CATEGORY: Hike / Adventure
ROUTE NAME: Reserva Natural Los Arboles
The Natural Reserve “Los Arboles” is a humid lowland forest ecosystem, located on the right side of Cocora Valley, mystical reserve full of stories, suspicious secrets of the peasant and the quindos indigenous community. In this trek you have the opportunity to observe more than 200 species of birds and the iconic wax palm in its natural ecosystem, as well as the fascinating natural fresh water wells. As we walk into the cloud forest, we arrive at a magnificent lookout point where we will have a view of 270° that gives us this amazing place.
Ideal for first time mountaineers. Accessible for all those in good health, who do some exercise regularly and who are accustomed to walking for extended periods of time. Walks from 5 to 6 hours each day (with regular, short breaks), distances between 6 and 10 kilometers per day (≈4-6 miles) along mostly flat, sometimes muddy, undulating paths. The elevation change can exceed 500 meters (≈1,600 ft), with an altitude of 2,000+ meters (≈7,000+ ft) and with little weight to carry.
Day 1:We meet at the Paramo Trek office at 7:00 am, where along with your guide you will jump onto the local traditional transport, the ‘Jeep Willys’ head towards Cocora Valley, after 20 minutes on the road you will enter to the natural reserve “Los Arboles” at an altitude of 2400 meters, where the trek will start, you will be able to observe the architecture of the farm and interact with the peasant families that lives in that majestic place; in there through the Wax Palms you will immerse yourself in the cloud forest and also enjoy natural fresh water wells, after that you will start the ascent to the farm Guayana where you can have a well-deserved rest for the night, you will have a short night walk and enjoy the natural sounds. After the trek you will have a campfire in the light of the moon and the stars to end the day with fascinating stories.
Day 2:The day starts at 7:00 am with a delicious coffee and the magnificent view of the farm and its surroundings, after breakfast you get ready to approach a specific point where you will probably be able to observe some special mammals from Los Nevados National Park. After your return to the farm you will rest a little and continue on another trail doingg a circuit, observing the variety of flora and fauna that the forest can offer and the impressive forest of “siete cueros”, you will have a picnic and finally return to the farm Los Arboles where a car will be waiting for you to return to the municipality of Salento.
Minimum Height: 1.895 meters (Salento)
Maximum Height by car: 2.000 meters (route to Cocora Valley)
Trekking Minimum Height: 3.000 meters (Lookout point la Guayana)
Salento to Cocora Valley: 10 km by car
Cocora Valley to Salento: 10 km by car
Trekking on the Reserve Los Arboles: 12 km
2 DAY RESERVA NATURAL LOS ARBOLES
Paramo Trek works according to the Colombian Law 300 that reserves the right to consider compelling reasons and circumstances for non-participation in the reserved and/or contracted activity and the respective reimbursement.
Once the booked activity/service has started, there is no reimbursement of the paid amount.
For cancellation of the booking prior to the agreed start date and time, without cause, will incur a 50% charge of the total value of the booked activity.
In case of a failure to use the service for extreme causes (death, hospitalization, accident duly certified), we will reimburse 80% of the paid amount.
Paramo Trek, due to the very nature of the tours we offer, have to be flexible and constantly evaluating all aspects of safety for our clients. Some of the places we visit are difficult to access with a lack of urban amenities, as well as subject to unpredictable and variable environmental conditions. We therefore consider these experiences to be for the adventurous, with our clients prepared to adapt and to be positive in the face of unexpected change.
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