Coffee Beginner’s Guide

Spectacular mountain scenery, diverse wildlife, and world famous coffee culture defines the Colombian Coffee Region. Welcome to one of the country’s most popular destinations.

On this unique three-day tour you will experience the best of the Coffee Region. Hike among the tallest palm tree in the world, spot wild monkeys in the cloud forest, and sample the best coffee in the world. In our Beginners guide you are going inside the adventure. Pack your bags!

Highlights

  • Coffee tour
  • Wax Palm at Cocora & Salento
  • Otun Quimbaya
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Day 1 – Coffee Plantation Tour

Today is all about Colombia’s most famous product: you will experience a crash-course in the genesis of Colombian specialty coffee. You will learn all about how coffee is so central to the life and economy of so many towns in the region. You will explore coffee plantations, pick the beans, and go through the entire process, from tree to cup, with authentic coffee farmers.If you love coffee, you may never enjoy a tastier cup!

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Day 2 – Valle Cocora & Salento Village

Head off to discover the majestic scenery of the Coffee Region on a full morning hike in the iconic Cocora Valley, famous for its giant endemic Wax Palm trees; the National Tree of Colombia and the world’s tallest palm trees, measuring up to 60m! Wander among the giant trees, marvelling at their size and enjoy the view of the one of Colombia’s most beautiful landscapes. Once the hike is finished, it’s off to Salento for a short walking tour exploring the colourful traditional architecture.

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Day 3 – Otun Quimbaya Nature & Wildlife Hike

Otun Quinbaya is one of those places where you won’t mind waking up at dawn…which is helpful, because this morning you’ll be up at dawn for an early morning nature walk. The unique birds and animals of the reserve are most active at first light, and you’ll be out on the well-maintained forest trails to spot howler Monkeys remarkably common here and top bird species.