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From Pereira/Salento: Guided Trek in the Cocora Valley

1. From Pereira/Salento: Guided Trek in the Cocora Valley

Are you a coffee fan? We might have the perfect blend for you. Hike through the magical Valle del Cocora, part of Colombia’s Coffee Triangle that's famous for having the world’s tallest palm trees. Take photos at breathtaking viewing points and see local coffee farms. Meet your tour guide and make your way to the entrance of the valley. Learn about the Quindio wax palm, the national tree of Colombia, as you trek beneath their towering trunks. Take a short ride in one of the traditional cars coffee growers use to travel between farms. Get back on your feet and hike to beautiful viewing points overlooking the valley, perfect for a picture or two. If you're lucky, experience the magic of the mists when winds blow the water vapor between the trees and transform the valley. Meet the locals who take care of the farms along the way, getting to know what life is like in the valley and discovering the origin of some of the world’s best coffee.

Pereira & Salento: Santa Rosa de Cabal Thermal Springs Trip

2. Pereira & Salento: Santa Rosa de Cabal Thermal Springs Trip

Enjoy a full-day trip to Santa Rosa de Cabal. Learn about the lives of local farmers in the town before taking a short walk near the mountains in search of the hot springs. Relax in the springs beside the waterfalls and head back to town to savor the taste of traditional chorizo. Get picked up from your accommodation in the morning and enjoy picturesque scenery as you drive into the heart of Colombia's Coffee Triangle to reach Santa Rosa de Cabal. Arrive in town and make your way through the streets, seeing how local coffee farmers live. Leave the town and walk towards the mountains until you reach a small waterfall. Let the waters of the thermal spring cleanse your body as you listen to the roaring falls. Take another short hike to the second hot spring and step into the refreshing pool. Feeling hungry? Then it’s time to dry off and head back into town. Make a stop at one of the best food stands in Santa Rosa de Cabal and indulge in the local specialty of chorizo.

Salento: Pereira Airport Private Transfer Service

3. Salento: Pereira Airport Private Transfer Service

Whether your trip is just beginning or coming to an end, ensure a hassle-free holiday from start to finish when you book your Pereira Airport transfer service in advance. Avoid long taxi lines, busy public transport, and language barrier confusions, and simply sit back and relax on your trip to or from the airport. For arrivals, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall where your friendly and professional driver will be waiting for you, holding a sign bearing your name. Benefit from a baggage allowance of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per passenger, and enjoy air-conditioned comfort as you travel to your accommodation in Salento. During the drive you can listen to music and receive tips and recommendations from your driver to enhance your stay. For departures, enjoy pickup directly from your hotel in Salento and receive the same stellar service.

Salento: Private Hacienda Venecia Coffee Tour

4. 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 good coffee roast and delight your senses with wonderful aromas produced by freshly roasted coffee. Following your tour's completion, enjoy the view while you savor a typical meal for lunch before returning to Salento or Pereira.

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What people are saying about Risaralda

Very good, highly recommended! They passed at the exact agreed time in a very comfortable van. David was a great guide and was always attentive to us. We traveled with my 6-year-old daughter and she also really liked the tour. They did not bring us running and in a hurry which we liked a lot since it allowed us to enjoy everything.