Welcome to Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

Compared to the Amalfi, the Cilento is not so well set up for tourism and the network of walking trails is less well marked. If in doubt, join a guided excursion.

Top experiences in Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni activities

$147 Cultural & Theme Tours

Salento to Cocora Valley and Ocaso Private Coffee Tour

Enjoy a special adventure in a traditional vehicle called Willis (Jeep) to the farm “El Ocaso de Salento”; learn about an ancient culture and discover the old national road.The farm “El Ocaso de Salento” is a magical place that connects you with nature and the coffee culture throughout the process of planting, production, profit, marketing and preparation of this delicious drink. Come and collect yourself coffee and enjoy one of the best Colombian coffee cup.The lookout of Salento is a place at the top of the mountain, where you can enjoy the beauty of a unique natural forest that hosts an invaluable natural wealth.Enjoy the food of the region (trout) to recharge energy. Then it is time to visit the Cocora Valley and hike up the mountain 100 meters above the sea level. Along the way you will feel a very deep emotional experience and discover why the Cocora Valley is more than a beatiful landscape.Drive back to your hotel with a great experience about the coffee process, the beauty of a unique natural forest, the typical food and with an amazing feeling about the Cocora Valley.

$325.34 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Salento Hot Air Balloon Flight in Colombian Coffee Region

Begin with 5:30am pickup at your hotel in Salento, Armenia, or Pereira, then transfer to a shared vehicle to the balloon launch site, where you’ll warm up with a cup of hot, local coffee, and have the chance to participate in the inflation process. When the balloon’s ready to go, lift off above the rolling terrain, and keep your camera ready to capture views of the scenic landscape. This is the heart of Colombia’s “Coffee Cultural Landscape,” a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site that includes hillside coffee fields, picturesque villages, and mountain peaks. Snap photos of coffee plantations from above, and panoramic views across the Andes Mountains. Enjoy an adventure that’s different every time: hot air balloons have no steering wheel, and they drift with the wind, so a chase team will meet you when you touch down after the flight. At the end of the hot air balloon flight, you’ll receive a flight certificate from the pilot, then meet a driver for the return trip to your hotel.

$29 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Salento to Medellin via the UNESCO Coffee Cultural Landscape

You will start your day by travelling towards a region of the country that is under protection by UNESCO and is described as the most representative symbol of Colombian culture. You will begin the tour in the town Salamina and then continue onto Aguadas via a route surrounded by spectacular landscape.  Salamina, also known as the ‘Cuidad de Luz’ (The City of Light) for its role in the development of Colombian arts and culture, was previously the capital city of the coffee region and was the first town in Colombia to cultivate the coffee bean. Wealthy landowners who made fortunes from the export of coffee wanted to show off their wealth and invested in lavish houses which you will find lining the streets of the town. UNESCO has protected Salamina as a site of world heritage for its distinctive architecture built during the Spanish colonization of the region. Aguadas is a town centred around coffee production and offers an authentic view of a typical ‘campesino’ (countryside) village, showcasing local craftsmen, coffee traders and ‘Arrieros’. It was declared a national monument in 1982.Aguadas is famous for utilising the Iraca palm fibre which local craftsmen have used to hand weave clothing for almost 160 years. The aguadeño hat is of particular significance as it has been recognised nationally and internationally for its high quality and representative symbol of clothing in Colombia.  Mount Monserrate. At 2270 meters above sea level (7500 feet) this viewpoint offers one of the most breath-taking panoramic views of the Andes mountain range in Colombia.

$407 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Los Nevados National Park 3-Day Trip from Salento

This amazing adventure will take you through Los Nevados National Park and many of its natural attractions, wonders, and imposing mountains and landscapes while you learn about the importance and uniqueness of these types of ecosystems.ItineraryDay 1: Leaving Salento at 6:00 am in a Jeep “Willis”, the typical transportation of the coffee region, you will head to Cocora Valley. Starting at an altitude of 2.390meters you will enter the forest among the tall Wax Palm trees. The first ascent goes as far 3.400meters high to the lookout where we will stop for a trail lunch. Afterward, we will visit the Paramo Forest and "Alto de la Amargura" at 4.000m; the highest point of this day.  If weather conditions allow us, we will be able to see Paramillo del Quindio and Nevado del Tolima. After a break, we will continue descending to Finca El Berlin ( 3.700m), for 6 to 8km more where you will spend the night.Day 2: After a typical countryside breakfast, we will get ready to visit Laguna del Otun at 3.900m. Here we will make a stop for a trail lunch while we enjoy the view of the snowy peaks,  waterfalls, and the numerous Frailejones. After lunch, we will hike to the lookout point called La Asomadera at 4.100m getting closer to Nevado Santa Isabel until the National Park Cabin Called "Potosi". Finally, we will finish the day descending to a farmer's house called Campo Alegre at 3900m. Day 3: at 6:30 am a 4x4 car will pick up the group for a 40min drive until Conejeras, where you will start the hike at 4200m. It will take around 4hrs to ascend to the glacier's border of Santa Isabel at 4800m. There the group will stay for 1hr before descending to the car again to Manizales. On this day you have a trail lunch and a meal in Manizales. You have the choice of staying in Manizales or returning to Salento. 

$621.34 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Private Hot Air Balloon Flight over the Colombian Coffee Region

Get a bird’s-eye view of Colombia’s coffee country and the Andes Mountains on an early morning hot air balloon flight in the heart of the ‘Coffee Triangle.’ This scenic hot air balloon flight includes 30–40 minutes of flight time, hotel pickup and drop-off in Salento, Armenia, or Pereira, and a cup of locally-grown coffee at the launch site.Get an early start on the day with 5:30am pickup at your hotel in Pereira, Armenia, or Salento (exact departure time depends on your location, and will be confirmed after booking). A private driver will bring you to a centrally-located departure point, where you’ll join a small group and travel to the launch site in a 4x4 vehicle.Upon arrival at the launch site, keep warm with a cup of hot, locally-grown coffee. You can stand back and watch the balloon take shape, or have the chance to join in, and help inflate the hot air balloon with the pilot and launch crew.Keep your camera ready as the balloon lifts off, soaring over hilly terrain that makes up Colombia’s “Coffee Cultural Landscape,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a unique adventure that’s different every time: your balloon path will follow the morning’s wind pattern, and a chase team will meet you upon touch down. At the end of the flight, the hot air balloon pilot will present you with a flight certificate. This 4-hour balloon tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel.

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