Aguadas & Salamina Tour

Discover the heritage route of the world famous “Sombrero Aguadeño.” This is the elemental Colombian cowboy hat worn by coffee farmers. During the Aguadas & Salamina Tour you will visit two heritage pueblos, a wax palm forest and learn all about how these hats are made.

In Aguadas you will find special things not seen in other places. The Pionono, according to legend, was a gift from God. It was given to the “Putas” of Aguadas.  These were the strong, tough men who are known for working hard and taking care of their families.

Your Coffee Region experience awaits!

Highlights

  • Tour of Salamina
  • Hike in the Samaria Valley
  • Aguadas and its iconic Aguadeno hats
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Day 1 – Tour of Salamina

You will be able to explore an authentic small Colombian town, and get a real sense of the coffee region’s architectural and cultural beauty. A guided walking tour of Salamina will allow you to discover the town’s delightful old houses, famous carved wooden windows and doors, and visit architectural highlights like the church and cemetery. During the tour, you will stop at Salamina’s oldest bakery to sample some local snacks.

 

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Day 2 – The Samaria Valley

Climb aboard a traditional local jeep for a drive through the mountains to the Samaria Valley: the Cocora Valley might be famous for its giant Wax Palms, but Samaria is home to three-times as many of the 60m tall trees (Colombia’s National Tree), and sees a fraction of the tourists.
You will learn all about the trees from your local guide, who runs a conservation project aimed at protecting and saving this endangered species.

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Day 3 – Aguadas & its Iconic Aguadeno Hats

You will depart early for the Heritage Town of Aguadas, famous for its iconic Aguadeno hats, a symbol of the region which has been produced in Aguadas since the 1870s. Similar in style to the more well-known Panama hat, the Sombrero Aguadeno is one of Colombia’s most important artisan products, and on your visit to the town you will learn all about how they are made. Finish the tour at the Aguadeno collective, where you will be able to purchase your very own Aguadeno directly from the man who makes them!