its colorful buildings and lush green hillsides. Drink a bold Colombian roast in Filandia’s town plaza, and more on this day trip to Colombia’s Quindio Region!

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Experience the Nature, Culture, & Coffee of Quindio, Colombia

Colombia’s Quindio Department is located directly between the country’s three largest cities–Cali, Bogota, and Medellin — and is nestled in the foothills of the Andes mountains. Famous for its architecture, coffee plantations, stunning landscapes, and towering wax palm trees, Quindio is a perfect getaway from the big city.

On this tour, explore Cocora Valley (Valley of the Palms) and the small colonial towns of  Salento and Filandia. Marvel at thousands of the world’s tallest palm trees that rise over 200 feet (60 meters) into the clouds. Wander through Salento’s quaint downtown and admire its colorful buildings and lush green hillsides. Drink a bold Colombian roast in Filandia’s town plaza, and get to know the region’s friendly locals.

Take the day to connect with stunning natural beauty, explore quaint small towns, and enjoy spring-like weather and sunny personalities in Colombia’s Quindio region.

Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful department of Quindio with a local guide
  • Explore Cocora Valley, home to Colombia’s national tree and the world’s tallest palm
  • Enjoy colorful colonial architecture and quaint country towns
  • Taste amazing coffee grown, harvested, and produced right in Quindio, Colombia

Itinerary

Meet your tour guide in the city of Armenia, where you’ll board a private transfer to Salento’s Cocora Valley.  Here, you’ll begin your tour of Quindio with an outstanding look at Colombia’s national tree — La Palma de Cera. Marvel at the immense and noble palms that tower nearly 20 stories into the air and extend into the horizon as far as the eye can see.

Drive from Cocora Valley to nearby hillsides where you’ll get a new look at the landscape from above. You’ll get the chance to touch the massive palms, explore the area, and capture stunning panoramas of Cocora Valley and the world’s tallest palm trees.

From the hillside, you’ll descend towards Salento for lunch. Try a regional trout dish made with fresh fish from the mountain streams, or enjoy any number of delicious meals available. In the afternoon, explore the colorful colonial town, enjoy the cool spring-like climate, and admire the many artesanal goods made and sold in Salento.

Later in the day you’ll travel onward to Filandia. Along the way, you’ll stop at an overlook of the valley, where you’ll get a chance to see the region’s vast coffee plantations rise and fall over the hills. Capture a few photos and enjoy the fresh mountain air before you continue the drive to Filandia. Here, relax in the iconic town square and enjoy a true Colombian experience — coffee! Grown, harvested, and processed right in the Salento Valley, it doesn’t get much fresher!

After enjoying an afternoon getting to know Filandia’s locals, you’ll board your transfer and head back to Armenia.

What’s Included

  • Round trip transportation to/from Armenia
  • Local bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
  • Tour of Cocora Valley
  • Lunch
  • Coffee

What to Bring

  • Insect bepellent
  • Small backpack
  • Hat
  • Sun block

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Salento, Quindío, Colombia

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Salento, Quindío, Colombia 4.637376, -75.570777

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