Recently, and deservedly, made a UNESCO world heritage site, the Coffee Triangle is hidden away in the rolling hills of Colombia. It is a lush green landscape dotted with coffee plantations, spectacular flora and fauna, and brightly coloured haciendas provide fantastic accommodation. The beauty of the area is not to be undermined, and aside from visiting the coffee plantations, horse riding, walking and trekking are all fantastic in the area.
The coffee triangle of Colombia is comprised of Caldas, Risaralda and Quindio, of which Manizales, Pereira and Armenia are the most important towns.
Visiting the coffee farms is obviously a must when in the area, and one of Colombia's major draw cards. We can arrange tours of the local coffee plantations where guests can learn about the process of making coffee, from cultivation to preparation of the worlds' most loved drink.
Although not strictly in the Coffee Triangle, Medellin is also well worth a visit. It is the second largest city in Colombia, and once also one of the most dangerous in the world, it is now firmly on the tourist map as an up and coming destination, and one not to be missed. We can even arrange tours with Pablo Escobar's brother, who is living proof of just how much it has changed in the last two decades.
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