DURATION: 8 hours
DEPART TIME: 8:30 am
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy
COST: Group of 4
$72 USD per person
The Botanic Garden and Butterfly Pavilion of Quindío is a center of scientific investigation and environmental education, is the first legally constituted in Colombia. It’s most important collection are the palms, ferns and heliconias. Almost all the palms of Colombia are in this garden.
Here, you can walk through a tropical moist forest. Enjoy exhibits of carnivorous and aquatic plants. Get to know the Insectarium, the map of Quindio in high relief, the maze, the suspension bridge and the lookout tower. Tour the butterfly pavilion in the middle of waterfalls and paths where more than 1,000 butterflies of different species fly.
After, we will continue our journey to the town of Filandia, where you can climb the observatory and stroll around the main plaza to see how is a traditional coffee town with small shops, cafes, restaurants and the authentic culture of the Coffee Region.
In addition to the agriculture and the tradition that characterizes the coffee towns, Filandia is recognized by the work in basketry of their craftsmen. Whole families concentrated in one neighborhood, mainly, dedicate their days to weaving baskets, chests, bags, lamps and everything that the imagination allows. We will finish our tour by visiting one of the stores where you can watch how the baskets are made and see the variety of things they can elaborate with these natural fibers.
Private transportation to and from destination
Botanical specialist guide
Entry fee (to the Botanical Gardens and the Observatory)
Entry fee (lookout tower in Filandia)
Visit the town of Filandia.
Light comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, sunblock and sun glasses.
FACT: At the lookout tower of Filandia you can appreciate the Coffee Cultural Landscape in 360 degrees.