The Coffee Trail Ride Colombia
“Horses & Coffee that’s what it’s all about in Colombia….”
An 8-day horseback adventure in the Colombian Coffee Triangle.
Discover colonial villages and one of Colombia’s most beautiful national parks; the Cocora Valley!
Colombia is a country of contrasts in geography and climate but as well in its natural environment and culture. There are quite some differences in habits, traditions, beliefs and ways of life depending on the region you visit. But one thing all Colombians have in common is; they are crazy about coffee and horses!
In Colombia, coffee is cultivated with vigorous passion and dedication. You taste this love for coffee in the final product. Coffee goes hand in hand with the horse and mule, which are indispensable partners on the plantations, carrying your coffee beans from the tree to your cup.
There are more than 563,000 families producing coffee in Colombia. Most Colombian coffee farmers live in small haciendas whose coffee cultivation plots do not surpass 2 hectares (5 acres) on average. Only slightly more than 5% of Colombian coffee producers have coffee plantations larger than 5 hectares (12 acres). The reduced dimensions of their coffee plots have allowed maintaining an essentially family oriented activity to the Colombian coffee growing industry. Thus, the coffee people in Colombia believe that the family is their most important priority, and are very keen on protecting and maintaining a strong set of family values and traditions. And exactly those families will receive you on this trail ride!
Accommodation: nights in authentic and comfortable farm rooms in different colonial Haciendas.
Based on double-rooms. (the Haciendas are original farms, not build for tourism, couples will have
their private rooms but other participants will share the room with other travel compagnons as most
rooms have 2 to 4 beds)
Meals: full board. (From dinner first day to breakfast last day)
Guides: Colombian guides and Hacienda owners Ernesto and Chalas. On all trail rides you also
will be escorted by tripleader Paul Coudenys from Gaucho do Brasil. (In exceptional cases by a
substitute) Paul speaks fluent English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and speaks basic
German. Furthermore, you will be accompanied by local chalanes. The guides are equipped with cell
phones so they can call for assistance if needed.
Backup Vehicle: brings your personal luggage to the daily overnight place/hacienda.
Horses & tack, including saddle bags and raincoat
Transfer: drop off at the Airport of Bogota on day 8.
Insurance: We request you take a travel Insurance. Ask your local insurance company or travel
agent about it. You will not be allowed to participate at the trail ride without having a personal travel
Flight: international flight.Gateway is Bogota.
Transfer to the meeting point on day 1 in Bogota (airport taxis available 24/24 and very cheap)
Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks: OPEN BAR / All you can drink. See info below
Single Supplement: USD 60 – 55 Euro/night to pay only if you specifically want to sleep in a
single room and not want to share the room.(a single room is not always possible)
Lunch on day 1
Booking Sales Tax: USD 16,50 per payment (per invoice, not per person)
Open Bar – All you can drink – One price
USD 110 p.p. for all alcoholic drinks & soft drinks during the entire week. To be paid on day 1.
(Beer, Aguardiente, Ron, Coca Cola, Colombiana, Sprite, Coffee, Tea, Milk, Water, etc.).
USD 60 p.p. for all soft drinks during the entire week. To be paid on day 1.(Coca Cola, Fanta,
Sprite, Colombiana, Coffee, Tea, Milk, Water, etc..)
Armenia – Hacienda La Pilarica
Hacienda La Pilanca – Buena Vista – Hacienda El Balcon (30km)
Hacienda El Balcon – Hacienda Combia (30km)
Hacienda Combia – Posada El Edén Country (25km)
Posada El Edén Country – Salento – Hacienda La Cabaña. (28km)
Salento – Valle del Cócora – Salento (20km)
Salento – Filandia (22km)
Eilandia – Armenia