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Colombia Salento Cocora valley sky high palm trees

Sky-high Trees and Steaming Coffees

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
  • Duration:
    4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    From £ 298.- per person (excluding flights)
It’s time to learn all about growing and selling some the best coffee in the world with a detour to the most popular coffee-growing region in Colombia. Here you will sleep for three nights in the cosy village of Salento, which is also the starting point for tours into the breath-taking Cocora Valley, where you’ll find the tallest species of palm in the world.
Colombia landscape road through the countryside
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Day 1 – Arrival in Armenia and on to Salento

Today you’ll travel to Armenia by bus or domestic flight and from there you will be taken to Salento by private transfer. The journey takes about an hour, and when you get there you’ll be able to enjoy your first cup of delicious local coffee. You’ll spend three nights in a colourful accommodation with Colombian flair that’s conveniently situated for you to be able to walk to the main square with many bars and restaurants.

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Day 2 – Coffee tour in Salento

After breakfast this morning, you’ll head out on three-hour coffee tour, where you’ll learn all there is to know about growing and selling the best coffee in the world. Colombia exports the majority of its best beans, so the plantation that you’ll visit is a great place to taste the best this region has to offer. The rest of the day is entirely up to you. You could simply take a stroll through the town and absorb the local lifestyle, or if you’re feeling more adventurous you could rent a jeep and go exploring.

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Day 3 – Cocora Valley and the sky high palms

No trip to this region is complete without a visit to the famous Cocora Valley, so we’ll organise you a ticket for a return trip in a classic “Willys” jeep. Once in the valley, you have the opportunity to walk directly to the wax palms or you go through a gate to the right and take a beautiful 4-5 hour hike over hills with stunning views of the valley. You will cross rivers and have the option to visit a hummingbird farm, before walking among these sky-high wax palms that are only found in this region.

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Day 4 – Departure from Salento

During the day, a private driver will pick you up from your hotel in Salento and take you to Armenia. From Armenia you can continue your journey, for example, by bus to Medellín or jet off to Cartagena by plane.

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Sky-high Trees and Steaming Coffees

For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

Colombia Salento hotel bedrooms
Colombia Salento outside dining area
Columbia Salento hotel balcony

Upgrade to our In Style accommodation

  • Price:
    From £ 457.- per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    In Style accommodation, excursions, transport and meals as described above

For this bite-sized trip we have an alternative option available for your accommodation. Our In Style version is something a bit more special or unique but still with lots of local flavour! If you would like to upgrade your accommodation for this bite-sized trip select our In Style option below.

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