Experience daily life in the coffee farming region of Cundinamarca. Make your way through the plantations in search of coffee beans that are ripe for the picking, learn how to peel, dry, roast & grind and then taste some of the best coffee that Colombia has to offer. Get to know the locals over a traditional game of Tejo, forest & learn about Panche indigenous culture as you discover the carvings they have left behind. This tour is no show, it is real daily life in andean coffee lands!
Location: This tour takes place towards the south of the city, about 2.15 hours from the city center in the rural area near the town of Tibacuy. These coffee farms are located around 1,800 meters above sea level.
Accommodation: We offer Basic Rural accommodation as well as Camping options. If you would like to see some pictures of the accomodation, please take a look at the Info page on our website.
Meals: The meals offered are cooked by traditional farmers using wood stoves. For your convenience we offer vegetarian plates.
Includes: Private transport (4x4), all entrances, bilingual guide, home-stay accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, accident insurance and link to online photo album
Does not include: Snacks and drinks
Weather: The coffee lands are known for having a warmer climate. Average temperatures range between 15º C and 26º C.Depending on the season, one can expect sporadic rain showers throughout the day.
Things to bring:
- copy of your passport
- a light jacket
- comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
- re-usable water bottle
- mosquito repellent
- money for snacks, drinks and to buy coffee for friends and family
We depart through the southern end of the city as we make our way to the coffee lands of Cundinamarca. Once in Silvania, we visit a monument to coffee growers, we try some tropical fruit juice and head out to the farms where we will offload at our host family to enjoy a delicious campesino lunch. Next, we follow a farm trail that will take us through different sites to learn more about the coffee production process. You will learn to pick, peel, dry, roast & grind your own coffee while also getting to taste some of the best Tinto Colombia has to offer. We finish off the day with a visit to a century-old coffee Hacienda, where the first colombian coffee was ever exported to Europe, followed by a traditional game of Tejo or Rana with the locals.
After breakfast with the host family we will make our way up the trail and onto the mountaintop nature reserve where we will immerse ourselves into a subtropical forest lined with oak trees and learn about indigenous rock art while marveling at spectacular views. We depart for Bogotá around noon.
PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF IS FROM PAN PA YA IN CHAPINERO