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Between Tunnels and Waterfalls – Santa Rita

Cra. 5 ##9 -33 lote 4, Barrio La Floresta-Salento, Quindío
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Duration

7-8 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Spanish

Overview

Just 30 minutes from the Salento we have the opportunity to visit the Boquia village where the most memorable events of the first Republicans took place. This beautiful place has several points of cultural interest, which are found on the paths to the Santa Rita waterfall where the train once passed, tunnels that we can see, a curved bridge called La Explanación and an old train station from which only walls remain.

We have designed for you, explorer traveler; a circuit full of anecdotes that shows us the thriving pioneer minds who thought about the progress of transport at the beginning of the 20th century, engineering works that are now covered by vegetation which allows us to be immersed in the nature of a forest in recovery and walk the paths to the famous Santa Rita Waterfall, under the sound of birds, we will be captivated by natural pools, waterfalls and rivers that are born at the top of the mountain.

Just 30 minutes from the Salento we have the opportunity to visit the Boquia village where the most memorable events of the first Republicans took place. This beautiful place has several points of cultural interest, which are found on the paths to the Santa Rita waterfall where the train once passed, tunnels that we can see, a curved bridge called La Explanación and an old train station from which only walls remain.

We have designed for you, explorer traveler; a circuit full of anecdotes that shows us the thriving pioneer minds who thought about the progress of transport at the beginning of the 20th century, engineering works that are now covered by vegetation which allows us to be immersed in the nature of a forest in recovery and walk the paths to the famous Santa Rita Waterfall, under the sound of birds, we will be captivated by natural pools, waterfalls and rivers that are born at the top of the mountain.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Salento - Urban area
  • National Road
  • Santa Rita Waterfall (5 meters approx)
  • Railway tunnels
  • Lookout point
  • Minimum Altitude: 1870 masl - Santa Rita Waterfall
  • Maximum Altitude: 1990 masl - Salento
  • Distance: 10 km

Itinerary

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Itinerary

Our adventure begins in the municipality of Salento at 7:30 am, at our office, we will start a walk leaving the urban area and entering the national road, this path has difficulty since in some sections it has mud and 100% of it is in descending.

When we reach the Boquia village we have the option of taking a short detour to visit the bridge of La Explanación and then return to the main path with a distance of 1 km until we reach the Santa Rita farm, from there we will enter the Andean forest, passing through tunnels and suspension bridges.

During the circuit, we will have time to take a bath in the Santa Rita waterfall and the natural pools. At noon, we return to the village of Boquia to have a typical lunch prepared on a wood stove and finally return by car to Salento.

Included/Excluded

  • Food and drinks:
  • 1 lunch, at a restaurant in Boquía.
  • Snack package
  • Transport:
  • From Boquía Village to Salento.
  • Accompaniment and preparation:
  • Certified and registered guide.
  • Advisory and personalized preparation before the trek by the Páramo Trek team.
  • Others:
  • Insurance policy that covers accidents.
  • Entrance to the Santa Rita farm.
  • Food and drinks:
  • Extra drinks or food not specified in the program.
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Accommodation:
  • Accommodation in Salento or another city the day before and the day after the trek, we can send you recommendations.
  • Transport:
  • Transport from another city to get to Salento.
  • Transport to another city at the end of the trek. If you are interested, we can book private transport for you.

Durations

Full day (7+ hours)

Tour's Location

Cra. 5 ##9 -33 lote 4, Barrio La Floresta-Salento, Quindío

FAQs

Is this your first-time doing mountaineering?
This trek is ideal for you, it is important for you to be in the good physical condition and also that you practice sports regularly, you do not have to be an expert or be a great athlete. Your mental disposition to walk must be good, with the ability to adapt to periods of 5 - 6 hours of walking carrying a little weight, the distances of this route can be between 6 and 10 kilometers (≈4-6 miles) per day and flat surfaces with undulations and sometimes with mud or difficult paths. The elevation change can exceed 500 masl (≈1,600 ft), with an altitude higher than 2,000 masl (≈7,000 ft).
How many kilometers I will have to walk?
Trekking: 10-13 km
How many kilometers by car?
By car: 3 km

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