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It only takes a couple of hours drive to arrive at the heart of the Andes and experience the best Colombia has to offer. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city on a personalized journey to the most traditional coffee zone near Medellin to sample the number one coffee cup from the hands of the collectors directly. Furthermore, collect your own beans and learn the steps of coffee making on a real hands-on approach that will show you everything there is to know about Colombian`s flag product. Tour takes two days from the time of departure, including a one-day visit to cozy Jardin coffee town to experience the atmosphere of an indigenous reservoir, and a typical coffee village where to share outstanding views of the Andes trail from the cable car. Also, best part includes a one night stand at an authentic coffee farm at Jericó town, where you will learn closer about the whole coffee process on the second day and finally visit the immaculate Jericó village, home of famous mother Laura (latest Colombian saint declared by the Vatican).
Once your bilingual guide has met at your hotel, tour embarks on a personalized journey by private car with AC towards the Andes trail just a couple of hours away. Feel free to make stops as you go to take photos, grab a snack, or just stretch legs. On the way to Jardin village you will share outstanding views such as the cerro Tusa, closest peak to a natural pyramid on earth. Get a feel for the best coffee samples in the area as your guide stops halfway. Next stop just entering Jardin town involves the fascinating indigenous reservoir known as Cristianía, where a real tribe resides and is open to the public. Share amazing anecdotes and meet real natives as you wander around their little community to check out their handmade products and significant art pieces.
Upon arrival at Jardin coffee town, you are free to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere of this colorful place where locals are more than pleased to interact with foreigners. Feel free to grab lunch at your convenience since it is all included in price, just let your guide know so that he can lead you to one of the best local venues. Enter the amazing chapel and walk around town of “roses”, as your personal guide provides useful information on a fully narrated tour. Best views are shared from the panoramic cable car up the hill, just a few minutes away that will provide the best postcard photos you have ever taken. Finally, enjoy a courtesy coffee from local collectors at one of the local coffee shops or just grab an ideal souvenir for your loved ones back home.
Tour heads next to Jericó village, just a couple of hours away in order to spend the night at one of the most interesting coffee farms in the area. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy a peaceful night by the country side, just get ready because next day we are taking you on a coffee experience around this farm.
Your second and last day involves a full hands on approach to coffee growing and collecting, where recognized local farmers are guiding you throughout the process and explaining every single step all the way to the end where an ideal coffee cup is served. The experience at this farm ends with a traditional tasty lunch prepared by locals. In the afternoon hours, tour guides you around the significant Jericó town, where mother Laura resided and there is a vibrant coffee atmosphere worth taking a look.
Finally, after you have explored the village and maybe purchased some of the most elegant sombreros “cup”, it is time to head back to the city just a couple of hours away. Feel free to steer tour around and make stops according to your preferences. At the end of these two days, you should have experienced the best of the coffee zone and its traditions. We definitely look forward to welcome you and/or your friends in the near future.
INCLUDED AND NOT
Not included: Alcoholic beverages – Tips to driver/guide