Cordillera Horse Riding

3 days / 2 nights

Distance: 31.5km (19 miles)
Level of difficulty: Athletic / Intermediate
Minimum altitude: 1,800m
Maximum altitude: 2,900m

Salento – Calarca

Length: 26km
Alt. start: 1,800m
Alt. end: 1,400m
Departure: 8am
ETA: 4pm

We meet in the office at 7:30 am to arrange the last details of the trek and be ready to leave from Salento to Calarca at 8:00 a.m.

The first 4 km of the road is unpaved, through which there are several coffee farms. We will continue along a horseshoe road until we reach one of the crossings of the river Navarco, which we will cross 4 times this day.

We will continue along an abandoned road, which will allows us to reach Los Miradores of the Department of Quindío, where we will stop for a glimpse of the beautiful landscape.

We will continue riding along a horseshoe path that will take us to the municipality of Calarcá; We will spend the night in a hotel located in the colonial area of the zone.

Calarca – Cordoba

Length: 6.5km
Alt. start: 1,200m
Alt. end: 1,700m
Breakfast: 7.30am
Departure: 8am
ETA: 4pm

The second day we will go to a beautiful municipality embedded in the mountains of the coffee axis of which 90% of all its crops are coffee.

The first part of the road we will pass several rivers, until finding the waterfalls of Cordoba, in which we will bathe and have lunch in its surroundings.

After lunch we will go through a coffee farm, which is run by female heads of households, who learned the entire coffee process after their husbands were killed by the guerrillas.

In Cordoba we will stay in a house more than 110 years old that preserves the typical colonial lodging of the zone.

Cordoba – Pijao

Length: 16km
Alt. start: 1.700m
Alt. end: 1.100 – 3.800m
Breakfast: 7.30am
Departure: 8:00am
ETA: 4pm

We will continue our way through the area of the river of Cordoba that will allow us to leave by an area of pines. This path will allow us to reach an area with many eagles, mot-mots and a very beautiful landscape.

From there we can see the municipality of Pijao, we will continue until we reach a reserve in which we must leave the horses, from there on we will continue our way to Pijao by Foot.

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What’s Included

  • Transportation from Salento to Valle de Cocora and back
  • Bilingual English/Spanish guide
  • All meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and snacks.
  • Insurance policy

What’s Not Included

  • Breakfast on the first morning
  • Dinner on the last night
  • Tips for the guide
  • Luggage transportation (optional and additional $70,000/day)