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about us

We are a company in the Coffee Region of Colombia specialized in offering authentique local experiences and programs aimed at the community to encourage the practice of a second language. 

We offer responsible and private experiences like food tastings, coffee tours, hikes in natural parks, city tours, bird and wildlife watching and visits to the colombian coffee and colonial towns.

Our goal is to position ourselves as one of the precursors of the region in promoting the practice of a second language through tourism and physical activities; besides being recognized for offering tourism services with integral, sustainable, and personalized quality, committed to the cultural, natural and economic environment.

why us?

Our services is based on quality, reliability, environmental sustainability and dedication. We greatly value the economic growth of our region and our country, that is why we strive to project a good image of Colombia worldwide.

Tours

We offer a wide variety of private and high quality experiences that are tailored-made, worry-free, and if you desire non-touristy. From visits to unique places in the world to living like a local we have you covered. Below is a selection of what people love the most. 

CULTURAL EXCHANGE

The cultural exchange is a space created to promote the practice of English language among people of the region.

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VISIT

COCORA VALLEY & SALENTO

  • Witness the tallest palms trees in the world.
  • Appreciate a beautiful variety of birds such as hummingbirds and Andean cock of the rock.
  • Recharge yourself with that clean, pure mountain air.
  • Visit the most famous town in Colombia.
  • The best place to buy any kind of souvenirs.

DURATION: 6-10 hours

DEPART TIME: 8:30 am
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: All different levels
COST: From US $83 per person

 

This is one of the most visited destinations by International tourists in all of Colombia. 

 

First, we will visit Cocora Valley, which is a beautiful place host to the world’s tallest palm trees, the wax palm (up to 70m tall or 200ft). This is the only place in the world where you can see these trees, which are approximately 200 years old and are in danger of extinction. You can choose to walk  or to horsebakride on the Cloud Forest for the time you want. Or, for intermediate level hikers, there is a 4-5 hour hike around the mountain, which takes you to about 2400m in altitude and back down again. 
 

Afterwards, we will have time to eat lunch in one of the best restaurants of the Valley. Here, you can choose from a big selection of Colombian dishes including the specialty of the town which  is rainbow trout. 

 
Later we will continue to the town of Salento. Here, you can walk through the famous artisan shopping bazaar which hosts uniquely amazing local art. You can also try playing our national game: Tejo, which 
is a traditional throwing sport in Colombia where gunpowder, explosions and beers are involved. 

 

What’s Included:
Private transportation from Pereira
Bilingual guide
Water bottle
Lunch (no alcoholic drinks or appetizers included)
Entry fee to the Cloud Forest

Medical assistance card
 
Not included:
Optional extras 
 

Recommendations:
Light and comfortable clothing, hiking/sports shoes. Sunscreen, hat, raincoat. Change of shoes if you are going for the long hike when is rainy season.

 
Optional extras:
Horseback riding 
Visit the hummingbird sanctuary
Visit the rainbow trout plantation
Coffee tour
 
FACT: The wax palm is Colombia National Tree, even though it’s not a tree.

CULTURAL TOUR

SPECIALTY COFFEE EXPERIENCE

  • Travel through mountains covered with coffee beans, plantains and bamboo forests.
  • Learn the process behind a great cup of Colombian coffee.
  • Gain an understanding of what special coffees are.
  • Indulge yourself in the best tasting coffee in the world, hand-made by you from scratch.

DURATION: 4-5 hours

DEPART TIME: 9:00 am or 1:00 pm
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy
COST: From $82  per person

 

Colombia is the world’s largest producer of soft coffee or Arabic, and in this region is the country’s largest coffee production. The coffee cultural landscape has been included in Unesco’s World Heritage List, as it is an authentic reflection of a centuries-old tradition of cultivating small plots of high forest and of the way in which coffee growers adapted the crop to difficult conditions, the high mountain. 

 In this tour you can learn at the hands of our expert guide about:
 
– History of coffee
– Coffee life cycle

– Definition of what is specialty coffee
– Important anecdotes about Colombian coffee, such as why it makes it the best in the world in its category, prices, regulations, etc.
– Coffee production process

 

What’s included:
Private transportation from Pereira
Specialized coffee guide
Bilingual Guide
Water bottle
Snack
 

Not Included: Lunch

 
Recommendations:
Light clothing, comfortable, comfortable shoes, spray bug, sun block etc.
 
Colombian coffee is known for its rich, mild flavor because of the perfect climate, geography and beans that are grown.From

BARBAS BREMEN 

FRUIT TASTING FIESTA

  • Taste different types of fruits that we have in Colombia.
  • Cook and prepare juices, sauces and jams with different type of fruits.
  • Learn about the properties, benefits and deliciousness of many kinds of fruits you have never seen before.
  • Get close to Mother Nature and enjoy the sound of birds and howler monkeys.

DURATION: 4 hours 

DEPART TIME: 9:00 am or 1:00 pm

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy
COST: From US $76  per person

 

This experience will take place at the biological corridor of Barbas Bremen, which is a paradise of biodiversity located within the departments of Quindio and Risaralda.

 

You will be welcomed with a refreshing fruit and herbs infusion while we take a tour through a lovely country house made of bamboo and recycled materials.

After, you will be taken to the most amazing fruit fiesta you have always been wanting to go. Imagine tasting and learning about so many tropical and exotic fruits that you will never see at your local supermarket.
 
You will learn about the properties, benefits and deliciousness of many kinds of fruits while you taste them.
 
At the end we will prepare a juice of the fruit of your choice, a sauce for any type of food you want and a delicious jam that you can take home.    

 

What’s Included:
Private transportation from Pereira
More than 30 types of fruits

Water bottle
Bilingual Guide

Medical assistance card
 

Recommendations:

Light clothing, comfortable shoes, spray bug, sun block etc.

                                              

COLOMBIAN

REGIONS FOOD TOUR

  • This dinner experience is an introduction to Colombian flavors.
  • Travel in one day through the five regions of the country in this gastronomic tour.
  • Learn about the different foods we have in our country, as well as their history, the distinct preparations, and much more.

Duration: 3 hours

DEPART TIME: 12:00 pm or 4:00 pm

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy

COST: From US $108 per person

 

Looking for an authentic local food experience that goes beyond your expectations? Want to get away from the tourist traps and eat an exclusive place surrounded by nature? Book this unique experience with us.

On this evening you will be taken for a gastronomic tour all over Colombia all in one place.

Enjoy this lovely five-course meal inspired by the five regions that we have, surrounded by unforgettable landscapes and in the heart of Colombia magical nature.

What’s Included:
Private transportation from Pereira
5 courses dinner

Water bottle
Bilingual Guide

Medical insurance
 

Recommendations:

Light clothing, comfortable shoes, spray bug, sun block etc.

barbas bremen

TRADITIONAL RIVER TRIP

  • Experience an authentic "paseo de río colombiano".
  • Learn about the fauna and flora of the park.
  • Taste a delicious and traditional Colombian meal.
  • Get close to animals such as birds and howler monkeys.
  • Get energized with the crystalline waters of the Barbas River.

DURATION: 6 hours 

DEPART TIME: 9:00 am 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy-med

COST: From US $70  per person

 

Just 30 minutes away from Pereira, you can discover the biological corridor of Barbas Bremen, a paradise of biodiversity here in the coffee region of Colombia.

You will be welcome with a traditional drink of the region while you admire the breathtaking view of the Barbas River Canyon and listen to some recommendations before descending to the river.  

The walk to the river is approximately 40 minutes, where you can appreciate the habitat of the howler monkeys, Andean Cock of the Rock and endangered species such as the Cauca Guan. 

We can stay at the river for some time to enjoy its crystalline waters and get energized to start our way back to the top and complete a 3 kilometer circuit around the sub-Andean forest.

After we get a good rest, we can enjoy a traditional Colombian dish called «fiambre» which is a delicious typical stew wrapped in plantains leaves.

What’s Included:
Private transportation from Pereira
Lunch
Water bottle
Bilingual Guide

Medical assistance card

Recommendations:
Light and comfortable clothing, hiking/sports shoes. Sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, raincoat.

Nevado Santa Isabel

SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAIN

  • Travel to a snow capped mountain which is located over an active volcano.
  • The PNNN is the water source for the cities and towns of the Central Region of the country.
  • Learn about the different ecosystems, fauna and flora of the Park.
  • Get in touch with the people from the high mountains.

Duration: Full Day
Difficulty Level: med-hard

COST: Group of 4

$106 USD  per person

 

Snow Capped Mountains – This tour starts at 5am sharp, we will take you to an extremely remote part of the country. You will get the chance to visit the peak of one of Colombia’s tallest mountains, which is part of the central Andes mountain range.

We will literally take you from warm tropical climate 25degree+ to sub-zero temperatures where you will see snow. You will witness the change of ecosystems while we drive there, going from Andean Forest to Paramo and finish walking to the Glaciar.

The hike is 7kms back and forth, starting at 4,100 m.a.s.l. climbing to glacial edge at 4,700 m.a.s.l. with panoramic views of the Nevado del Ruiz (if the clouds allow us) and beautiful ecosystems of the Parque Nacional Natural los Nevados PNNN.

What’s Included:
Private transportation 4X4 to and from destination

Breakfast and Lunch in a rural house
Water bottle
Snack
Professional Park Ranger Guide
Bilingual Guide
Insurance
Entry Fee to the PNNN
Digital photos

Bilingual Guide
Insurance
Entry Fee to the PNNN

Recommendations:

The night before have a good sleep, do not drink alcohol and eat foods with a high caloric content. Use comfortable clothing for cold weather, sports or hiking shoes, sun block and sun glasses. Bring water, chocolate, peanuts, energy bars, etc.
Not recommended for children under 10 years old, people with cardiac and/or respiratory problems, with recent surgeries or any pregnant women.

 

FACT: In just two or three decades the few ice areas covered by the country’s six white peaks could disappear, accounting for 2 percent of the Tropical Glaciers that exist on the planet.

GASTRONOMY

STREET FOOD TOUR

  • Taste a variety of traditional colombian treats.
  • Support local vendors and small businisses.
  • See amazing street art.
  • Learn about the Colombian coffee culture.
  • Try local delicacies such as empanadas, buñuelos, pandebonos and much more.

DURATION: 3 hours

MEETING POINT: Plaza de Bolivar
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy
COST: From US $25 per person

 

Discover some of the most popular street foods of Colombia in this 3-hour walking tour through the town center of Pereira. 

Once you arrive at the meeting point, your expert local guide will show you the best street food vendors where you can taste a variety of sweet and salty treats.

During this tour you can learn part of the history of Pereira, the way of life of their inhabitants and the economy of the city.

You will experience typical treats as: Empanadas, pandebonos, aborrajados, arepas, buñuelos, mango biche, chontaduro, churros, cocadas and guarapo.

What’s Included:
8 samples of food and/or drinks

Bilingual Guide

Medical assistance card

Recommendations:
Light and comfortable clothing, hiking/sports shoes. Sunscreen, raincoat.

MEET AN AUTHENTIC

COFFEE GROWERS FAMILY

  • Visit one of the oldest town of the Coffee Region.
  • pick your own plants, extract the beans, and in a more traditional rustic fashion, roast and grind them into a finished product of your own.
  • Relax at the hot springs healing waters.
  • Connect with nature.

DURATION: 6-8 hours

DEPART TIME: 9:30 am
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: N/A super easy
From USD $87

 

 

Get to know a typical coffee-growing family that, with great effort and dedication, gradually achieved their dreams they had since they were coffee pickers. 

 

With only one and a half hectare, this family has managed to produce an excellent quality coffee due to the agricultural techniques that have been developed.

 

 

seeds to baby plants all the way to the finished product. 

 

You can pick your own plants, extract the beans, and in a more traditional rustic fashion, roast and grind them into a finished product of your own.

 

 

What’s Included:
Private transportation from Pereira
Bilingual Guide
Water bottle
Coffee

Lunch (at the hot springs)
Entry fee to the Hot Springs
 
Not included:
Optional extras
 
Recommendations:

Light, comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, bathing suit, towel etc.
 

Optional extras:
Coffee tour

 

FACT: Hot springs are rich in various mineral components. They are used in therapeutic treatments to cure various diseases and ailments.

 
 

EMPANADAS COLOMBIANAS

COOKING CLASS

  • Learn how to make these deep-fried pockets of deliciousness at a charming country house.
  • Prepare the empanada dough, different fillings and sauces from scratch.
  • Get int touch with locals by letting them show you our food, culture, traditions and daily lives.

DURATION: 4 hours 

DEPART TIME: 9:00 am or 1:00 pm

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy
COST: From US $76  per person

 
This experience will take place at a a protected area located just 30 minutes away from Pereira.

As soon as you arrive, you will be welcomed with a refreshing drink made with fruits and herbs that are grown in the house we are visiting while we take a tour through the place where you will learn to make this delicious treats.

 

You will learn In the We will arrive to Santa Rosa, which is famous for their delicious sausages. We will take you for a stroll around the main square, where you can appreciate the church, the statue of Simón Bolivar and the giant trees that surround the park.

What’s Included:
Private transportation 4X4 to and from destination

Breakfast and Lunch in a rural house
Water bottle
Snack
Professional Park Ranger Guide
Bilingual Guide
Insurance
Entry Fee to the PNNN
Digital photos

Bilingual Guide
Insurance
Entry Fee to the PNNN

 

Recommendations:

The night before have a good sleep, do not drink alcohol and eat foods with a high caloric content. Use comfortable clothing for cold weather, sports or hiking shoes, sun block and sun glasses. Bring water, chocolate, peanuts, energy bars, etc.
Not recommended for children under 10 years old, people with cardiac and/or respiratory problems, with recent surgeries or any pregnant women.

 

FACT: In just two or three decades the few ice areas covered by the country’s six white peaks could disappear, accounting for 2 percent of the Tropical Glaciers that exist on the planet.

SANTA ROSA DE CABAL &

NATURAL THERMAL HOT SPRINGS

  • Visit one of the oldest town of the Coffee Region.
  • Enjoy scenic views while we drive.
  • Relax at the hot springs healing waters.
  • Connect with nature.

DURATION: 6-8 hours

DEPART TIME: 9:30 am
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: N/A super easy
COST: Group of 4

$92 USD  per person

 

From Pereira we will cross the modern roads that connects with the town of Santa Rosa de Cabal. During the trip you will be able to appreciate the majestic mountains that form Andes central and western ranges, adorned with extensive coffee and banana crops.

 

We will arrive to Santa Rosa, which is famous for their delicious sausages. We will take you for a stroll around the main square, where you can appreciate the church, the statue of Simón Bolivar and the giant trees that surround the park.

 

We will visit one of the nicest cafes in the town with a cool vintage atmosphere and most exquisite food, where you can try their local produced coffee from our courtesy.

After, we will take you to the natural hot springs high up in the mountains. Here you will bathe in various natural hot spring water pools, as well as witness stunning waterfalls, beautiful views of landscapes, and go on scenic ways as well, one of which takes you to one of the sources of the sulfur heated springs.

 

What’s Included:
Private transportation from Pereira
Bilingual Guide
Water bottle
Coffee

Lunch (at the hot springs)
Entry fee to the Hot Springs
 
Not included:
Optional extras
 
Recommendations:

Light, comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, bathing suit, towel etc.
 

Optional extras:
Coffee tour

 

FACT: Hot springs are rich in various mineral components. They are used in therapeutic treatments to cure various diseases and ailments.

filandia and

botanical garden of quindio

  • If you are curious about how is the life of a Colombian farmer, please include this experience in your itinerary.
  • Enjoy agricultural work such as planting, plowing, harvesting and more.
  • Walk along natural trails, while you listen to the birds and play with cats, dogs and chickens.
  • Great way to interact with lovely local people and help to their sustainable life.

DURATION: 6-8 hours

DEPART TIME: 9:00 am
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy

COST: Group of 4

$48 USD  per person

 

We will drive to the country side of the city of Pereira.

What’s Included:
Private transportation from Pereira
Water bottle
Snack
Bilingual guide

 

Optional extras:

 

Recommendations:
Light comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, sunblock and sun glasses.

 

FACT:  

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A

COLOMBIAN FARMER

  • If you are curious about how is the life of a Colombian farmer, please include this experience in your itinerary.
  • Enjoy agricultural work such as planting, plowing, harvesting and more.
  • Walk along natural trails, while you listen to the birds and play with cats, dogs and chickens.
  • Great way to interact with lovely local people and help to their sustainable life.

DURATION: 6-8 hours

DEPART TIME: 9:00 am
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy

COST: Group of 4

$48 USD  per person

 

We will drive to the country side of the city of Pereira.

What’s Included:
Private transportation from Pereira
Water bottle
Snack
Bilingual guide

 

Optional extras:

 

Recommendations:
Light comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, sunblock and sun glasses.

 

FACT:  

THE CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Meet new people in a space created to promote the practice of English language among people of the region

LEARN THE CULTURE OF COLOMBIA, MAKE FRIENDS, BENEFIT LOCAL PEOPLE AND ALSO LEARN SPANISH

Our goal is to spread multilingualism through tourism, adventure, physical activity and other more stimulating learning atmospheres, providing more opportunities for local people to learn new languages and to apply them, in turn improving their communication skills, career orientation, and overall lifestyles The cultural exchange program will allow you to: Learn from the culture of our country, make friends, benefit local people and also have the opportunity to learn some Spanish. This program is done with people who wants to improve their English as well as develop a better understanding of the diversity of cultures.
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