The "Local Means of Transport" Tour
Ride through coffee cultivations in the Andes Mountains and descend to one of the most important rivers in Colombia. Hike in the Andean Forest surrounded by Wax Palm Trees.
Rest and share with us in our coffee farm: La Unión Coffee Farm
2 of 10 (Low)
Traditional coffee process, Hiking in "Valle de Cocora", Mountain biking (bikes included)
3 days - Monday to Sunday
Pereira, Risaralda - Colombia
2 Breakfasts /2 Lunch /2 Dinners
- Five local means of transport (MTB
Bike, Chiva, Willys Jeep, Brujita and Garrucha).
- A natural pool & Waterfall.
- All about coffee (In a coffee farm).
- Testing fruit.
Day 1: Meet in Pereira. Transfer to Coffee Farm.
Pickup time: After 1:00 p.m.
We will go by Jeep Willys to the coffee farm, outside of Pereira (find your flight on Kayak.com). 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 - Ride an exceptional agricultural trail.
Distance covered by bicycle: Approx. 15 Km.
Altitude: Between 900 and 1.600 m.a.s.l.
You will ride 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” – 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, Caldas. Rest and walk approximately 30 minutes to a series of waterfalls, the ideal place to swim in cool, pristine waters.
Day 3: Valle de Cocora and Salento – Hiking in the Cradle of the Wax Palm
Distance covered by Car: 80 Km
Distance covered on foot: Approx. 10 Km.
Altitude: Between 1.400 and 2.900 m.a.s.l.
Discover and hike one of the most beautiful and interesting routes in the Coffee Region. Tropical woods surrounded by Wax Palm Trees, the beautiful sound of birds, and an unparalleled landscape that leads to the Home of the Hummingbirds, a nature reserve that will touch you with its wings. Learn about the biodiversity of the cloud forests, the animals that live here, and the importance of this ecosystem for our region. After seeping yourself in nature, visit Salento, a village filled with charm and magic, with colorful balconies, artisan stores, culture, and a history that will take you on a journey to the past. To recharge batteries, there’s nothing better than a traditional lunch of trout and fried plantain.
You will begin the drive back to the airport or hotel in Pereira at 4:00 p.m.
Price per person
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Private transport from Pereira by Willys Jeep (Traditional transport of the Coffee Region).
Transport by "Brujita" and "Garrucha".
We pick up and drop off the participants at the hotel or airport of Pereira.
Accommodation in rural houses or coffee farms - 2 nights - private rooms.
2 breakfasts, 2 lunch and 2 dinners.
Hydration (a bottle of water).
Mountain bike hire: 26”, 27,5” or 29” rim, made entirely of aluminium, Shimano® gears and front suspension.
Safety helmet hire, technical and safety instruction.
Traditional coffee process and admission to the above-mentioned natural attractions.
Waterproof layer in case of rain.
Digital photos of the activity.
Insurance for adventure activities/medical assistance card.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) guide specialized in nature and adventure activities.
Air transportation to Pereira City.
Expenses and services not specified in the plan.
Wear light, comfortable clothing (Dry-Fit or cotton t-shirt, shorts or waterproof trousers, and a light jacket if you think you might be bothered by some mild cold).
Wear suitable shoes for cycling and/or walking (closed shoes such as sports shoes or boots; no sandals).
Bring a small backpack.
Other optional items to bring: a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, insect repellent.
Avoid excessive drinking the day before.
Avoid staying up too late the night before.
Do not take or buy alcoholic beverages or hallucinogenic substances on the trip.
Do not drop litter or take flora and fauna home.
Follow the requests and recommendations of the guides who accompany you on the tour.
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