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7-Day Biking Tour: Coffee, Cultural and Cocora Valley from Pereira

Difficulty level: 6 - 7 of 10 (medium/high)Day 1: Meet in Pereira. Transfer to Coffee Farm. (D)Pickup time: After 1:00 p.m.You will go by Jeep Willys to the coffee farm, outside of Pereira. This afternoon, you will experience everything about Colombian Coffee, the icon of our country. Every sense will come alive to listen to, smell, see, and taste one of the best coffees in the world.Day 2: Estación Pereira – The Route of the Local Means of Transport (B, L, D)Ride a bike through coffee cultivations in the Andes Mountains and descend to one of the most important rivers in Colombia – the Cauca River. There, embark the “Brujita” and a " Garrucha" – a native Colombian transportation -. Rest and walk approximately 30 minutes to a series of waterfalls, the ideal place to swim in cool, pristine waters.Day 3: Ulloa/Quimbaya – The Route of the Beautiful Valley (B, L, D)You will ride through three of the four departments that are part of the world heritage site, the Coffee Cultural Landscape, declared by UNESCO. It’s a day of changing landscapes that allow you to appreciate the agricultural, cultural and natural wealth of the Coffee Region. Day 4: Filandia – The Route to the Quindío Lookout (B, L, D)This route, surrounded by coffee and plantain cultivations, will lead us to the municipality of Filandia, a small coffee producing, artisan village. In the afternoon, visit some artisan stores and walk through the streets of this traditional village.Day 5: Valle de Cocora y Salento – The Route of the Wax Palm Tree (B, L, D)Ride to Salento, famous for its original architecture represented in the Colonial houses and balconies of the town, as well as its artisan shops. After eating a delicious and typical lunch, perusing the streets of this beautiful town, then go to the Valle de Cocora, the door to Los Nevados National Natural Park.Day 6: Return to Pereira – Route of Happiness (B, L, D)Return to Pereira riding on a part of the highway, then on a rural road that will weave through many rural populations whose main economic activity is based on agriculture. You will be surrounded by eucalyptus trees, then cultivations – plantain, onion, tomato, and other vegetables, until you arrive to the city.Day 7: Pereira – Transfer (B)You have a free morning to enjoy the farm, surrounded by the beautiful sound of bird and an unparalleled landscape. You will begin the drive back to the airport or hotel in Pereira at 11:00am

$230.16 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Green Colombia - 17 days - Travel Itinerary

Travel Package according to the following itinerary: Day 1: Arrival in Bogotá and private transport to your hotel in the old town.  Day 2: Take a flight to Pitalito and start the discovering of San Agustín and surroundingsDay 3: Full day tour to the archaeological parks of San Agustín and IsnosDay 4:  Tour to the archaeological sites of La Chaquira y el Tablón in the morning. In the afternoon, private transport to Popayan.Day 5: Full day tour to the Puracé natural park where you will discover a Paramo ecosystem and see wild condors from very close by.Day 6: Tour to visit the indigenous market of Silvia in the morning. Private transport to Tierrandentro in the afternoon. Day 7: Full-day archaeological tour of the Tierradentro park.Day 8: Private land transport to the Tatacoa DesertDay 9:  Full-day tour to discover the Tatacoa DesertDay 10: Private Transport To The Coffee ZoneDay 11: Full-day tour to discover the towns of Salento, Filandia and The Cocora Valley Day 12: Coffee Tour in the morning & private Transport To Manizales Day 13: Full day tour to the Laguna del Otun in the Parque de lo Nevados Day 14: Bird Watching tour in the morning & flight back to Bogotá in the afternoonDay 15: Immersion tour In Bogotá (full day)Day 16 : Full-day tour to visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and the sacred lake of GuatavitaDay 17:  Private transport to the airport of Bogotá so you can catch your flight back home. The quoted price includes:– All local flights– Transport, tours, and accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary– Breakfast in each hotel– 24/7 support from the Lulo Colombia staff– The use of one of Lulo’s mobile phones on your trip– A local SIM card with emergency credit– A travel application with access to all details of your trip The quoted price does not include:– International flight– Travel insurance– Not mentioned services and meals

$215 Day Trips & Excursions

Pereira to Filandia and Natural Reserve Day Trip with Hike

We will visit a private nature reserve, where you walk through a sub-Andean forest. There you can see a sample of the biodiversity of fauna and flora of Coffee Cultural Landscape and perhaps see red howler monkeys in the wild. Afterwards we will proceed to Filandia, the daughter of the Andes in the Eden, which is Quindio in Quimbaya language, where lunch is a gastronomic experience made of fusion cuisine and prepared with typical local products. In the afternoon, with a local historian, we will walk through the main streets observing the village's architecture with a variety of shapes and colors. Share the experience of learning a local craft with an authentic craftsman, live the challenge of weaving with your own hands a basket from natural fibers. Before travelling back enjoy a good cup of coffee at a beautiful viewpoint in El Tambo de Cruces.

$179 Day Trips & Excursions

Quindio Surrounding Towns Private Tour Including Salento

This private tour begins at “El Cementerio Libre de Circasia” which is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Colombia. This cementery was built to bury people regardless of their political party, religion, social class, skin color or any other characteristic. In 1982 it is recognized as a unique monument about freedom in Latin America.Then, head towards Salento to visit the historic center of the municipality, the artisans’ village and the Cocora Valley Lookout that is a place at the top of the mountain from where you can admire the beauty of a unique landscape that hosts a variety of flora and fauna.In the middle of the day you will enjoy a delicious and traditional meal of the region (trout with banana) to recharge energy and move on to visit one of the national road section where Simon Bolivar transited in 1830.After lunch, make your way to a traditional architectural tour in Filandia town to visit places like the Temple “Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada” which is one of the five religious monuments build in Bahareque (Construction material similar to adobe, consisting of clay or mud reinforced with sticks or canes) left in the world.Then, there is a visit to Quimbaya town to know an archeological place where was discovered the Quimbaya treasure.Back to your hotel you will have a great knowledge in mind about culture, architecture, history, values and some of the towns of the Coffee cultural Landscape of Colombia.

$1709 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Biking Tour Including Coffee and Cultural from Pereira

Day 1: Meet in Pereira. Transfer to Coffee Farm (D)Pickup time: After 1:00 p.m.You will travel via Jeep Willy to the coffee farm outside of Pereira.Day 2: Estación Pereira (B, L, D)Your starting point is on the other side of Pereira. You will take your bike through coffee cultivation in the Andes Mountains and descend to one of the most important rivers in Colombia, the Cauca River.  Here, you will embark the “Brujita” – a unique transportation system that has a wooden platform and ball bearings that displace over the rails of the antique train track – an emotion-filled journey. Next, take another native Colombian transportation system called “Garrucha” that is a basket made of metal and wood that hangs from steel cables which allows you to cross the Cauca River to the reach the banks of a town named Belalcazar.Day 3: Ulloa/Quimbaya (B, L, D)You will ride through three of the four departments that are part of the World Heritage Site, the Coffee Cultural Landscape, declared by UNESCO. It’s a day of changing landscapes that allow you to appreciate the agricultural, cultural and natural wealth of the Coffee Region. Large areas of livestock, extensive coffee cultivation and many other cultivation, including orchards. These are just a few landscapes you’ll appreciate during this bike ride. Moreover, learn about and experience the complete coffee process, icon of our country. Every sense will come alive to listen to, smell, see and taste one of the best coffees in the world. In the same farm you will taste many Colombian fruits and you'll see a private collection of beautiful flowers.Day 4: Filandia (B, L, D)This route, surrounded by coffee and plantain cultivation, will lead us to the municipality of Filandia, a small coffee producing, artisan village. One of the most beautiful villages in Coffee Region, popularly nicknamed “Colina Iluminada” (Illuminated Hill) referring to its altitude and beautiful, panoramic view of the region. In the afternoon, visit some artisan stores and walk through the streets of this traditional village.Day 5: Return to Pereira (B, L)Return to Pereira riding on a part of the highway, then on a rural road that will weave through many rural populations whose main economic activity is based on agriculture. You will be surrounded by eucalyptus trees, then cultivation; plantain, green onion, tomato, cilantro and other vegetables, until you arrive to the city. In the afternoon, enjoy an afternoon of sharing stories, laughter and talking about your adventure through the Coffee Cultural Landscape.