$ 870,000

Volcán Cerro Machín Trek and Cultural Experience

$ 870,000

Tour Itinerary


From Salento we will leave at 6:00 am in a private transport taking the Camino Nacional road, an ancient road marked by stories of war and struggles of the communities, this route connects Salento with the Tolima department; until we find the imposing wax palms in their different stages of growth and surrounded by native forest, where we will find 600 times more than the number of palms found in the Cocora Valley. We will arrive at the farm to rest and take a traditional Colombian drink (aguapanela) with cheese. We will continue our way to the base of the Machín Volcano, we will go through different crops, and we will learn the main thing about the economic activities of the region.

Cerro Machín is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Colombia, but it also shows you the imposing and great nature of its surroundings, upon arrival, we will see the family that lives inside the volcano, we then will hike uphill for approximately 2 hours until reaching the altitude of 2.750 m.a.s.l, we will see the impressive and varied fumaroles that come off as smoke from the ground, will see the geysers, and we will understand the importance of this geological structure, we will even have the possibility of being in the crater of this active volcano, without a doubt, a sensation that will impact you.

At the end of the afternoon, we will have a little time to enjoy the hot springs as a result of the high internal temperatures of the volcano, and we will have a typical lunch on the farm. Around 7:00 pm our route will go to Salento where this adventure ends.

Tour Highlights

  • La Línea at 3.200 masl (border between Quindío and Tolima departments).
  • Wax palm forest (with thousands of palms in their natural environment).
  • Visit to the traditional colonial village of Toche
  • El Machín active volcano at 2,750 meters
  • Hot springs
  • Minimum Altitude: Salento: 1,900 m
  • Maximum Altitude by car: La Línea: 3,200 m
  • Maximum trekking Altitude: Machín Volcano 2,750 meters

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 From 2 to 2 people 870000 470000 46
2 From 3 to 3 people 870000 370000 58
3 From 4 to 12 people 870000 300000 65

Frequently Asked Questions

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 of the route are by car?
By car: 62 km
How many kilometers of the route i will have to walk?
Trekking: 2 km



Full day (7+ hours)

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