This time ColombiaTours.Travel will tell you what are the best plans you can make when you visit the departments of Caldas, Quindío or Risaralda.
- 1 Risaralda, green heart of the Coffee Cultural Landscape
- 2 Quindío, places with coffee aroma
- 3 Caldas and the Historical Heritage
- 4 Coffee Cultural Landscape, Heritage experiences
- 5 “Siente el Patrimonio Humano de una región con aroma de Café”
Los Nevados National Natural Park
The imposing Los Nevados National Natural Park is located in the Coffee Region, 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 in order to contribute to the conservation of important ecosystems worldwide such as three of the remaining glaciers in the country, such as its super-paramo and paramo ecosystems, high Andean wetlands and high Andean and Andean forests. (http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co)
In our agency we have plans from Pereira and Manizales, which lead the traveler to the Snowy Santa Isabel and the Otún Lagoon both emblematic and with easy access for those who can and like adventure in the heights.
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 passages and accommodation 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 area of Pereira. The geographical formation of the Coffee Cultural Landscape allows diverse species of birds and mammals to live in a unique ecosystem due to their plant foliage.
That is why ColombiaTours.Travel travelers are recommended the bird watching As an activity when visiting the Coffee Axis, it is ideal for nature lovers and those who seek not only history but biodiversity and adventure during their trip.
Quindío, places with coffee aroma
Quindío is known worldwide for its coffee plantations, its economy has been consolidated through the production of coffee and in recent years they have used the product as a tourism promotion strategy.
There you find the most emblematic towns of the Coffee Cultural Landscape.
Salento and Cocora Valley
Salento and the Cocora Valley are, without a doubt, the two most emblematic sites of the Coffee Cultural Landscape. Visiting them implies a cultural and natural immersion in the geography of the Coffee Axis.
The streets of the town are known for their colorful balconies and the people who inhabit it have been kind enough to welcome foreign travelers.
The Cocora Valley is characterized by being one of the few places in the world that houses thousands of wax palms, a kind of tree that is probably close to disappearing.
Our plans in Salento They include 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 characterized by allowing tourists to learn about the Coffee Cultural Landscape, its customs, its landscapes and its forms of economy.
There you can have a happy and family day, while enjoying fun activities that raise your adrenaline level.
ColombiaTours.Travel also has scheduled departures from Pereira, find out here
National Park of Agricultural Culture, PANACA
The National Park of Agricultural Culture was born with the idea of showing the world the importance of the countryside in the life of city dwellers, while allowing its visitors to interact closely with farm animals.
Panaca It 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 the Historical Heritage
Caldas is a traditional department, although not much has been developed in tourism matters, it has access to the Los Nevados National Natural Park, which makes it an attractive region for tourists of all kinds who want to know the summits and the snow that still remains in its mountains
Manizales, its capital, is known for the beautiful churches, a city of strong traditions and is perhaps the strongest link with the culture of Antioquia from whom we inherit the accent and 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 Iraq hats, This town offers visitors a historic center, declared a National Monument in 1982.
Currently part of the Network of Heritage Towns thanks to the conservation 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 House of Culture.
Coffee Cultural Landscape, Heritage experiences
In this way, and even excluding the North of the Department of the Valley, 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 nicknamed Coffee Axis.