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

$175 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.

$324.77 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.

$24 Transfers & Ground Transport

Salento to Medellin One-Way Transfer

10:30 - Your pickup at Brunch de Salento, arrival at 10:15 is recommended as the bus will leave without you if you are not on time. You will also be able to get breakfast here if you turn up slightly earlier.16:00 - Expected arrival to Medellin (subject to delay due to ongoing roadworks along the 'Ruta 25' highway). Drop-off is at Parque el Poblado, in the centre of El Poblado where you will find most hotels and hostels.

$314 Cultural & Theme Tours

4 Days Coffee Zone: Cocora Valley, Salento, Coffee, Filandia, Thermal Springs

ItineraryDay 1: Salento - arrival dayStop At: Cafe QuindioYou’ll be collected from the Pereira Matecaña International Airport and take a wonderful drive through the beautiful; scenery to your waiting accommodation in Salento.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Salento HotelDay 2: Wax Palms, Salento and Coffee TourStop At: Cafe QuindioYou will be collected and taken for a wonderful drive to the Cocora Valley were you will walk through the Wax Palm Forrest of the Cocora Valley.Following this you’ll enjoy a walking tour of Salento and a stop for some lunch, in one of the many fine restaurants.Next you’ll be taken to a coffee finca, and enjoy a full coffee tour explaining exactly how everything works, and a complete explanation of the entire process from seed to cup.You’ll then be returned to Salento for a fantastic night in this location.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Salento HotelDay 3: Santa Rosa Thermal Hot Springs / FilandiaStop At: Filandia Centro Artesanal, Filandia, Quindio DepartmentWill be a trip to the magical location of the Thermal Hot Springs of Santa Rosa. Surrounded by a tropical jungle you’ll walk through and soak up the mineral rich waters in this amazing setting, along with wandering these beautiful grounds and exploring the unbelievable waterfall.Following this amazingly relaxing excursion, you’ll be taken to the amazingly colorful town of Filandia. If you thought Salento was an exceptionally colorful town with wonderful architecture, you will absolutely love this place. Here you will enjoy a walking tour and be staying the night in the heart of this wonderful town.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Filandia HotelDay 4: Filandia Free Day to Explore More / Airport drop-offStop At: Filandia Centro Artesanal, Filandia, Quindio DepartmentYour transport will be waiting to take you to the airport at anytime for the next part of your Colombian adventure, or if you have arranged for another night or more accommodation to explore more of the Zona Cafetera region (highly recommended and can be organised with us after booking), your transport will be waiting for another day.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$82 Cultural & Theme Tours

Salento & Valle de Cocora

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Valle del Cocora, Salento, Quindio Departmenthiking and birding to the wax palms Forest, the tallest palm trees in the worldDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Salento, QuindíoWe would learn about the history and culture of the coffee regionDuration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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