RESERVE BARBAS BREMEN
The Barbas Bremen reserve is located between the municipalities of Filandia, Circasia, Salento (Quindío) and Pereira (Risaralda).
Among the attractions of the reserve is the great biodiversity of birds, which favors sighting, you can also see herds of howler monkeys 🐒🐒, whose howls can be heard miles away.
FUN FACT ABOUT THE BARBAS BREMEN RESERVE
The name of the "Río Barbas" has a very particular story told by grandparents; "One day Don Abraham went into the forest in search of a cow but a feline devoured the old man, leaving his long beards and some remains of his body on top of the rock. From that moment on the river is called Río Barbas."
WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN THE BARBAS BREMEN RESERVE?
Subscribe to our youtube channel by clicking here
HOW TO GET TO THE BARBAS BREMEN RESERVE?
To get to the Barbas Bremen reserve, you can take different routes, but the ones that seemed most striking to us is the one that is usually done from the city of Pereira.
To make this route to the Barbar Bremen reserve, we take the bus 🚌 at 6:00 AM, bound for Yarumal, which passes in front of the Victoria Shopping Center (race 12), it must be clarified that the bus passes from 6:00 am every 2 hours and it takes an average of 2 hours to get to Yarumal. Once we arrived in Yarumal, we saw the entrance to the Yarumal Trail, the place where the walk begins and also where the guide we had previously hired was waiting for us.
After we arrived in Yarumal, we made a short stop for breakfast before starting the trek to the Barbas Bremen Reserve. After we had breakfast, the guide recommended that the route had very swampy areas, so sometimes the route was very difficult.
Once this was suggested, we began to walk the trail 😎 (The trail is approximately 7.10 km long and lasts approximately 3 hours).
TRAIL IN THE BARBAS BREMEN RESERVE 🚶🏼
As we ventured along the path, the sounds of nature were heard more and more, we could breathe fresh air, our surprise was so great along the way, that a particular sound caught our attention, every time we advanced more its sound sound became each louder, it reached such a point of overshadowing all the other sounds of the forest, this sound managed to disturb us a little; until someone noticed that the sound came from the tops of a few trees, our surprise was that it was howler monkeys 📸🐒, and immediately to our amazement we took out our cell phones to record them.
After having made a short break to spot the howler monkeys, we continued our journey towards the Barbas River that could be heard in the background, the descent to this river was through some slopes with some swamp that if we had not worn good grip shoes would have been a little difficult to hike this trail.
The last path to go down to the river was through some rocks which was somewhat slippery, to our surprise the river was totally crystal clear and there were some deep places where you could submerge 🏊♂️.
This tour was truly a magical experience in the sense of being able to enjoy these crystal clear and relaxing waters, as well as being able to listen to the sound of the howler monkeys, which to everyone's surprise, are truly captivating and exotic animals that make the Reserve Barbas Bremen is a place to visit a thousand times.
- The Barbas River is characterized by being unpredictable, so it is recommended not to be in it when it is raining.
- Some points have booths made of guadua where we can eat, please DO NOT leave garbage in these places.