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feel Colombia’s Heart Beat
This two night, three day excursion begins at 6:30am at the Armadillo Tours office in Salento. Your group and guide will travel up into the magnificent Valle Del Cocora by Willy, a classic Paisa jeep,  where you will embark on your trekking adventure!

Day One: We reach a distance of 18km on our first day and an altitude of 3700 meters. The ascent begins from the entrance of Valle Del Cocora. This world famous Valley is located in the Central Cordillera of the Andean mountains. “Cocora” was the name of a Quimbayan princess, daughter of the local chief Acaime, and means “star of water.” Valle Del Cocora is known for its spectacular scenery and for Colombia’s national tree, the Wax Palm, who’s heights reach up to a towering 70 m, making it the tallest palm tree in the world. Once you reach the cloud forest, you will be introduced to a variety of exotic birds and flowers, intricate ecosystems and waterfalls. At 3200 meters above sea level you will be amazed by the flourishing Orchids, Bromelias and the brilliant green moss that carpets the land. At 3500 meters,  you will discover the high mountain Frailejones, which strive to an age of 900 years. Here you will be exposed to the crest of the Central Mountain Range that divides the departments of Quindio and Tolima. The final leg of the journey will lead us to La Playa, a high mountain ranch refugio,  where we will spend the night.  At 3700 meters we are truly in a different world.

Day Two: We begin the morning at 6:40am with a delicious “Paisa” breakfast. The day begins with another 20km ascent  toward the Paramillo Del Quindio.  Along the way we will explore beautifully contrasting ravines and wetlands in this delicate ecosystem. Before reaching the 4800 m border of Quindio, Tolima and Riseralda, our guide will explain much about this spectacular volcanic zone. If weather permits, we will gaze upon the blessed snow capped mountain peaks of Tolima, Ruiz and Santa Isabel from an altitude of 5221 m.  Once we have taken in the enormity and beauty of these mountains, we will retrace our steps to La Playa or continue on 11km to Finca Argentina, where we will enjoy a massive meal and a good nights sleep.

Third Day: Breakfast at 6:40am in preparation for our decent into Salento. We will arrive between 12pm and 4pm

Note: If we retrace our step to La Playa we arrive in Salento at 4pm. If we continue to Finca Argentina we arrive in Salento at 12pm.

 Paramilo Del Quindio All Inclusive Extra

Tour Packages include: private, airport and bus terminal pick up from Armenia or Pereira and two nights stay at El Mocambo guest hostel pre and post trek. Luggage storage, breakfast, hot water showers, private bathroom and wifi are included. Prices include: guide, transportation to the mountain and return, two nights accommodation in the refugio, meals and snacks while trekking, insurance and some equipment

Paramillo 1 person 2 nights 3 days                  $480.00 USD

Paramillo 2 person 2 nights  3 days                 $700.00 USD

Paramillo 3 person 2 nights  3 days                 $980.00 USD

Paramillo 4 person 2 nights  3 days                 $1050.00 USD

Paramillo Del Quindio Inclusive

Prices include: guide, transportation to the mountain and return,  two nights accommodation in the refugio, meals and snacks while trekking, insurance and some equipment

Paramillo 1 person 2 nights 3 days                  $280.00 USD

Paramillo 2 person 2 nights  3 days                  $450.00 USD

Paramillo 3 person 2 nights  3 days                  $550.00 USD

Paramillo 4 person 2 nights  3 days                  $680.00 USD