Learn all about Colombian coffee and enjoy some of the most exclusive coffee in the world on this six-day tour. You can look forward to many coffee tastings and visits to local Colombian coffee farms where you will interact with local farmers and coffee experts from around the country.

Highlights

  • Stay at a working coffee farm
  • Learn all about tasting coffee at an exclusive cupping
  • See the tallest palm trees in the Cocora Valley
  • Stay at an eco-friendly boutique hotel on a cocoa farm

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Pereira Salento
Day 2 Explore Cocora Valley & Coffee Towns Salento
Day 3 Day-Trip to a Coffee Farm Salento
Day 4 Day-Trip to Pijao & Transfer to Cocoa Farm Armenia
Day 5 Tour of Cocoa Farm Armenia
Day 6 Depart Pereira  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Pereira

Colombia's coffee region
Colombia's coffee region

Welcome to Colombia! Upon arriving in Bogotá, you will continue your journey and take an additional one-hour flight to the coffee region surrounding Pereira. When you land in Pereira, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name written on it, and they will take you directly to your hotel where you can leave your luggage and relax before you start your adventures in the exciting coffee region. You'll have the night free to wander around the city and grab dinner.

Day 2: Explore Cocora Valley & Coffee Towns

Highest palm trees in the world at Cocora Valley
Highest palm trees in the world at Cocora Valley

Today, you'll have a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before a driver will arrive to take you to Salento for the day's activities. You'll begin with a visit to the beautiful Cocora Valley where an English-speaking guide will take you to see the tallest palm trees in the world. Once you get to the entrance of the valley, you can either take an easy hike or rent horses to reach the top of a hill with an amazing view.

In the evening, a driver will pick you up in Salento and take you to the nearby coffee town of Filandia. You'll have dinner in town where you'll be able to sample some of the most creative and delicious dishes in Colombia before a driver takes you back to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: Day-Trip to a Coffee Farm

Coffee tour
Coffee growing on a farm

Today, you'll visit the place of birth and production of one of Colombia’s best coffees. You'll tour a family-owned farm where you'll learn about their facilities, their crops and the entire process that a coffee bean goes through before it lands in the store. An English-speaking tour guide will tell you all about the history of this Colombian family and their role in the coffee industry before you head out to the field to pick your own coffee cherries. After touring the farm, you will take part in a coffee tasting where you will learn to appreciate and enjoy the particular attributes of specialty coffee.

You'll return to Salento where you'll have the evening free, or you can enroll in an optional cooking class led by Colombian chefs. 

Day 4: Day-Trip to Pijao & Transfer to Cocoa Farm

Coffee Tour with local farmers
A farmer harvesting coffee cherries

Today, a driver will come to pick you up at your hotel and take you on a two-hour drive south to the town of Pijao. Upon arrival, you will begin your day-long tour through the key coffee production sites in the city where you'll meet producers, farmers, and other Colombian people involved in the industry.

Your will then drive to a beautiful cocoa farm where you will be staying for the second part of your trip. Enjoy a delicious dinner with live music!

Day 5: Tour of Cocoa Farm

Luxury cocoa farm in the coffee region
A luxury cocoa farm in the Zona Cafetera

Today, you have a free day to enjoy the grounds of the beautiful cocoa farm and boutique hotel by bike or by foot. You'll have plenty of activities to choose from, such as birdwatching, a delicious fruit tasting, swimming and relaxing by the pool, or even a ride in a hot air balloon. After having a relaxed morning and early afternoon, you can choose to take a private transfer to the region of Quindo to visit the magnificent botanical garden and butterfly sanctuary.

In the evening, return to your hotel for a delicious meal prepared by the chef, and sleep in complete peace on the farm surrounded by nature.

Day 6: Depart Pereira

Exploring Colombian streets
Colorful buildings in Colombia's coffee region

It's now time to say farewell to the coffee region of Colombia! After a relaxing breakfast and a few final hours to explore the farm, a representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport in Pereira for your return flight home, or for your internal flight to your next destination in Colombia.