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Colombian Coffee & Culture

9 days & 8 nights, Private Journey

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Pricing from: $3,995

Bogota, Zipacon, Caldas & Salento

Immerse yourself in some of the locales that comprise the Colombian Triangulo de Cafe and discover what goes into making the country's well balanced coffee. Begin your journey getting acclimated in Bogota before continuing on to dive into some of the country's best known coffee producing areas. In the Andes, explore the Cloud Forest with its dense vegetation and cloud cover. Tour the hills of Caldas, blanketed in growths of coffee, plantains, and yucca?. Get familiar with towns in Salento and take a look into what life is like for the local producers as well as relaxing in towns that feel frozen in time.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Bogota

    After arriving at Bogota El Dorado International Airport, you will be met and assisted with customs and immigration before being escorted to your hotel, Morrison84, by a private car.

    Upon checking in, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to take advantage of the amenities of your hotel or begin your explorations of the city. Located in northern Bogota, Morrison84 is within walking distance of upscale shopping centers, exclusive restaurants, boutiques of renowned designers, and an unforgettable business and entertainment district.

    Morrison84 - 2 Nights
  • Day 2

    After breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour of the highlights of Bogota. Pick what catches your interest most from the endless options offered. Perhaps you wish to visit a religious monument, or a celebration of engineering, or an artistic masterpiece.

    The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is well worth a visit. For the beauty of its landscapes, the richness of its earth, and the hidden jewel beneath the earth's surface, Zipaquira is something of a must-see during your stay in Bogota.

    La Candelaria Historic Centre is Bogota's heart and soul, as the oldest part of the city. The Plaza Bolivar (main square) is the focal point of this historic part of the city. Visit the gold museum with the largest collection of gold pieces, and the Botero Gallery which has a permanent exhibition of works of art by Fernando Botero, Colombia's most famous artist whose "oversized" art is instantly recognizable. There are several rooms over two floors with displays of his work both on canvas and sculpture. The museum also houses work by Dali, Monet, and Van Gogh.

    Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, perhaps trying some of Colombia's traditional foods.

    Morrison84 (B, L)
  • Day 3

    After breakfast, enjoy a private guided transfer to La Palma y El Tucan Ecolodge. This two hour overland journey will take you through a scenic region and give you more of a taste of Colombia's scenery. Upon arrival at your hotel in the Andean mountains, partake in lunch.

    After your meal, you will participate in a comprehensive educational coffee experience around the agricultural estate led by a tour guide. Your guide will escort you through the farm's nursery, central wet mill, drying beds, selection station, and compost. Learn about local coffee growing techniques and taste one of the most exclusive cups of Colombian coffee.

    After this educational experience, eat dinner at your hotel and have a leisurely night enjoying the amenities of your accommodations. La Palma y El Tucan is a lodge located in the middle of a coffee plantation. Each of the 9 cabins feature a sleeping area, private bathroom, and outdoor wooden deck with breathtaking views of the coffee plantation and mountains, perfect for morning yoga, or just sipping a cup of local coffee.

    La Palma & El Tucan - 2 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 4

    This morning, you will join a horseback riding tour through the cloud forest located near the coffee hacienda. Cloud forests are characterized by a low cloud cover, as well as an abundance of mozzes and vegetation. End your ride in time for lunch at your hotel.

    In the afternoon, learn about the coffee pickers of the region, with a visit to the traditional house of a local coffee picker located near the hotel. On this activity, you will be able to have a conversation with a coffee picker, and listen to some of his stories.

    Next, you will participate in a coffee tree planting activity in order to learn even more about the farm to table experience of the coffee beans you saw yesterday.

    After dinner at the hotel, enjoy a cozy evening fire with marshmallows.

    La Palma & El Tucan (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Caldas-Coffee Region

    After breakfast, you will have a private transfer to the airport with your bilingual guide, where you will catch a domestic flight from Bogota to Pereira. Today you will journey to the Coffee Region of Colombia. Many consider this area the cultural epicenter of Colombia. With it's spectacular panorama views, rolling hillsides of fertile coffee plantations, and plunging valleys, it certainly is a stunning place to visit. Campesino (rural life) continues now, as it has for centuries, as people harvest coffee, plantains, and other fresh fruits in this lush landscape. A visit to the coffee region permits you to experience the tranquility of the region, and offers the opportunity for adventure. Get a sense of the ambience and harmony of this beautiful area as you rest after a day of exploration.

    Upon arrival in Pereira, you will have another private transfer to Hacienda Venecia, your hotel for the next two nights. This traditional farmhouse is rustic but stunning, with amazing views.

    Enjoy lunch at your hotel, and the afternoon is at your leisure to explore in the Caldas region, which is in the most northerly part of the "Triangulo de Cafe." Dinner is also included at your hotel.

    Hacienda Venecia - 2 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Caldas-Coffee Region

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Hacienda Venecia before embarking on a full day coffee tour and experience.

    Coffee is what makes this region tick, and this journey will take you through stunning scenery, carpeted rolling hills of lush green coffee, plantains, and yucca. As campesinos (local rural workers) pass by on their way to work in the fields and children walk to school or wait for the morning bus, you can start to imagine how life is for these rural Colombian populations. Today, you will see the plant that keeps the world energized up close. From planting to picking to toasting to tasting, your life as a coffee drinker will never the same after experiencing the elixir of life from Colombia.

    Witness the entire coffee process today, including a tasting at Hacienda Venecia, and a tour of Manizales, the city you are near. Lunch will be at a local restaurant, and dinner at your hotel

    Hacienda Venecia (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Salento-Coffee Region

    Today take in the culture of the Coffee Region as well as the stunning natural beauty of the Cocora Valley. This tour will take you to the town of Filandia, in the far northeast of Quindio in the beautiful Valle Cocora. Enjoy the magnificent wax palm growing in one of its few natural habitats as you enter Filandia. The main square has not changed in appearance or character in decades, and in itself is an attraction. Take a coffee break in one of the many small coffee shops and take in the quaintness and uninterrupted lines of brightly painted houses in this traditional Pueblo of the region. Your guide will explain the culture and people of the region, and how the small pueblos (villages) like this form the backbone of the rural agricultural life.

    Next, venture to Salento, a municipality in the north eastern part of Quindio. This picturesque town boasts a number of fine houses of the traditional architectural style. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before participating in a latte art activity in Cafe Jesus Martin. Check into the Calento Real Hotel.

    This charming and modern hotel is located a two minute drive from the commercial area. Arrange optional bird watching, hiking, or horseback riding activities with the hotel.

    Salento Real - 2 Nights (B, L)
  • Day 8
    Salento-Coffee Region

    Delve deeper into the "Triangulo del Cafe" with a full-day tour to Pijao, Buenavista and Cordoba, traditional coffee towns. Enjoy a typical lunch and learn about the coffee process on today's adventure. Make your way through coffee covered hills and valleys.

    Start your journey in Cordoba. With a sense of time stopped still, the buildings are arching under their own weight, and the atmosphere is one of calm. Pijao, the next stop, is known as "The place where the herons come," for every night, herons come to roost on the highest branches of the trees, according to the stories of the region. The residents of this quaint town will be picking coffee, or else resting in the plaza to sip coffee and chat.

    After a tour of the surrounding countryside, stop in Hacienda Cafe San Alberto. This coffee hacienda takes their coffee very seriously, and has built their entire existence around the germination, classification, and preparation of Colombian coffee. Have the pleasure of experiencing a Molecular Coffee activity and taste different products they have created with their coffee.

    Salento Real (B, L)
  • Day 9
    Depart Colombia

    As you finish up your time in Colombia, take a private guided transfer to the airport to catch your international departure flight or domestic connection.


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