Salento Tours
horseback riding and excursion in cocora valley

horseback riding and excursion in cocora valley

By Cocoratours Valle de cocora
Take a magical ride on the horse along the river and climb to the wax palms and see these beautiful landscapes, then continue walking and see all landscapes and explanation with one of our expert guides.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 7-54
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Bottled water
  • Ride
  • tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Cocora Valley tickets
  • Refreshment
What's not included
  • Feeding

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Salento, Quindio, Colombia
    We pick you up at the hotels, or by appointment at our office
Pickup details
  • We will pick up all our visitors to the hotels, the guide's name will be notified in advance, and the approximate pick-up time is scheduled
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 181196P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 181196P1

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      • Cocoratours Valle de cocora
        Salento, Colombia
        Joined in July 2019
      • Smit C
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This is Heaven!
        It was a lifetime experience, the stunning views on a horseback, this combination was out of the world, it was my first time on the horseback, kind of an adventure with trekking. There are spots where we can get down from the horse and climb a little bit for clicking stunning pictures, our guide Monica was really kind and helpful, she was always with our son, at first i thought it was risky for my 3 year old riding solo on a horse but infact he enjoyed it a lot and it was safe for him. You can watch videos on youtube of this place but trust me, relishing the experience with your own eyes makes you feel this is heaven. Truly heavenly experience.
        Written 31 March 2024
      • X4074BWkatem
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great walk!
        Amazing walk! Cocorotours pick-up and drive to start of climb. Sarah, our translator, walked with us and provided the commentary as Julio, our guide gave us interesting info on the flora and fauna on the walk up to Condor viewpoint. The walk itself, gave us a workout, given the altitude and distance walked uphill, but the encouragement given made it a pleasant experience. And the views were spectacular! Didn’t manage to see the Condor but several vultures!
        Written 24 March 2024
      • 932aderynl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth every penny
        We really enjoyed our day out ! There was a festival in Salento so doing this tour we managed to miss some of the crowds! Lunch was delicious! Coffee farm was great but take bug spray as the mosquitos bite if they like you.
        Written 9 January 2024
      • nabach
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        An option of hiking is not an option
        If you can't hike, it's a good option to explore parts of the valley on horseback. I recommend going early before the crowds arrive. I started at 8.30am and was the only one on the trail. The horses seemed healthy. It's much cheaper if you book locally. If you book on their website it's more expensive. There always seem to be horses available so I would just go and try your luck. It's a bit strange that the guides walk with you instead of riding. My tour ended 30 minutes early.
        Written 29 December 2023
      • anaaP7035OD
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        Nicolás and Frendy were both amazing. They let us take our time and enjoy the beauty of the cócora valley, they were super friendly too! I would definitely recommend them! The tour in the coffee farm was very good as well, the tour guide was very knowledgeable, we learned a lot about coffee! The lunch was included and it was delicious!
        Written 21 November 2023
      • tyc787
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour with some tough hiking but worth the effort
        Loved this tour, it had everything we wanted. Daniel was an excellent guide and pointed out a lot of things we would've missed about plants, nature, native birds, and the history. The horse back riding was a great experience but in the short side, there are other tours that feature more of that if you want a longer house back riding experience. The views from the lookout of the cocora valley are stunning. You will see nature in its splendor as well as all the photo op spots (the hand, wings, cocora valley sign, etc). There's also the option of a seeing a bigger waterfall or smaller one. We chose the one big one. The hike to get there was steep and challenging so be forewarned. We made it and it was worth the effort. Bonus, this cute dog that lives on the area will walk up with you and guide you to the spot. Overall great experience and I would recommend.
        Written 19 November 2023
      • 2shaina
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour with horseback ride, hike, and waterfall!
        This was a great tour! Our guide Dani was so kind and informative. We learned a lot and had a great day of adventures. I enjoyed having a guide to handle everything even though it is possible to go on your own. He taught us a lot of things I wouldn't otherwise know about the area. Great experience!
        Written 25 October 2023
      • danaf558
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Authentic Tour
        Great tour, very authentic. Nico was friendly, patient, flexible with the schedule, forthcoming (helped with my bag and took photos), explained a lot about the nature and the region. Natalia from the Buenos Aires farm was superb, great knowlege and engagement and had a good handle of the large & diverse group. Then lunch, the Jeep ride and the music were also nice highlights of the trip!
        Written 17 August 2023
      • Becca M
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        10/10 - book it and don’t hesitate!
        Would highly recommend this tour. Worth every penny. Our guide Andres was incredible. He had amazing English and was so friendly and kind. He arrived early and came with water, was able to answer any questions we had and was very informative when it came to the hike. We had a delicious meal with a lovely view and then went onto the coffee farm Buenos Aires which was really good. Anderson was our guide here and he was great fun and we loved picking the beans and tasting coffee! Thanks again Andres! We loved every minute!!
        Written 3 August 2023
      • domingomT7401GC
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        great tour guide
        Cesar was a great guide and we had an amazing time trekking, enjoying nature and learning about Cocora. highly recommended!
        Written 24 July 2023
      • Tessi R
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Just do it - best trip ever
        This day is magical in all possible ways. The nature is simply magnificent, diverse, beautiful, breathtaking and spectacular. Our guide Cesar is totally fantastic and share so many stories about the region and Colombia in an engaging and professional way. A true storyteller. I could do this day over and over again. THANK YOU Cesar 🙏🏻
        Written 26 June 2023
      • NicoleLola12
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lovely tour!
        To recommendto anyone that wants an experience of the beaten road. Daniel had great information and the views were amazing
        Written 26 June 2023
      • Roving514540
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great way to experience Cócora Valley!
        Really appreciated our Spanish-only speaking guide. He was able to communicate nicely with me as to proper riding techniques, took amazing pictures for us and paced our trip perfectly for our abilities. A great experience! The river stop was so amazing and refreshing!
        Written 11 April 2023
      • Amelia4566
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic guide and experience
        Fantastic experience. Best decision I’ve made as hikes can be done anytime but very unique with the horses. I had a fantastic horse called Pistachio and a fantastic guide in Don Julio, who helped explain the region, the wax Palma and took photos very kindly (he’s a pro!). I recommend sturdy boots and not just wear sneakers though as you will climb a bit to get to the miradores. Thank you Pistachio & Julio!
        Written 5 April 2023
      • 88olhas
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Do it, no doubts.
        I would highly recommend! We booked the trip in the evening for the next morning at 7 am for 2, no limits, time slots available. Very knowledgeable, flexible and attentive guide Daniel, had a lot to tell us about the history of the place, country in general. The hike loop took about 3 hrs with the breaks, taking pictures and admiring nature. The coffee tour was great too, walking through the whole cycle of growing baby coffee plants and tasting coffee.
        Written 27 February 2023
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      Kamaria M
      New York City, NY4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Solo
      This was an absolutely incredible experience and I would highly recommend it! Cezar was really knowledgeable and a great guide. The views were absolutely stunning and my horse was really sweet. My only complaints are with the description of the tour. In the description it says "walk" but this was definitely a hike. I tracked it, and it ended up being 6.8 miles total and 1400 ft of elevation gain- on foot. I love hiking, so this wasn't a problem for me, but I know that's not the case for everyone. It wasn't super clear from the description how intense it would be- it seemed as if the hardest parts would be done on horseback, but the horseback portion was roughly 30 minutes. I definitely would have worn more appropriate footwear and clothing if I realized. Some of the pics of the tour also included the Cocora valley sign and sculptures that are more like photo ops, ex the angel wings, and woman with her hands out, so I thought we'd be walking around and seeing these in a much more casual manner- you can see these sculptures but from a distance, the experience was much more about hiking down into the valley.
      Written 16 January 2024
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      LaTesha H
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Couples
      The perfect experience to have in Salento, I would highly recommend the longer tour -- trekking through the jungle and seeing the different stages of the Cocora Valley was amazing. One of the best tours I've ever had, would happily do it again!
      Written 27 November 2023
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      Luisa F
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The tour guide was wonderful. We were two adults and a 9 & 11 year olds. We had two guides during the horseback ride and then during the hike portion we had the main tour guide.
      Written 28 September 2023
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      Olivier D
      15 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A very nice activity in Salento, we decided to visit the viewpoints and the river on horseback. Very calm mid-June, very friendly guides, a group of 5 people and sunshine!
      Written 17 June 2024
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