Hiking in Manizales: A Photo Essay

A few posts ago, I mentioned that while in the hilliest city in Colombia, I got to go on a rather scenic hike that wouldn’t have been  possible to figure out on my own.

At the time, I felt that I’d paid my local guide a bit too much.  However, as I was just browsing through photos from that hike, I came across some that made me realize that the 30,000 COP or $16.85 for the five and a half hour guided hike was far from the worst deal on earth.

For a time on this trip, I was snapping photos constantly, so it’s been a chore just getting them off the camera and onto my mini laptop and flash drive.  At times I flew through this endeavor without taking a long enough look at the pics.

Now, after taking a much closer look, I’ve deemed a few photos from this hike to be worthy of sharing:



Here you see my three hiking partners including the dog.  As in this photo, our guide was almost always a bit ahead of us.

Here you can see our guide Mau waiting for us at the top of an incline.  As he’d hiked these hills over a hundred times and this was our first, it’s not a surprise that he had waiting stations in mind.

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If you’d like to go on a hike such as this in Manizales, you’ll need to contact the Palogrande hostal in Zona Rosa and ask for the owner’s son Mau as he enjoys guiding hikes in these hills where he grew upHe’ll even dig up the English he learned abroad and use that if you don’t speak Spanish.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Simply beautiful Thanks for the great post .


  2. Great adventure. Thanks for sharing. Colombia is heart and soul. Cheers!!


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