3 Day Trip to Coffee Region from Medellín
Go on a personalized tour through the coffee plantations at Hacienda Venecia.
Visit the enchanting village of Salento and take a stroll through its lively and colorful streets.
Go on an amazing road trip from Medellín to Manizales through the beautiful coffee highway.
Get to know the Cocora Valley where you will see wax palm trees, creeks and more.
Stay at authentic coffee hacienda called Hacienda Venecia, where you will also learn about coffee’s production process.
In a Nutshell
- Go on an amazing road trip from Medellín to Manizales through the beautiful coffee highway.
- Stay at authentic coffee hacienda called Hacienda Venecia, where you will also learn about coffee’s production process.
- Enjoy the marvelous coffee landscape on different locations.
- Go on a tour through the marvelous city of Manizales accompanied by a professional guide.
- Visit the enchanting village of Salento and take a stroll through its lively and colorful streets.
- Get to know the Cocora Valley where you will see wax palm trees, creeks and more.
- Go on a personalized tour through the coffee plantations at Hacienda Venecia.
- Learn about coffee’s production process.
- Hotel pick up and drop off (Medellín)
- Hotel pick up and drop off (Salento and Cocora Valley)
- Accommodation at Hacienda Venecia
- Meals that are specified in the itinerary
- Tour guide (in Manizales)
- Coffee plantation tour
- Tips and gratuities
- Meals that are not specified on the itinerary
- Extra activities
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Go on a 3-day adventure to the Coffee Region from Medellín. This magnificent and astonishing region is now an UNESCO World Heritage site. You will have the chance on going on a road trip through the spectacular coffee highway, visiting Manizales which is the wonderful capital of Caldas. You will also go Salento, a small village in Quindío where you will also have the opportunity of going to the Cocora Valley to admire the amazing wax palm trees (our national tree). During this tour you will stay at a coffee hacienda that’s more or less a century old called Hacienda Valencia, here you will have the privilege of having and insider look of their practices.
You will start your day early; our driver will pick you up in your hotel in Medellín to begin your adventure through the spectacular coffee highway on a 4-hour road trip to Manizales. This marvelous city was founded in 1849 and it is the capital of the Caldas department. Since the city is right in the middle of the central mountain range, it has mountainous topography, which gives amazing lookouts and viewpoints throughout the city.
You will go on a tour with a knowledgeable guide as soon as you arrive to Manizales. First, you will go to the Plaza de Bolivar, this is the main square of the city, here you will see the government palace with a Neoclassical architecture and the main Cathedral that has a Neo-gothic architecture. While here you guide will take you to a special place where you will be able to appreciate an amazing view of the Bolívar Condor, which is a statue of a half Simón Bolivar and half Condor located right in the center of the square, it is locally known as El Libertador.
Then, you’ll walk down Carrera 23, the main street, where you will go on a cable car that will take you on a ride over the city and the gorgeous Quebrada Olivares. When you finish, there will be a car waiting for you and then you will be taken to Chipre, a neighborhood, where you will go to the striking Monumento a los Colonizadoes, here you will have the chance to admire the beautiful coffee landscape. Next, you will go to a trendy zone in Manizales which has a great variety of restaurants and bars, you will have some free time to go to lunch (at your own expense), we suggest that you try a typical Colombian dish of the region.
As soon as you finish lunch, our driver will proceed to take you to Hacienda Venecia, a beautiful coffee farm just outside of Manizales which has conserved it’s early 20th century architecture. You will stay for the next two nights in this enchanting hacienda. After checking in you may dive in the pool, or enjoy a breathtaking walk through the coffee plantations or relax in a hammock and take a fabulous nap. With this package you will stay in the main house in a private room with a private bathroom plus breakfast and dinner are included for both days.
Start your day as it should, with a delicious Colombian breakfast. Then, you will be picked up and taken to Salento, small enchanting village 2 hours away from Manizales in the department of Quindío. Here you will have the opportunity to get to know the village on your own at your own pace, well you have three hours to walk through the lively and colorful streets filled with colonial houses, handicraft shops, antique shops and restaurants. Next, go up to Alto de la Cruz where you will be surely astounded by the dazzling green valleys and spectacular coffee country landscape. When you come down, take your time have lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense).
Continue with the tour by going to the amazing Cocora Valley, which is inside the Parque Nacional de los Nevados (one of our many National Parks). You will be here for a couple of hours and you have a number of options on how to spend your time here. The first option is to stay in the car and let your driver take you through appreciate the grasslands, wax palms, the creeks and of course the cloud forest. Another option is to hire a professional guide (at your own expense), you will go on a hike and learn about the local flora and fauna. Last but not least, you may rent a horse (at your own expense) and go horseback riding throughout the marvelous valley. As soon as these two hours’ finish, you will be taken back to Hacienda Venecia where you will have a delicious dinner before going to bed.
After a delightful breakfast, you will have a personalized tour of the coffee plantations of Hacienda Venecia. While you walk through the luscious coffee plantations, you will learn about its process, from the harvest to the production process and why it became such an important part of Colombian culture. You will also learn why the plantations are mostly high on the mountains and how these methods have been passed down from generation to generation.
There you will have and insider look of the process and learn about the modern and traditional techniques of the coffee production. You will then head back to the main house to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and you will have the chance to buy some coffee of the Hacienda Venecia. After this sensational tour you may have lunch at the Hacienda (at your own expense) and you will be taken back to your hotel in Medellín.
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