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Valle de Cocora - Other Activity Salento - Colombia

Cocora Valley is a great launching point for nature hikes and wildlife spotting. There are several trails leading up the mountain, along the river and farther into the valley. A peaceful cloud forest with little manmade pedestrian bridges over the river is about an hour away by foot. Another 30 minutes up the valley will take you to Acaime, a small home with dozens of hummingbirds. You can sleep here for $5 a night, or enjoy a refreshment and snack for $2.

A different trail on the hillside takes you back to Cocora, or you can hoof it up the hill five more kilometers (3 mi) to another lookout. If you don’t want to walk the trail, a horse and guide will take you wherever you want for $8 an hour.

Salento, Colombia

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Getting There
Jeeps leave for the Cocora Valley from the main plaza in Salento at 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. It costs about $2 per person each way and takes one hour. Head back to Salento from the valley at 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 5 p.m.

By Brenda Yun
I am a creative writer / surfer chick in need of adventure all the time. The only thing that keeps me grounded is my non-traveling, non-surfing pug...
16 Feb 2012

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