Cocora Valley and Salento Hike Tour

Valle del Cocora, Salento, Quindío

5 - 6 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


Coming to the Coffee Region is letting yourself be in connection with nature. If this is what you are looking for, join us in this 6-hour tour across the Cocora Valley. An imposing open field, home to the wax palm. Hike some of its mountains, learn about the national tree, and about Colombian coffee farming culture (not a coffee farm visit). All of this with the company of an expert guide.

What should I expect on this Salento and Cocora Valley tour?

If you are into hiking and getting lost in nature, this is the right fit for you. Cocora Valley in Salento (one of the places that belong to the Coffee Triangle) is one of the few entrance areas to Los Nevados National Natural Park, an environmentally protected park of snowy peak mountains. Actually, UNESCO named the valley a Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia Heritage Site.

Salento and the Cocora Valley will show you their best natural spots along with their traditional coffee farms (not a coffee farm visit) and the warm people who take care of the territory. It is a great combination. So, believe us when we say it is one of those natural treasures you can’t miss. See with your own eyes why this is one of the best towns in the coffee region of Colombia


This tour will start after meeting your experienced guide at your hotel, here you will be given all recommendations needed. Then you will be headed to the entrance of the valley. From the very beginning you will easily appreciate tall and stunning Wax Palm Trees: our national emblematic tree, that has environmental and popular importance to the region and the country.

Take this opportunity and walk through the picturesque streets of Salento. Come and discover with your own eyes why is it the most beautiful town in all of Colombia. Let yourself be dazzled by its Paisa architecture and explore the handicraft shops. Don't leave empty-handed.

As you keep hiking some sloppy hills you will get to one of the viewpoints of the valley with great panoramic views for amazing photos. And, if you suddenly get caught by the mists and winds, don’t worry about it, that’s how weather tends to be, and it will only make the landscapes look even more magical. After that amazing experience, you will have time to eat lunch (not included) before heading back.


  • A walk to remember around the Cocora Valley
  • A brief lesson about the Coffee Triangle and the Wax Palm Trees for its environmental and popular importance
  • A ride on the Willys: traditional coffee vehicles
  • Bunch of photo spots of the imposing nature


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Entry to the Cocora Valley
  • All risk insurance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • This is not a coffee tour, so please keep in mind we do not stop at coffee farms.
  • The departure can be from Armenia, Pereira, Salento or Filandia, please select the correct rate.
  • The transfer time is included in the total duration of the tour. Please note that, depending on the city you choose, the duration of the tour may vary.
  • Pick-up by jeep if your departure is from Salento.
  • Pick-up by car or van if your departure is from Armenia, Pereira or Filandia.
  • Bring comfortable hiking shoes, and a cane if you need it.

Frequently asked questions

Some say there is an endless spring in Cocora Valley, its annual average temperature is 15ºC, the highest being 25ºC and the lowest 12ºC. This is an ecosystem with a very humid climate, you can expect light rain almost daily.

Trekking boots or shoes, long pants, hoodies, and a raincoat are the best options for visiting the Cocora Valley and Salento. It is also recommended to wear sunglasses and sunscreen, even if it's foggy.

The Cocora Valley is about 25 kilometers from Salento, and the journey in Willys (traditional all-terrain vehicle) takes about 30 minutes.

In general, you must pay an entrance fee to access the Cocora Valley and walk its path. However, when you book our tour, these tickets are already included.

The Cocora Valley is considered a paradise on earth thanks to its unique ecosystem, which makes it fertile ground with an abundance of fauna and flora. Within its diversity we can find the national plant, the wax palm. Extraordinary animals such as the spectacled eye, the hummingbird, the Andean condor and the celestial toucan also live there.

Tour's Location

Valle del Cocora, Salento, Quindío



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