1. Bogotá: Colombian Coffee Tour with Farm Visit and Tastings
After being picked up from your hotel, cross the outskirts of Bogotá and travel for 90 minutes to Fusagasugá. Stop to stretch your legs and take pictures of Tequendama waterfall before arriving at a lush Coloma coffee farm. Upon arrival, learn about the history of the farm and the village. Dress up with a traditional hat and basket to harvest the coffee beans before discovering the complete process of production, from seed to cup. Begin the tour in the coffee seedbed, where the beans are sowed and cultivated. Wander through a Arabica coffee plantation to see many of the local varieties of coffee. If its harvesting season, you will be able to help pick the best beans. See where each coffee bean is washed, pulped, dried, and hand-picked. Make your way to the thresher before moving to the critical final step, the roasting of the coffee. Uncover this artisanal process which gives the coffee its color, aroma, and flavor. End the tour with a coffee tasting experience. Receive a pack of coffee as a gift and try a tasty liquor made with the beans before having the chance to buy some products at the shop. Before returning to the Bogotá, there will still be time for one more stop at a local market for a tasting of exotic fruits from Colombia.