Journey to the Highlands of Colombia
7 DAYS OF EPIC EXPERIENCES
yoga | adventure | culture
RE-ENERGIZE YOUR SOUL
Join us in a timeless destination, where eco-adventure, a rich Colombian coffee and cowboy culture, and the magic of the Andean mountains will captivate your heart. One of few truly authentic Colombian highland settings, Salento will whisk you away.
Enjoy the privacy of our luxurious mountainside villa with stunning views of rolling green mountains and a full time private chef with locally inspired gourmet offerings. All of your meals, wellness, eco-adventure, and cultural adventures will be customized based on the preferences of our intimate group.
Wake up and revitalize your body, mind and soul with private yoga instruction followed by customized adventures including epic horse rides across the Andean Cordillera, mountain biking, hiking through the world renowned Cocora National Park home of 200 ft. Wax Palm, and soaking in hidden hot springs.
SLEEP | 7 nights in our private villa
YOGA | Daily asana yoga classes, meditation, breath work
EAT | 3 daily Colombian inspired meals
TREK | Hidden Hot Springs
Horseback Riding Adventure
EXPERIENCE | Local Coffee Plantation Tour
Cocoro National Park
All ground transportation provided once you reach Salento
March 23 - 30, 2019
$2499 Master Suite
$2199 Junior Shared $1999 Standard Shared
Born and raised in Snowmass, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Brady was exposed from a very young age to the power and beauty of the natural world. He learned from his family and alternative education programs, ways to live harmoniously and enjoyably amidst the harshness of the elements.
Through adolescence, Brady enjoyed a mildly famous career as a competitive aerialist snowboarder. After receiving a bachelor’s degree at Fort Lewis College, he became a Certified Yoga Instructor at Durango’s premier yoga studio: Yoga Durango. During his third year as an instructor, he was invited to be an assistant for an international Yoga Teacher Training program in Costa Rica at the Pavones Yoga Center, where he is currently completing his 500 hour certification.
Among a variety of other activities, he is passionate about mushroom hunting, performance poetry, singing and dancing, and pretty much anything that involves being in the wilderness. Warm and welcoming, with a keen sense of humor and a love for adventure, Brady will lift your spirits and your hearts with his infectiously enthusiastic and optimistic outlook on life.
Daily yoga practices will be customized based on preferences of our group. Expect to find your flow, a meditative moment, or heart opening posture among beautiful vistas of the welcoming green Colombian Andes.
If its not down past the end of the road..its not what we are looking for. Our hillside villa is nestled a short walk along an old dirt road from the perfect Colombian mountain town of Salento. With stunning views of surrounding hillsides, you will find privacy, spaciousness, and the simple luxury of this well appointed home. The villa will come with daily maid service, a private chef, outdoor and indoor space for yoga, a cozy fire place to warm up to at night (in the rare occasion of a cold evening) and all the other creature comforts you would find in a furnished home.
Horseback riding in Salento, Colombia is something all travelers should experience during their visit to our beautiful country. The small town of Salento looks very much like an old western, cowboy town and it’s not uncommon to see people still riding horses to come into town.
The stunning landscapes surrounding Salento make it a fantastic place for horseback riding. From coffee plantations, to waterfalls, to valleys there’s a huge number of things to see and trails to explore.
Coffee Plantation Tour
There are several fincas in the area that offer coffee tours. Don Elias, is a small family-run organic plantation where you will be shown around the farm by Don Elias himself, who will explain and demonstrate the process of growing and roasting coffee. At the end of the tour, you will be invited to taste a cup of their delicious freshly roasted coffee.
Salento is a fantastic location for mountain biking in Colombia. The beautiful, little town is surrounded by lush, green mountains with scenic trails for riding a bike. Mountain biking tours will take you through hills, valleys, rivers, and tremendous vistas along the way. They includes the bike, guide, technical support, water, food (depending on the tour) and entry to any coffee fincas you may visit. It is also possible during the full moon to take a nighttime ride by moonlight. Or you can cycle into the Valle de Cocora.
Secret Hot Springs
Quite possibly the most remote and captivating hot springs we have explored, the termales near the town of Santa Rosa de Cabal are set in a highland tropical box canyon at the end of an exciting jeep road. Soak in natural rivers and pools set in an enchanted forest of lush green foliage, as well as luxurious man made spas all fortified with the purest water and minerals.
Valle de Cocora
In a country full of beautiful landscapes, Cocora is one of the most striking. It stretches east of Salento into the lower reaches of the Los Nevados ountains and national park, with a broad green valley framed by sharp peaks. Everywhere you'll see palma de cera (wax palm), the largest palm in the world (up to 60m tall). It's Colombia's national tree. Set amid the misty green hills, they are breathtaking to behold.
‘Cocora’ was the name of a Quimbayan princess, daughter of the local chief Acaime, and means ‘star of water’. The valley is part of the Los Nevados National Natural Park, incorporated into the existing national park by the Colombian government in 1985.
HEALTHY FOOD FROM our private chef
Our private chef will be integrating a nutritionally balanced, organic and local ingredients with the delicious flare of the region. Expect hand squeezed juices made from Colombian tropical fruits you most likely have never heard of, all with detoxifying and vitalizing qualities, local meat and fish dishes, Colombian specialities made with a nutritious twist, and of course the best coffee in the world!
Life Force can help you with booking information for the best travel and flight itineraries, hotels, restaurants, and activities during your stay in Colombia. Our pick up will be at the Armenia Al Eden aripot (AXM). Direct flights to AXM can be found on Spirit Airlines as well as non-direct on United, Avianca and others from most any major city in the US.
A private shuttle service to our villa in Salento will be included in your retreat package. The shuttle will leave at 4:00 PM on March 23 and March 30. All the meet up details will be provided upon receipt of the initial trip deposit.
A valid passport is required for all foreign visitors to Colombia. An entry visa is not required for American or Canadian nationals. Please inquire with the nearest Colombian consulate for entry requirements for other nationalities.
In preparation for your trip, please read our Travel Planning Guide for important tips and information.