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Overview

Well known for its rich coffee, interesting history and beautiful flora, Colombia is a truly fascinating place to explore. On this whimsical eight-night independent
tour, you’ll get the chance to not only taste the iconic coffee, but learn how to make it too.

Starting in Bogota and ending in Medellín, you’ll enjoy tours of these enticing cities, as well as exploring Antioquaia’s natural beauty and encounter Cocora Valley’s beautiful fauna. This is a wonderful insight into the peaceful beauty of Colombia.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a tour of historical Bogota
  • Experience a tour and learn how to make coffee at Finca del Café
  • Explore Cocora Valley, abundant in unique flora and fauna
  • Embark on a city your of Medellín
  • Encounter the natural beauty of Antioquaia

Details

Day 1

Bogota

Upon arrival in Bogota, you will transfer to your hotel of choice.

Day 2

Bogota

After enjoying breakfast, you’ll embark on a fascinating tour of the city’s historical centre. Stops on the tour include Plaza de Bolivar, a charming square home to the National Capitol, Casa de Nariño (the Presidential house), and the Santa Clara Church Museum. Next up is the Gold Museum, exhibiting a huge array of 34,000 pieces of metalwork created by various Hispanic cultures, and then the House Museum Quinta de Bolivar. The tour will also take you to Bogota’s most iconic attraction, Monserrate Hill, which rises up to 3,152 above sea level and is home to a sanctuary where you’ll find the statue of the Lord of Miracles and phenomenal views of Bogota.

The tour then follows through Bogota’s savannah to the town of Zipaquira, giving you the chance to stop for a tasty local lunch. After dining, you’ll move on to the Salt Cathedral, which was built in an underground salt deposit at 180m below the surface and was once the first wonder of Colombia. Head back to your hotel in Bogota for the night.

Breakfast included.

Day 3

Bogota – Pereira/Coffee Region

Begin the day with breakfast before taking a short flight to Pereira’s Airport in the Colombian Coffee Region. From here, you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

Breakfast included.

Day 4

Pereira/Coffee Region

This morning you’ll be going to Finca del Café, a beautiful farm located in the borough of Santa Rosa de Cabal in Risaralda. Once there, a local expert will guide you through the sweeping coffee plantations where you can learn all about the process: sowing, selective manual harvest, and depulping. Next, you’ll get the chance to toast your own coffee grains in a wood stove in the kitchen of a traditional peasant house – which is the most authentic Colombian coffee experience.

Next, you’ll explore the plantations some more, stopping by different stations for a variety of beautiful viewpoints as you enjoy a fragrant cup of coffee. Lastly, you’ll discover the process of coffee drying, finishing with a coffee lemonade in the principal house of the farm. It’s then time for lunch, before enjoying the afternoon as leisure.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 5

Pereira/Coffee Region – Cocora Valley

Begin the day with a transfer to Cocora Valley – make sure to take in the gorgeous views along the way. Once there, you’ll be treated to a welcome cocktail called Canelazo, before joining an eco-guide for an introduction to the natural reserve of Cocora.

Afterwards, you’ll discover fog’s forest, brimming with biodiverse flora and fauna including the highest wax palm of the world. There’s a chance to connect to nature with a special ritual of planting palms, before moving on to the village of Salento for an interesting walking tour of the quaint colonial streets and craft workshops. Enjoy a quick lunch before heading back to the hotel for some free time.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 6

Pereira Coffee Region – Medellín

After breakfast, you will venture out onto your road trip to Medellin (approx 6 hours). Reaching your destination in the afternoon, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast included.

Day 7

Medellín

Day seven will be spent enjoying a panoramic tour of the city, where you’ll discover some of the most fascinating attractions. Your tour includes Bare Feet Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos), the Botero’s Square – home to the oversized sculptures by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, Nutibara’s Hill and the Metropolitan Cathedral. You’ll also explore Pueblito Paisa, a replica of a typical village in Antioquia, adorned with local eateries and craft shops. The afternoon is free for you to explore further at your own pace.

Breakfast included.

Day 8

Medellín

The day begins early today, with a tour of the eastern side of Antioquaia (the region in which Medellín resides). Your trip involves passing through the charming towns of Marinilla – a captivating place with colonial buildings and a fervent religious tradition, and the new El Peñol – which replaced the old town that was flooded to build the reservoir El Peñol – Guatape. Other sights include La Piedrea de El Peñol (a 220 meters high rock), and the Guatape town. Afterwards, you’ll transfer back to Medellín.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 9

Medellín

Today marks the end of the tour. You’ll transfer to the airport for your onward travel.

  • International flights
  • Internal flights
  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • All transfers
  • Excursions: Bogota city tour, interactive coffee demonstration at Finca del Café, tour of Cocora Valley and Salento Village, city tour of Medellín, visit to “El Peñol” and Guatapé Reservoir

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