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Coffee Cultural Region

From US$ 488 p.p. / 4 days / Private tour

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Karen
Travel Consultant

Guide Included

Transport Included

Highlights

  • Salento & Filandia

  • Cocora valley

  • Coffee farm visit

  • Santa Rosa de Cabal Hotsprings

  • Premium coffee San Alberto

  • Coffee park

Program description

Discovering the coffee region in Colombia, is finding beautiful mountain landscapes, with very marked local traditions and colorful villages. It is right in the Caldas, Quindío and Risaralda departments where the so-called coffee cultural landscape is housed and declared by UNESCO > as tangible and intangible heritage of humanity. This, thanks to the modest and industrious farmers who have worked the land for decades, maintaining their traditions and creating a "coffee culture" which still reigns in this wonderful area today.

Undoubtedly, a unique destination in Latin America, due to the way in which the farmhouses and farms of yesteryear have been adapted to offer an unforgettable experience. Theme parks, coffee plantations, landscapes with immense wax palms and ecological trails are just some of the attractions of the region.

 

The coffee tradition is the most representative symbol of the culture in Colombia. If you really want to try the best coffee in the world and understand its secret, then you will have to visit the coffee region along with its variety of pleasant climates, smiling people and small towns with a peculiar but well-preserved architecture.

Route

Pereira - Salento - Filandia - Cocora valley - Santa Rosa de Cabal 

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Itinerary Details

 Day 1 

Welcome to Pereira. Airport pick up. Coffee farm visit and and transfer to the hotel (5h). Pick up at the Matecaña international airport in Pereira. Your trip in the coffee region starts now. Drive to the coffee farm "La Divisa de Don Juan". A few minutes from the city of Pereira, we take you to see a small coffee farm, where its owners express their passion for producing, roasting and preparing the best mild coffee in the world. Along with a member of the family, we will go through the cultivation knowing the details of the production process. Different flavors and preparations accompany the tour, stimulating the senses, until you reach the place where you will share together with a master roaster the details to achieve the right point, where Colombian coffee expresses its best flavors and attributes. Learn about the customs of preparation, with which you will get an unforgettable cup of coffee. After the tour, transfer to the beautifully decorated hacienda-style hotel in Colombia’s coffee-growing region.

 Day 2 

Cocora valley, Salento and Filandia (8h). In the morning, transfer to the department of Quindío to walk under the tallest wax palms on the planet in the famous Cocora Valley. We will ascend the mountain to get to know the mysterious cloud forests up close. Then we will visit Salento, a very charming and authentic typical town of the region. The colorful houses of the royal street are waiting for you to take beautiful pictures. After lunch, we head towards Filandia. There we go through the main streets to get to know its very unique architecture until we reach a beautiful viewpoint. Finally, at the interpretation center, you will learn about the traditional art of basketry (from the bejuco to the basket).

 Day 3 

Option 1: Santa Rosa de Cabal Hotsprings (6h)

Option 2: Parque del Café (8h).

Option 1 - Santa Rosa de Cabal Hotsprings

The Andes Mountains provides this region with a mild morning air, the water of its rivers, the exuberance of its forests and hot springs that are fed by the energy of the volcanoes of the central mountain range. This hot thermal experience is at Termales de Santa Rosa (Thermal springs), enjoy being under its imposing waterfall, combining the warm waters with the freshness of the river. This is a place to relax and enjoy amidst mountains and a cloud forest, that will let you renewed.

 

Option 2 – Coffee Park

The Coffee Park in its 96 hectares, and with more than 20 mechanical and cultural attractions presents a mix between the traditional and the modern. The park is immersed in trees and plants, it is a journey through the customs of a tradition that extends over the territory of the department of Quindío. Live the history of coffee growing in Colombia through trails with a wide collection of varietals. Appreciate the majesty of the coffee show. A show full of color, movement and enjoy the modern mechanical attractions that the Park has of the coffee.

 Day 4 

Pereira historical city tour (5h).

Pereira is the capital city of the department of Risaralda, and it is well known as the “City without doors”, “Perla del Otún" and “Querendona, Trasnochadora y Morena“. Located along the Otún river it distinguishes from other capitals of the Coffee for being a commercial and cosmopolitan city. The tour begins at visiting "Tambo El Privilegio" located on the coffee highway to Santa Rosa de Cabal. From this beautiful viewpoint you can observe Pereira, Dosquebradas, Santa Rosa de Cabal and Quindio’s foothills. We descend back to the city, crossing the Cesar Gaviria Trujillo Viaduct, a cable-stayed bridge that links Pereira with the municipality of Dosquebradas crossing the Otún River Valley. We continue the tour visiting the historic center beginning at the Parque Olaya Herrera, Calle de la Fundación, Plaza de Bolivar, the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Pobreza, Jorge Roa Martinez and Luis Carlos Gonzalez houses and the modern sector city, La Circunvalar, ending at the church San José. On this tour, the most important historical events of Pereira are told.

 
Price & Inclusions

From US$ 488 p.p.

Price above is for min. 2 Pax. Ask for your group discount. Private tour.

 Included 

  • All Airport transfers (Start and End at Pereira airport)

  • 3 nights accommodation in mid class hacienda style-hotel

  • Meals: 3 x breakfast, 3 x lunch

  • All ground transfers

  • ES Guide (Optional: EN Guide)

  • All entrances, fees and taxes, Travel insurance

 Not Included 

  • International or national flights

  • Personal expenses and tips

  • As in program indicated optional services

  • EN Guidance (On request)

Important Notes

Availability

All year round. Daily start from Pereira airport.

Physical Difficulty: 2

Language

Spanish