Coffee Region Multisport 8 days $1550

Departure Date

Every Sunday

Duration

8 days 7 nights

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Maximum Seats

10
Overview

Venture into one of the most beautiful zones of Colombia, explore the Coffee Region with this multiactivity experience, visit coffee farms and learn from locals how to prepare some of the most delicious Coffee of the whole planet, hike and bike exclusive trails while learning of the flora and fauna of from your adventure guides.
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  • Taste different kinds of quality coffee

  • Bike exclusive trails

  • Hike through giant palms

  • Search for wildlife

  • Canyoining in the forest

  • Learn about the culture of local people

  • Be lead by top guides at every step you take

  • Explore some of the most charming small villages

  • Stay at unique places

  • Biking

  • Hiking

  • Canyoning

  • Culture

  • Wildlife

  • Swimming

Easy To Moderated
  • Year around

  • 8 years old

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Bogota

Hit the streets of the city where the past meets the present. Bogota, the capital of Colombia is a dazzling city located high in the Andes mountains. Founded in 1538, this bustling metropolis is the intersection of Carribean and Andean cultures. Music can be heard from the street corners as the cities 8 million inhabitants make transit to work, to chat with neighbors, or to sip on a cup of the countries world-renowned coffee. Although there are no planned activities for your first day, we recommend taking a stroll through the city’s historic downtown and visit one of the many museums or beautiful colonial churches. If you prefer to get away a bit, you can go up in the cable car to Monserrate, one of the cities miradors (viewpoints) to take in the spectacular vista of the city. For a more local experience, a trip to one of the colorful markets where you can stroll the aisles of delicately stacked layers of fruits is a must. If you would prefer a guided tour on your first day we would be happy to help arrange one for you at extra cost depending on your interests!

NOTE.- One of our drivers will pick you up at the airport, make sure you send your flight details.
Overnight: Opera or similar
Day 2

Coffee tour

Our day starts heading west into the Coffee Triangle, unlike the Bermuda one you won't be upset by getting yourself a bit lost in this axis! Home to some of the world's best coffee due to its location near the equator combined with rich soil, temperate climate and just the right amount of rain; the coffee triangle produces some of the best beans in the country! Our morning starts with a flight to Armenia and a short car trip into the Salento--an enchanting town in the folds of the Cocora Valley. This area was declared part of the Colombia Coffee Cultural Landscape by UNESCO and is deeply rooted in the history of the nation. A ride to the Recuca coffee farm takes us diving into the elaborate tradition of these magical little beans. See how coffee is grown, harvested by hand, roasted and processed to produce the perfect brew. Learn to differentiate between different types of beans before enjoying your own cup of paradise. Afterwards you are free to take a walk around the town lined with small shops with colorful balconies overlooking the street with their orange-tiled roofs gleaming in the sun.

Overnight: Salento Real or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day 3

Biking to Santa Rita Waterfall

From Salento downhill our ride takes us through a 360 view of mountains in the coffee belt: passing plantations of coffee, banana, guayaba, blackberry, and orange. After crossing the Quindio River we will dismount and continue on foot towards the coffee farm where the waterfall is located. Following an old rail track, over small bridges and through overgrown and dreamy tunnels of foliage we are led by the gentle sounds of the cascade. At 15 meters high this fall forms a complex with a beautiful pool at its foot perfect for a refreshing dip to recharge before heading back. In the afternoon we will return to Salento by Jeep.

Overnight: Salento Real or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day 4

Trekking Cocora Reserve

Walk amongst giants in the Cocora valley, home to the wax palm, the tallest palms in the world. Entering by jeep, the warm breeze wraps its arms around you as we cut through the sea of green hills. A difficult but rewarding five-hour hike through the valley takes us to the Acaime Reserve to view the ever-playful hummingbirds that live there. Not shy to humans they dance around putting on a real show. A plentiful lunch of local fare is provided. After the hike we will head back to Salento where you are free to explore more at your leisure before we all meet up to learn to do as the locals do: have explosive amounts of fun playing a game of Tejo! Our recommendation: Head up to Alto de La Cruz, the viewpoint overlooking the city for postcard-worthy photos.

Overnight: Salento Real or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day 5

Canyoing and waterfalls

Today we will drive a jeep down some secondary roads, once at the forest we will take a walk through some thick vegetation, our guides will teach us about some different kinds of plants, later we will start using the ropes to rappel and be refresh by this pure waters. We will continue to one of the local restaurants for enjoying a local lunch, in the afternoon we will arrive to Filandia town where we will spend the overnight.

Overnight: El Reloj or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day 6

Biking La Florida

Today we will ride our bikes for about 23 kilometers, the ride will be mostly dirt and gravel, we will ascend by a path full of native vegetation and big trees, at this protected reserves you will have the opportunity to see and hear a variety of birds and even if you are lucky, you can spot howler monkeys and sloths. We will enjoy a yummy lunch and then we will travel back to the Hotel.

Overnight: El Reloj or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day 7

Floating La Vieja River

The adventure leaving the starting point by jeep, to Puerto Alejandria where the armed rafts will wait for us to start the journey down the river. Along the way we will be searching for wildlife and we will also have the opportunity to swim of just float down the river. Halfway through the trip, a stop will be made in order to take a walk to the Los Micos waterfall, where later it will be used to enjoy a delicious lunch (Fiambre) in the middle of nature. In the afternoon we will return to the Hotel.

Overnight: El Reloj or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day 8

DEPARTURE

Today we will go to the Airport for a flight back to Bogota for you to take your international flight connection, if you need a trip extension to explore other parts of Colombia let us know and we will help you.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Let's design your adventure

    • Top Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide

    • Private Transport (Airport Transfers)

    • Accommodation for seven nights

    • Meals according to the Itinerary

    • Water and snacks at all time

    • Biking gear: Quality hybrid bikes, certified helmets and gloves

    • Hiking gear: Black diamond poles

    • All fees to reserves and museums

    • International and domestic flights

    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

    • Tips for guides and drivers

    • Travel insurance (mandatory)

    • Optional activities

    • Itinerary Disclaimer: Even though we have a detailed itinerary, changes can be made by your guides, due to weather or safety reasons. Please also note that none of the wildlife sightings mentioned on the itinerary are guaranteed.

    • Visas and Passports: Make sure you check your visa and passport validity and requirements per country. It is important your passport is valid for at least 6 months before your travel.

    • Accommodation: We strive to use small and charming places that are unique and provide stellar service.

    • Single Supplement Costs: Generally this fee is not incurred as we match you with another person of the same gender in a twin room, but if you prefer not to share and have your own room, then there will be an associated fee

    • Transportation: Driving time can take more than expected in Colombia, as it is a country with roads meandering through the Andes mountains. We assure your comfort during transit no matter the size of the group.

    • Gear: We always make sure our guests have top of the line gear from well-known and reputable international brands as we understand that the best gear gives extra confidence to our riders.

    • Level of Activity: This trip is considered as 3 out of 5. No prior experience is required, and your guides will always brief you about safety and proper use of gear on every leg of the trip. Trekking will take place on varying terrain of dirt and rock; biking on a gravel and paved roads with light traffic; there will be a transport support for the majority of the activities in the case that someone wants to take a break or just wants to relax.

    • Weather and Elevation: The Climate of Colombia is characterized for being tropical and isothermal as a result of its geographical location near the Equator presenting variations within five natural regions and depending on the altitude, temperature, humidity, winds and rainfall. Each region maintains an average temperature throughout the year only presenting variables determined by precipitation during a rainy season caused by the Intertropical Convergence Zone. The climates in Colombia are characterized for having tropical rainforests, savannas, steppes, deserts and mountain climate, mountain climate further divided into tierra caliente (hot land) tierra templada (temperate land) tierra fría (cold land), tierra helada (frozen land) and Páramo. Sometimes the weather of Colombia is altered by the seasons in northern hemisphere, for example, from March to June, the weather is mild Spring, from June to August the weather is hot Summer, From September to December the weather is cool Autumn, and from December to March the weather is cold Winter. This happens very rarely, and it is usually a slight difference.

    • Sustainability: We do our best to not produce any trash; we believe that recycling is not enough, so we try to avoid using any plastic or materials that pollute our environment. Every day we work towards being a zero-waste tour operator and our staff is well trained to leave the least impact possible in our service areas. We also work with local indigenous communities in the different regions. By doing so we are able to teach our guests about the rich culture Colombia, all the while helping the people preserve their traditions and lands. By working directly with local peoples, we are able to create a sustainable touristic income for the community.

    • Guides: All our guides have a professional background from the Tourism University; this means they have a degree in guiding, so their knowledge and skills when leading a group are top-notch. Each guide has many years of experience and they all have taken additional courses for other outdoor activities as well as have International First-Aid certifications. On top of all of this, they are all extremely personable and strive to deliver travel experiences of a lifetime.

    • Heath advices: no vaccinations needed for this trip

    We do recommend travelling light for this expedition. A duffel bag of 50 litters for your luggage and a backpack of 20 litters for daily activities should be sufficient. In Colombia, the weather can change drastically especially when you are moving from the Sierra mountains to the Cloud Forest.

    • Passport

    • Credit card

    • Two pairs of lightweight hiking pants

    • One pair of cold weather hiking pants

    • Two pairs of shorts

    • Two pairs of biking shorts

    • One bathing suit

    • Four non-cotton T-shirts

    • One cotton T-shirts

    • One water T-shirt

    • One winter warm jacket

    • One fleece

    • One rain jacket

    • One pair of rain pants

    • Two buffs

    • One pair of hiking shoes

    • One pair of tennis shoes

    • One pair of water sandals

    • One- or two-night outfits

    • One cap or hat

    • Sunscreen

    • Sunglasses

    • Mosquito repellent

    • Camera

    • Head lamp

    • Optional binoculars

    NOTE: Laundry is available almost at every location and it is cheap, this helps traveling light too.

    Regular Season Price based on number of guests:

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    $1395/per person

    • All premium features

    • Solo travelers are welcome on sharing room basis otherwise single supplement applies

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    2 - 3 guests

    $1550/per person

    • All premium features

    • Every sunday

    4 or more guests

    $1200/per person

    • All premium features

    • Every sunday

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