Learn about the Coffee Cultural Landscape in an educational way and discover how the towns in Quindío are the result of the adaptation process of Antioquian settlers, who arrived in the 19th century, a process which persists to this day and has created an economy and culture deeply rooted in the coffee production tradition.
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.