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5 days incredible coffee regions of Colombia

El Eje Cafetero is a region with colorful villages along with the green of the mountains and the coffee plantations.

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South AmericaColombia5 days / April 2019

Highs & Lows

Filandia is a very quiet town with friendly locals

Accommodation in Salento is a little more expensive than in other pueblos in Colombia

Itinerary Overview

Colombia coffee region is one of the most touristic regions in Colombia, it is formed mainly by three departments: Quindio, Risaralda and Caldas.  These three municipalities form what is known as the coffee triangle whose capitals aren't the interesting ones in this region, but are the gateway to the main coffee region tourist spots, as they have airports and large transportation terminals.

 The small towns are the ones that stand out for their colorful architecture like filandia, pijao y Salento, also the valle del cocora are the most interesting places to meet.  If you have time, the eje cafetero has a lot of other beautiful villages, coffeehouses and even enjoy one of the thermal pools in the town of Santa Rosa de Cabal.

  • 3 Nights: Salento
  • Day trip: Cocora Valley
  • 2 Nights: Filandia, Quindío

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have stayed longer in filandia as it is a beautiful city very quiet and with few tourists, but many people will recommend us to spend more time Salento so we booked more days of our trip to Salento.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Salento usually has a very pleasant climate as it is not very hot, but on the day I went to the Alto de la Cruz viewpoint, there was a lot of sun and I didn't take the sunscreen and that's why my skin got sunburn.

  • How was the food?

    La Gran Trucha Restaurante, It has a delicious plate of fried trout with patacón, rice and salad.

  • Packing tips?

    This region has a temperature between 8 and 24 ° C, therefore it is convenient to bring light and warm clothing to wear depending on the weather. Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for the tours, a hat or cap and sun protection.