Valle de Cocora

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The entrance to the famous hiking trails in Valle de Cocora.

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Cows grazing in green pastures: this is why they call it Switzerland in Colombia.

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Fog swirls around the famed wax palms, or “palmeras de cera.”

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A strange place for a rock formation.

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This cow is not camera-shy!

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Following this cold, swift stream will lead you to the hummingbird refuge.

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Butterflies resting on a rock.

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Acaime, the indigenous chief who lived in this area.

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Hummingbird perched on a feeder.

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These flowers look like they’re right out of Alice in Wonderland.

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And it’s almost as though they have faces!

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Anyone for a magical mushroom?

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At this summit, you are 260m higher than Bogota!

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Looking through a pine forest.

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Horses that are clearly used to tourists.

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Waiting for a carrot or a lump of sugar!

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Standing amidst the wondrous wax palms.

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A quaint roadside restaurant where you can try local specialties like stream-caught trout.

 

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