This area of the country represents what we are. A thriving country is full of dreams and joys, music and above all……. our best coffee, lots of coffee!
We offer the following tours that you can combine or take separately as you want to do. We will give you the necessary support so that you can enjoy your stay in this beautiful region.
Pack 3 days:
3 DAYS COCORA + COFFEE CULTURAL IMMERSION: FROM $ 282.00 PER TRAVELER
Day 1 -
You will be received by our representatives at the airport and transferred to the hotel at Salento. After check in and leaving all in order, you will visit the tour at Salento that is the father city of the municipality of Quindío, for being the oldest in the department, founded in 1842 and its name is given by the prosperous city of Salento de Crete, which hosted to King Idomeo after being banished from the Mediterranean. It is a municipality of great relevance in history for the "National or Quindío Road", a road that connected the west with the administrative center of the Crown in the city of Ibague, also through this, important characters of the time such as the Liberator Simón Bolívar passed in the year of 1830, scientists, military, foreign visitors such as José Celestino Mutis (1783, first Botanical Expedition in America), the wise Francisco José de Caldas, Alejandro Von Humboldt (1801), among others and other members of the patriotic and royalist troops of Spain. Today it is better known as the municipality of Cradle of the National Tree "La Palma de Cera". Salento is characterized by its beautiful architecture typical of the Antioquia colonization, where you can see the real street (the most important in the municipality), which by Catholic tradition at that time, on the right side are the two-story houses inhabited by the class High and on the left side are the single-level homes inhabited by the popular class, at this time there are artisan stores, cafes, etc. preserving the architecture of bahareque and mud wall, we will visit these sites during the tour.
DAY 2 -
It is a half day hike in the Cocora Valley, where history tells that Cacique Acaíme lived in the valley and had two daughters, one of them named her Princess Cócora. Counting why the name “Valle de Cocora”. Also, you can see the national tree of Colombia, our emblem "La palma de Cera" the highest in the world and the only one of its kind that grows in cold weather. In the 2680 metters, we arrive at the Mirador del Cóndor, where we can appreciate the Canyon of the Cocora Valley and on many occasions the Condor of the Andes makes welcome.
DAY 3 -
The day starts at 9:00 am where you will dress in the typical costumes of the era (The women of chapolera and the men of Coffee growers) and takes the traditional transport of the Municipality "Jeep Willys", which is one of the icons most representative of this region. You will arrive at the farm where the coffee grower receives you to live an experience with smell of coffee. They will begin to teach you with the peasant activities carried out in the farm, how is it to choose the coffee seeds for the respective sowing; harvest, wash, pulp, roast and then enjoy a cup of coffee. At lunch, you will enjoy a tipical food named sancocho or beans (The most emblematic dishes of the Region) with Bogadora (Aguapanela with lemon) During the tour of the farm they will take you across the trees to differentiate different fruits that also you can consume and listen the different stories of the Coffee Cultural Landscape, named a World Heritage Site by the Unesco.
Pack 4 days:
DAY 4- "Touring The Quindiana Mountain Range "Cordoba, Pijao, Buenavista"
You will visit the central mountains of the Andes, the settlers who arrived to this region were peasants who during the war of the thousand days they emigrated from the department of Antioquia to the department of Risaralda and from there towards the upper region of Río Verde, in what is now is town of Córdoba. The Córdoba park, the only park in the department of Quindío that does not It bears the name of the liberator and preserves the traditional rotunda from the beginning of the twentieth century; the parish of San José is located on the eastern side of the park. A block further east of the park, we will find the house of culture "Horacio Gómez Aristizábal” representative son of this municipality, first lawyer of the Gran Colombia-Bogotá in its night program, great writer. We will follow the visit to the MUNICIPALITY OF PIJAO.
Pjao bears his name as a tribute to the indigenous Pijaos who inhabited these mountains and offered great resistance to the Spanish invaders. Today is part of the global Citta Slow movement that seeks the development of municipality respecting its inhabitants, their traditions and values autochthonous to distort a massive tourism that negatively impacts their peoples. In Bolívar Park, a bust of the Liberator stands out, the architecture of the town is inherited from the Antioqueña Colonization, the mayor's office building municipal and the parish of San José are icons of tArchitecture. In several Municipal street walls stand out paintings that highlight the culture of its settlers. Pijao is also recognized by the phrase "Where the herons arrive" because of that in several ficus trees near the park large numbers of these nest typical birds of the region. The BUENAVISTA MUNICIPALITY "ONE BLOCK FROM THE SKY" Buenavista bears his name for being a natural viewpoint, from anywhere from the municipality you can appreciate the beautiful landscapes such as the Valley of Maravélez, meandered by the Rio La Vieja, will also be seen in the park of Bolívar an outstanding bust of the liberator donated by the police colonel Mario Dávila Medina, the parish of Nuestra Señora del Carmen that breaking the traditions of the catholic hurch is not located next door eastern part of the park, it is located north.
Pack 5 days:
DAY 5- Sighting of the Howler Monkey and Basketry
In the morning we will make a tour of a beautifully diverse environmental interpretation trail (flowers, animals and birds whit a beautiful landscape), typical of the wonderful universe of the humid jungle Andean, where you will be ecstatic with the sighting of birds, dragonflies, flowers, beautiful waterfalls, the sighting of the red howler monkey (Alota sanícula), and develop activities typical of a traditional farm in the cultural landscape coffee grower.
Then in the afternoon we will make the tour "BEJUQUEANDO ANDO" that is a word for the liana basketry workshop that is a form of tourism that consists of our visitors knowing, interacting and learn about the craft of basket weaving, all its processes and elaboration techniques that for more than 100 years has been associated with coffee production, as a tradition and intangible heritage in the Quindío department. After these 2 activities, we will make a tour of Filandia, that is a municipality coffee plantation whose ancestors were inhabited by the indigenous tribe Los Quimbaya.
The price depends on the days reserved: (prices per traveler)
3 days: $282.00
4 days: $388.00
5 days: $495.00
***In any of the programs you choose, it does not matter if it is 3 or 5 days, it will always include:
· Transfers from the airport to the hotel, and hotel to the airport.
· Tour guides
· Cultural immersion
· Jeeps 4x4 typical from the region
· Any other item not mentioned in the tours
· Air tickets, we can help you whit a great fare
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