Overview

Colombian coffee is enjoyed all over the world. Couched in rolling, emerald green hills between the cities of Pereira, Armenia and Manizales in the western Andes is the triangular region which produces the distinctive bean. Agriculture here is diversifying but the terraced coffee fincas, interspersed with bamboo jungles and giant banana plants, still dominate the attractive landscape. Recently, several of these historic properties have opened their doors to visitors. Alongside them are new purpose-built countryside hotels. At this altitude (1,400m - 2,200m) the climate is delightful and conducive to a restful wind down, with thermal pools, adventure sports, theme parks and walking trails to enjoy.

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Chachalaca: Colombia’s Colonial and Coffee Culture

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Self-drive Colombia: Exploring the coffee region and beyond

12 days from £1,920pp

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Signature Colombia: Culture and coffee

11 days from £2,700pp

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Tayrona National Park

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Trailblazer Colombia

12 days from £2,420pp

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Coffee Region

The weather in Coffee Region (Zona Cafetera) is wide and varied

The coffee region is famous for its verdant sloping landscapes peppered with rustic traditional towns. Here the weather remains pleasant throughout the year, with a temperate climate and enough rainfall to quench the thriving greenery. Keen hikers will do well to visit this region, which is known for stunning scenic trails through cloud-forest and farmlands - the most famous being the Cocora Valley trek from Salento which takes in the world’s tallest palm trees. The driest months tend to be November - March and July - August, although you should always pack clothes for all climates as rainfall is highly unpredictable. It’s best to avoid the fortnight over Christmas and New Year as visitor numbers will be higher.

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  • Sally Dodge
    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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