Salento, Colombia
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  • Salento: Coffee Farm Tour with Tasting

    1. Salento: Coffee Farm Tour with Tasting

    Head to Buenos Aires farm, a family-owned coffee plantation, just a couple of minutes away from downtown Salento to begin your unique coffee tour. Take the chance to dress in the typical costume of the paisa muleteer, including hat and poncho. Enjoy listening to the history of the origin of the coffee and how it was first brought to Colombia. Start off this adventure and actually plant a coffee tree and participate at the beginning of the coffee life cycle. From there, you will move on to a coffee plantation to carry out the harvest and learn how to pick the right beans. In the meantime, while walking the plantations, there will be spectacular views and a couple of lookouts where you can take amazing pictures. After some time in the plantations, it's time to go back to the farmhouse area where you will extract the pulp of the beans that you harvested. Enjoy a nice break before continui...

  • Salento: Private Hacienda Venecia Coffee Tour

    2. Salento: Private Hacienda Venecia Coffee Tour

    You will be picked up at either 7:30AM or 11:00AM from Salento or Pereira, from where you will be taken to the Coffee Hacienda near Manizales, Caldas. When you arrive, you will notice the enormous size of the coffee plantations and the steep hills in which they grow. Your first stop will be to the coffee lab to learn about coffee's history, origin, worldwide distribution, and varieties. Following that, you will learn to differentiate between different types of coffees and appreciate the qualities, species, preparation methods, and production. After some sips and a lesson from experts, you will head to the plantations to learn the different stages of coffee, from seed to drink. You will see the different machines involved in coffee processing, understanding why Colombian coffee is so famous and desired worldwide. During the tour's final stage, you will experience the importance of a goo...

  • Salento: Coffee Tour at Finca El Ocaso

    3. 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 dif...

  • Salento: Quindío Magical Towns Private Tour with Local Lunch

    4. Salento: Quindío Magical Towns Private Tour with Local Lunch

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel at 8:00 AM and heads to Rio Verde Quindio where a Jeep will be waiting to drive you uphill to Buenavista. Arrive at the top and soak up magnificent views of Cauca Valley then visit a nearby coffee farm to learn about the process of coffee production. Enjoy a tour of the plantation, meet the workers, and discover how coffee is harvested, prepared, and dried. Continue onto the town of Pijao and set off on a walk though the picturesque streets lined with beautiful houses. Admire the array of eclectic buildings painted in vibrant colors and adorned with ornaments. As you explore, learn about the history of this small town and the process of colonization that gave birth to the region, as well as the impact of the ‘coffee boom’. Afterwards, visit a local family’s craft workshop where you can see how traditional crafts are made. Once you’ve worked up...

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