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Valle Del Cocora

Km 11 Vía al Valle del Cocora Salento, Salento, Quindío, Colombia
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Hiking In The Coffee Triangle Of Colombia Pereira  Colombia

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Hiking In The Coffee Triangle Of Colombia

The Cocora Valley in the Coffee Triangle is very beautiful. The national tree of Colombia which is the wax palm grows here up in the clouds (6000-8000 feet above sea level.). They are very skinny, incredibly tall trees – the tallest palm trees in the world. For centuries, the Christian worshippers used to cut palm fronds from their wax palm trees to celebrate Palm Sunday, The exploitation of the indigenous people reduced the number of wax palms, prompting the Colombian government to give protection for the remaining trees. In 1985, an edict sponsored by both the Catholic Church and the government, forbid the cutting of wax palm fronds. We hike for a while along a muddy path and rickety bridges which heads up into the Andes. For more info go to http://travelwellflysafe.com/2014/05/28/the-cocora-valley-colombia/