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Tour Paramillo del Quindío

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Enjoy 3 days of natural experiences surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes, this hike will take you to the top of the Paramillo del Quindio located in the Nevados national park at 4750 meters over sea level.

  • Reviews 1 Review
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Camping, Discovery, Guided Tours
    • Activity Level Challenging
      8/8
    • Group Size Small Group
      4
    All about the Tour Paramillo del Quindío.

    Paramillo del Quindio is considered one of the best attraction in the nevados national park, having the tallest peak in the park and its fantastic colorful sands it makes of this stunning mountain a place to be. Take some time to admire this piece of natural art with an unique geomorphology and splendid shape. The track in the paramillo is usually muddy and a bit slippery so walking poles are always handy.

    Prices in USD

    1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax
    $ 375 $ 457 $ 554 $ 739

    *Important: Two guides are required for groups of five or more participants.

    Data & Altitudes

    • Distance: 48 kms
    • Higher Altitude Reached: 4.750 meters
    • Salento: 1.950 meters
    • Cocora: 2.200 meters
    • Acaime: 2.400 meters
    • Romerales: 3.700 meters

    What will we See?

    At the arrival in Cocora, we will find ourselves surrounded by a beautiful landscape of mountains, wax palms, milk farms a Horse Stables.

    A bit further we will blow our minds away with the amazing Bosque de Niebla (cloud forest) where a wide variety of fauna and flora is found. Plants such as Siete Cueros, Yarumos, Helecho Gigante (Giant Fern) can be found. Heads up! Ferrets are usually around this forest. Then we will proceed through Five hanging bridges made of wood that will lead us to our next destination “Acaime” the house of the Hummingbirds.

    A bit up we will find a wide variety of unique flora which can only be seen in the paramos, after a good walk you will be rewarded with the stunning view and the pure air of the mountains.
    Plants such as Frailejones (Espeletia), Piñuela, briofitos (Bryophyte) could be seen.

    The Fauna we might be able to appreciate is very special too, animals as Leon de montaña (mountain lion), eagles, Parrots, rabbits, hummingbirds, and the spectacled bear could be seen.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Transportation:

    • Salento – Cocora
    • Cocora – Salento

    Lodging:

    • Accommodation for all nights during the trip (Camping or farmhouse rooms).

    Food:

    • Hot drinks
    • 3 breakfasts in farmhouses
    • 3 lunches on the go
    • 2 dinners in farmhouses
    • Snacks & water

    Others:

    • Insurance
    • Guidance
    • All entry fees to farmhouses
    • Camping equipment if required.
    • Trek Poles
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Others:

    • Jackets, trekking shoes or any personal equipment required.
    • International or Domestic flights
    1. Day 1 18 kms

      6:15 am

      We meet at Salento square to catch the private transport to Cocora (25 minutes).

      7:45 am

      We start our hike through the Cocora valley to the natural reserve Acaime.

      9:30 am

      Typical breakfast at Acaime.

      10:00 am

      After a nice breakfast, we leave Acaime to Estrella de Agua.

      12:00 am

      Quick snack at Estrella de Agua.

      12:15 pm

      We start the walk to Paramo Romerales.

      2:00 pm

      Lunch at Paramo Romerales.

      2:30 pm

      We walk to Finca la Primavera.

      3:30 pm

      Arrive at Finca la Primavera, we take a quick break.

      3:40 pm

      We walk to Finca la playa.

      4:20 pm

      Arrive at Finca la playa where we stay.

      6:30 pm

      Dinner at Finca la playa

    2. Day 2 10 kms

      7:30 am
      Breakfast at Finca la Playa.

      8:00 am
      Start the walk towards the natural wetlands.

      9:30 am
      Arrive at Wetlands.

      9:35 am
      Start ascending to Paramillo del Quindio.

      11:00 am
      Lunch at the top of the Paramillo del Quindio.

      11:30 am
      Walk back to Finca la playa.

      3:00 pm
      Arrive at Finca La playa where we stay.

      6:30 pm
      Dinner at Finca la playa.

    3. Day 3 20 kms

      7:30 am
      Breakfast at Finca la Playa.

      8:00 am
      Walk to Finca Buenos Aires.

      10:30 am
      Hot drink at Finca Buenos Aires.

      10:40 am
      Walk to Finca La Argentina.

      11:40 am
      We leave Finca la Argentina to Cocora.

      1:30 pm
      Lunch on the way.

      4:30 pm
      Arrive at Cocora.

      5:00 pm
      Catch the jeep back to Salento.

      5:30 pm
      We will finish our adventure back safe in Salento.

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    All farm rooms have shared bathroom facilities.

    Farm houses rooms can have up to 10 people in bunk style beds, usually on each bed up to 2 people could sleep together if desired otherwise you will have your own bed. 

    For high mountain Hiking:

    As the track might be wet and muddy Waterproof boots are highly recommended, Walking gaiters are also very handy during the trip, walking socks.

    For Village Walks:

    Runners or any light footwear is recommended.

    Upper body:

    • You will need a windproof, breakable jacket and a medium jacket full of down or synthetic fill is recommended.
    • Pants should be waterproof or any material which dries easily.
    • Thermal clothes are highly recommended especially at night time.

    For your hands:
    Try wearing lightweight or midweight fleece gloves under waterproof shell mittens or shell gloves. It’s also a good idea to bring an extra pair of fleece gloves that you keep stowed in your pack in case the ones you’re wearing get wet.

    Salento Hikers provides insurance for all activities however we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you take out your own medical/travel insurance to cover your walk and any circumstances in which you may not be able to walk.

    To enjoy your walk you should be able to carry a medium sized backpack for 5 to 7 hours over 10-21km of mountain track each day. To maximise your enjoyment we encourage you to set your own pace while walking the track. The track surface varies from smooth well-formed paths to rough terrain broken up by rocks and tree roots and we recommend you wear hiking boots, which provide firm ankle support. If you are not a regular walker, we suggest you begin a daily walk regime 6-8 weeks before your departure. Some practice carrying a pack and hill/staircase walking during this time will make you even better prepared for your walk.

    The unpredictable nature of the weather in this region means that high winds and
    rain can occur at any time of the year. It is therefore very important to be prepared for the worst weather conditions, and carry the appropriate clothing at all times.

    Farm houses rooms can sleep up to 10 people in bunk style beds, usually on each bed up to 2 people could sleep together if desired otherwise you will have your own bed. All farm rooms have shared bathroom facilities.

    No problem. It is a great opportunity to walk with like-minded individuals from around the world. Please note however that we cannot always guarantee same sex farm rooms.

    Please advise us of any specific dietary requirements when you make your booking. We will endeavour to cater for them, however please remember we operate in an extremely isolated and challenging environment.

    No, only the farmhouses have toilet facilities.

    We take full payment at time of booking.

    Overall Rating
    5/5
    Noémie Lafortune
    Reviewed On 30/12/2018
    5/5

    Hidden gem of Colombia, Salento and it's surrounding mountains are definitely something to see. The 3-days hike consists on breath taking landscapes in isolated nature. Our guide Edwin was amazing; sharing his knowledge, wanting to learn with us as well and very easy to talk to. I highly recommand this trip, as it was the highlight of my trip to Colombia in 2018! Especially if Edwin is your guide!

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