Saturday morning the sun was shining and so we decided to go trek around the Cocora Valley.
We headed to the main square in town and jumped in a "collectivo" taxi jeep, that costs around 3500 pesos per person to the Cocora Valley. We jumped out of the car after about 30 minutes and started out on the valley loop trail.
The trail started following straight along a valley floor between fields of fat grazing cows, before zig zagging through thick lush rainforest and crossing over several streams via some cool, rickety suspension bridges. The trail began to wind uphill until eventually popping out above the thick rainforest towards the top of the valley.
Here the path turned into a gravel road and we continued on for another 10 minutes until we reached an awesome little spot looking over the valley and surrounded by the famous, giant Cocora Palms.
Here we ate our tasty packed lunch we had bought from the wonderful people at "Brunch" cafe in town that morning (which included delicious chicken salad rolls and peanut butter brownies), and basically slothed around in the sun taking in the scenery.
After we were done eating we continued on and finished the loop back to where the Jeep had dropped us off to grab a lift back to Salento. Whilst the walk wasn't flat and was a tad muddy in parts, it also wasn't too hard and only took us around 3 hours to complete including our little lunch break. This was such a beautiful day out, and we would really recommend it if you're in this part of the world.
G'day I'm Bec
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