COFFEE TOUR THROUGH HISTORICAL PUEBLOS OF THE CORDILLERA
TimeAll year long
PlacesEJE CAFETERO, CORDOBA, PIJAO
Type of tripEco-Tourism
The "Jefe Cafetero" is located in the center of western Colombia and is part of the Andean Region, located above the Western and Central Cordilleras. In 2016 Pereira was declared the capital of the Eje Cafetero. The climatic and geological conditions of this region favor the production of high quality coffee with quite short harvesting periods. The peasants in the area have developed excellent cultivation, harvesting and processing techniques "grain for grain" and have maintained this form of transformation despite new intensive industrial techniques. The famous "Juan Valdez" advertising icon, created by the National Federation of Cafeteros de Colombia, featured as a typical Colombian farmer of coffee plantations, with his sombrero and the poncho, always accompanied by his mule, has become a triumph of advertising communication. In 2005 in the United States Juan Valdez was considered the most popular advertising image among the inhabitants of this country.
During this tour you will cross (by the typical Willys jeep) the Quendio region with views of coffee and banana crops. You will taste local drinks and food and yo will visit Cordoba and Pijao with their typical architectures.
Tour by Willys (the typical car of the place). In Rio Verde we take a "chaqueta" (coffee made with agua panela). Then we move to Cordoba with vast panoramas on coffee and banana crops. In Cordoba, visit to the co-producers of coffee makers in the country. We will see all the area of the Quendio region and part of the valley. We will arrive in Pijao with its typical architecture: a break in a typical inn, a break for a special café, and a lunch that can be consumed between Cordoba and Pijao eating a "fiambre" and Rio Verde with a sancocho (Typical Colombian soup).
Duration: full day