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Colombia Coffee Tour and the Caribbean Coast

PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$3749+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Waking up to the delicious aromas of roasting coffee beans, before visiting the plantations and production lines.
  • Walking the undulating hills of the rural coffee region, known for their scenic trails and panoramic lookout points.
  • Lapping up the extraordinary atmosphere of Cartagena, the picturesque walled city awash with cobbled streets and pretty plazas.
  • Hopping over to the beautiful Rosario Islands, a National Park brimming with vibrant marine life, for an exciting day of swimming and snorkeling.
  • Rejuvenating the mind, body and soul while enjoying a mud bath at the Totumo Volcano.
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Tour Overview

Your Colombia Coffee Tour and the Caribbean Coast begins in the coffee region of Risaralda and its capital city Pereira and ends in Cartagena de Indias a Caribbean city on the northern coast of Colombia. In Pereira enjoy the verdure of Colombia’s landscape and coffee estates before immersing yourself in the rich culture and heritage of Cartagena.

In the coffee region of Pereira, expose yourself to Colombia’s world-class coffee and the production processes of a local plantation while sampling their delicious brews. After experiencing the coffee plantations up close, traverse Caracoli Canopy. From high above, look down at the rich flora of the coffee plantations and bamboo forest below. Awake your senses while in Pereira without caffeine as you kayak the rapids of Rio Barragan.

Departing Pereira, travel to Cartagena, a UNESCO world heritage site known for its stunning architecture and beautiful Caribbean coast. Stroll the historic streets of Cartagena and engulf yourself in the rich surroundings of brightly colored buildings and abundant courtyard gardens. While in the Cartagena you will visit the mud baths at the Totumo Volcano and Isla del Rosario, one of 46 natural National Parks of Colombia, created to protect the coral reefs off the Colombian Caribbean coast. As a farewell to Colombia, you will enjoy a private excursion of the local markets. With the guidance of a local Chef, you will select the freshest ingredients before travelling to the beaches of Manzanillo de Mar for your afternoon culinary lesson before enjoying your lunch on the beach.

Inclusions
Prices include Domestic air transportation from Bogota to Pereira and Pereira to Cartagena, private transfers with bilingual guide in Pereira and Cartagena, 3 nights accommodation at Sazagua including breakfast, 4 nights accommodation at Casa del Arzobispado Hotel including breakfast, meals where specified, guided tours with bilingual guide and entrance fees. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. A surcharge may apply if booking a trip during late December, early January, or Easter.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$3577 £$3749 £$3817 £$4315
Single £$6228 £$6574 £$6800 £$7805

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Pereira

Day flight to Pereira, Colombia. Upon arrival, be met by the guide for airport reception and transfer to the hotel.

Day flight to Pereira, Colombia. Upon arrival, be met by the guide for airport reception and transfer to the hotel.

Day
2

Coffee Production in Venice

Wake refreshed as the aroma of the shade grown coffee plants float through the air. This morning transfer to Caldas in the Paisa region of Colombia, well known for the cultivation and production of Colombian coffee. In Caldas, visit a plantation that distributes its products to Peace Coffee, a sustainable and fair-trade company located in the United States. Enjoy the remarkable landscape surrounding this property declared a UNESCO World Heritage site before travelling to Venice, 20 minutes away. Once in Venice, witness the production process beginning with a discussion on the preparation of coffee beans, the roasting process, and the quality characteristics and properties of the different coffee varieties worldwide. The expert guide will lead the tour through the property explaining the various stages of production. Finish the tour at the Hacienda on ground where to enjoy a cup of coffee and learn the history of the property. This afternoon, return to the hotel for an evening of leisure. ...read less

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Day
3

Montenegro

Today, travel to Montenegro, its name meaning Black Mountain for the deep green colors of the surrounding vegetation. Montenegro is at the heart of Colombia’s coffee zone. Today, traverse Caracoli Canopy, 1900 meters above the ground. Crossing the canopy between flourishing trees enjoy the view from above of the sprawling coffee plantations, small streams, and a bamboo forest. Keep a lookout for sloths and several species of birds. After the excursion, return to the hotel for the evening.

Today, travel to Montenegro, its name meaning Black Mountain for the deep green colors of the surrounding vegetation. Montenegro is at the heart of Colombia’s coffee zone. Today, traverse Caracoli Canopy, 1900 meters above the ground. Crossing the canopy between flourishing trees enjoy the view from above of the sprawling coffee plantations, small streams, and a bamboo forest. Keep a lookout for sloths and several species of birds. After the excursion, return to the hotel for the evening.

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Day
4

Rio Barragan River

This morning, travel 45 minutes to the river Rio Barragan located in the department of Quindio for a kayak or rafting excursion down the river. After debarking from the port, travel almost 9 miles before returning to shore after an exhilarating ride.

This morning, travel 45 minutes to the river Rio Barragan located in the department of Quindio for a kayak or rafting excursion down the river. After debarking from the port, travel almost 9 miles before returning to shore after an exhilarating ride.

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Day
5

Colombia – Cartagena

This morning, transfer to the airport for the flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival in Cartagena be met at the hotel by the guide and transfer to the airport.

This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Cartagena’s Old Town. Walk along the walled old town through the historic streets, passing Churches, colonial houses with balconies, and visiting the Museum that was the residence of the five times president of the Republic, Rafael Nuńez. Also visit Santa Catalina Bastion and the craftsmanship at Las Bovedas, The Dungeons, where one can purchase locally handmade souvenirs. After, return to the hotel for the evening.
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Day
6

Totumo Volcano

Today, take a guided of the Totumo Volcano, known for its medicinal properties, only 50 minutes away from Cartagena. After lunch, there will be the option of submerging into its crater to enjoy a healthy mud bath. After, take a regular bath at El Totumo Lagoon.

Today, take a guided of the Totumo Volcano, known for its medicinal properties, only 50 minutes away from Cartagena. After lunch, there will be the option of submerging into its crater to enjoy a healthy mud bath. After, take a regular bath at El Totumo Lagoon.

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Day
7

Rosario Islands

Today, cruise to Rosario Islands, to the south of the Bay of Cartagena. These Islands are a National Natural Park consisting of a group of coral islands surrounded by a crystal clear sea. The 23 coral islands were formed by volcano activity causing the seabed to rise creating ideal conditions for the development of coral reefs. This area is a great natural habitat for a large variety of marine fauna. After lunch, there will be an opportunity to swim and snorkel before returning to the hotel.

Today, cruise to Rosario Islands, to the south of the Bay of Cartagena. These Islands are a National Natural Park consisting of a group of coral islands surrounded by a crystal clear sea. The 23 coral islands were formed by volcano activity causing the seabed to rise creating ideal conditions for the development of coral reefs. This area is a great natural habitat for a large variety of marine fauna. After lunch, there will be an opportunity to swim and snorkel before returning to the hotel.

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Day
8

La Plaza de Mercado de Bazurto

This morning, leave the hotel to meet a local chef for a private visit to Cartagena’s largest market, La Plaza de Mercado de Bazurto, to find all the freshest local products available including seafood direct from the Caribbean. With the Chef as the guide, select produce before continuing to the Getsemani. Here, prepare dishes made with the local purchases.

This morning, leave the hotel to meet a local chef for a private visit to Cartagena’s largest market, La Plaza de Mercado de Bazurto, to find all the freshest local products available including seafood direct from the Caribbean. With the Chef as the guide, select produce before continuing to the Getsemani. Here, prepare dishes made with the local purchases.

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Day
9

Cartagena - Home

This morning, the guide will meet at the hotel to transfer to the airport for the international flight.

This morning, the guide will meet at the hotel to transfer to the airport for the international flight.

Places You'll See

  • Coffee-zone-Colombia

    Pereira

    Part of Colombia’s “Coffee Triangle”, Pereira is a perfect destination for a perfect cup of Joe. Along with coffee, the city is known for its public and private universities, so the students keep the place buzzing. To keep up with the excitement, visit the nightclubs of Avenida Simon Bolivar. Or for a quieter time, enjoy the Museum of Art, or the Orchids and Catleyas Garden.

  • Cartagena-Colombia

    Cartagena

    The walled city of Cartagena, with its cobblestone streets and gorgeous colonial architecture, is full of exciting and engaging sites and activities. Visit the Palacio de la Inquisicion, where the Spanish Inquisition condemned men accused of crimes against religion. Or spend the day at the Playa Blanca beach, enjoying the surf and the sand.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Pereira : Hotel Movich Pereira

Cartagena : Hotel Bantu

Cartagena : Alfiz

4 Star Properties

Pereira : Hacienda San Jose (Suite)

Cartagena : Sofitel Santa Clara (Classic)

Cartagena : Hotel Casa Pestagua

Cartagena : Hotel Casa San Agustin

5 Star Properties

Pereira : Sazagua

Cartagena : Ananda Hotel Boutique

Cartagena : Sofitel Santa Clara (Superior)

Cartagena : Casa del Arzobispado

Luxury Properties

Cartagena : Charleston Santa Teresa

Testimonials

Edoardo

Traveled February 2016

It was a most memorable trip and we enjoyed every minute of it

It was a most memorable trip and we enjoyed every minute of it, thanks to the impeccable Yampu’s organization and the great support offered by your local agents.
Claudia is feeling much better and thinks it was thoughtful of you to send her some teas.

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Caroline T.

Traveled January, 2016

Our trip was excellent!

Highlights from our trip: Bogota museums and the Sunday bike ride (absolutely fabulous guide for that), Hotel in Villa de Leyva (the best!), Medellin (wonderful Aquarium, also visit to Level 1 neighborhood, also great restaurant), Botero sculptures and museum, walking around in Cartegena, hotel in Cartegena, great restaurants in Cartegena, snorkeling.

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Barbara

Traveled February 2016

First and foremost, we had a fabulous trip!

Thank you and the whole local team so much!! We truly appreciate the immediate attention and swift action due to the missed flight connection. It was handled very professionally with lots of communication, so we had no anxiety, and while we missed some sleep since we arrived in San Agustin quite late, we were very pleased not to have to sacrifice any of the planned tour as a result of it.

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