Colombia is famous for many things but one of its main exports and main sources of wealth has always been its coffee. Indeed, Colombia is known around the world for the quality of the beans it produces and exports. Short breaks to the Coffee Triangle will give you an insight not only into Colombia’s history as you see where the industry was born, but also into the Colombia of today, as you visit the communities and factories that still thrive on Colombia’s well-deserved reputation as one of the finest coffee producers in the world. The Coffee Triangle is also home to some of Colombia’s most dramatic scenery and on our short break you’ll be taken to the breathtaking Cocora Valley, a landscape completely unique to Colombia. All this and much more only with See Colombia Travel.
Day 1 - December 7. Bogota - Armenia
Upon arrival one of See Colombia Travel´s representatives will be on hand to transfer you to your chosen hotel.
Day 2 - December 8. Salento & Cocora Valley
At the prearranged time the expedition begins, heading to the Cocora Valley. It holds within it a colonial and historic past, as you will see as you walk amongst the unique landscapes, observing the flowing clear water of the Quindio River, and the unique palm of wax the national tree.
Salento and in general the Coffee Triangle, has one of the richest coffee cultures and most scenic coffee crops. It has preserved its colonial architecture and the customs of the local country people. Furthermore, it’s an ideal site for hiking or horseback rides followed by a meal of exquisite trout, the prized local dish (horseback riding and lunch not included). Meals: B.
Day 3 - December 9. Armenia - Las Aguilas - Nevados National Park
At the pre-arranged time, transfer to the Los Nevados Natural Reserve passing by the city of Manizales. On the way we will stop a few times in order to acclimatize to the altitude before arriving to the Laguna Negra (the Black Lake). There we’ll meet an expert guide and have some coca tea. We continue on our way to the Arbolito area where the guide will brief you. Today´s photogenic walk will take approximately 4 hours where you´ll have the chance to see the snow caped mountains of Ruiz, Santa Isabel and Cisne; the black lagoon and the amazing eagles. You´ll then continue to the Arrieros Hermitaños cave where we´ll enjoy a picnic. Later, at the prearranged time, we will start heading back to the hotel. But not before stopping fot lunch and the at the hot springs for a well deserved dip in the natural thermal pools! Meals: B.
Day 4 - December 10. Armenia - Medellin
At the chosen time land transfer through the colorful Autopista del Cafe (Coffee Motorway) to Medellin where on of See Colombia Travel´s representatives will be on hand to transfer you to your chosen hotel where you can relax and prepare for your upcoming adventure with us (4-5 hrs approx.). Meals: B.
Of course, if 4 days just isn’t enough time, our tours are 100% customizable and we´d be happy to extend your stay with us. Just ask for more details. Meals: B.