Please be extremely careful when travelling by bus. There have been a number of thefts of hand luggage on buses to Salento from both Armenia and Pereira. Keep your hand luggage with you at all times and DO NOT LET ANYONE TOUCH IT.
In particular foreign tourists appear to be being identified in Pereira bus station and then followed onto the bus and their hand luggage removed, so if you are changing buses in Pereira please be especially vigilant.
From the NORTH
Buses from Pereira to Salento leave weekdays 6.20 13.20 16.20
Buses from Pereira to Salento leave weekends 6.20 7.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 13.30 14.30 15.30 16.30 17.30
Cost July 2008 4700 COP.
From the SOUTH
Buses from Armenia to Salento leave every 20 minutes from 6.00 to 20.00
Cost July 2008 3000 COP.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN SALENTO
At the entrance to Salento you`ll see the fire station – estacion de Bomberos. Get off there and we`re 150 metres away.
When in doubt ask in any of the shops near the fire station.
For those of you with a GPS 4 degrees North 38.386 minutes
75 degrees West 34.393 minutes
MISSED THE LAST BUS (AND DON´T WANT TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN ARMENIA)!
Option 1 (Anytime)
A taxi from Armenia direct to Salento. Cost October 2008 30,000-40,000 COP.
Option 2 (good up to 11.00 pm)
A collectivo from Armenia to CIRCASIA and then from CIRCASIA a taxi to Salento.
Cost October 2008 15,000-17,000 COP.
Pereira (MATECAÑA) is approximately 2 hours travelling time from Salento and is served by a number of airlines including AVIANCA and AEROREPUBLICA. (Daily flights Bogota, Panama and Cali). Plantation House is now able to offer an airport transfer service to Matacaña airport please look at our airport transfer page for further information.