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Pijao y Buenavista – Towns with Charm

Salento, Quindío
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8-9 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people


English, Spanish


In the small and unexplored municipality of Pijao, life passes without noise or eagerness, a characteristic that led it to win the “Slow City” award granted by the Italian Citta Slow movement, making it known as a unique ecotourism destination, with its typical architecture of the towns of the coffee region and its beautiful mountainous landscapes. Likewise, the objective here is to be fully sustainable based on responsible management of natural resources, all within a philosophy of healthy and calm life.

Buenavista is known as the “Mirador del Quindío” due to its magnificent view over the department of Quindío and part of the department of Valle del Cauca. This destination has been the inspiration of poets and writers naming it: “Buenavista one block from Heaven”, “Buenavista land of the landscape”, “Buenavista, Mirador del Quindío”, or simply Buenavista, since there is no better word that defines the essence of this hidden paradise between the mountains of the coffee region.

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  • Viewpoint of the coffee plantation, icon of the Coffee Cultural Landscape.
  • Pijao slow town / authentic town of Quindío.
  • Talk with a social leader of the municipality with extensive knowledge of the history and culture of the region.
  • Optional: Traditional coffee tour with a vocational coffee grower.
  • Minimum Altitude: Buenavista: 1,450 m
  • Maximum Altitude: Salento: 1,900 m


  • 1 lunch, at a restaurant in Buenavista.
  • Snack package.
  • From Salento to Pijao, in private transport.
  • From Pijao to Buenavista, in private transport.
  • From Buenavista to Salento, in private transport.
  • Certified and registered guide.
  • Insurance policy that covers accidents (does not cover altitude sickness).
  • Extra drinks or food not specified in the program.
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Accommodation in Salento or another city the day before and the day after the trek, we can send you recommendations.
  • Transport to get to Salento before your tour.
  • Transport to another city at the end of the trek.


Full day (7+ hours)

Tour's Location

Salento, Quindío


Is this your first-time doing mountaineering?
Routes that any inexperienced person can achieve, it is necessary to have a good physical condition and great mental disposition. Hikes from 1 to 4 hours, less than 5 kilometers (3 miles) on flat terrain with little or no change in the elevation of the terrain and an altitude of less than 1500 m (≈5000ft).
How many kilometers i will have to walk?
Walking: 3 km
How many kilometers by car?
By car: 128 km
What should I bring?
Take everything we recommend!
- Proper backpack for trekking. Here you will carry what you need during each day of the trek.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses with high UV protection, and sun hat.
- Bring a two-liter bottle of water or more, preferably not plastic material.
- Trekking boots, sneaker or running shoes
- Waterproof jacket and pants to protect you from the rain.


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