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Coffee Triangle Colombia Travel Itinerary 7 Days

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Updated on 01/25/2024

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Coffee Triangle Colombia Trip Summary

Day 1 – Caldas
Day 2 – Caldas
Day 3 – Caldas
Day 4 – Caldas
Day 5 – Caldas
Day 6 – Caldas
Day 7 – Caldas

Planned Places/Cities

Manizales

Manizales is the capital of the Department of Caldas and part of the “Paisaje Cultural Cafetero”, a cultural heritage of UNESCO. With an average temperature between 11°C to 22°C (52–72°F) and an elevation of 2.160 meters (7.087 feet) above the sea, Manizales is usually cold and rainy so flight operations are only of limited reliability. Founded in 1849 by Antioquian colonists, today it is a city with economic, industrial, cultural, and tourist activities. Its central economic activity has traditionally been the cultivation and production of coffee. Thanks to the natural wealth and the great number of forests and natural reserves that surround the city, birdwatching has become an important reference for the impulse of tourism and the economy. Manizales is near the 5.300-meter (17.388 feet) snow-capped volcano Nevado del Ruiz, part of Los Nevados National Natural Park. Thanks to the presence of volcanoes, the area is rich in hot springs with therapeutic properties and spa resorts, such as Termales La Quinta and Termales del Ruiz, in the middle of stunning landscapes. During the year Manizales has several cultural activities and fairs like the Manizales Fair -where the International Queen of Coffee is elected, the International Theatre Festival of Manizales – the most important theatrical city in the history of Colombia, and the Festival Manizales Grita Rock.

Caldas

It’s capital is Manizales, and it is located in the western center of the Andean region, bordering Antioquia to the north, Boyacá to the northeast, Cundinamarca to the west and Tolima and Risaralda to the south. Caldas has the most mountainous relief of the country, it could be said that the biggest tourist attraction, not only of the department but of the region, is the Nevado del Ruiz of the National Natural Park Los Nevados, and its hot springs very close to the towns of Manizales and Villamaría. In this department it is possible to find all the thermal floors, from the warmest to the perpetual snow, with a great diversity of ecosystems.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Caldas

Arrival to Caldas

You will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel.

The bilingual guide will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport.

Accommodation

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Day 2: Caldas

Half Day Coffee Tour

This coffee farm near Manizales has vast coffee fields and picturesque native trees and water springs. Here, you will be immersed in the landscape and culture of Colombian coffee, appreciating the process from the seed to the harvest by a walking tour through the plantations. You will learn about the origin, history, the different coffee varieties and qualities, as well as you will identify the aromas and features of coffee. You will have the chance to taste and see the beans with different grades of roasting to experience the different aromas, as the roasting brings out the aroma and flavor that are locked inside the coffee beans.

Day 3: Caldas

Full Day Hiking Nevado Ruiz

You will be picked up by a driver to Los Nevados National Park, approximately two hours from the hotel, upon arrival you will be accompanied during the tour by a local guide, who will take you to 4 stops where he will explain the ecosystems that you will encounter. To help you adapt to the altitude and climate you will be given a hot cup of coca tea to help you avoid altitude sickness, finally after visiting the mystical area around Los Nevados National Park and enjoying a delicious lunch, you will arrive at Tierra Viva hot springs to take a bath in hot water, where you can also find 10 species of hummingbirds that visit the feeders installed in the main garden.

Day 4: Caldas

Transfer to Nido del Condor

You will be picked up at your hotel and drive to the hotel Nido del Condor.

Day 5: Caldas

Condor’s Nest Tour

After breakfast, you will be picked up by your hotel guide and taken to your tour. You will hike for about 40 minutes to reach a local peasant house where you can drink coffee cooked on firewood, be told stories of the place and what it is like to live among the mountains and birds. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to be close to the perches where the condors nest, where if you are lucky you will be able to see the first flights of the day of these great birds. This tour has a duration of 2.5 hours with a moderate level of hiking.

Day 6: Caldas

Transfer to Termales del Ruiz

You will be picked up at your hotel and drive to the hotel Termales del Ruiz.

Day 7: Caldas

Departure Caldas

You will be picked up at the hotel and driven to the airport.

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Hello! I'm Frank Spitzer, the founder and the heart behind Pelecanus, a specialized tour operator for Colombia travel. My journey in travel is vast and rich – I've explored over 60 countries, absorbing cultures, experiences, and stories along the way. Since 2017, I've been channeling this wealth of global experience into creating unforgettable travel experiences in Colombia.I'm recognized as a leading authority in Colombian tourism, with a deep-seated passion for sharing this beautiful country with the world. You can catch glimpses of my travel adventures and insights around Colombia on my YouTube channel. I'm also active on social media platforms like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, where I share the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of Colombia.For professional networking, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn. Join me on this incredible journey, and let's explore the wonders of Colombia together!

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