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From Salento: Cocora Valley Day Trip with Coffee Farm Tour

From Salento: Cocora Valley Day Trip with Coffee Farm Tour

Take an epic guided day tour across the Cocora Valley and visit a specialized coffee farm. Hike some of the valley’s mountains and learn about Colombian coffee farming culture. Finish your day with a delicious local Colombian coffee. The departure can be from Armenia, Salento or Filandia, where your guide will meet you and give you all the recommendations for the day.  Start the tour by heading to the entrance of the valley, where you can appreciate the tall, stunning Wax palm trees, the national tree, which is environmentally important to the country. Then, head into the valley. Cocora Valley is one of the few entrance areas to Los Nevados National Natural Park, an environmentally protected park of snowy peak mountains. The valley is considered a Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia Heritage Site by UNESCO. Hike through the valley and enjoy some of the best views in the world. Be prepared to take lots of incredible photos, and if there are mists and winds, it only makes the landscapes look even more magical. Next, head to the coffee farm. Meet a coffee expert that will walk you through the different areas of the farm to explain the different production steps: from the plantation, picking up the coffee cherries, taking out the bean, washing, roasting, and finally the grinding. Here, you’ll have a brief coffee tasting lesson with the baristas, who will teach you how to recognize the characteristics of Colombian high-quality coffee and answer all your questions while you enjoy a fresh, tasty coffee. Finish the tour with a deep appreciation of the importance of coffee to the country.

Cocora Valley and Salento Private Hike Tour

Cocora Valley and Salento Private Hike Tour

Hike through the magical Valle del Cocora, part of Colombia’s Coffee Triangle that's famous for having the world’s tallest palm trees. Take photos at breathtaking viewing points and see local coffee farms from outside (not a coffee farm visit). Meet your tour guide and make your way to the entrance of the valley. Learn about the Quindio wax palm, the national tree of Colombia, as you trek beneath its towering trunks. Take a short ride in one of the traditional cars coffee growers use to travel between farms. Get back on your feet and hike to beautiful viewing points overlooking the valley, perfect for a picture or two. If you're lucky, experience the magic of the mists when winds blow the water vapor between the trees and transform the valley. Finally, meet the locals and start getting to know what life is like in the valley and discover some of the world’s best landscapes.

Pereira: One-Way Private Transfer from Matecaña Airport

Pereira: One-Way Private Transfer from Matecaña Airport

Are you coming or leaving Armenia, Salento, Filandia or Pereira? Don’t want to really navigate the local taxi service? Safe and hassle-free! It is the best way to start your Coffee Region adventure and an amazing send-off too! We offer arrival or departure transfers. From or to Pereira Airport or and from or to your lodgings in Salento, Filandia, Armenia or Pereira. One of our professional drivers will be waiting for you in the chosen meeting point and he will help you loading your luggage into the car. You will be transferred on a private and comfortable vehicle and we will make sure of leaving you right where you have to be. You just relax in the back of our comfortable air-conditioned vehicles as we finish this short trip once arriving safely to your chosen destination. You won’t have to worry about anything! Our transfer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Coffee Region is a fascinating place and we want you to enjoy it without any concerns. Travel safe. We will be happy to help you with anything you may need

Salento: Coffee Tour at Finca El Ocaso

Salento: Coffee Tour at Finca El Ocaso

Discover the coffee region of Colombia, which is recognized for its strong coffee-growing tradition, colorful and ornamented architecture, and rich biodiversity. Experience all of these at this typical coffee farm that will surprise you with its organic and tasty coffee. Be picked up at your hotel in Salento and take a short drive outside of town to Finca El Ocaso. First, hear the story of the coffee region, and understand its development and culture which went hand in hand with the local coffee-growing economy. Then, discover the step by step agricultural processes which goes into producing coffee beans. Walk along a trail surrounded by diverse plants, birds, and clean water, and learn how this special ecosystem provides great conditions for coffee farming. Learn about the delicate selection process and treatment of the coffee beans that follows the hand-selected harvest. Note the different aromas produced by different types of coffee roasting and grounding with the help of knowledgeable coffee tasters. Enjoy a coffee tasting experience where you will learn how to recognize unique flavors present in Colombian coffee. Notice how different flavors manifest in accordance with different preparation methods. Finally be returned to your hotel in Salento or any other place in the town of your convenience.

Pereira: Cocora Valley and Salento Tour with Horseback Ride

Pereira: Cocora Valley and Salento Tour with Horseback Ride

What about getting into the woods like a total adventurer rider? Let us surprise you with this trip. The Cocora Valley is a great natural park surrounded by misty green hills and mind-boggling landscapes full of Wax Palm Trees, the Colombian national tree. Its location on the Coffee Triangle and its closeness to Los Nevados Natural Park made them worthy of Unesco’s recognition as the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia Heritage Site. In this 6-8 hour tour, you will get amazed by the natural sceneries by visiting the main spots of this park surrounded by trees and coffee farms. First, meet our skilled and experienced guide in the chosen departure point. He will take you to Salento where your horses will be set and ready for you to ride them. This is where the adventure actually starts. The horses will drive you through different viewpoints. Stop and stare at the magnanimity of the landscapes. Let our guide tell the stories of the region and everything you need to know to appreciate the place even more. Afterward, you will be ready to go to the Cocora Valley and ride the willys, the most traditional cars in the coffee culture: old jeeps that were the main transport for coffee growers to cross wild roads among nature. Last but not least, we will call it a day once your guide will take you safely to the chosen arrival point.

Salento, Cocora and Filandia Tour from Pereira or Armenia

Salento, Cocora and Filandia Tour from Pereira or Armenia

We also have the full plan, to access it copy and paste the following link https://www.getyourguide.com/salento-colombia-l32675/salento-cocora-and-filandia-full-plan-from-pereiraarmenia-t553036 Are you ready for the coolest tour of the Eje Cafetero? Welcome to the tour that will make you vibrate in Salento, Cocora and Filandia! This is not just a simple tour, it is an experience that will blow your mind! What makes this tour so special is not only the incredible places we visit, but the vibe and good vibes that we carry with each step. You will be accompanied by guides who know how to make you have the best time, telling you curious stories and funny anecdotes. We want you to feel like part of this great family. So now you know, if you want to live an unforgettable trip full of adventures, this tour is for you. Come with us to Salento, Cocora and Filandia, and get ready for an experience that will leave you amazed at how beautiful the Coffee Region is!"

Cocora Valley, Salento and Filandia: Daily Departure

Cocora Valley, Salento and Filandia: Daily Departure

On this tour you will be able to visit the Cocora Valley, a magical place of mysterious cloud forests where the imposing Wax Palms, the highest in the world, appear. Once we have visited this place, we will descend to the town of Salento, which by the way is famous for its architecture full of life and colors, definitely a space where photographs cannot be missed. In this experience we will take you to Filandia, a colorful town, listed by the Best Tourism Village 2023 program as one of the best towns for rural tourism in the world by the World Tourism Organization, where you can get to know the traditional artisans' neighborhood.

Coffee Tour and Salento Walking Tour with lunch

Coffee Tour and Salento Walking Tour with lunch

Coffee might be one of the world’s most popular beverages. Coffee brings back to life stories of traditions and customs of diverse cultures, and Colombia is no exception. If you are one of those who are passionate about this drink, or even if you aren’t but you want to learn more about it, let us take you with the experts: the coffee growers. For a start, you will be driven to a traditional coffee farm with a hundred years of history where you will find great views, a relaxing atmosphere but specially hectares of coffee plantations. Once in here, you will meet the tour guide and coffee expert. He will walk you along the different areas of the farm in order to explain you the phases coffee has, and he will invite you later to participate in some of them. Planting a coffee seed right in the seedlings and picking up the coffee cherries from the bushes, for example. After witnessing and being part of the growing process, you will go and see the last steps, like roasting and sometimes grinding. On top of that, take a brief coffee tasting lesson with the baristas, who will teach you how to recognize Colombian high-quality coffee characteristics and you will get the chance to answer all your questions while enjoying a fresh and tasty coffee. In this short but quite complete tour, you will experience the whole process coffee needs before getting to the shops where we usually drink it. And you will appreciate its real value as well as understand the importance of coffee growers in the quality of the beans once you see that most of the processes are handmade. Trust us, this will be a real treat for you.

Salento: Pereira Airport Private Transfer Service

Salento: Pereira Airport Private Transfer Service

Whether your trip is just beginning or coming to an end, ensure a hassle-free holiday from start to finish when you book your Pereira Airport transfer service in advance. Avoid long taxi lines, busy public transport, and language barrier confusions, and simply sit back and relax on your trip to or from the airport. For arrivals, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall where your friendly and professional driver will be waiting for you, holding a sign bearing your name. Benefit from a baggage allowance of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per passenger, and enjoy air-conditioned comfort as you travel to your accommodation in Salento. During the drive you can listen to music and receive tips and recommendations from your driver to enhance your stay. For departures, enjoy pickup directly from your hotel in Salento and receive the same stellar service. With this service you will have an insurance for change of service schedule without extra surcharge for changes made by the airline in flight itineraries (if notified at least 4 hours in advance)

Salento and Cócora Tour + Coffee Farm from Pereira/Armenia

Salento and Cócora Tour + Coffee Farm from Pereira/Armenia

At "Transporte y Turismo del Eje," we are thrilled to introduce you to a one-of-a-kind adventure that captures the essence of Colombia's coffee culture and the breathtaking beauty of its natural landscapes. Our "Salento, Cocora, and Coffee Farm Tour" is a unique blend of cultural immersion, awe-inspiring scenery, and a deep dive into the world of coffee Why Choose Us: We take pride in offering more than just a tour; we provide an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your heart. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your journey is seamless, comfortable, and filled with moments of wonder and discovery. Here are some reasons to choose us: Local Expertise: With our in-depth knowledge of the Coffee Region, we curate experiences that bring you closer to the authentic Colombian way of life, all while ensuring your comfort and safety Cultural Immersion: We believe in immersing our guests in the local culture. In Salento, you won't be a mere observer; you'll become a part of the coffee culture, connect with the warm-hearted locals, and gain insight into their daily lives. Natural Beauty: The Cocora Valley is a natural wonder, and we provide you with the opportunity to explore its unique landscapes, hike through stunning trails, and take in the beauty of the towering wax palms, a sight you won't find anywhere else in the world Coffee Farm Experience: Our tour offers an exclusive visit to a coffee farm, where you'll learn the intricate process of coffee production from bean to cup. Taste the freshest coffee you've ever had and gain a deep appreciation for the art of coffee-making Your Unforgettable Adventure: The journey begins in the picturesque town of Salento, where you'll immediately sense the magic in the air. As you explore cobblestone streets and interact with the locals, you'll be swept away by the town's charm and vibrancy The Cocora Valley takes you into nature's embrace, where you'll witness the surreal beauty of towering wax palms and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Every step you take here is an opportunity for captivating photographs and moments of awe But the true heart of the experience is the coffee farm visit, where you'll connect with the soul of Colombian coffee. It's a journey of taste, aroma, and tradition that will leave you with a profound appreciation for this beloved beverage At the end of this remarkable adventure, you will be comfortably returned to Salento, where you can continue to explore, dine at local eateries, or relax at your leisure. You'll depart with the memories of Colombia's stunning landscapes, rich coffee heritage, and the warmth of its people Now is the perfect time to book your tour with us and embark on a journey that celebrates nature, culture, and the delicious world of coffee. We can't wait to make this adventure a reality for you, and we're dedicated to creating an experience that will forever hold a special place in your heart. Come, join us, and let the magic of Colombia enchant you

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What people are saying about Salento, Colombia

Overall rating

4.8
(15 reviews)

It was a pleasure to have shared this moment with Pedro, my guide for the day for these activities. During this day I created a friendship with him because he was very kind and accompanied me during these 6 hours everywhere and kindly explained to me at each stage the history of the finca and the cocora valley but also the history of this magnificent city of Salento. I 100% recommend this activity and Mr. Pedro as a guide!!! I had a wonderful day

Simply incredible, Dahiana and Don Daniel are exceptional, she as a guide and he as a driver are the best we have met in Colombia. The tour was spectacular and Dahiana gave us the choice of different farms, the final choice, according to her recommendations, was great, Luger farm, be sure to visit it. Thank you!!!

David was wonderful as a guide and a person. His choice of route up to Mirodor 2 was a perfect match for our ages (73 and 71) and physical conditioning (good). We avoided the selfie crowd at the base area and focused on the nature. It is a climb but well worth it. Highly recommend David if you can get him.

Juan and the driver were very friendly. There were only 4 of us and we had a lot of time for individual things. Juan took a lot of time to explain things and enjoy nature. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed it a lot 👍🏽 thank you for the wonderful day.

Wonderful day exploring these parts of Quindío . John the driver as Juan the tour guide were great!