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Coffee Triangle Extension

Coffee Tasting and Nature Walks in Colombia's Renowned Coffee Triangle


On this extension, hike amid the tallest palm trees in the world in the Cocora Valley and see the unique architecture of Filandia, one of Colombia’s most charming towns. You’ll walk to the sound of red-howler monkeys in Otun Quimbaya, a nature reserve sheltering over 200 bird species, and dine on gourmet Colombian cuisine at a renowned restaurant. Overnights are at the lovely Casa San Carlos Lodge.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive / Casa San Carlos Lodge

Arrive in Pereira and transfer to Casa San Carlos Lodge. This hotel is built from local Guadua bamboo, and owes its unique design to over 140 local artisans whose works adorn the walls. Overnight at Casa San Carlos Lodge.

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Day 2
Cocora Valley / Casa San Carlos Lodge

Home to the tallest palm trees in the world, the Cocora Valley is dotted with beautiful wax palms that tower more than 100 feet tall. Hike up the hillside beyond the open meadow, keeping an eye out for the endemic yellow-eared parrot. Just a short drive away lies Filandia, one of Colombia’s prettiest towns full of bright, colorful architecture. Enjoy a meal at one of the region’s top-rated restaurants, specializing in local, organic Colombian cuisine, sourced from small local farms. Overnight at Casa San Carlos Lodge…BL

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Day 3
Otun Quimbaya / Casa San Carlos Lodge

Otun Quimbaya is an easily accessible nature reserve filled with hundreds of animal species, including howler monkeys and tapirs, as well as rare birds and butterflies. For the best chance of seeing wildlife, you’ll want to enter the park at dawn. After an early morning drive, enjoy your first chance to observe countless hummingbirds, motmots, and even antpittas, with the help of your local ornithologist guides. We head out again after breakfast to explore the surrounding river, marshland, and forest ecosystems. Return to our lodge in the afternoon and relax. Overnight at Casa San Carlos Lodge…BL

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Day 4

Transfer to the airport and depart on homeward-bound flights…B


Length: 4 days
Cost From: $1095  
Arrive: Pereira, Colombia
Depart: Pereira, Colombia
Lodging: 3 nights nature lodge
Meals: All meals as noted in itinerary
Activity: Cultural Adventures, Walking, Wildlife & Natural History, Photography
Trip Level:

Nature walks on uneven terrain