5 Day Coffee Region
If you don’t have much time but do want to experience Colombia to its fullest the coffee region is the place to be. Here you will find stunning landscapes with lush mountains, typical colonial towns, tranquility and if you are up for some adventure there are plenty of options too.
- Day 1
Arrival at Pereira
Arrival at Pereira airport, you will be picked up by your driver and taken to your accommodation.
Depending on the level of accommodation you prefer you can either stay at a comfortable Finca working dairy farm where you can help milk cows or stay at a boutique hotel with your private jacuzzi.
- Day 2
In the morning depart to a coffee finca to learn all about Colombian coffee culture. You will be picked up at your hotel. During the tour you will learn about the whole coffee process from seeds to a brewed cup of coffee. Of course you have the opportunity to try the Colombian coffee yourself.
After the tour you will enjoy a typical Colombian dish. The afternoon at leisure or an optional hike through the mountains.
- Day 3
Cocora Valley and Salento
Visit the highest palm trees in the world located in a beautiful valley.
There are various hiking options depending on your desire and capacity. You can chose to do a full adventurous hike of 5 - 6 hours which will lead you through open landscape, dense forest, crossing rivers (over wobbly hanging bridges), going up to 2,860m and you will end the hike rewardingly in the valley with the palmtrees. Half way you can visit a Hummingbird sanctuary and try a cup of agua panela (kind of tea with sugar cane).
You can also chose for easier hikes of 1 to 3 hours. For all hikes good hiking shoes are recommended.
If you chose the shorter option you can enjoy a cup of Colombian coffee or fresh fruit juice while enjoying the landscape. After your hike you can explore the popular town Salento.
- Day 4
Horseback riding and Filandia
One of the things Colombians like to do for leisure is to ride their horses. Take a 2-3 hour ride to a waterfall and discover the landscape Colombian style.
In the afternoon visit the beautiful small town of Filandia. Walk around at your own leisure. Less touristy than Salento, here you will find everyday small tiendas (stores) like fruits & vegetables, butchers, hardware stores. The town also has many cute restaurants and bars.
- Day 5
Morning at leisure or optional bird watching hike and in the afternoon transport back to the airport for your ongoing flight.
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