Escape the city for a day and be prepared for a trip full of spectacular views of Antioquia’s diverse countryside and the picturesque village Jardín before you get the unique experience of discovering the secrets about Colombia’s finest coffee.
What to Expect
Escape the city for a day and be prepared for a trip full of spectacular views of Antioquia’s diverse countryside and the picturesque village Jardín before you get the unique experience of discovering the secrets about how Colombia’s finest coffee makes its way from the plantation to the perfect cup.
While you are on your comfortable two to three hour ride to Jardín you have plenty of time to take in the view and get a feeling for Antioquia’s people and its scenery. Once you arrive in Jardín, let’s stretch your legs and walk around the village square, admiring the unique church and the whitewashed houses with their beautifully painted doors and balconies.
You get the chance to try delicious Colombian pastries – the ‘pan de crema’ at the local bakery is highly recommended – and sip a cup of coffee while you sit outside on the main square and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the village. Take a closer look at the many hand painted chairs on the main square as well as in front of many cafés; each one is a piece of art, telling us more about the village and its culture.
Strolling down the narrow streets you arrive at agondola, used for sightseeing as well as transport purposes, taking us up a mountain next to Jardín and allowing us to get a spectacular view over the village and the surrounding lush green environment. Feeling hungry after soaking in many new impressions you try a typical Colombian dish at a local restaurant before you hit the road to cover the short distance to the coffee farm you are going to visit.
Once you reach the coffee farm you enjoy a warm welcome from the cafetero before you wander through the wide area covered with uncountable coffee plants. The cafetero will explain the different steps from growing the coffee beans through harvesting them at the right moment to processing the beans in the best possible way. At the house he will show and tell you about different methods to prepare the perfect cup of coffee and you get the chance to ask him everything else you like to know about the plantation and his rural life on the farm.
After you have become experts about what makes Colombian coffee so excellent, of course you get to taste it and marvel at its rich flavor before you will be back on your way to Medellín.
- Private transportation from and to your hotel
- English speaking guide
- Coffee and snack at Jardin’s main square
- Gondola Ride
- Guided visit of a coffee farm
- Traditional Colombian dish for lunch