Between mountains, valleys and coffee
Founded on August 30, 1863, Pereira is part of the territory in 2011 UNESCO declared World Heritage Site: the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia. This city, the capital of the department of Risaralda, Antioquia is the result of colonization, whereby its inhabitants retain features of the culture of the carriers, like kindness and entrepreneurship.
What to do in Pereira?
Mountains planted with coffee and bananas; and valleys where bamboos and sugarcane crops are those who come to Pereira are. In this city and surroundings traveller can practice adventure sports; relax in hot springs and visit nature reserves and dedicated to culture, inter alia spaces. You could even see snow.
Is a destination designed for travellers to come into contact with the coffee culture in estates where they can learn about the cultivation of this grain that has given Colombia a good name in the world. Some farms shows visitors how to prepare the coffee of these lands known worldwide for growing the best smooth Arabica coffee.
Those who come to Pereira can visit the Los Nevados National Natural Park and other reserves; Also, the excitement offered by adventure sports.
"Definitely the most touristy spot in Leticia. Yet it does offer a huge menu, full of local and indigenous options. No English menu, so it can be hard to choose which fish to order if you don't read Spanish. Food was delicious, I had the arapaima."
It was an amazing experience, all of the tour i felt only for me. Thank you all of you for those experiences, i'm sure i will come back as soon as possible.
On a recent trip to Colombia we decided at the last minute to visit the coffee growing regions of Risaralda and Quindío. We selected Nature Trips Colombia because of their positive reviews. David Alvarez made our arrangements and did a great job customizing the three tours we chose. The one we enjoyed the most was Tours del Chocolate. We travelled by Jeep Willys to Senderos Orgánicos Brisas del Cauca. The owner, Señor Luis Fernando, gave us a personal tour of his plantation. We saw and tasted many natural fruits and herbs.
Our stay in Colombia was short so we wanted a way to experience the countryside, the people, and have someone articulate and knowledgeable to tell us about the place. This activity totally matched that and surpassed our expectations. Arbej is a wonderful guide, very professional and energetic yet relaxed and fun. He is university-educated, speaks English well, has a good sense of humor, tells interesting stories, and takes good care of guests, adapting to their style based on needs.
La Cristallina makes you wonder why we hear so little about white water rafting in Colombia . They do have gorgeous rapid rivers and just the right terrain. La Cristallina is the favorite weekend respite for Pereirans. We did not get a chance to enjoy it beyond looking at La Cristallina. We were told it is not quite ready for big tourism. Very picturesque and on weekday not crowded.