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La Bicicleta Experiencias y Café Activities

Salamina, Caldas

Fauna & flora 6h 1 - 8 Pers

Valle de Cocora is not the only place to contemplate giant wax palm trees!

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Valle de Cocora is not the only place to contemplate giant wax palm trees!

Salamina is a lovely colonial town at a 3-h bus drive from Manizales. It’s the official departure to Valle de Samaria!

First, you head to San Felix, a little village situated in “Tierra Fria,” at 2800m above sea level in the Central Andean Mountains. From there, the jeep drives you to Valle de Samaria.

You will be welcomed by Luis or Alexander, 2 thoughtful hosts who take care of the family farm and the protection of the giant wax palm trees in the zone.

Although Valle de Samaria is a bit less impressive than Valle de Cocora, this scenery is still incredible, and there is nobody to photobomb your pictures. Besides, you can contemplate the wax palm trees in their natural environment, the forest. The ones in Cocora are doomed to die as the cattle breading eat everything.

It’s striking to standby near these giant trees that can grow up to 40m high! Follow Luis for a couple of hours to get some information about their family’s history and the Wax Palm trees. And, before going back to Salamina, share a traditional Colombian lunch with him and his family!

Add this activity to your Colombia itinerary if you wish to contemplate Colombia’s national trees nearby Salamina. It’s an excellent alternative to Valle de Cocora.

❤️ What we like

  • Wax palm trees
  • Off the beaten path
  • Wide range of activities
  • Excellent organization
  • Multi-languages
  • Cultural

About La Bicicleta Experiencias y Café Activities

La Bicileta Experiencias y Cafe aims to show visitors all the hidden beauties in this region. This local travel agency offers a wide range of fantastic activities, where you will be able to learn about Colombia culture, the fauna y flora in the area, and Salamina’s history.

The organization and the logistic is well-managed by the staff and allow you to discover the off beaten place of Salamina and its surroundings.

Get an incredible coffee experience, run among giant wax palm trees (like in Valle de Cocora), make Panela sugar, or book a walking tour, there is one for everyone’s taste.


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