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Trekking in the Cocora Valley

This amazing trek in Colombia is full of beautiful flora and fauna. Here you will have a chance to see the Colombian national tree, one of the biggest in the world—the wax palm

Trekking in the Cocora Valley in Colombia 2019 - Best Time
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Katja Hasselkus

Cocora Valley (Valle de Cocora), a famous coffee region near Salento, is one the best and most stunning places for trekking in Colombia. It's home to unique wax palms which at 60 meters high are the tallest palm in the world! Usually, tourists rent a public jeep in order to get from Salento to Cocora Valley or rent a private car. Cocora Valley is not quite a multi-day trek, but you can stay and camp in order to explore more!

Wax palms in the Cocora Valley 2019
Wax palms in the Cocora Valley

You can also climb to a private mountain hut—Finca Primavera. It's just one place where you can have a meal. While trekking you will enjoy the beauty of nature, discover lots of beautiful trees, waterfalls, lakes, and rivers. The landscape of Cocora Valley is really fantastic. This area is a cloud forest, and it's pretty rainy all year-round. The driest season is the best for trekking from December to February and from June to September. This way you can avoid muddy trails.

Trekking in the Cocora Valley in Colombia - Best Season 2019
Best time for Trekking in the Cocora Valley in Colombia 2019