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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Holidays Coffee Region (Zona Cafetera)

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Colombia

Chachalaca: Colombia’s Colonial and Coffee Culture

14 days from £3,864pp

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Colombia

Self-drive Colombia: Exploring the coffee region and beyond

12 days from £1,840pp

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Colombia

Signature Colombia: Culture and coffee

14 days from £3,400pp

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Cocora Valley

Group - Discovery

Colombia

Weaverbird: Spirit of Colombia

16 days from £2,904pp

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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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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    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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    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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    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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