Hiking the Cocora Valley in Colombia

Wax Palm Trees in Cocora Valley Colombia - Backpacking South America

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 […]

Horse Riding in Salento & Colombian Coffee Tasting

Organic Coffee Plantation in Colombia

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.   […]