Description: Experience the century-old artisanal way of harvesting coffee beans while visiting a real small family farm. This is a hands-on experience where you will pick, grind and roast your own coffe beans and get to taste some of the smoothest coffee in the world! This is the only tour that guarantees red beans ready for picking year-round.
Difficulty: To reach the coffee field it is required a short steep walk to reach the plants but the rest of the process is accesible to everyone.
Accessibility: This tour is for all ages. It is also available should you have limited mobility or a visual/hearing impairment.
Duration: The tour lasts 8 hours from start to finish with 4 hours spent in the coffee farms and at points of interest.
Departure: This tour departs from our meeting point at Movistar Arena (former Coliseo El Campin). We offer door to door pick-up & drop-off at an extra cost.
Location: This tour takes you to the coffee lands surrounding Bogotá in the nearby town of Silvania. The coffee farm is located about 2 hours from our departure point.
Elevation: The coffee farms sit at 1700 m.a.s.l.
Weather: The average temperature in the coffee lands is 24ºC. We experience light rain 10% of the time and very rarely do we see heavy rain.
Covid-19: The coffee farms have had very low exposure to Covid-19 so the locals ask all visitors to follow strict safety protocols. We are expected to wear masks at all times, both inside and outside the vehicle. We will also disinfect our hands and shoes with alcohol at every stop
Includes: Private 4x4 transport from Bogotá, spanish speaking guide, entrance to the coffee farm, tejo game (when available). Lunch is not included but available for purchase.
- Door to door pick-up & drop-off (depending on location)
- Bilingual guide in English, Portuguese, French or German (pending availability)
- Minors under 2 that are held by an adult in the vehicle do not have to pay
Things to Bring:
- sun protection: hat or head cap
- long pants (short pants are not recommended)
- comfortable closed-toed shoes (sandals are not recommended)
- money for lunch and to purchase coffee
- Departure from Bogotá.
- Drive through traditional working class neighborhoods in the south (1 hour)
- Visit the coffee town of Silvania and learn about coffee farmers history (45 minutes)
- Participate in the traditional production of coffee from start to finish (picking, roasting, grinding and tasting. 2 hours)
- Local lunch available for purchase (45 minutes)
- Drive back to Bogotá (2 hrs)