near Salento, Quindío (Republic of Colombia)
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You’ll get to see waterfalls, birds and a long river, present during most of the walk. Tall trees and tall wax palms catch your eyes.
Choose the path to the left as the one to the right is private property.
We took left as the views were nice. Both paths get to the same point.
Enjoy the view
From time to time you can’t help it but stop to enjoy the view, listen the birds and smell the mud.
Be careful here. This path is muddy, steep and slippery. Be extra careful if your shoes are not reliable.
Joining the main road
At this point we rejoin the main road. Careful with the last step down.
Once you reach the main road, don’t follow it. Instead, follow the hidden path down.
You’ll see a door leading to private property, but continue going down.
You’ll reach the main road again. Turn right and follow it for a few meters.
I 3 Salento
A bridge over a nice river. This is the same river that comes from Santa Rita waterfall.
Leave the main road here, turning right. Starting this point you go up but it’s an easy and wide trail.
Lunch break spot
If you feel like it, you can use this place to rest and eat while listening to the waters of the strong river.
Turn right to the ecologic trail that takes to Santa Rita waterfall.
Santa Rita reservoir entrance
This reservoir is a private property, so there’s a charge for using it. As of March 2022, the price is $7000 COP per person.
It’s a bit muddy but there’s a kind of pedestrians path on the left.
Take the left part if you are not on horse.
Hanging bridge #1
You can rest and have warm food and beverages here.
Second hanging bridge
Santa Rita waterfall
An amazing sight with a nice breeze.
On the way back, instead of using the first bridge, turn left.
Left: cave path Right: open path Use the cave path to get to Barranquero waterfall.
This cave is pretty muddy and dark, so ready your flashlight. It’s not too long to cross.
Go left to see a nice waterfall
This is a beautiful small waterfall. There’s a path you can take but it’s a bit risky so be careful. If you don’t want to take the risk, go back to the previous intersection and use the other path.
After all forest and caves, a small hit with a view.
This path is a lot muddy if it rains and it seems like a dead end, but continue walking and you’ll find a door.
Door and bridge
There’s a small section of the river where it’s possible to take a bath.
Bus to Salento
As the daylight was coming to an end, we decided to go back by bus. The bus can be taken anywhere in the main road, turning left from the yellow bridge.