On this occasion ColombiaTours.Travel will tell you about the best plans you can make when you visit the departments of Caldas, Quindío or Risaralda.
Los Nevados National Natural Park
The imposing Los Nevados National Natural Park is located in the Eje Cafetero, in the northern volcanic complex formed by the Nevado del Ruiz, Nevado de Santa Isabel, Nevado del Tolima and the paramillos del Cisne, Santa Rosa and Quindío.
It was created to contribute to the conservation of globally important ecosystems such as three of the country's remaining glaciers, as well as its super-paramo and paramo ecosystems, high Andean wetlands and high Andean and Andean forests (https://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co).
In our agency we have plans from Pereira and Manizales, which lead the traveler to the Nevado de Santa Isabel and the Otún Lagoon both emblematic and with easy access for those who can and like adventure at high altitudes.
However, the park also allows access to other areas such as La Pastora and Nevado del Ruiz, although the latter does not have snow in its accessible part, due to global warming.
Risaralda, green heart of the Coffee Cultural Landscape
The green department of Colombia is the heart of the Coffee Axis. For this reason its capital Pereira has become one of the most prosperous cities and an important tourist satellite for those who decide to visit the tourist attractions of the Coffee Cultural Landscape.
The department of Risaralda has a wide tourist offer of lodging in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Cabal, where you can get in direct contact with thermal baths and waterfalls that are imposed in the middle of native forests.
These places are considered the main tourist attractions of the Coffee Cultural Landscape in Risaralda.
Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary
The Otún-Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary is a paradise in the rural zone of Pereira. The geographic formation of the Coffee Cultural Landscape allows diverse species of birds and mammals to coexist in an ecosystem unique for its plant foliage.
That is why ColombiaTours.Travel travelers are recommended bird watching as an activity when visiting the Eje Cafetero, it is ideal for nature lovers and those seeking not only history but also biodiversity and adventure during their trip.
Quindío, places with the aroma of Coffee
Quindío is known worldwide for its coffee plantations, its economy has been consolidated through the production of coffee and in recent years the product has been used as a strategy for the promotion of tourism.
There you will find the most emblematic towns of the Coffee Cultural Landscape.
Salento and Cocora Valley
Salento and the Cocora Valley are undoubtedly the two most emblematic sites of the Coffee Cultural Landscape. Visiting them implies a cultural and natural immersion in the geography of the Eje Cafetero.
The streets of the town are known for their colorful balconies and the people who live there have been kind enough to welcome foreign travelers.
The Cocora Valley is characterized for being one of the few places in the world that hosts thousands of wax palms, a species of tree that is probably close to disappearing.
Our plans in Salento includes horseback riding and gastronomic tasting.
National Coffee Park
The National Coffee Park is not only a tourist attraction because it is the only place with mechanical attractions in the Coffee Axis, but it is also characterized for allowing tourists to get to know closely the Coffee Cultural Landscape, its customs, its landscapes and its economy.
There you can have a joyful day with your family, while enjoying fun activities that raise your adrenaline level.
ColombiaTours.Travel also has scheduled departures from Pereira, find out more here.
National Park of Agricultural Culture, PANACA
The Parque Nacional de la Cultura Agropecuaria was born with the idea of showing the world the importance of the countryside in the lives of city dwellers, while allowing visitors to interact closely with farm animals.
PANACA is an ideal alternative for families with children, who want to have a natural moment while learning about the benefits of farm animals.
Caldas and Historical Heritage
Caldas is a traditional department, although it has not developed much in terms of tourism, it has access to the Los Nevados National Natural Park, which makes it an attractive region for tourists of all kinds who want to see the peaks and the snow that still remains in its mountains.
Manizales, its capital, is known for its beautiful churches, a city of strong traditions and is perhaps the strongest link with the Antioquian culture from which we inherited the accent and the coffee economy.
Founded in 1808 by José Narciso Estrada, Aguadas is located in the northern part of the department of Caldas. It is known for the beauty of its iraca hats. This town offers visitors a historic center, declared a National Monument in 1982.
It is currently part of the Network of Heritage Towns thanks to the preservation of its colonial architecture.
A typical coffee town, just a few kilometers from Manizales, the capital of Caldas. It is known worldwide for its unique architecture.
In Salamina you can find a park with a Pila in the middle, which makes it resemble a European place. You can also visit several temples and the Casa de la Cultura.
Coffee Cultural Landscape, Heritage Experiences
Thus, and even excluding the northern part of the Department of Valle, we can conclude that the Coffee Cultural Landscape is a unique heritage to discover, full of experiences that will fill your mind with memories and allow you to get in touch with nature and with the people who inhabit this beautiful region known as the Coffee Axis.
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