Colombia’s coffee region, also known as the Coffee Triangle and the Zona Cafetera is located between the towns of Pereira, Armenia and Manizales. Made up of verdant green valleys, picturesque traditional towns and dotted with coffee plantations; the coffee region is one of the country’s highlights. Colombia is the third largest producer in the world and boasts some of the best quality coffee. The mineral-rich volcanic soils and higher altitude of this area provide the perfect conditions for the cultivation of coffee beans; we highly recommend visiting a working finca (coffee farm) to see the process from plant to cup. Whilst in the area don’t miss a visit to the Cocora Valley, a stunning national park of rolling hills and cloud forests teeming with hummingbirds and orchids; but the real highlight here is the famous Quindio wax palm which reaches heights of 60m – the tallest in the world! Los Nevados National Park is home to Colombia’s highest chain of volcanoes, for adventure seekers there are a multitude of treks and trails to explore. The hilltop towns of Salento and Finlandia are also a delight to wander with their brightly coloured houses and balconies.
A classic two-storey hacienda built in guadua (bamboo) with clay tiles, Hacienda Bambusa is located within the coffee region’s most scenic landscapes, surrounded by plantain farms and cattle pastures, with far reaching views over the central mountain range. It has seven bedrooms with views to the swimming pool or the mountain, all with private bathrooms and some with balconies and hammock. D...
Located in the lush, undulating hills near Pereira, Hacienda San Jose dates back to 1888 and is one of the best-preserved houses in the area. Decorated in a colonial style typical of the region, it has seven suites and three standard rooms, all with private bathroom. The hacienda has a Jacuzzi and offers massages with anti-stress treatments. International and Colombian dishes are served in the res...
This comfortable lodge is perfectly located to act as a base for your visit to the verdant Coffee Triangle.Casa San Carlos features amazing views over its lush gardens (complete with swimming pool and hot tub) and the surrounding farmland.Primarily constructed out of bamboo, the property has 22 spacious room, all uniquely decorated. Each features warm, earthy tones and have all modern amenities....
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Situated just one kilometre outside Pereira in the Coffee Region, this boutique hotel was once an old coffee plantation house. It has nine luxurious rooms, decorated with period pieces and furnishings such as Spanish tiles and colonial floors. There is an outdoor swimming pool in the lush gardens, adorned with a beautiful collection of palms and tropical plants that attract a wide variety of loca...
Built in 1716, Hacienda Castilla is located outside the town of Pereira in the heart of the Coffee Region. This coffee plantation house features just 10 rooms, each individually decorated. Rooms are simply furnished and in keeping with the traditional style of the property all set around a central courtyard. There is a lovely pool and the grounds are filled with fruit trees and the on site restaur...
This itinerary combines the highlights of Colombia and Panama. Explore the historic centre of Panama City, the Casco Viejo, built in 1673. Admire French, Spanish and Italian influences through its architecture. Journey along the canal on a half day transit aboard the Pacific Queen and experience something truly unique, taking in the canal and its operation. Catch a flight to Bogotá, Colombia's exc...
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