This fertile region, also called the Coffee Triangle, consists of three Colombian departments: Caldas, Risaralda and Quindio. It is located in the heart of the Andes where the majority of the famous Colombian coffee is produced. The coffee region’s landscape was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its astonishing landscaped adorned by mountains, coffee plantations and valleys. Colombia’s coffee region offers numerous options for hiking, birding and rural tourism, including visits to coffee farms to learn about the coffee production process.
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From £587 - 3 Days
Coffee, Chocolate and Amazing Landscapes!
During this exciting Colombia Coffee Region tour, you will get a hands-on lesson about the whole Colombian coffee production process on a coffee tour led by a local expert. This interesting experience will take place in an area adorned by astonishing mountains, friendly people, coffee plantations and valleys declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
You will also travel to Salento, Colombia, one of the most traditional Paisa towns in the area. Enjoy colourful, colonial buildings and squares where you can pass the day people watching while sipping on Colombian coffee. Visit the breath taking Valle de Cocora, a spectacular natural park home to a high diversity of fauna and flora, including the Palma de Cera, Colombia's national tree and tallest species of palm tree in the world. And to get a complete picture of this region of Colombia, you will also visit a cocoa farm to get a fascinating insight into the cultivation and harvesting of cocoa.
EXPERIENCE TYPE Eco-tourism & Local Traditions
DAY 1 Travel to Colombia's Coffee Region. Chocolate and fruits tour
Upon arrival in Pereira, we will start our tour to visit Marsella, one of the most beautiful areas in the Coffee region, where you will see the fascinating landscapes while tasting fruits together with the most exquisite organic chocolate. Walk among the cocoa trees, feeling the sweet taste of the mucilage in the mouth and mix it with oranges, tangerines and aromatic plants. We will learn about the chocolate process from taking the seeds, roasting them and melting them to obtain a delicious cocoa cream, with which you can prepare your drink. At the end of tour, we will go to the hotel.
Note: As the domestic flights are not included please book a flight arriving before 9am in Pereira.
Overnight: Coffee Region Meal Plan: Lunch
DAY 2 Coffee plantation, Valle de Cocora and Salento
Today we will take a day trip to the Valle de Cocora (Cocora Valley) Natural Park. The cloud forest at Valle de Cocora is a prime example of the amazing diversity of fauna and flora special to 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 may also have the opportunity to see different bird species, specially hummingbirds.
As we are in the coffee region, we can not miss the opportunity to visit a local coffee plantation to learn all 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.
The coffee region is also famous for its beautiful and picturesque Paisa towns and, Salento is a clear example of that. Salento is adorned by colourful houses with colonial architecture surrounded by the natural landscape of the Andes and the smell of freshly roasted coffee. This town is the perfect place for a gentle stroll or for enjoying a delicious cup of Colombian coffee.
Overnight: Coffee Region Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3 End of the tour. Transfer to the airport.
At the required time, we will pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to the airport.
Overnight: - Meal Plan: Breakfast
- Airport pick up and drop off
- 2 nights' accommodation (double occupancy)
- Private ground transport
- Meals as defined in the itinerary
- Local English-speaking tour guides
- Entry tickets to all tourist attractions mentioned in the itinerary
What's Not Included
- International / Domestic Flights
- Meals not listed in the itinerary
- Tips and other discretionary expenses
- Airport taxes, when not included in the ticket
- Early / late check in on the first / last day of the tour
Note: If you require to include domestic flights please contact us.
How to Book
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