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Pereira & Salento: Santa Rosa de Cabal Thermal Springs Trip

1. Pereira & Salento: Santa Rosa de Cabal Thermal Springs Trip

Enjoy a full-day trip to Santa Rosa de Cabal. Learn about the lives of local farmers in the town before taking a short walk near the mountains in search of the hot springs. Relax in the springs beside the waterfalls and head back to town to savor the taste of traditional chorizo. Get picked up from your accommodation in the morning and enjoy picturesque scenery as you drive into the heart of Colombia's Coffee Triangle to reach Santa Rosa de Cabal. Arrive in town and make your way through the streets, seeing how local coffee farmers live. Leave the town and walk towards the mountains until you reach a small waterfall. Let the waters of the thermal spring cleanse your body as you listen to the roaring falls. Take another short hike to the second hot spring and step into the refreshing pool. Feeling hungry? Then it’s time to dry off and head back into town. Make a stop at one of the best food stands in Santa Rosa de Cabal and indulge in the local specialty of chorizo.

Salento: Quindío Magical Towns Private Tour with Local Lunch

2. Salento: Quindío Magical Towns Private Tour with Local Lunch

The day begins with pickup from your hotel at 8:00 AM and heads to Rio Verde Quindio where a Jeep will be waiting to drive you uphill to Buenavista. Arrive at the top and soak up magnificent views of Cauca Valley then visit a nearby coffee farm to learn about the process of coffee production. Enjoy a tour of the plantation, meet the workers, and discover how coffee is harvested, prepared, and dried. Continue onto the town of Pijao and set off on a walk though the picturesque streets lined with beautiful houses. Admire the array of eclectic buildings painted in vibrant colors and adorned with ornaments. As you explore, learn about the history of this small town and the process of colonization that gave birth to the region, as well as the impact of the ‘coffee boom’. Afterwards, visit a local family’s craft workshop where you can see how traditional crafts are made. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a delicious Sancocho for lunch, which is a traditional soup made with large pieces of meat and vegetables served in broth. After a tasty meal, travel to the last stop of the day, another small coffee farm. Learn about the different brewing methods and ingredients that change the taste of coffee, then try a cup yourself. At the end of an unforgettable day begin the return joinery to Rio Verde, soaking up the incredible views as you are dropped off at your hotel.

Salento: Private Hacienda Venecia Coffee Tour

3. Salento: Private Hacienda Venecia Coffee Tour

You will be picked up at either 7:30AM or 11:00AM from Salento or Pereira, from where you will be taken to the Coffee Hacienda near Manizales, Caldas. When you arrive, you will notice the enormous size of the coffee plantations and the steep hills in which they grow. Your first stop will be to the coffee lab to learn about coffee's history, origin, worldwide distribution, and varieties. Following that, you will learn to differentiate between different types of coffees and appreciate the qualities, species, preparation methods, and production. After some sips and a lesson from experts, you will head to the plantations to learn the different stages of coffee, from seed to drink. You will see the different machines involved in coffee processing, understanding why Colombian coffee is so famous and desired worldwide. During the tour's final stage, you will experience the importance of a good coffee roast and delight your senses with wonderful aromas produced by freshly roasted coffee. Following your tour's completion, enjoy the view while you savor a typical meal for lunch before returning to Salento or Pereira.

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What people are saying about Salento, Colombia

Nice experience. Great place not many people were there at this time. Good to relax and the ride with the taxi was really nice.