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4 Nights | Coffee Region | Manizales - Armenia
  • City: Manizales
  • Duration: 4 Nights
  • From: GBP 523
  • Itinerary: Manizales - Finlandia - Valle del Cocora - Salento - Armenia
Day-By- Day - Programme

Date Itinerary in Brief Accommodation Arrangements

Day 1 - Arrival Manizales Transfer to Coffee Hacienda Hacienda Venecia

Day 2 - Morning private tour of Coffee Process Hacienda Venecia

Day 3 - Full day tour to Valle de Cocora & Salento Hacienda Bambusa

Day 4 - Horse riding at Hacienda & day at leisure Hacienda Bambusa

Day 01 - An Introduction to Bogota

Enjoy an evening meal on the farm cooked with fresh local produce.

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Day 02 - Half day walking tour of La Candalaria

Morning Coffee Tour on farm. Afternoon & Evening at leisure.

Coffee makes this region tick; itís the heart and soul of the region and its culture. After a delicious lunch on the finca you will start your private tour of the farm, which is set amongst stunning scenery, carpeted rolling hills of lush green coffee, plantain and yucca. Now it is time to see the plant that keeps the world energised up close and personal. With a tour of one of the plantations you see the whole process from seedling to coffee cup and every part in between. You will learn about the trials and tribulations that face the regions coffee growers and how their whole way of life is affected by this simple bean. From the planting to the picking to the toasting and the tasting your life as a coffee drinker will never be the same, once you have tasted the elixir of life from Colombia. The owner of the farm was educated in England and is passionate about his farm and coffee.

You will have the afternoon and evening to relax in the splendid tranquility of the farm, enjoying a home cooked evening meal.

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Day 03 - Private transfer from hotel to airport

Full Full day tour of Filandia, Valle Cocora and Salento.

You will be collected by your Bilingual guide & transport to start your tour. This tour takes in the culture of the region along with the stunning natural beauty of the Cocora Valley.

This tour will take you from the far northeast of QuindÌo to the beautiful Valle Cocora where the magnificent Wax palm grows, in one of its few natural habitats, then onto the first settlement in QuindÌo of the modern era.

As you enter into Filandia, the first stop you know you are in the Coffee region of Colombia. The main square has not changed in appearance or in character in decades. Filandia does not have an attraction to visit; Filandia is the attraction. A coffee break in one of the many small coffee shops will allow you to take in the quaintness of uninterrupted lines of brightly painted houses in this traditional Pueblo of the region. The guide will explain about the culture and people of the region and how small pueblos (Villages) like this form the back bone of rural agricultural life, if you want to feel like you are seeing Colombia then look no further.

From Filandia you will drive to the Valle Cocora (Cocora Valley). Part of the wider Parque Nacional Los Nevados, the valley is located on the eastern limits of QuindÌo along the central Andean range. The valley has a unique landscape like a lush version of a Swiss valley. It has been regarded by Colombia as a sanctuary for its national symbol; the Wax Palm (Ceroxylon quindiuense). The Palms cover the Mountain range, which is now protected and declared monument to protect the tree itself and the endemic species that depend on it. The valley is spectacular and great for walking or horseback rides, either way this stunning mountain scenery will not fail to impress. After a lunch of fresh trout you will head towards Salento, a municipality in the north eastern part of the department of QuindÌo. It was the first settlement in QuindÌo of modern times dating back to 1850, and the first municipality founded in the department. This picturesque town boasts a number of fine houses of traditional architectural style. Rimmed by distant snow capped mountains Salento has a real rural traditional feel.

Returning to Hacienda Venecia for your final night in the Coffee Region you will again be served a home cooked evening meal.

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Day 04 - Full day tour of Filandia, Valle Cocora and Salento

Day at leisure at Hacienda Bambusa.

A day at leisure in the Hacienda can be one of total relaxation, by the pool, reading under the shade of one of the balconies, watching humming birds flit from one sweet feeder to the other or enjoying the services of the restaurant. Or if you wish, to really get a feel for country life in the coffee region you can quite easily and safely walk the grounds. You will encounter a plethora of birds and butterflies, see the workers in the plantain and pineapple plantations and walk past the pastures grazed upon by the families heard of Brahma cattle. Whether you choose to relax or explore a free day here in this spectacular family run finca is a fine way to pass a day.

Horse Riding at Bambusa. (Optional).

Enjoy two hours of horse riding on the land of the hacienda arranged by the owner.

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Day 05 - Full day tour of Coffee Culture tour

Morning transfer to El Eden Airport, Armenia for onward flight.

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Departure time of transfer dependent upon flight time.
Extras
Approx ADDITIONAL internal ONE WAY flight costs. Subject to availability at time of booking. Flight costs could be less or more depending on date of travel GBP Per person Bogota - Manizales £95.00 per person Armenia - Bogota £95.00 per person.
Meal plan key
B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
D - Dinner
Tour Rate Include
  • All transfers listed in the proposal
  • All guides, entrances and tours listed in the proposal
  • All food and meals listed in the Proposal
  • All accommodation listed in the proposal
  • Any other items specified in the proposal
Tour Rate do not Include
  • Internal flights
  • Meals are only included if specified.
  • Airport departure taxes, Additional fuel surcharges.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. Laundry, mini bar consumables, etc.
  • Tips for your guides and drivers (Discretionary).
  • Tips for hotel staff (Discretionary).
  • Extra coffee breaks, water stops and snack stops.
  • Any entrance fees, or cost incurred during "Free time"
Departure Dates
 
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