During this short trip to Colombia's coffee region, you will stay at a coffee hacienda where you will learn about the whole coffee process and have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular landscape of this region adorned by its astonishing mountains, coffee plantations and valleys declared World Heritage Sites by Unesco.
We will travel to Salento, one of the most traditional paisa towns in the area, and also to the breathtaking Valle de Cocora, a spectacular natural park home of a high diversity of fauna and flora, including the palma de cera, Colombia's national tree, and the largest species of palm tree in the world.
Experience Type: Eco-tourism and Local Traditions
Coffee Experience: A coffee expert at the hacienda will explain the details of each step in the process, from planting coffee beans to the final steps of harvesting and roasting. You will learn how to select and pick only the ripe coffee cherries, which will allow you to become a real coffee harvester for a few minutes.
Trekking at the Valle de Cocora: The Valle de Cocora is a mid-altitude natural park full of natural beauty and biodiversity, including several types of hummingbirds, stunning flowers and the magnificent presence of the palma de cera, Colombia's national tree, and the largest species of palm tree in the world
Visit to a traditional paisa town Salento: Salento is a small town built around coffee production and farming, with typical colonial and paisa architecture. You will be astonished by its brightly coloured and inviting central plaza.
Duration: 3 days
Departure dates: Please check the dates available in the calendar, if you don't find a suitable departure date for you, please contact us
Note (*): If you want to include the domestic flight please contact us.
Day 1: AM: Travel to Colombia's Coffee Region - PM: Coffee Experience:
You will take a morning flight to one of the main cities in the coffee region. Upon arrival, we will meet you at the airport to take you to the hacienda where you will have some time for lunch and get ready for our coffee experience tour in the afternoon. During the coffee experience in the hacienda's coffee plantation, we will learn the details of each step from planting the coffee beans all the way through the picking and roasting process. We will learn how to select and pick only the ripe coffee cherries and also how to taste and evaluate the coffee's quality, just like an expert coffee taster.
Meal Plan: None Overnight: Coffee Hacienda - Armenia
Day 2: Trip to Valle de Cocora and Salento:
Today we will take a day trip to the Valle de Cocora (Valley of Cocora) Natural Park and Salento. The cloud forest at Valle de Cocora is a prime example of the amazing diversity of fauna and flora characteristic of Colombia's coffee region. While trekking across the valley, surrounded by the famous and unique palmas de cera (wax palms), we will hear stories about this amazing place and its meaning for the native tribes that inhabited the area before the Europeans came to America.
We will have lunch at the park rangers' base before continuing our trip to Salento.
Salento is a traditional and picturesque paisa town, where the colours of the houses and the colonial architecture blend themselves with the surrounding natural beauty of the region and the smell of freshly roasted coffee. Salento is a perfect place for a gentle stroll or for enjoying a delicious cup of Colombian coffee. Late in the afternoon we will go back to the hacienda.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight: Coffee Hacienda - Armenia
Day 3: Travel to your next destination
Today, you can still spend a bit more time at the hacienda or exploring any other part of the coffee region. At the requested time, we will pick you up at the hacienda to take you to the airport.
Meal Plan: Breakfast
If you are a solo traveller please check our departure dates, chose when you are planning to travel and then send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of the tour and the date you want to travel and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Single Room Option:
If you are travelling alone or with your friends but prefer to have your own room, we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement for a single room. Single room supplement: £30 / €36 / US$58 per person
If, for any reason, we are unable to provide a single room during some nights of your trip, we will refund the relevant proportion of the supplement paid to us for the Single Room Option.
If you wish to stay more time at the coffee hacienda in Armenia the price per nigth will be £28/ €34 / US$45 per person