Step into a hidden oasis just outside Ibague and discover the remarkable Orchids of Tolima. With hundreds of species and over 8000 plants, this place is a paradise for nature lovers. Our knowledgeable guide will take you on a tour, sharing fascinating insights and tips on how to grow these stunning plants.
The tour lasts about an hour, unless you’re full of questions (we won’t blame you!). And guess what? You won’t be alone on this adventure – two adorable German shepherd dogs will be your companions.
Prepare to be wowed by the spectacular plants and learn all about their unique scents and intriguing facts. This visit is definitely worth every minute.
Now, let’s talk logistics. When we arrived, the gates were closed, but thanks to a local tip, we found the hidden bell on the left side and voila! The gates opened, and we drove our car right in.
Don’t worry about appearances – the sanctuary inside is a world apart from the surrounding area. And the weather? Ibague’s elevation of 1285m keeps temperatures cooler than the rest, perfect for these shade-loving orchids.
Now, let’s get down to brass tacks. The cost is a steal at $15.000 COP (less than $4 in USD) as of August 2022. Trust us, it’s worth every penny. So gather your friends and family, because this is an experience you won’t want to miss.