Colombia – Coffee Triangle & Bogota
6 Days: Coffee Region & Bogota
Visit the Colombian region, the Coffee Triangle. Known for its Colombian coffee produce, this region has natural beauty and a diversity of fauna and flora. It is also home to the wax palm, Colombia’s national tree and the tallest variety of palm tree in the world. Visit Colombia’s historic and vibrant capital, Bogota.
Day 1 – Arrive Zona Cafetera (Pereira or Armenia)
Arrive in Pereira or Armenia, Colombia. Welcome at the Airport and transfer to the selected hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2 – Salento & Cocora Valley (From Pereira or Armenia)
Private full day tour with English-speaking guide. Join us for a visit to the beautiful Cocora Valley located in the department of Quindío. This majestic valley is home to the wax palm, Colombia’s national tree and the tallest variety of palm tree in the world. These palms can measure up to 190 feet tall and live more than 120 years. Be amazed by the natural beauty and diversity of fauna and flora that you will encounter throughout the valley. Once you arrive, you will be welcomed with a typical cocktail called “canelazo”. Afterwards you will visit the misty forest where our guide will explain to you the importance of protecting and conserving this beautiful ecosystem. It is a great opportunity to take some pictures. The tour continues with the “Ritual de la Palma”, a way to help preserve the wax palms. Visitors from all around the world have helped plant future wax palms at the park, you will also be able to grow your own palm tree for eternity. Next you will visit the town of Salento. Founded in 1842, Salento was one of the first settlements in the Quindío state and still today it preserves its colonial bahareque architecture. Salento’s centuries buildings are awash in harmonious color, especially along Calle Real, the main street lined end to end with restaurants, bars, handicrafts shops and souvenir stores. (BL)
Day 3 – Coffee Region
Day at Leisure (B)
Day 4 – Pereira or Armenia / Bogota
Private transfer to Airport, Fly to Bogota. Upon arrival at the International Airport El Dorado, you will be met by our representative and will be taken to your hotel. (B)
Day 5 – Bogotá City Tour
Private half day tour with English-speaking guide. The tour begins with a visit to the historical heart of Bogotá, La Candelaria, and its splendid colonial architecture. Enjoy a stroll around Plaza de Bolivar, Bogotá’s main square, flanked by prominent colonial and Republican-era landmarks like the Cathedral, the Congress Palace, the Cardinal’s Palace, the colonial churches of El Sagrario and San Agustin, the Independence House, the Palace of Justice and the City Hall. Continue to visit Bogotá’s Gold Museum, the world’s largest collections of pre-Columbian gold, and a must-see when traveling to Colombia. The tour ends with a visit to Botero’s Museum. The works on display are all donated by Fernando Botero, Colombia’s most famous contemporary artist. His work is well-known for large, exaggeratedly voluminous figures. In addition to his work, his art collection is also exhibited. (B)
Day 6 – Bogotá / Depart
At scheduled time private transfer to Airport for your departure flight. (B)
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- 5 night’s accommodation with private facilities at selected hotels.
- Private airport transfers as per itinerary.
- Entrance fees and activities as described in the program.
- Meals as described in the program.
- Private services with local English-speaking guides.
- Permanent assistance by our offices in each city.
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