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Hiking the Cocora Valley in Colombia

Hiking the Cocora Valley in Colombia

Salento is a beautiful village, and the perfect base for exploring the Cocora valley.  We heard about a hike from Cocora, just 30 minutes from Salento, where you can hike through the valley, visiting a hummingbird sanctuary and admiring stunning scenery including the magnificent wax palm trees that grow here. The Hike Around Cocora Valley According to my guidebook the hike takes between 4-5 hours, which in my opinion is a huge underestimation.  Including a short visit to the hummingbird sanctuary, our…

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Horse Riding in Salento & Colombian Coffee Tasting

Horse Riding in Salento & Colombian Coffee Tasting

Salento is a pretty Colombian town, colourful and friendly, and slap-bang in Colombia’s coffee region.  Horse riding in Salento is the perfect way to explore the area, and there are various options on offer.  My friend Jen and I chose to visit a nearby coffee plantation and waterfall – around five hours in total.   The hostel booked our horse riding tour for us, and the following morning we were collected from our hostel for our Colombian coffee tasting adventure!…

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