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Colombian Coffee Experience - Quest for the Best


For any coffee enthusiast desiring a superior experience in Colombia, this is the tour for you! Spend your first two nights in the capital, Bogota, and experience the truest depths of culture and history this city has to offer. Next, transfer to the Cocora Valley, where much of Colombia's prized coffee beans are grown along magnificent green mountains. Nestled in the valley, is the city of Pereira. Here you will spend three nights enjoying luxurious accommodation, and witness the process of coffee production. Tour local villages and explore Los Nevados National Park, where unique species of tree and birds await your discovery.      

Itinerary


Cities Covered : Bogota

After arriving at Bogota's international airport, an agent brings you to a centrally located hotel. From a prime location, you are free to experience the city's zestful nightlife at your own pace. Locals recommend visiting the Gourmet Zone, or "G Zone," in the northern quarter of the capital. This neighborhood hosts many superb restaurants, cafes and bars, and music venues to make your first night in Colombia memorable.

Cities Covered : Bogota ,  Zipaquira

The city of Zipaquira, an hour north of Bogota, is your destination for a short trip. A coach will arrive in the morning and bring you to this historic area. As you pass small villages and winding rivers snaked between your path, the mystique of Colombia's countryside will captivate you.

Zipaquira is known as "the city of salt," for the extraction of the mineral here. The Cathedral of Salt was built into a local mine during the 1930's, remaining a popular destination for travelers and local churchgoers ever since. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, it is time to return to Bogota.

Making your way through the capital, the historical and cultural center city of Candelaria comes into focus. Here, impressive architecture and colonial eaves overlook narrow streets, preserving the style of Columbia's colonial past. Landmarks like Bolivar Square host the Cathedral of Bogota, the National Capitol, and other government buildings styled from Roman architecture. The day concludes with a visit to the Gold Museum where 34,000 gold pieces, and other ancient relics, will enchant you. In the evening you may return to the hotel, or spend the night out.      

 


Cities Covered : Pereira

After a short westward flight from Bogota, you arrive in the heart of Colombia’s renowned coffee producing region, the city of Pereira. What better way to start your day than with the rich, nutty blends awaiting you? After checking in to your hotel, why not take stock of the plantations that made this country famous? Once your caffeine buzz smoothly fades away, settle down for the evening and relax at your own leisure.      

 

Accommodation : Hotel Sazagua,Pereira, Sonesta,Pereira or similiar
Cities Covered : Pereira

A beautiful mountainous region awaits you in Cocora Valley, part of Los Nevados National Natural Park. As golden morning sunlight pours across this landscape, you are signaled that another great day has begun. In this park, the Quindio Wax Palm, Colombia’s national tree, stands well over 100 feet tall. After a specialist prepares a hot Canelazo cocktail, an alcoholic sugar cane beverage popular in this region, you will be guided through the forest to see the region’s wildlife.

Enjoy lunch at a popular local restaurant before transfer to the town of Salento for a walking tour atop cobblestone streets. You will be brought back to your hotel in Pereira to enjoy the evening.

Accommodation : Hotel Sazagua,Pereira, Sonesta,Pereira or similiar

Cities Covered : Pereira

After breakfast, you are brought to the nearby town of Recuca for a hands-on tour of a coffee farm. You will meet the people, see the land, and take part in the processes behind every perfect cup of Colombian coffee. Local chapoleras, or coffee bean planters, take you through their fields and introduce you to their highly-esteemed craft. You will have lunch in Recuca before returning to the hotel in Pereira for the evening.

Accommodation : Hotel Sazagua,Pereira, Sonesta,Pereira or similiar
Cities Covered : Pereira

A driver will transfer you to El Dorado International Airport for departure from Colombia.

Accommodation : Hotel Sazagua,Pereira, Sonesta,Pereira or similiar

Departure Dates and Rates

All Rates in US$ per person including ALL taxes and surcharges

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Deluxe
For departures August 1,2017 through December 19,2017 US$ 1,251 US$ 739 US$ 561
Luxury
For departures August 1,2017 through October 31,2017 US$ 1,460 US$ 834 N/A
For departures November 1,2017 through December 19,2017 US$ 1,485 US$ 845 N/A
Terms and Conditions

25% due at time of booking

75% due at 60 days prior to departure 

 

  • Rates per person in Dollars
  • Rates are subject to changes in availability
  • Maximum of 2 children may share a room with their parents
  • Suggested activities are not included in program price
  • Rates in Bogota are calculated on a weekend, if booking between Monday and Thursday it is necessary to add additional fee per night
  • If selected hotel is not available at the time of booking, a hotel of a similar category will be found 

 

Cancellations should be intimated by FAX to the corporate office in Princeton NJ.

Guests need to add 3 business days to the above timeframes. An administration fees of 15% on any monies paid by the client will be charged prior to refund.

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.





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Please note : A visa or visas may be required for some or all of the countries visited on the tour selected. Please check with the respective consulates in your country for visa requirements and they may vary depending on visitor's nationality, origin and/or destination.