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La Carbonera Wax Palm Forest

Immerse yourself in the adventure of your life at La Carbonera, the pulsating heart of the majestic Andes! Discover the wonder of a wax palm forest, the largest of its kind, and let yourself be enveloped by the unique serenity that only this sanctuary can offer. This paradise corner is the perfect escape to reconnect with nature and free your mind from daily burdens. Explore La Carbonera and awaken your emotions on a journey that will lead you to discover the true essence of the Andes, where each moment is a gateway to the astonishing beauty that awaits

We aim to inspire hikers to keep hiking and discovering the beauty of our world

Tour operator specialized in nature tourism, adventure, medium and high mountain. RNT: 68138


7 hours

Difficulty level

2 (Low)

Maximun altitude

3.300 meters


59 Km (approx)

Starting & finish place

Salento / Salento

Tour summary & Itinerary

What you can expect!

The unparalleled Wax Palm, recognized as the tallest in the world and a national symbol of Colombia, stands as the centerpiece of a captivating tourist journey that traverses the departments of Quindío and Tolima. This itinerary immerses us in ancient national trails explored by local indigenous people and the historic Royal Road, which the liberator Simón Bolívar traversed during his heroic liberation campaign.

The journey reaches its highest point at the emblematic “Línea,” located at an altitude of 3,300 meters, marking the division between the two departments. From here, we have a unique view of Los Nevados National Park, Valle de Cocora, among others. This experience takes us through the fascinating high Andean forest, one of the gems bestowed upon us by the imposing Andes mountain range. Finally, we arrive at La Carbonera Farm, recognized as the world’s most extensive sanctuary of Wax Palm.

In this magical corner, we marvel at entire mountains of Wax Palm, enchantingly beautifying this mountain range. La Carbonera offers a unique escape from the hustle and bustle sometimes present in Salento and Valle de Cocora. Here, tranquility and majesty intertwine to provide a spectacular experience, distancing us from everyday chaos and allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the magnificence of this natural environment.

Day 0
The day before the start of the tour, it is mandatory for us to meet at our office located in Salento Q.
Day 1

What should you bring?

(*) At the Salento Hikers office, personal equipment is available for rent (with advance reservation).

Amazing support for all!

Why Choose Us

Our Guides are the Secret Weapon behind our Success!


Salento – Finca La Carbonera (return) by car 4x4


Trekking poles / Robber boots


Typical lunch/ Water / Hot drinks / Snacks


Professional guide / Medical assistance insurance / All entrance fee.

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All included!

Points of interest​

Salento - Viewpoints and Andean Forest & Wax Palm Forests
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About Salento Hikers

Salento Hikers is a team of local passionate hikers focus on providing authentic nature experiences in Salento Quindio. We are a family owned company who get real enjoyment out of matching you to the best possible adventures. Driven by our passion to the outdoors lifestyle we started exploring Los nevados national park years ago with friends and family, finding in this privilege place a combination of beauty, peace and natural perfection which everyone around the world should visit.
Our mission is to show the beauty of Los Nevados National Park to adventure lovers through hiking, touring, biking and canyoning by providing an in-depth knowledge of local culture but without making negative impact on environment and the community.
We're atour operator specialized in medium and high mountains. Agency endorsed by National Parks / Professional guides. RNT: 68138






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Our Team

We are committed with the preservation of our environment, Our entire activities is based around our natural environment, our rivers, mountains, lakes, forest and wildlife are our assets and our futures depend on them.
We know you will have high expectations of what you are going to see in the national park and we want to make sure that those expectations are fully met. Your children and grandchildren and all the coming generations should also be able to experience the beauty of our national park.

Ivan Felipe

Medium Mountain Hiker


High Mountain Hiker


High & Medium Mountain Hiker


High Mountain Hiker / MTB

What Our Client Says!


Stunning mountain experience! Honest, professional & passionate organisation

We did the 4-day Nevado del Tolima hike, and can only recommend it highly!! Gustavo from the office truly wants you to have a good experience and helped us with everything we needed. The gear is perfect. A lot of snacks and food. Our guide Hamilton was professional, experienced, sincerely passionate, with an incredible knowledge of the mountains, nature, safety, ornithology… and a huge love and respect for the environment. Book in advance and check with them what to bring. Make sure you’re acclimatised and in good health and condition before. Lots depends on the weather, but you’re in super good hands with Salento Hikers!

Mirke D

Our Locations

Quindío, Colombia

Our lovely team is prepared to provide you with the best and more responsible guided experience in Salento Quindio.


Carrera 5 # 9-33 Barrio La Floresta


Calle 22n # 19-170

More to do!

Other experiences!

Exploring the paramo

We will ascend to the paramo ecosystem at an altitude of 4,100 meters, passing through sacred rivers, high Andean rainforests and cloud forests.

Cocora, Coffee & Canyoning

Join to the best attractions that this beautiful town offers surrounded by the Andes mountains ranges.

Paramillo del Quindío

Have the privilege of reaching the highest point in the department of Quindío and one of the highest peaks in Los Nevados National Park over 4,750 m.a.s.l.

Santa Isabel Summit

Live this magnificent experience, ascending over the central mountain range of the Andes to one of the highest peaks of Los Nevados National Park (4,950 meters).

Tolima Summit

Give yourself a unique experience, living a sunrise from 5,220 meters above sea level, contemplating the wonderful view from the imposing Nevado del Tolima.

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